Learning Support Services

 English Language Learner Program (ELL)

Christine Cloutier, ELL Program Coordinator 
ccloutier@powayusd.com 
(858) 521-2748

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD)

 

What is English Language Development (ELD)?

English Language Development (ELD) is the language arts curriculum for all currently identified English language learners.  The curriculum is based on the State’s English Language Development (ELD) Standards and provides a pathway for English learners of all proficiency levels to eventually meet or exceed the regular grade-level English Language Arts Standards.  The state’s ELD standards are available online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss /documents/englangdevstnd.pdf.  All identified English learners must receive at least 30 minutes per day of level-appropriate ELD from a certificated teacher until they are reclassified out of the English learner program.  For students at the Beginning and Early Intermediate levels of English proficiency, the instruction will focus on basic vocabulary development, oral language development, and foundational reading and writing skills.  At the higher levels of proficiency, the ELD curriculum provides support for students to meet the regular grade-level English Language Arts Standards.  In addition to ELD, English learners will also receive instruction in other content areas (math, social science, electives) with appropriate support. 

 

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