English Language Development

ELD is a component of the instructional program for all English learners that is based on the student's level of English proficiency.  The purpose is to explicitly teach English in order to  develop a foundation for success in both social and academic settings.  District ELD instruction is built around language functions, language forms and developing accuracy and fluency across all four domains: speaking, listening, reading, writing. 

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Academic Conversations

Secondary English Learners:  Creating Classrooms Where Academic Discussions Happen!  Helping English learners develop the skills that are needed for face-to-face verbal interactions can reap benefits for them across the disciplines and throughout their lives!  The following links provide articles and classroom demos that support the work of providing ample opportunities to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations - as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner - built around important content in various domains. CCSS

 Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Academic Conversations with ELLs: Series Overview

Talk Moves in Academic Discussions:  A Classroom Strategy

Academic Discussion:  Analyzing Complex Texts

Participation Protocol for Academic Discussions:  A Classroom Strategy

Links to Other Sites

Oral Language Development

http://oral-language.newteachercenter.org/home  This New Teacher Center site on oral language development has tips on planning and implementing structured oral language routines with students.  Includes video of students in action. The names of routines may differ from what you are used to, but the underlying principles are consistent.   Practical and hands-on.  

 

EL's and the Common Core

Understanding Language  A Stanford University site with academic papers by top researchers and policy experts on the implications of Common Core implementation for EL's and how to best support them.  

 

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Francine Holland, Curriculum Coordinator, K - 12
Language Arts and History/Social Science

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2565

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Bobbi Domingos, Curriculum Coach, Elementary
Language Arts and English Language Development

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2573


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Emily Friedman, Curriculum Coach, Elementary
Language Arts and English Language Development

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2566

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Kelli CrawshawCurriculum Coach, Elementary
Language Arts and English Language Development

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2884

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Lynette Galindo

Curriculum Coach, Secondary

Language Arts, Literacy in the Content Areas and English Language Development

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2569

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Lynnette Hawkins

Curriculum Coach, Secondary

Language Arts, Literacy in the Content Areas and English Language Development

(831) 786-2100 ext. 2588


Megan Dolan, Curriculum Coach, Elementary
Language Arts and English Language Development

(831) 786-2400 ext. 2404