Each EL student that is below grade level is pulled for two hours a week of ELD support. The ELD aides use Santillana publisher standard-based Intensive English program to assist students acquiring social and academic language skills through content-based instruction (social studies and science). Students will also have the ability to use DynEd (individual ELD computer program) for vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar instruction. Students learn oral and written vocabulary, sentence structure, reading and writing.
Students are placed into one of four groups based on his/her grade and English level:
ü Grade K-2 Beginner, Early Intermediate and Early Advanced
ü Grade 3-5 Beginner, Early Intermediate and Early Advanced
In the school year 2005-2006:
Dixie had 6 students pulled out, Mary Silveira had 14 students and Vallecito had 19 students.
Miller Creek Middle School
English Learner students receive one or all of the following types of support depending on his/her language needs: In-class support to help with understanding instructions; pull-out ELD support; homework support after school and lunch time. All EL students may attend the homework support offered twice a week at lunch time and one day a week after school.
Six students who scored Intermediate or below on CELDT are pulled out at least twice a week for ELD support using DynEd (computer program) or for academic vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar instruction using a variety of ELD materials.