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In the elementary schools the ELL program is a push-in and pull-out program. The ELL teachers take students from their regular class for 30-60 minutes a few times a week depending on the students’ needs.EthiopiaSpain
Students work on:
- Listening - Learning to understand English spoken in a wide range of social and academic contexts.
- Speaking - Learning to speak English with increasing accuracy and fluency in order to convey meaning appropriate to a wide range of social and academic contexts.
- Writing - Learning to produce written English with increasing fluency and accuracy to convey meaning appropriately in a range of social and academic contexts.
- Culture - Learning concepts that result in knowledge and awareness of the history and culture of classmates, Virginia and the United States.
ELL teachers work with classroom teachers to ensure the academic success of our students. Students are evaluated throughout the year to determine their English level and to make appropriate lesson plans suitable for their individual needs.
The goal of ELL is to use sheltered techniques to give background knowledge in specific content areas to students so they can be as successful as their native English-speaking peers. We strive to ensure that all ELL students are challenged and engaged in all areas of study.