EL Program Overview
K-8 Designated EL Curriculum: iRead (K-2) and Read 180/System 44 (3-8)
This year, we are continuing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) online curriculum titled iRead, Read180, and System 44. These HMH products are formally endorsed by the CDE as research-proven to be effective for EL students. We have allocated Title I funds to pay for this curriculum for our EL students. All identified English Learners must participate in a daily program designed to facilitate the acquisition of the English language. It is recommended that EL students utilize this program for 15 minutes per day/45 minutes per week.
High School Designated ELD Curriculum and Courses; EDGE
The school-sponsored designated EL program is EDGE. This curriculum helps prepare all students for college and career success with dynamic National Geographic content and authentic, multicultural literature.
- Teach with relevant and motivating content.
- Prepare students for Common Core State Standard success.
- Utilize systematic and focused teaching materials.
Twice weekly live support classes via Zoom will be taught by our new EL Instructor, Tammy Walker. The EL Instructor will keep the ES and parent informed on the progress of the student, providing attendance, and outlining skills taught in class.
Integrated Curriculum Supports
EL students must also receive integrated ELD throughout the instructional day. Methods to provide these integrated academic supports include scaffolding, use of context, sentence frames, pre-teaching vocabulary, and various other instructional techniques. Our students are provided with opportunities to meaningfully access all grade-level standards. Below are a few ways that your EL student could receive integrated ELD throughout the entire curriculum.
- Reading Coaching sessions for parents of students in TK-5
- Vendor classes offering instruction and enrichment in subject areas
The mission of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is to give parents of English Language Learners (EL’s) a voice with which to advise and steer the school in its mission to support EL students. The role of ELAC members is to advise school officials on programs and services for English Learners within the school.
May 2, 2019 Agenda/Minutes
Members- South Sutter
- Svetlana Yakimov
- Kelly Rydjord
Members- Sky Mountain
Members- Ocean Grove
Meet Our Team
Kelly Ryjord - EL Coordinator
Tammy Walker - EL Instructor
Questions/Comments about the ELAC may be directed to:
What is the ELAC?
The ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. It is a group of parents of English Language Learner (EL) students, parents of English-only students, teachers, and school administrators who work together to advise the administration and staff of the school on programs and services for EL students.
Reasons to join the ELAC
- Help your school~As per our charter requirements, our school must form and maintain an ELAC
- Help our school decide how to spend our EL funds~ we need your opinions on what programs and curriculum options our school can offer
- Voice your opinion about the current state of EL programs at our school
- Learn more about what is offered for EL students at our school
What would I need to do?
- Be willing to serve on the ELAC for a period of two years
- Attend 2-3 meetings per year via teleconference
- Be willing to share your experience and opinions at meetings
- Ask for translators/written translations if needed
- Work with your ES to fill out the Prospective ELAC Member Questionnaire
Who can I contact if I would like more information?
Please contact Kelly Rydjord, EL Coordinator at email@example.com