Elementary Program Model

OVERVIEW
The goal of each model is to provide access to core content and develop English academic literacy. There are two models to serve ELLs in the elementary grades:
ELL Pull-Out
Sheltered Classrooms

ELL Pull-Out
During a scheduled time that does not interfere with core instruction, ELL students go to the ELL room to receive specific, targeted language instruction to increase their academic fluency.
• Group sizes are smaller for more individualized language instruction.
• Instructors know their ELL students’ language strengths and needs based on their ELPA21 scores and established rapport with students.
• Instruction is scaffolded using National Geographic and Hampton Brown’s “Reach” curriculum.
• Focus on literacy and writing using Reach curriculum and supplemental texts and books.

Sheltered Classrooms
For the 2017-2018 school year Elma Elementary School will pilot 3 sheltered classrooms where the content/classroom teacher is trained in sheltered instruction using the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction / Observation Protocol) Model.
• ELL students in the sheltered classrooms will receive their language support and development through the content materials.
• ELL students in the sheltered classrooms will not be part of the ELL pull-out model. They will receive their language development support in the classroom.
• Classroom teacher knows their ELL students’ language strengths and needs based on their ELPA21 scores and established rapport with students.
• The classroom teachers trained in SIOP will receive additional support to effectively implement and support their ELL students in the classroom.
• The classroom teacher will plan and deliver instruction for English language development within the literacy core and beyond.
• Instruction is scaffolded to ensure ELL students access to core content and curriculum.
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