Secondary Program Model

OVERVIEW
The goal of each model is to provide access to core content and develop English academic literacy. At the secondary level, student class schedules are created based on student language needs. There are two models to serve ELLs in the secondary grades:
ELL Classrooms
Sheltered Classrooms

ELL Classrooms

ELL class is specifically for students who are new to US schools.
Students are scheduled into ELL class for 2+ hours a school day where they receive intensive language development.
Students are scheduled into ELL class when the student receives:
• A 1 in speaking, listening, reading, writing on the ELPA21
• Level 1 status on the WELPA/ELPA21 screener
Instruction is scaffolded to aid in ease of language acquisition.
The classroom teacher knows their ELL students’ needs and plans accordingly.

Sheltered Classrooms
For the 2017-2018 school year, Elma Middle and High School will pilot sheltered ELA classrooms where the content 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 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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