English Learners rely on structure, routine and planned scaffolding to help them be fully engaged in their learning. At Daniel Webster we provide support to language learner by providing a Designated ELD (English Language Development) instruction time, and an integrated approach to learning through content instruction. All ELL students receive at least 30 consecutive minutes of Designated ELD instruction per day and Integrated ELD across content areas throughout their instructional day.
The purpose of Designated ELD is specially designed language focused instruction for English Learners that builds into and from content instruction in which ELs develop critical language skill, knowledge, and abilities needed for content learning in English. Designated ELD is invaluable instructional time that ensures each and every one of your English Learners develop higher levels of academic and social English proficiency and the skills necessary to learn and grow throughout the year. With Designated ELD, think language, but not language in isolation, rather language that comes from the content, that is integrated in our curriculum, and most importantly using and learning language for a motivating and rigorous purposes.
Daniel Webster students engage in learning experiences that are hands on, supported both linguistically and visually to meet students where they are in their language abilities. Students experience multiple opportunities to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through carefully planned lessons that engage and motivate students to participate in academic conversations with peer and adults on our campus.