The English language development teacher consults with the general education teacher on a regular basis to assist the teacher in planning instruction for the English learner student. The English language development teacher models strategies, demonstrates lessons, provides resources, helps identify essential standards and vocabulary, collaborates on appropriate instructional and assessment accommodations and modifications, and monitors English learner student achievement.
Intensive language and literacy instruction focuses on integrating content language instruction with ELD activities and explicit instruction in reading, learning strategies and discreet language skills. Pull-out services for language and literacy skill development are supported with specialized ELD curricular materials. Students leave their general education classroom to spend instructional time in the ELD classroom. Pull-out instruction cannot supplant or replace core content instruction.
ELD teacher provides support and instruction within the confines and context of the general education classroom through collaboration with the classroom teacher. The teachers identify and prioritize topics from the content areas for integration of language and content instruction. The models below provide a framework for co-teaching and should be used to help teachers as they are planning instruction. It is important to note that many pairs of co-teachers will rotate through models throughout the year and should choose the appropriate model for the instructional activity and needs of the students.
English learners are placed into ELD classes as part of their instructional day to focus on intensive English language development in both oral and literacy skills. ELD classes are leveled by English language proficiency levels. Additional classes may include EL for Newcomers and Academic Language Development.
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