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District 35 EL Parent Gathering - October 25th

This parent gathering will be taking place at West School and is open to all parents of English language learners in the district.  At this event, parents will gain information about our program, meet the EL teachers in the district, and we will be sharing information regarding bilingualism and resources available within the community. We will have activities for young children that will be joining you and some snacks!

Friday, October 25th - 8:00-8:45 a.m. in the CLC

West School 1010 Forestway Dr. Glencoe, IL

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Multicultural Books Options for Read Alouds

Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others. It helps to stimulate an understanding of diversity in the classroom and the world around them. Below are various read aloud options that promote multiculturalism and inclusiveness.

A New Home by Tania Regil
A Ticket Around the World by Kim Smith
Abuela by Arhtur Dorros
All Are Welcome by Suzanne Kaufman
Biblioburro by Jeannette Winter
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee
Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh
Drawn Together by Minh Le
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson ... More

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2019 ACCESS TESTING

EL Testing took place in January and February.  The ACCESS test included assessments in the four domains of language proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We anticipate parents receiving individual student results via mail in early September.

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EL Level Descriptors

When a student takes an WIDA Access screener, you get a score. Often you’ll also get some indication of what that score means, expressed as an English level or label, for example “beginner” or “advanced”. There are many different English leveling systems in use, which have implicit or explicit leveling systems built into their scoring.

Level 1: Beginning - Entering
This student is often a new arrival with little previous English training and—this is the key—a very limited vocabulary. This student is lost in the classroom and has nothing on which to base his ability to function, comprehend, and respond.  The student has no knowledge of English beyond... More

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How Can Children Learn English Using Websites?

Children Learning English on Websites

Work Together and Learn Together
Explore various websites and apps together. Let your child explore the various options and model your enthusiasm to learn.

Find Topics that Interest Your Child
Find your child’s interest and explore topics that personally motivate them to want to learn more

Make it Fun
Play games on the computer, have friendly competitions and make it interactive.

Don’t Take Too Long
Limit activities online to 10 minutes or less.  If you are reinforcing an activity, spend no more than 20 to 30 minutes a day depending upon their age. 

Browse and explore various websites where your kids can learn English at home and... More

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Parent Guide for Access Scores

In January of each year, your child will receive an English Language Assessment.  This assessment will measure the progress that your child is making in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.  In addition, it also determines whether or not your child continues to be an English Learner, and if so, the amount of support your child will receive.  Results will be sent in September.


I received my students Access Score Report.  A parent guide to interpret EL scores from the Access assessment.

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English Learners in District 35

EL Learners = English Language Learners

Educational Program for students who speak or are exposed to more than one language.
Need Support in understanding English used in the Classroom & by Peers

What does my Child do in EL Class?
- We work on Listening, Speaking, Reading, & Writing
- Offer support in Core Subjects such as Science, Social Studies, Math & Language Arts
- Students work one - on -one, small groups, and use technology.


How do I know my Child is learning?
- Progress Reports mailed home by EL Teacher every Quarter
- Report Cards posted on Family Access
- Parent Teacher Conferences in November (Central,... More