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, West, South) & February (South Only)
- Access Testing takes place in January and February. Results are mailed to Parents in September.
- Phone Calls & Emails
- Updates from Your Classroom Teacher
- Gradebook & Schoology
Should my Child learn in our Home Language?
It is very valuable for children to learn more than one language. If possible teach your child to read, write, listen, and speak in your home language!
Use his or her primary or home language as a vehicle to help learn in English.
What can I do with my Child to help at Home?
- Read in both languages with your child
- Have your child write in both languages
- Help with homework anyway that you can
- Come to school function, like Open Houses/Parent Teacher Conferences
- Ask your child about their day
- Go to the public library for books and events
- Communicate with your child’s teacher
Ideas for Learning Extension at Home:
- Alphabet Flashcards / “Go Fish”
- ABC Books for all ages
- Sight Word Games
- RAZ Kids
- Keep A “fun” journal or a travel journal on your trips.