Welcome to Skyview Middle School EL Program!
Beginning and Intermediate EL students are currently enrolled in a pilot class of EL English that is designed to help students improve their English skills by developing within the following areas: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, communication - speaking and listening - reading, and writing. The goal of the course is to help students improve their English Language skills by learning about English Language Arts and Literature. As part of the class, students spend time with the district EL curriculum, iLit. This comprehensive program aligns lessons to the state standards and the ELPA21.
Emerging and Progressing EL students are currently enrolled in the Academic Language Development (ALD) class. This class is designed to be a place for all EL students to develop academic vocabulary within the context of their individual academic class work. Within the class period, students have access to help or assistance from the EL teacher and a support team. The goal of this course is to help students find ways to better understand the vocabulary in their homework assignments and be successful in their education. A mix of independent study, small and large groups, and whole class instruction will take place in order to achieve this goal.
Both of the classes listed above is taught by the full-time EL teacher at Skyview. In addition to the EL teacher, Skyview utilizes Paraprofessionals in mainstream classes to help with supplemental academic vocabulary instruction through push-in and small, flexible groups.
Students who have exited ELL services (Proficient) in the past 2 years are also provided support if there are academic needs.
English Learner services, in combination with general education, provides students (K-12) with linguistic development accessing grade level academic content as they acquire English language proficiency. English Learner students receive appropriately differentiated levels of direct services based on their language proficiency and grade level.
- We BELIEVE that every student has the capacity to achieve academic success and make a positive contribution to society.
- We VALUE the diversity of our community and recognize the importance of celebrating this diversity within the learning environment.
- We RECOGNIZE that systemic barriers exist and are key contributing factors in the pervasive, disparate student achievement outcome within our school system.
Our diverse population of learners will have equal access to rigorous academic content while acquiring language proficiency through sheltered instruction so that they are ready for lifelong success after graduation. As a community we will create awareness that it takes from 5-10 years to achieve academic language proficiency and we assume simultaneous development of language and content-area knowledge.