FIRST NINE WEEKS PLAN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
GRADE LEVELS 1-5
Mrs Debbie Merrow, ELL Teacher
Hutchison Farm ELL Center
Our Thematic Units of study this first nine weeks of study include:
Myself, Body, Health Language Related Content Support
Family and Home Patriotic Symbols
Responsibilities and Community Map and Globe Skills
Fall Life Cycles
The ELL curriculum includes the following essential elements:
Listening - Learning to understand English spoken in a wide range of social and academic contexts.
Speaking - Learning to speak English, with increasing accuracy and fluency, in order to convey meaning appropriate to a wide range of social and academic contexts.
Reading - Learning to read in English with increasing comprehension for a variety of purposes.
Writing - Learning to produce written English with increasing fluency and accuracy to convey meaning appropriately in a range of social and academic contexts.
Culture - Learning concepts that result in knowledge and awareness of the history and culture of classmates, Virginia, and the United States.
Highlighted Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia
Limited English Proficiency SOL for students ranging from Proficiency Level 1 to 3 for 2nd-5th grades
Goal 1, Standard 1
To use English to communicate in social settings: Students will use English to participate in social interactions, descriptors, sharing, requesting information, expressing needs, feelings, and ideas, using nonverbal communication in social interactions, getting personal needs met, engaging in conversations, conduction transactions
Goal 2, Standard 2
To use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form
SOL 1.9 Integrate phonetic strategies, meaning clues and language structure when reading.