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Samuel Medina-Negrete, questions answered by mom and the learner. What languages do you speak? English and Spanish What is the best part about knowing more than one language? It…

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ELD Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Thank you for having your child(ren) participate in our ELD classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30! Tuesdays are for all grades TK-12th, and Thursday are for grades TK-5th. …

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ELAC MEETINGS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We hope you join us for our upcoming English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings! The ELAC is a school-level committee of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school…

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SUMMATIVE ELPAC ASSESSMENT

Beginning in late February, English Language Learners will take the Summative ELPAC. The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is California’s assessment system that is used to determine the…

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Multicultural Literature

When learners see themselves in the literature they are reading, it provides them with a reflection of their own culture. Good multicultural literature does not play into stereotypes but shows…

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A Look Around the World: Winter Celebrations

Adapted from: https://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/library/winter-celebrations/ Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity. ~ Robert Alan The winter holiday…

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Learner Spotlight: Christopher Hernandez

What languages do you speak? I speak English, Spanish, and a little German. What is the best part of knowing more than one language? Learning more than one language is…

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Meet Our EL Team

Name/Role: Stephanie Casolara, EL Site Coordinator and EF Location: Yucca Valley Family: I have two boys, ages 7 and 10 that I homeschool. Interests/Hobbies: I love to read, swim, and…

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Fall In Love With Reading: 10 Simple Things You Can Do at Home

We all know that reading is so important! Making it fun and interactive will only increase your child’s love for reading, which is the key to opening the other educational…

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The EL Team’s Favorite Picture Books

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak (Stephanie Casolara’s Favorite) This hilarious book shows that a book doesn’t need pictures to be entertaining! My boys laughed throughout and…

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Our Team’s Favorite Chapter Books

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Stephanie Casolara’s Favorite) It’s an amazing adventure about a brave mouse that saves a princess, a rat, and an entire castle. The author…

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BrainPop ELL

BrainPOP ELL is a comprehensive English language learning program for learners of all ages. It consists of short, animated movies as well as games, quizzes, and interactive features. It encompasses…

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Weekly ELD Classes

The EL team offers weekly synchronous instruction every Tuesday and additional classes on Thursday for grade TK-5th, all at 9:30! Have your learner join us every week for ELD, instruction…

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Learner Spotlight: Julia Soukaphayvong Kong

What languages do you speak? I speak Spanish and a little bit of Mandarin. What is a family tradition that you enjoy? On Christmas we eat caramelized almonds that my…

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ELD Classes Offered Weekly

Thank you for having your children participate every Tuesday morning at 9:30! Our team of facilitators enjoy instructing our EL learners and they are growing in their skills every session. …

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ELPAC Testing

ELPAC Testing

We are so proud of all our learners who completed the ELPAC Assessment! Our EL learners worked hard and did their best on all domains: speaking, reading, listening, and writing….

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Summer Activities

Activities to Help Your EL Learners Learn Over the Summer

Just because the school year is over, it doesn’t mean the learning stops! The activities below will help your children continue to build their English skills over the summer break….

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Apps for Kids

The Best Free Apps for Elementary ESL learners

1) Duolinguo – This app is advertised as a language learning app, but more accurately it is a gameplay/language quiz app. The app takes the learner through a series of…

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Summative ELPAC Assessment – Testing is Here

English Language Learners will take the summative ELPAC this Spring. The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is California’s assessment system that is used to determine the English language…

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Graphic Organizers to Support Comprehension and Writing

During our ELD sessions, we are incorporating strategies to help our learners be successful across all content areas. A newer strategy we have introduced is the use of graphic organizers. …

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Take Your Homeschool Outside

Spring is here! Use the following ideas to get your kiddos outside. All of these activities involve at least one of our four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Make…

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Career Ideas

It is never too early or too late to brainstorm with our learners what they want to be when they grow up. Here are some of the best careers for…

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Tuesday ELD Class

Thank you for having your child(ren) participate every Tuesday morning at 9:30! Our team of facilitators enjoy instructing our EL learners and they are growing in their skills every session. …

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The RACE Strategy

During our ELD sessions, we are incorporating strategies to help our learners be successful across all content areas. Recently, we introduced the RACE strategy to help with both reading comprehension…

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