English Language Development
Welcome to English and Academic Language Development!
English Language Development (ELD) and Academic Language Development (ALD) is a unique 45 minute class that meets students'language needs at their ability level. We provide targeted development of formal, academic English for students of all skill levels. We use a program called Systematic ELD to advance students'English skill and support learning in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Please visit our website by clicking here: Monaco ELD!
Over half of the students in Adams 14 and at Monaco are English Language Learners. A student's language status is based on a language survey that parents or guardians fill out when students start school. If the survey states a language other than English is spoken at home, those students are ELLs. They are tested and placed in an ELD class based on their English development level. If the survey states that only English is spoken at home, they are placed in either a Reading Intervention class or an ALD class based on reading scores. ELD varies depending on language level. Some students are learning English for the first time and others are nearly fully bilingual. Either way, ELD encourages students to further their comprehension of English. ALD is designed to advance native English speakers' mastery of the English language. Academic Language Development prepares students of all levels to succeed both in and out of the classroom.