Beattie Elementary School

Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities
3000 Meadowlark Avenue Fort Collins CO 80526
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Phone:(970) 488-4225 Fax:(970) 488-4227 Attendance: (970) 488-4226

English Language Development

 

What is ELD?

ELD services provide emerging bilingual learners with:

  • A solid English language foundation 
  • Instruction planned by English proficiency level
  • An emphasis on verbal and written language 
  • Ample opportunities for structured, meaningful interaction and collaboration in small groups and in the grade-level classroom

Goals of the ELD Program

English Language Development (ELD) services at Beattie support Emerging Bilingual students as they learn the content and language necessary for success in school and after graduation.  Strategies used are focused on developing English in the 4 domains of language: Listening, Speaking,Reading, and Writing.

Additional Resources:

PSD Language, Culture, and Equity Department: https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/english-language-learners

WIDA (World-class Instruction Design and Assessment)- Includes information on assessment and strategies for English Language Learners: https://www.wida.us/index.aspx

EL Achieve (Our ELD Curriculum Guide)- Includes information about systematic ELD and PSD's curriculum resources: http://www.elachieve.org/