ELL (English Language Learners)
The ELL program at Dominion Trail Elementary offers a self-contained kindergarten class in the mornings. The ELL team also pushes into first through fifth grade classrooms to offer support in all areas but especially in the acquisition of academic and content-specific language. A pullout approach is also utilized in order to ensure the best possible learning environment for all children.
At Dominion Trail, we focus on the following 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.
- 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.