Welcome to English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL in Loudoun County Public Schools is a resource program designed to support English language learners to gain language proficiency in order to be active and engaged learners. The following elements are the main focus of the ELL program:
- 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 English with increasing fluency and 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.
At Tolbert, the ELL team strives to incorporate SIOP strategies in planning and implementing lessons. Collaborative planning with the classroom teacher is also essential to support student learning.