Welcome to the Forest Grove ELL Department Web Page!
Our ELL students come from all over the world and bring a variety of talents and abilities to our classrooms. The ELL Team at Forest Grove provides academic language support for all cultures and backgrounds. To meet the needs of these students the ELL teachers focus attention on the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Most ELL students in grades 1 – 5 are served through the Push in Model ~ in which ELL teachers, Resource Teachers and teacher assistants teach students in the general education classrooms. For Entering language learners, students may meet in a small group where they are free to practice oral language in a more nurturing setting. The teachers use a variety of strategies to make the content more comprehensible such as the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) approach, co-teaching, parallel teaching, station teaching, reading groups, and targeted intervention groups as need arises.
Please feel free to make use of some of the fun and interesting Web sites we have researched and provided for home use for the whole family!