Title III/English Learners (EL)

EL Referral Steps

EL Identification for Title III Services: Teacher must fill out Language Observation Check List (below) and go to Forms on PowerTeacher to fill out the Student Request for Intervention (MTSS) form. Once the Language Observation Checklist is sent  to EL Coordinator, referred student will be assessed using the WAPT screener. Once identified, the teacher and EL Coordinator will create a plan at the student's English Language Proficiency (ELP) level to provide access to content  instruction. The ELs with the greatest need will receive pullout services. All other ELs will receive in-class scaffolded instructional supports (IE: sheltered instruction) to contextualize content curriculum delivered by  the classroom teacher.

Additional Guides and PDF Files
Located on K-5, 6-8. and 9-12 Curriculum site on OneStop under K-12 EL.

Web Links & Additional Resources

Sheltered Instruction Supports

SIOP plans for many grade levels:   

SIOP Strategy Glossary PDF

SDAIE Strategies: (Specially designed Instruction in Academic English)

Language Objectives Overview Article:
http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/language-objectives-key-effective-content-area-instruction-english-learners - h-language-objectives-an-overview

Professional Reading on Content and Language Objectives for ELs:

Aligning Language Objectives with Standards


Sentence frame scaffolds by Can Do Levels and Academic Vocabulary: http://pepnonprofit.org/uploads/2/7/7/2/2772238/pep_language_lines_sentence_frames.pdf

Content Video links via Bozeman Adult Learning Center Hub for Science, Social Studies Math, Writing, and ESOL links

Professional Development Resource Sites and Videos

EL Resources:


WIDA website: https://www.wida.us/professionaldev/educatorresources/

Teacher Training Videos for EL Instruction: https://www.google.com/search?q=esl+teacher+videos&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-


Reading Passages with MCCS Supports by Grade Level



Special Topics

Academic Vocabulary vs. Social Vocabulary
Accommodations for ELs:

http://www.gustine.esc14.net/users/0001/docs/Accommodations Checklist from TEA from TELL-IT.pdf

Comprehensible Input:

Explicit Instruction Resource website with templates, word lists etc:

Second Language Acquisition Stages

Teacher EL Toolkits:  --  Great resources!

Total Physical Response (TPR) 
http://www.proliteracy.org/downloads/oic/how use total phys resp fs.pdf

Vocabulary Development Strategies

Research Based Practices for EL Vocabulary Development:

Awesome Graphic Supports/Organizers  for Tier II/III Vocabulary:
Language Function Chart for Tier II Vocabulary=Excellent resource!

High School Vocabulary Strategies:

PPT on EL Vocabulary Development:
http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/ell/docs/tutortrain/SIOP Vocabulary Strategies to Use when Working with ELL students..pdf

Most Common Used Tier II Vocabulary of the Common Core

Professional Reading Vocabulary Development Article:

Fun Elementary EL Vocabulary Worksheet Resource Site:

More content will be added to this site over time! If you have a treasured strategy, site, or lesson plan  to share, please email it to [email protected], and she will get it posted to the K-12 EL Curriculum page.

Past Training Resources:



Here is the link to the Academic Vocabulary Visuals and to a worksheet. Both come from www.bogglesworldesl.com. Here is how to access these:  Go to www.bogglesworldesl.com and 
Click on "Young Learners"
Click on "Page 8"
Click on "Section 71" (Academic Skills Flashcards" and "Academic Skills Verb Matching"
Click on both "Flashcards" and "Worksheet 1"

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