K-5 EL Program Model
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K-5 Program Model

K-5 Program Model


The MPS Multilingual Programming Framework sets expectations for ESL support and service for students depending on grade and WIDA level. Each school is encouraged to consult with the Multilingual Department to modify these supports to best suit building and student needs. Parents can receive more detailed information about students' ESL supports for academic achievement and English Language Development from their students' ESL teacher.

WIDA
Proficiency
level

Level 1
(Entering)

Level 2
(Emerging)

Level 3
(Developing)

Level 4
(Expanding)

Level 5
(Bridging)

English Language Development Support

 

(< 3 yrs as an EL)

English Language Development is taught by an ESL teacher using an approved curriculum (e.g..., English Now!)

45 minutes a day

5X per week

Pull out of ELA or Social Studies

Students may be grouped across grade levels K-2, 3-5

English Language Development is taught by an ESL teacher using an approved curriculum (e.g..., OPD/FI units)

30 minutes a day

5X per week

Pull out of ELA Word Study/SS Students may be grouped across grade levels K-2, 3-5

Students are clustered by level in classrooms and/or content sections that include a focus on English Language Development (e.g..., via systematic vocabulary instruction during literacy block)

Grades 4/5

English Language Development for Long-Term ELs

(> 3 yrs as an EL)

N/A

English Language Development for Long-Term ELs provides systematic vocabulary instruction and aligned to focused instruction units

30 minutes a day

5X per week

Pull out of ELA Word Study or Social Studies

Students may be grouped across grade levels

Core Content Support

 

(All grade levels)

Content support for Level 1 & 2 (non-Long Term ELs) is provided in Social Studies and/or Science through collaboration with an ESL teacher

Collaboration is provided in all subject areas (depending on building capacity) Co-teaching support is provided in Social Studies and/or Science (depending on building capacity)