English Language Development

English Language Learners

All of March Middle School’s teachers are certified and trained to provide instruction for students identified as English Learners (EL). Beginning level EL students receive one or more full periods of English Language Development (ELD) instruction either as a component of or a supplement to their regular language arts curriculum. Using National Geographic School Publishing's Inside curriculum, ELD instruction focuses on reading development, verbal language development, and vocabulary building. One bilingual aide collaborates with class teachers to provide in-class small group and individual support based upon student needs.

As students increase fluency in the English language, March Middle School continues to monitor student performance through CELDT results, benchmark assessments, and classroom observation to adjust instruction as needed to ensure continued success in acquiring the English language and proficiency in reading/language arts.

For more information about ELD, please visit

http://www.valverde.edu/parents/englishlearners.shtml