EL Teachers & Tutors follow the Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards to guide instruction, and to ensure that students achieve English proficiency and academic mastery in subject content areas.
Kindergarten through 5th grade students participate in a combination push-in/pull-out program. EL students spend most of the school day in their regular classroom, and receive English language instruction individually or in a small group. Kindergarten students who qualify for EL services will receive instructional support in their regular classroom from an EL Tutor. 1st-5th grade students receive a combination of push-in and pull-out instruction from an EL Teacher or EL Tutor. The elementary EL Teacher and EL Tutors focus on individualized English instruction, literacy skills, scaffolding of classroom assignments, and building background knowledge to support classroom assignments. The frequency and duration of instruction are determined by the EL Teacher with consideration from the classroom teacher.
Middle School/High School
Middle school (6-8) EL students meet with an EL Teacher or Tutor during their flex or enrichment times, or during class time in a pull-out program. Instruction is one-on-one or in small groups, depending on the availability of the student and the teacher or tutor. The EL Teacher and Tutors will assist students with homework, classroom assignments, test preparation, as well as individualized English Instruction.
High school (9-12) EL students will be enrolled in an EL English class which is designed to build fluency of students’ language and communication skills. Students will work on vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, speaking and writing skills, as well as explore cultural and community issues. High school students will also meet in a small group setting with an EL Tutor during their study hall period. This time is dedicated to supporting homework and classroom assignments, assisting with test preparation, and providing additional instruction as needed.