Systematic ELD Overview

  • Systematic ELD 


    Systematic ELD is a dedicated instructional block that is driven by students’ assessed English proficiency levels. The goal is to move students from one proficiency level to the next. Systematic ELD builds a solid foundation in English by teaching language that English learners:

    • are not likely to learn outside of school or efficiently pick up on their own,
    • will not explicitly learn in other subject areas, and
    • need to use for effective academic learning, classroom participation, and real-life purposes.

    The Common Core and other content standards assume native English proficiency. Systematic ELD provides a time for English learners to learn and practice language they need in order to navigate rigorous content instruction and a myriad of adult and peer interactions, such as discussions and collaborative work. 

Elementary English Language Development

  • Elementary School

    Designated ELD Instruction

    Purpose:  To develop English skills necessary to access content area classes and develop fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing

    Time: 30 minutes, daily

    Materials:  Systematic ELD