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English Language Development (ELD)


English Language Development (ELD)

Grades 6, 7, 8


English Language Development in a STEM School - What Does That Look Like?

  • Fostering collaboration skills between peers
  • Focusing on productive and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Create a sense of belonging with a community of peers


English Language Development (ELD):

English Language Development (ELD) is a systematic instructional model designed to develop the English language proficiency of Multilingual Learners (students who speak English as a second language).

ELD Provides:

  • One English Language Development teacher for all three grade levels
  • Services based on student needs and English language proficiency level
  • Services may include:
    • 3rd period ELD intervention class for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in-program students
    • Push-in class support
    • Small group support
    • Targeted intervention
    • Bi-weekly/Monthly grade monitoring
    • Accommodations/Modifications
    • Collaboration with General Education Teachers
    • Social/Emotional/Cultural Support
    • Support with organization, completing work, staying on task
    • Optional Diversity Club involvement


Our goals for your child:

  • Be engaged and invested in learning and growing as a student...become a lifelong learner!
  • Support and enhance effective oral and written communication skills in English, while encouraging connections to home language.
  • Increase language sophistication in the four domains: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing with a focus on academic language.
  • Encourage understanding of American culture and compare/contrast to home country culture.


Five Standard Areas for English Language Development

WIDA ELD Standards (


1. Social and Instructional Language

2. Language of Language Arts

3. Language of Social Studies 

4. Language of Math

5. Language of Science

In the four domains of: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.


English Language Development Team

Kylie Jones, ELD Teacher,

Yesenia Silverio-Ocampo, Family Liaison (Spanish),, 970-786-6780



Staff Name Role
Jones, Kylie English Language Development Specialist
Silverio Ocampo, Yesenia School Family Liaison
PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.