English Language Learners
English as a Second Language
English as Second Language program at Emma Elementary School provides
daily English language development services to more than 150 students in
through fourth grade. We teach small groups of similarly aged students
in our ESL classroom, and our instruction is based on the North
Carolina Standard Course of Study and on the national
TESOL language development standards. We design both instruction and
lesson activities to support English Language Learners (ELL) as they
levels of proficiency in listening, reading,
speaking, and writing. Although we teach our ELL students using
English, we are capable of providing native
language support to Spanish.
addition to the small group instruction, ELL students are increasing
their English proficiency through the classroom use of the SIOP
(Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) model. SIOP is a
for lesson design and delivery that enables ELL students
to become more proficient with academic language
in all subjects.
Here at Emma Elementary, our ESL staff includes Anita Lovejoy and Alice Murphy.