Curriculum and English Language Development Standards
Our K-12 English Learner Program teaches language through content. EL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency. This foundation helps ELs access academic content in their grade-level classes. The following content-based text series have been adopted to support this model:
Elementary Curriculum (Grades K-5): Reach by National Geographic
Middle School Curriculum (Grades 6-8): Inside by National Geographic
Senior High Curriculum (Grades 10-12): Edge by National Geographic
The Intermediate School District 287 EL Program adheres to the Minnesota State-adopted WIDA English Language Development Standards. These standards represent social, instructional and academic language in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts which students need to understand and use to succeed in school. Additional details related to the ELD Standards can be found on the WIDA website.