Systematic ELD instruction is driven by students’ English proficiency levels. English learners have the opportunity to learn and practice the foundational language they need in order to navigate a myriad of adult and peer interactions.
During Systematic ELD instruction, English learners study how English works. This is student-centered instruction that supports content-area success by strengthening language abilities and teaching the language that native-English speakers already bring to their schooling. . It follows a scope and sequence of language skills, with a focus on the high-leverage, portable vocabulary, and sentence structures of the proficiency level.