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English Learners

Welcome to the English Learner Department

Ms. Anna is the lead EL teacher for the English Learner Department. Mr. Joe supports newcomer instruction for students at levels 1.0-2.9.

 

A student in grades 5 through 8 who scores an overall proficiency level between 1 and 2.9 on the W-APT will be eligible for pull out services as well as being served in the mainstream classroom where teachers utilize the SIOP method of instruction. During pull out, the students receives instruction from a licensed EL teacher using the ACCESS Newcomers Tool Kit. If they score a 3 or 4, they will be served in the mainstream classroom with sheltered instructional strategies, using a literacy approach and teaching language through the different content areas.Through collaboration and/or co-teaching with content teachers Ms. Anna and Mr. Joe provide support to EL students in their mainstream content classes. A student scoring a proficiency level between a 5 and 6 on the W-APT assessment will not be identified as a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) student in the state of Minnesota. 

 

Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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