The mission of the English Language Development (ELD) Program at Lackawanna Trail School District is to provide instruction and support to foster the linguistic, academic, personal, and social growth of English Learners (ELs).
Goals and Objectives
The purpose of the English Language Development Program (ELD) is to create a culturally responsive and diverse environment where students acquire English, and are given the opportunity to develop the language skills necessary to communicate for social and academic purposes. To meet this goal, instruction addresses the ELD and Pennsylvania Core Standards in the four domains: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Our belief is that instruction should be tailored to the individual needs of each student. The ELD program aims to develop both basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP), as described in the Basic Education Circular(BEC)for ELs.
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