The district ensures that students with limited English language proficiency, English Language Learners, fully access the general education curriculum. English Language Learners participate in the regular classroom where teachers adapt instruction, materials and assessments to make grade level content comprehensible. In addition, ELL teachers promote English language development in a one on one or small group setting. The district provides bilingual translators or interpreters, when needed, to facilitate communication between ELL families and the school.

 

ELL Teachers:

Varsha Bhide - vbhide@westwood.k12.ma.us

Christina Durant - cdurant@westwood.k12.ma.us

 

Resources for Parents and Students:

 

Colorin Colorado

A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners.

 

BrainPOP ESL

BrainPOP ESL is a comprehensive English language learning program that uses highly engaging animated moviews to model conversational English while seamlessly introducing grammar concepts and vocabulary.

 

Additional Resources

Resources for parents of ESL/ELL students and activities for use at school.

 

Parent/Guardian Guide to Individual Student Reports, Grades K-12 (English)

Parent/Guardian Guide to Individual Student Reports, Grades K-12 (Arabic)

2018 MCAS Parent/Guardian Report Templates (in English and other languages)

 

WIDA Resources:

The WIDA Can Do Philosophy

WiDA - Guiding Principles of Language Development

WiDA- Guiding Principles of Language Development - Full Reference List

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