• ELL       ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS                                                                                                                                                                 

    Multicultural Education

    Welcome to ELL at Shelburne Community School!
    Shelburne Community School is becoming an increasingly diverse community. Did you know that our ELL students at Shelburne come from 14 different countries?  ELL students in Shelburne come from all over the world and speak a variety of languages! These multicultural voices are an important part of our school system.
    Rachel and Hannah are our full time ELL teachers at Shelburne. They are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the program! Feel free to call or email them! 
    (802) 985 3331 X204


    Learn More About the ELL Program

    There are more than 20 English Language Learners (ELLs) receiving direct ESL services in grades Pre-K- 8th grade in Shelburne Community School and Charlotte Community School.  

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher provides service and support to the ELL students as much as possible, but English Language Learners spend most of their school day in their classrooms. Teachers, with the assistance from the ESL teacher, adapt and accommodate class work so ELLs can access the grade level curriculum/content subject area in a meaningful way.

    Collection of resources designed to help teachers teach ELLs in the mainstream classrooms:

    Teaching Language and Literacy

    Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

    Learn about how to teach reading to ELLs in grades 4-6, specifically how to make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. A presentation with Nonie Lesaux and moderator Delia Pompa.

    Teaching English Language Learners to Read

    In a webcast from Colorin Colorado, featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderon, and Fred Genesee and moderator Delia Pompa, the presentation reviews some of the recommendations of the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth.

    NCTE Elementary English Language Learner

    A collection of articles and resources published by NCTE.

    What does research tell us about teaching reading to English language learners?
    An article by Suzanne Irujo in Jan/Feb 2007 issue of ELL Outlook reviews the highlights of the report by the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth on how to improve literacy outcomes of ELLs.

    Reading Research and English Language Learners
    Article by Beth Antunez on the Reading Rockets website.

    Teaching Math

    Teaching Math to English Learners: Can Research Help?
    Article by Suzanne Irujo for ELL Outlook (Apr/May 2007) on language factors, classroom discourse, and sociocultural issues that impact students in learning math.

    Teaching Science

    Essential Elements of Science Instruction for English Learners