EL/Title III

Elkmont Elementary supports EL students through our ESL Program funded by Title III.  Our EL teacher, Mrs. Terry Whitt, can be reached at 256-732-4291 or terry.whitt@lcsk12.org

Federal Law for Title III

EL Resources for Hispanic EL Parents:

    --Consejos para ayudar a los niños a aprender a leer
    --Usted y su hijo en edad de escuela primaria
    --Éxito en la escuela para su niño

EL Resources for Teachers:   

    --EL World Website
    --Reading Rockets for EL
    --WIDA Educator Resources
    --WIDA Videos
    --WIDA Standards Resource Packet

Definition of an English Learner (EL):  

An EL is a student:

    --who is aged 3-21;
    --who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary or secondary school;
    --who was not born in the United States OR whose native language is a language other than English; and
   -- where difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual-
        *the ability in meeting the State's proficient level of achievement on State assessments described in section 1111(b)(3);
        *the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
        *the opportunity to participate fully in society.