English Language Development (ELD)

English Language Development

In compliance with the Consent Decree and the Charter Contract, all charters are mandated to offer a daily English Language Development block for ELLs of at least 45 minutes. The key components of an ELD Lesson are:

  • Language objective
  • Link to background knowledge
  • Explicit and direct instruction of the language
  • Opportunities for students to rehearse, practice and/or apply the language through multiple domains (speaking, listening, reading, writing)

English Language Development Resources:

Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI)

Transitional Native Language Instruction, TNLI, is the program in which services, including native language instruction in Spanish, supported English Content Instruction, and ELD, are provided to English Learners. Unlike district run schools, charter schools are not required to run TNLI programs based on their ELL population unless explicitly stated in their Charter Contract. It is recommended that schools with high Spanish-speaking ELL populations consider offering TNLI services. During registration, it is the school’s responsibility to provide parents with information about ELA services available to their child, including TNLI programming.

ELA-S School Resources

ELD Scheduling Resource

Additional Resources