• Kindergarten
    Renton School District trains its teachers in the SIOP method of instruction to ensure their instruction is accessible to ELL students. The language-rich environment of the kindergarten classroom is the ideal place for students to build their language skills. Kindergarten teachers collaborate with ELL staff to meet the needs of ELL students.

    Elementary
    Renton School District trains its teachers in the SIOP method of instruction to ensure their instruction is accessible to ELL students. Students in grades 1-5 participate in their regular classes with their peers. They may receive specialized ELL instruction in small groups inside or outside of the classroom based on each student's proficiency and grade levels.

    Secondary
    Renton School District trains its teachers in the SIOP method of instruction to ensure their instruction is accessible to ELL students. In grades 6- 12, students are placed in ELL classes in one of four levels: Newcomer,Beginning,Intermediate or Advanced. ELL students may repeat an ELL class as necessary. In grade 9- 12 credits earned in ELL classes are applied toward graduation requirements. ELL students are also placed in mainstream elective and content area courses. Students will be matriculated into the regular classroom as soon as possible, with a full-day regular education program being the ultimate goal.

    NEWCOMER
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition. This class is a total of 3 hours throughout the day. Students learn basic English language skills to be able to communicate and participate within their general education classes.

    BEGINNING LANGUAGE ARTS-ELL
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition. Students are enrolled concurrently in Beginning Language Arts and Beginning Support focusing on English Language instruction to develop skills to comprehend and communicate in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using the English language.

    BEGINNING SUPPORT-ELL
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition designed to reinforce and supports student's language acquisition in reading,writing, listening, and speaking.
     
    INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE ARTS-ELL
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition. This course emphasizes and develops English language skills within the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
     
    INTERMEDIATE SUPPORT-ELL
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition designed to reinforce and supports student's language acquisition in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
     
    ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS- ELL
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition.This course makes provision for further development of English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
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