ELD Teachers

You are our heroes. English Language Development teachers across South Dakota are not only helping English Learners to access the K12 curriculum by learning English, but also by advocating for students, engaging with families, and teaching colleagues best practices for serving ELs.

SLIFE Resources

SLIFE Resources: WIDA FOCUS Brief: building background SLIFE Native Language Screener Assessments Math Literacy Lesson Planning with SLIFE students in mind Planning Checklist Webcast: Bridging

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Instructional Resources

Looking for curriculum or instructional resources?  Check out these resources.   English Language Development South Dakota State-wide Title III Consortium Mini-Resource: ELD Curriculum and Supports

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 According to the US Department of Education (2016) “newcomers refer to any foreign-born students and their families who have recently arrived in the United States”.  Programming

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