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EAL Universal Inclusion Model

The MET’s Universal Inclusion Model allows our English language learners (ELLs) equal access to the curriculum. Students remain immersed in their classroom and acquire the language alongside their grade-level peers.

Services

EAL teachers provide:

  • Scaffold and differentiated instruction during Language Arts, and/or Unit of Inquiry classes
  • Mini-lessons for targeting specific needs
  • Academic vocabulary to support in-class learning and participation
  • Support to build the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing      

EAL Tiers

Our support services vary based on students’ language proficiency. The number of contact periods is based on their English level and accordingly, ELLs are grouped into the following levels of support:

EAL-I  Individualized Small Group Instruction

EAL-IS Intensive Small Group Instruction

EAL-SS Strategic Small Group Instruction

Exit Criteria

ELLs will no longer receive EAL support when:

  • Standardized language proficiency test results indicate they are at the high-intermediate English level
  • A recommendation is made by the homeroom teacher and EAL specialist