ELL Support

The Word Intelligence curriculum was designed to provide support for all English Language Learners. This Tier 2 intervention incorporates strong scaffolding, multiple exposures, and ample opportunities for student talk to ensure English Language Learners are successful. In addition to the ELL focus of Word Intelligence, the curriculum was designed to accommodate populations of Spanish speakers and includes the following Primary Language Support components:

  • Stand-alone support word lessons for Spanish speakers
  • Spanish translations of words and definitions
  • Activities that allow students to determine whether the Spanish translation of each word is a cognate or a related word

The following clip shows an example of a Spanish Primary Language Support lesson:

Note: The teacher does not need to be a native Spanish speaker to use the Primary Language Support lessons.