Mrs. Raivo is our 8th grade EL teacher. She loves food of any sort. On the weekend, she is usually cooking, eating or playing with her daughter Eloise.
Mrs. Laurent is our 7th grade EL teacher. Mrs. Laurent loves the Packers and will talk about football with anybody who is interested.
Our 6th grade EL teacher is Ms. Hahn. She is an avid runner. You can always find her out walking around the Minneapolis lakes.
All of the EL teachers teach an ELD (English Language Development) class for Levels 1-3. They also co-teach in Language Arts, Math and Science.
Teacher Contact Information:
Mrs. Raivo (8th grade):
Mrs. Laurent (7th grade):
Miss Hahn (6th grade):
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English Language Development (ELD) is a class that is provided for students who speak languages other than English in the home. Research has shown that it takes 7-10 years for learners to develop academic proficiency in a new language. English learners (ELs) may need more help developing their vocabulary, grammar and speaking and writing skill in English. We also work with ELs in their Language Arts, Math and Science classes.
Minnesota has adopted the WIDA Standards for EL students and teachers (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment). With these standards, there are 6 levels of Language Proficiency. Each level is described by "Can-Do" descriptors. These descriptors tell what students can do for each level of language proficiency. You can download a free copy of the Grade 6-8 Descriptors by going to the WIDA website.
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