English Language Development (ELD)


"All students in the United States need to function fully in the English language to enjoy success in the modern American economy. English language learners (ELLs) should be held to the same rigorous expectations and provided commensurate opportunities for achievement in academic content areas as other students.1 The challenge is to help ELLs learn and use language and literacy in ways that incorporate deeper learning competencies that include the mastery of academic content, creative and critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and self-reflection. As technology advances and the American economy becomes increasingly knowledge based, students need to graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge that allow them to learn, and then apply what they have learned, in novel and non-routine ways."

English Language Development Standards - California Department of Education (CDE)

The Language and Literacy Tool
We have spiral bound books in K-3, 4-6, K-6, K-8, 6-8, 9-12, 7-12 and K-12 grade spans available for purchase.  Please download the sample and use the provided form to place your order.  There is a 2-3 week turn around on all orders. Order Form

The Language and Literacy Tool suggests a variety of instructional routines by grade level.

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Lori Dougherty

Lori Dougherty
Program Coordinator

(209) 238-1317
Debra Boggs

Debra Boggs
Director ELA/Literacy/ELD

(209) 238-1305

Frank Smith

(209) 238-1327

Brenda Insurriaga Consultant


Claudia Vazquez
Event Planning Technician

(209) 238-1320