WIDA has 5 English language development standards:
  • Standard 1-Social and Instructional Language: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Standard 2-The Language of Language Arts: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of language arts.
  • Standard 3-The Language of Mathematics: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of mathematics.
  • Standard 4-The Language of Science: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of science.
  • Standard 5-The Language of Social Studies: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of social studies.

Check out the Can-Do descriptors: Make sure to ask your teachers where your child falls on the Can-Do: https://wida.wisc.edu/teach/can-do/descriptors

BPAC Meetings for 2022-23 School year.

Hello Sunnybrook's Bililngual Families. This year we have 4 parent meetings.

August 23, 2022 @10:15 am

Title/EBF presentation meet.google.com/jkb-ecxb-qsu

November 9th, 2022 @10:15 am and 5:00 pm

Social and Emotional Compentences

January 11th, 2023 @10:15 am and 5:00 pm

Math Tricks

May 9th, 2023 @10:15 am

How to Spend the Grants for next year

What is an English Language Learner (ELL)?

English Language Learners (ELL) are students who come from non-English speaking homes who are learning English. Although many ELL students have developed basic communication skills in English, they still struggle with academic language. This disconnect can make classroom instruction difficult. As a result, modified instruction is often required to assist a student in their academic pursuit.

ELL Data

Currently we have 9 different languages spoken within our schools.

Languages:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Ibo/Igbo
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba

15% of our student population receive support services from the ELL department.\

We are part of a nationwide testing consorta called WIDA. WIDA stands for World Class Instructional Design and Assessment.

Students are tested in 4 domains: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing

TBE

Transitional Bilingual Education

  • The Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) Program is a mandated full-time program for students of the same language background when there are 20 or more students as required by law.

    The program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and learn English. The classes count toward graduation requirements.  The program is designed to allow EL students to successfully perform at their ability level while they learn English and transition into English-only classes.  Academic instruction in all required subjects areas is provided in the student’s first language while they learn English.  The instructional goal of the program is to meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English.

    This program is offered to students who speak Spanish in grades K through 12 in self-contained classes.  At the middle and high school levels, all courses required for graduation are offered in Spanish, English as a Second Language, and/or English to meet the linguistic needs of this population.

  • El Programa de Educación Bilingüe De Transición (TBE) es un programa obligatorio de tiempo completo para estudiantes del mismo fondo de lengua cuando hay veinte o más estudiantes como lo requiere la ley.

    El programa ayuda a los estudiantes a tener éxito en materias académicas y aprender inglés. Las clases cuentan para los requisitos de graduación. El programa está diseñado para permitir que los estudiantes de EL se desempeñen con éxito en su nivel de habilidad mientras aprenden inglés y hacen la transición a clases sólo en inglés. La instrucción académica en todos las materias requeridas se proporciona en el primer idioma del estudiante mientras aprenden inglés. La meta instructiva del programa es cumplir con los estándares de rendimiento académico para la promoción de grado y llegar a ser proficiente en inglés.

    El programa se ofrece a estudiantes que hablan español en los grados K-12 en clases independientes. A nivel media y secundaria (high school), todos los cursos requeridos para graduación son ofrecidos en español, inglés como segunda lengua, y/o Inglés para satisfacer las necesidades lingüísticas de esta población.