The Woodland School District provides sheltered English language instruction to students learning English in grades K-12. The bilingual program encompasses a variety of approaches to language acquisition.

Teacher in front of a large group of students sitting on the groundAt North Fork Elementary School we have a hybrid of supporting students during their English Language Arts core instruction and in extension block to give focused English Language Development. In their ELA block we give students scaffold strategies in order to help students reach their ELA and English Language Proficiency goals. Instruction during extension incorporates the language based curriculum, Imagine Learning, an innovative language and literacy software program for multilingual learners. Imagine Learning assess every student in order to address their specific needs. Within the framework of Imagine Learning students get small-group instruction, one-on-one intervention and a lab rotation. It increases their knowledge of vocabulary, comprehension, and prepares them for the 21st century by increasing students computer literacy skills.

Our approach consists of creating instruction based on Washington’s English Language Proficiency Standards. The multilingual program collaborates and coaches Columbia Elementary School and North Fork Elementary School teachers on multilingual strategies for the classroom. Our program offers Homework Club to give students extra support. We bridge the gap between our program and the regular classroom by reinforcing similar skills and topics of instruction. The multilingual program's goal is to provide the needed language support for our students to successfully function in both social and academic settings.

At the secondary level, students may take sheltered English classes in reading and writing. They receive English credit for these courses.

If you would like to learn more about the ELL program please contact:

Shelley Thomas
District Multilingual Coordinator
Woodland High School
1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, WA 98674
Phone: 360-841-2791
FAX: 360-841-2801

David Starkey
Columbia Elementary School
Phone: 360-841-2900
FAX: 360-841-2901

Denise Pearl
North Fork Elementary School
Phone: 360-841-2750
FAX: 360-841-2751