English Language Learners (ELL)

English Language Learners, or ELL, is a program designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English. The self-contained class allows students to focus on developing English and educational concepts appropriate for their ability at their language level throughout the school day. In all ELL classes, emphasis is on learning English vocabulary, reading, and writing in English. In addition, pre-teaching of concepts is done to help students develop academic vocabulary and understanding.

Students at the Middle School who require ELL Support will have one class period taught by a certified ELL teacher, who is also fluent in Spanish.

ELL Facilitator- Claribel Robles ,815-899-8160


Helpful Links
Khan Academy – Thousands of lessons in the video library for all levels of learning. (Use the arithmetic and pre-algebra heading for elementary math.)

Math Glossary РHas terms and examples for math vocabulary through High School.

Vocabulary.com –¬†Test your vocabulary and learn new words!

Visual Dictionary – This dictionary has pictures to help understand definitions.

English for Everyone -Resources, printable practice, and activities for learning English

K12 Reader – resources, printable practice, and fun activities for learning English