Dear Families, 


    Welcome back to another productive school year!

    This year the Multilingual Learners will be working with their classroom teachers on a new reading program, I-Ready Magnetic Reading. The English Language Development services will prepare the MLLs for classroom instruction by building a background based on the context of the passages and preteaching the vocabulary, idioms, and figurative language in the passages. The language lessons, such as word work, grammar, and figurative language will also be reinforced during the English Language Development sessions. The writing strategies will be reinforced during the ELD session along with comprehension skills. Students will read and discuss additional passages from the I-Ready Magnetic Reading series and they will listen and discuss novels suggested by Magnetic Reading that align to each unit. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email me or call me at West Belmar Elementary School. 


    Maria Kaiafas