ELLs Excel with Lessons that Compel

Meet the needs of emerging, developing, and long-term English language learners with a variety of ELL instructional models.

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners at All Levels

English language learners (ELLs) are accountable to the same college and career readiness goals, which require comprehension of complex content and text. There is, however, because of the range of student proficiency levels, a dearth of rigorous, grade-level materials that will prepare ELLs for those demands.  Achieve3000® has the only solution that is able to prepare students for the rigor of grade-level content and text because of its unrivaled level of differentiation, which meets the needs of every student at his/her particular proficiency level. Achieve3000’s unique instructional routine allows students to:

  • Work independently on a grade-level topic that is precisely matched to their Lexile® level. This preliminary work allows English learners to build reading strategies, and it also prepares them for any whole-class, grade-level instruction that follows.
  • Teachers, implementing an instructional framework called Simple Rigor®,   follow the students’ independent work with instruction around the Stretch Article, an unprecedented opportunity for students to interact with the version of the same lesson written with grade-appropriate text complexity.

And, all Achieve3000 lessons revolve around topics in Science and Social Studies, ensuring that English language learners build discipline-specific and academic English across all subjects.

Achieve3000’s System of Acceleration

One of the greatest challenges faced by ELLs is the college and career demand to learn grade-level content written with grade-appropriate text complexity. With Achieve3000’s patented technology, students are always moving toward those grade-level demands. It starts with LevelSet™, the only Lexile assessment available for establishing a student’s comprehension for nonfiction text. Available in English and in Spanish, LevelSet scores are automatically input into the system so students are matched appropriately to text. As students work through the 5-Step Literacy Routine, the proprietary system monitors to detect when students are ready for greater text complexity and automatically adapts their levels. Additionally, through this routine, the system is gathering performance data, which teachers can use to identify skills deficits that can be targeted for small-group instruction.

Flexibility for Varying Instructional Programs for ELLs

A solution for English language learners must be able to accommodate the diverse models of instruction in school districts. Achieve3000’s English immersion (12 levels of differentiation), Spanish immersion (7 levels of differentiation), English with native language supports (12 levels of differentiation), and dual language options fit seamlessly into any district model and into any classroom implementation.  Keeping in mind the need for instruction to reinforce specific gaps in reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, language, and listening/speaking, Achieve3000 has customized rotation models, which highlight the role of individual work, as well as whole- and small-group instruction.  Exceptional learning and teaching scaffolds are incorporated into every lesson to address the varying proficiency needs of ELLs.

Introducing Access: Accelerate Literacy and Language Gains for ELLs

Achieve3000’s family of Access solutions (KidBizAccess for grades 2-5, TeenBizAccess for grades 6-8, and EmpowerAccess for grades 9-12) accelerates results because it is built with Achieve3000’s patented methodology and world-class technology to deliver the same grade-appropriate lesson to the specialized ELL class or small group, differentiated to the precise needs of each learner. Access supports language growth with a standards-aligned custom curriculum that builds in vocabulary, phonics, and fluency practice. Students experience success with a suite of classroom-tested, linguistic scaffolds available with every lesson. Point-of-use instructional supports and a flexible instructional framework enable a wide variety of classroom models. With Access, students (and parents!) can see Lexile® gains after as few as four lessons. And given Achieve3000’s focus on nonfiction science and social Studies content as well as academic vocabulary, ELL students do not miss out on the essential grade-level, standards-aligned instruction while learning one-on-one or in small groups in the general classroom or via pull-out instruction in a specialized classroom. 

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