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English Language Development



Welcome to Dr. Echevarria's ELD classroom. I am very excited to be a part of your learning this year at Coyote Ridge. During our forty-five minutes together, we will focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English. We will extend and develop your understanding of both social and academic English while honoring the language and learning that you have already experienced in your first language. In a small group setting, we will have the opportunity to learn and connect with the concepts and skills that you are studying in your homeroom while advancing your use of the English language. Welcome and I look forward to a wonderful year together!

*ELD (English Language Development) is an instructional time for our school’s non-native English speaking students to focus on the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in a small group setting. Using the State Standards, district Units of Study, and levels of communicative competence, individual language strengths and needs of students are addressed.

Remote Learning

As we move to remote learning, English Language Development assignments will be offered through various online learning platforms.  I understand that every family situation is different right now.  Your access to technology may vary, caregivers may be working from home or working overtime in an essential field, individual households may not have the supplies we typically have on hand in our classroom.  Although we face these many realities, I will do my best to assist in your student's learning in any way I am capable, given my own circumstances.  At the beginning of the week, I will post a learning board which will include links to assignments due each week.  ELD is typically a 45 minute session; however, with the transition to remote learning, there will be 15-20 minutes worth of assignments per day.  Classroom teachers are working in conjunction to ensure that ELD students have enough time to complete assignments and may substitute individual assignments for your student.  Students are expected to work at their own pace and complete the assigned work prior to Friday afternoons at 2:30pm, when it will be graded.

Office Hours

  • Monday & Friday
    • 9:00am - 10:00am 
    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday
    • 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday
    • 8:30am - 10:30am

Office Hours will be available so I can quickly respond to your emails, answer any questions you may have and meet individually with students for video conferences.  These dedicated office hours will allow me to be available and responsive to ELD students and families during that set time.


Attendance will be taken every Friday by your student's classroom teacher.  I will be in contact with classroom teachers regarding progress towards ELD assignments.  


This school year we implemented report card grading for ELD students in Speaking and Writing.  I will continue monitoring your student's progress through various assignments, work completion and pre/post assessments.  Grades will be recorded in Infinate Campus and reports cards will still be completed by the end of the school year. 

Learning Boards

April 1st - April 3rd

April 6th - April 10th

April 13th - April 17th

April 20th - April 24th

April 27th - May 1st

May 4th - May 8th

May 11th - May 15th

May 18th - May 22nd

Important Websites 

Below are websites we will be using throughout our remote learning experience.  Please ensure you and your student are familiar with these websites.  Click the images below to visit the website.

Latest News

Asking and Answering Questions

Posted: Wed, 10/02/2019 - 9:22am
PROMOAskingQuestions-917203022_0.jpg In Camp ELD we have just started our new Unit of Asking and Answering Questions.  In this unit we are focusing on what words we see in... Read More

English Language Development Launch

Posted: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 2:44pm
This month in English Language Development we are exploring our new and upgraded space.  We are very fortunate to have a mobile this year so we can move around and learn.  This month we are working on the Language of... Read More