EL (English Learners)

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Martha Paz-Espinoza, Teacher Lee Ayoub, Teacher Ghadir Al-Khatib, Teacher Jessica Gray, Teacher

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EL (English Learners) PROGRAM MISSION: To honor and build upon the diverse cultural and language backgrounds of English language learners and to ensure that they achieve their fullest linguistic, academic, cognitive and social potential.

About EL Program

The EL program at Long Branch is for students who are learning English. We use the grade level curriculum to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students practice using the academic vocabulary needed to understand the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help my EL student?

  • Read with your child in English and/or in your home language.
  • Talk with your child. Speak in whatever language you feel most comfortable. The more language your child hears and speaks (in any language) the easier it will be to learn English.

How can I help my child with his/her schoolwork?

  • Check your child’s reading log and/or assignment notebook.
  • Have them show you what they are working on. Ask questions about what they are doing in school.
  • Check your child’s Thursday folder.

Remember, the staff at Long Branch is here to help your child succeed. Contact your teachers whenever you have a concern.


There is a special monthly program for primary EL families called Reach for Reading. Please check back for upcoming events.

All events are on Wednesdays, starting at 7:00 PM

Reach for Reading will resume in April 2022

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022

  • “Read this information in another language.”  “Lea esta informacion en otro idioma.”
  • Watch the video below!

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Reach For Reading

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Published September 24, 21 5:19PM

Reach For Reading

First Reach for Reading in person! Loved to see the smiling eyes, connecting with parents and practicing an instructional strategy to make our shared dream a reality: student achievement. https://t.co/AaZc2DRTwP
Published September 23, 21 5:25AM

Reach For Reading

Last virtual Reach for Reading event of the school year! Celebrating engaging and learning together, info on EOY activities, parent speaker sharing “play date” experience and, best of all a timid kindergartner proudly sharing her playdate experience in both languages! 🥰 https://t.co/k9cAmLWARE
Published June 16, 21 6:07PM