Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Services
Students work with a highly qualified CLDE teacher through various models. Schools accelerate the acquisition of academic language by providing a comprehensive support system, where they receive specialized, comprehensive English language instruction captured in the student's annual English Language Plan. The acquisition of English requires a collaborative effort between teachers, paraeducators, and the general education teachers, as well as professional development for all staff on how to deliver rigorous, grade-level content and provide language-rich, instruction for all students.
English language learners who qualify are offered CLDE and/or resource support. Teachers offer this in the form of an elective class, but there are also co-teaching models and push-in support provided in the core content classrooms. Teachers monitor the progress of students in their core instruction and provide resource support when deemed necessary. In the elective CLDE class, students receive differentiated instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening depending on their specific language goals as identified in the English language plan.
The following skills are emphasized: social communication, academic vocabulary, grammar, reading strategies, writing skills, as well as the use of technology to better access curriculum. Teachers have access to the Colorado Department of Education approved intervention programs Imagine Learning and Lexia Power Up to master reading and speaking skills on technology. Accounts can be accessed at home to help fill literacy gaps in students of all age groups.
CLDE Teachers in the District
Parent Educational Resources
Lexia PowerUp (6th-12th)
Lexia PowerUp is an online, research-based intervention program that develops and strengthens foundational skills in academic vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension. Non-English proficient students (and parents) benefit from developing literacy skills in order to master the English language. If you need help logging in, please contact the CLDE Office at email@example.com
Lexia Core 5 (PreK-5)
Lexia Core 5 is an online, research-based intervention program for preschool to fifth-grade students that develops academic vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills. Students can access this resource at home or at school. If you need help logging in, please contact the CLDE Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexia English is an adaptive blended learning program that supports Emergent Bilingual students’ English language acquisition through academic conversations. The program integrates speaking, listening, and grammar in the subjects of math, science, social studies, general knowledge, and biographies. If you need help logging in, please contact the CLDE Office at email@example.com
ESL Printable Grammar and Vocabulary
Worksheets for English Language Learners on vocabulary and grammar featuring great images.
This site allows you to alter any piece of text to simplify the vocabulary. It also offers related vocabulary activities.
PhET Interactive Simulations
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.
A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners. Includes many resources and strategies on a variety of ELL topics.
High interest news articles leveled for different grade clusters and in Spanish.
Reading instruction resources for spelling, composition, grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills.
Sophia offers complimentary tools, technology and community support to help transform the
way you teach and thrive in a digital classroom. Resources are available in
every subject area.
U.S. Department of Education ELL Toolkit
A ten chapter document on meeting the legal obligations of educating English Language Learners.
CDE: Language, Culture and Equity Department
The Colorado Department of Education Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education provides support to Colorado school districts, schools, and educational leaders in the academic, linguistic, and social-emotional challenges and opportunities of culturally and linguistically diverse students to ensure equitable access to grade-level standards and ensure a well-rounded education.