English Language Development

Phone: 760-247-8001

Mariana Torres

Director of ELD and College Readiness

mariana_torres@avusd.org

ext. 1375

Silvia Banuelos

Teacher-on-Assignment-ELD

silvia_banuelos@avusd.org

ext. 1339

Brenda Abundez-Tuthill

Biliterate Program Assistant

brenda_abundez@avusd.org

ext. 1317

Alicia Avilia

Para-on-Assignment-ELD

alicia_avila@avusd.org

ext. 1339

Welcome

Instruction

Our students are supported in language development and academic growth throughout the day. In addition to Designated ELD, students receive language support during core and content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science) through Integrated ELD. These practices include academic vocabulary instruction, structured academic talk using response frames, and scaffolded guided writing.

Intensive (far below basic) level readers in grades four – twelve, receive reading intervention and English Language Development through instruction in the Scholastic READ 180 program.