English Language Development

 English Language Development

The Los Gatos Union School District  offers information and support to students and their teachers as they learn English as a Second Language.  The supports provided to students and their classroom teachers include materials and resources. 

Erin White - K-5     

ELD Teacher- (408) 335-2252
[email protected]

Cara Appleton - RJF 6-8    

ELL Middle School Teacher - (408) 335-2348
[email protected]


District English Learners Advisory Committee - The role of this committee is to discuss the school plan process, while also providing input to the District on the LCAP as well as programs offered to support student learning and success. The members of this council should come prepared to discuss English Language Learners, their specific needs, and supports for the students and their parents.



  • Core:  K-5 McGraw Hill - My Math
    6-8 Houghton Mifflin - Go Math!

Reading/Language Arts

  • Core: National Geographic Reach For Reading Grades K-5; Amplify English Language Arts & Heinemann Units of Study 6-8
  • Supplemental: Leveled Readers, Grade K-5

K-6 English Language Development

  • Core: National Geographic Reach For Reading Grades K-5


  • Core: National Geographic Reach For Reading, Grades K-5


  • Core: FOSS CA Grades K-5; CPO Science Grades 6-8

History/Social Science

  • Core: Pearson Scott Foresman Grades K-3; Houghton Mifflin Grades 4-5; Pearson Prentice/Hall Grades 6, 8; TCI Grade 7


  • Core: Share the Music, McGraw-Hill, Grades K-6
  • Supplemental: Belwin Band Builders Method, Grades 4-6; Accent on Achievement, Grades 4-6


English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

State law (Education Code sections 313, 60810, and 60812) requires the development of a state test that school districts must give to students whose home language is not English. This test is called the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC). Learn more about this assessment on the California Department of Education's ELPAC webpage.

Other Resource Links

Website Link
Starfall www.starfall.com
Grammar Activities http://a4esl.org/
California ELD Standards https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp
CDE Reclassification Guidelines https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/rd/