Facilitate rigorous, language-rich, standards-based instruction every day

Designated English Language Development curriculum for grades 3-12.

Welcome to our English Language Development Curriculum

Multilingual learners come with language assets, academic skills, and diverse experiences that we must leverage in order to accelerate their English language proficiency. Literacy Geeks specializes in rigorous, grade-level reading and writing curriculum for multilingual learners that balances high expectations with strategic support. Tailored to the diverse needs of multilingual students, our standards-aligned ELD curriculum includes adaptive online reading, collaborative activities, writing practice, and modeled instruction.
Let us walk you through our ELD Curriculum...

Reading Practice & Instruction

Multilingual learners need more purposeful, guided reading practice. In fact, reading scores for this unique student population are far below the national average. It's time to respond to this data and boost academic reading skills and performance on state and local exams by explicitly teaching and practicing reading standards every day.

With our ELD Reading Curriculum, you can...
  • facilitate reading lessons aligned to ELD standards (20-60 minutes of designated ELD every day).
  • provide up to 60 minutes of online, adaptive reading practice each week.
  • increase access to grade-level content through text summaries, leveled texts, and text-to-speech.
  • auto-grade close reading tasks.
  • build reading fluency and stamina.
  • deliver lessons with confidence with step-by-step teacher guides and pedagogically sound teacher moves on how to best implement designated ELD instruction.
ELD Curriculum - Reading Practice and Instruction
ELD Curriculum - Writing Practice and Instruction

Writing Practice & Instruction 

Multilingual learners often struggle with writing, especially when integrating sources, and their writing skills continue to lag far behind their English-speaking peers. We can change this alarming statistic if we: (1) increase opportunities for multilingual students to practice writing; (2) provide timely and relevant feedback; and (3) explicitly teach how language works. 

With our ELD Writing Curriculum you can...

  • ensure writing instruction directly aligns to ELD standards.
  • practice state writing assessment question types in preparation for reclassification.
  • practice short writing tasks and full length essays in various writing types like opinion, descriptive, narrative, and informative writing every week.
  • be data-driven with auto-grading, allowing teachers to focus their energy and time on explicit, skill-based instruction.
  • facilitate common writing assessments for all multilingual students in a school or across a district.

Recursive Literacy Routines

Recursive literacy routines create a powerful framework for ongoing, spiralled skill development. By consistently revisiting key learning strategies and essential literacy skills, students deepen their understanding and boost their confidence in their abilities.

With our Recursive Literacy Routines, you can...
  • instill confidence in multilingual students through predictable routines so they can focus on what to learn and not how to learn.
  • offer embedded support for all learners.
  • respond to multiple intelligences in the classroom, including visual, auditory, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and linguistic-verbal.
  • establish effective routines for essential academic skills like analyzing prompts, building vocabulary, enhancing reading comprehension, and improving writing and speaking skills.
ELD Curriculum - Recursive Literacy Routines
ELD Curriculum - Skills and Process Over Product

Skills and Process Over Product

Our approach emphasizes the development of essential literacy skills and standards through dynamic reading lessons. By focusing on the process of learning, students cultivate grade-level reading skills. These skills are not only transferable to other classes but also form the foundation for future academic success.

With our Transferable Skills, you can...
  • enhance multilingual students' abilities to deconstruct complex texts and articulate sophisticated analyses in their writing.
  • develop essential "habits of mind" of good readers so students can use close reading skills independently.
  • implement a research-based reading process that ensures students can read independently and strategically with high levels of success.

Impactful Instructional Practices for Multilingual Learners

High Expectations

Setting high expectations with the appropriate support is critical for engagement, growth, and confidence.


Culturally Relevant

Our culturally relevant ELD curriculum makes learning meaningful and engaging and promotes critical thinking.


Spiraled Instruction

Rehearse skills and gradually increase complexity, accelerating learning through repetition and practice.

Let Us Show You How Our Teacher-Driven Lessons Work...

Assign Single Lessons or Units

Teachers have the flexibility to assign single lessons or themed units.

Assigning a lesson to a class is a snap! Teachers can preview the standards and outcomes for the lesson, review the skills that will be taught, and go through the pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. If a teacher wants to teach the lesson, all they have to do is click "Assign to Class."

Students will see the lesson in their Assignments list.

ELD Curriculum - Assign Single Lessons or Units
ELD Curriculum - Routine-based Learning

Routine-based Learning

Our innovative recursive learning routines foster a strong sense of community among learners and offer a structured approach that helps students anticipate the next steps, thereby reducing anxiety and enhancing focus. Each routine includes clear, detailed instructions, ensuring that students feel confident at every stage, promoting independence and responsibility as they take charge of their learning journey. Our routines accommodate various learning styles by incorporating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods, adhering to English learner best practices.

Thoughtful Vocabulary Instruction

Each lesson offers a rich, immersive experience that teaches essential grade-level vocabulary within context. Students start by learning key concepts vital to understanding the text. Through engaging activities such as visual representations, skits, and wordplay, they explore and master new vocabulary. Students then enhance their learning by identifying unfamiliar words in their readings. Our Pinpoint Language Discovery tool defines unfamiliar words in context and provides additional information, helping students grasp not only the meaning but also the usage of each word.

ELD Curriculum - Thoughtful Vocabulary Instruction
ELD Curriculum - We Scaffold Up

We Scaffold Up

Our scaffolds give multilingual learners greater access to grade-level content because we design instruction so students can meet our highest expectations.

When you "scaffold up," you can...

  • support vocabulary and language development with our Pinpoint Language Discovery tool that explains how words and phrases function in context.
  • increase access for various student groups with text summaries, leveled texts, and text-to-speech.
  • Timely and personalized feedback about close reading skills.
  • promote academic language development with sentence frames that guide students to think about texts in complex ways.
  • easily facilitate pair and small group discussions about text.

Our Reading Lessons Have 8 Key Teacher Moves!

Our standards-based lessons create students who are confident and capable readers and thinkers.

Lesson Essentials

Each lesson provides a clear text summary, an essential question (EQ), Lexile reading level, and options for customizing support like turning on embedded discussion questions and text-leveling.

Get Ready to Read

Each lesson begins with a prompt that students analyze. The prompt explains what students should be focused on while reading; and it can be used for text-dependent writing practice and instruction.

Build Vocabulary

There are numerous opportunities to build vocabulary in each lesson. During this step in the process, students study critical concepts and "play" with various grade-level vocabulary words from the text.

Make Predictions

Complete this step before or after our vocabulary activities. Students study the image at the top of the article, read the first and last paragraphs, and make a prediction about the text's topic and structure

Comprehension

Once students mark their prompts, explore vocabulary, and make predictions, they are ready to start a reading comprehsion routine. Our comprehension routines are highly structured and engaging.

Analysis

Most of our lessons have analytical routines called Reading for Deeper Meaning. These routines ask students to go beyond what an author says and look closely at what an author does in a text.

Review

There are opportunities in each lesson to review key components. There are vocabulary review activities, comprehension questions that we recommend doing in groups, and summary activites.

Reading to Write

Each lesson offers post-reading activities that teach specific writing skills like integrating sources and a text-dependent writing assignment that follows a standards-based process...that we grade!

Get Started Today!

Standards-based reading skills to help students reclassify and excel in their academic courses
Recursive reading routines that differentiate learning for multilingual learners
Clear instructions for both the classroom teacher and the students
Engaging, high-interest reading tasks that promote critical and analytical thinking