SVHS English/ELD Department

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Summary: English Language Development/Academic Language Development
    Using current research and best practices, SVHS ELD provides intensive instruction in speaking, reading, writing, and responding to academic English language, with the goal of moving each student at  optimum speed to  skill levels necessary for success in College Preparatory coursework. ELD instructors provide collaborative cross-curricular support for effective instruction of ELL students in core courses.

    Academic Language Development is a year-long course designed to accelerate academic language development for English Language Learners who are concurrently enrolled in their first year of sheltered high school English.  The emphasis is on building academic language in listening, speaking, reading and writing English for enhanced success with content literacy.  Students use the Edge text series. 

We are Proud of our 2012 Teacher-Scholars!

Linda Dillon
2012 Nominee UC Davis Alumni Teaching Award

Mary Lawson
Sonoma State University School of Education Circle of Excellence--Outstanding Alumni

Alison Manchester
Facilitator--"The Legacy of Jack London" Sonoma County Teachers' Workshop; supported by the California State Parks Foundation. October 13 at Jack London State Park--more information at

Presenter/Panelist--Fall 2012 Utah State Symposium on Jack London: The Valley of the Moon

Nancy McEnery
First time author of  The Napa River published by Arcadia Press in August 2012

Dan Alderson
His latest book, How to Write an Essay--Writing Practice for Essay Writers, comes out this fall

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