How to use Ells in a sentence
They once had twelve gates and were 30 ells in height.
At Peterborough Abbey, in 1530, Wolsey made "his maund in Our Lady's Chapel, having fifty-nine poor men whose feet he washed and kissed; and after he had wiped them he gave every of the said poor men twelve pence in money, three ells of good canvas to make them shirts, a pair of new shoes, a cast of red herrings and three white herrings."
In many parts of the world ox carts can exist alongside designer trainers, washing ells beside mobile phones.
The Devonshire ' long ells ' had worsted or combed warps which made them harder wearing.
As the number of c ells available and demand increases, they will inevitably come down in price.Advertisement
Devon produced serges or " long ells ", unusually long cloths with combed wool warps and carded wool wefts in a twill weave.
Bilingual education includes all teaching methods that are designed to meet the needs of English-language learners (ELLs), also referred to as "limited English proficient" (LEP) students.
Two-way bilingual or dual-language programs use both English and a second language in classrooms made up of both ELLs and native English speakers.
Many educators-and a segment of the public-believe in the English immersion approach, even if ELLs do not understand very much in the classroom.
Some schools employ structured English immersion or sheltered English, in which teachers use pictures, simple reading words, and other techniques to teach ELLs both English and academic subjects.Advertisement
All school districts were directed to serve ELLs adequately, and bilingual education quickly spread throughout the United States.
It also imposed penalties on schools that did not raise the achievement levels of ELLs for at least two consecutive years.
Although most research indicates that it often takes seven years for ELLs to attain full English fluency, the new federal law allows these children only three years before they must take standardized tests in English.
A 2003 survey by the National Education Association found that 22,000 schools in 44 states failed to make the required yearly progress on standardized tests, primarily because of low test scores by ELLs and disabled students.
Furthermore, although the NCLB requires teachers to be qualified, as of 2004 there is a severe shortage of qualified teachers for ELLs.Advertisement
In May of 2004, the U.S. Department of Education and faith-based community leaders launched an initiative to inform Hispanic, Asian, and other parents of ELLs about the NCLB.
About 25 percent of California public school children are ELLs.
Although 41 percent of U.S. teachers have ELLs in their classrooms, only about 2.5 percent of them have degrees in ESL or bilingual education.
The majority of these teachers report that they are not well-prepared for teaching ELLs.
About 75 percent of ELLs are in poverty schools, where student turnover is high and many teachers have only emergency credentials.Advertisement
Learning English quickly in English-only classrooms is best for ELLs, both academically and socially.
Prior to the new law only 29 percent of California ELLs were in bilingual programs, in part because of a shortage of qualified teachers.
Since the law allowed parents to apply for waivers, 12 percent of the ELLs were allowed to remain in bilingual classes.
Previously California had withheld all of the $133 million provided by NCLB from ELLs enrolled in alternative bilingual programs.
Many ELLs who are assessed using traditional methods are referred for special education.Advertisement
English as a second language (ESL)-English language instruction for English language learners (ELLs) that includes little or no use of a child's native language; a component of all bilingual education programs.
Structured English immersion-Sheltered English; English-only instruction for ELLs that uses simplified language, visual aids, physical activity, and the physical environment to teach academic subjects.
Two-way bilingual education-Dual language programs in which English and a second language are both used in classes consisting of ELLs and native-English speakers.