English Language Learning

We at Adobe Middle School are enthusiastically involved in ensuring that our students have the support and resources they need to be successful English language learners.

Program Goals

Ensure that students become proficient users of English for social and academic purposes.

Ensure that students receive a high quality education in all subject areas.

Provide students the opportunity to further develop their home languages.

Bridging the Gap

In the ELL Study Skills course, we work on bridging the gap between daily social language and knowledge with the academic language of their core classes (English, science, social studies, and math). We practice the academic language through activities that focus on learning the language that will benefit every student in the short term as well as in the long term.

ELL Activities

ELL activities include a combination of analysis and interpretation of narrative, informational/explanatory, and argumentative texts. Throughout the year, students practice their craft in a variety of situations in order to build on their levels of understanding of the English language.

Always Have SWAG!

Self Respect
Willingness to put in 100%
Acceptance and Appreciation of others

Let’s look to propose solutions, not excuses, and find the right path together. This class is based on choices—choose wisely.

ELL Parent and Student Rights


To be successful each day in class, it is essential that you always arrive prepared; please be sure to have the following items in class every day:

  • Notebook or 1“ binder with college ruled paper

  • Pens (blue or black ink)

  • Pencils

  • Highlighters

  • Headphones (available for purchase at school)

If you are concerned about bringing in the items on the list or have any other questions about English Language Learning at AMS, please contact the school at (775) 738-3375. Para hablar con alguien en español, solicite hablar con la Sra. Irma Rodríguez.