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ELL. A measure of length. In old English the word signifies arm, which sense it still retains in the word elbow. Nature has no standard of measure. The cubit, the ell, the span, palm, hand, finger, (being taken from the individual who uses them) varies. So of the foot, pace, mile, or mille passuum. See Report on Weights and Measures, by the Secretary of State of the United. States, Feb. 22, 1821; Fathom.

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Judge Anthony Barker decided not to send Ell to jail, saying her debts of pounds 35,000 which she is repaying, was a sentence in itself and felt there was a lack of information regarding her partner's involvement.
In contrast, all public school teachers in Florida must earn an ELL endorsement through the completion of five undergraduate or graduate courses.
Beyond the different usage patterns of LI and ELL students, an ELL lab is able to offer more holistic support for ELLs.
During that first semester, Becca noticed that one ELL in her class was not progressing.
16) ELL populations vary greatly from city to city, with groups of families drawn to particular immigrant communities.
Many ELL students face the cognitive challenge of listening to the teacher's explanation of concepts in academic English while attempting to understand these utterances and determining what is important to write down and what is not.
As pointed out at one CHS book club session, "The laws may change, but the way ELLs actually learn their new language does not.
For beginning ELLs a picture book can provide keys to cultural and social meanings at all grade levels; not just for the very young--and here ELL educator Ana Lado shows how they can build language skills and social foundations missed via other methods.
DIBELS better predicts children who are at "low risk" than those "'at risk;" however, DIBELS correctly classifies children "at risk" better for ELL than non-ELL students in third grade.
Given the rise in the ELL population over the past 20 years (Garcia & Jensen, 2009), the dismantling of specialized language programs for ELLs (Lucas & Grinberg, 2008), and the increase in the number of accountability measures (Crawford, 2004), there is a growing need for preparation programs across the nation to prepare all teachers for ELLs.