Course Syllabus

Ms. Jenn Hannon

ELL Support 

Room 240 and on Canvas

781-446-6270 x 4709


red apple fruit on four pyle books


Welcome to ELL class! I am excited to get to work with you this year. 


Goal of the class

The goal of this class is to improve your English ability in reading, writing, listening and speaking. We will work on these four language areas by using academic content and skills. We will work on skills such as:

Writing paragraphs

Sentence structure

Academic speaking

Vocabulary building

Reading in Science, Math and Social Studies


What to expect in ELL class

Each class will focus on academic language. We use a variety of activities to practice the language. Each class includes opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing the target language of English. Writing will be a key focus of class. We have several types of in-class writing assignments: quick writes (5 minutes) or Do Now writing (15 minutes). Do Now writing is more structured and is usually submitted for a grade. We also use a variety of vocabulary games, videos, short stories, news articles and podcasts. 


Classroom Conduct

Work hard - You will be challenged in class. All I ask is that you try your best. Ask me for help if you need it. I am available after school for help.

Come to class prepared and ready to study - Bring all of your materials to every class. If there is homework, turn it in on the day it is due. Be respectful of the time we have together and arrive ready to learn. 

Show respect - Listen to all ideas given in class and do not criticize anyone’s ideas or thoughts. Each member of the class has unique culture, language, and life experiences. Let’s build a sense of community in the classroom. 


Office hours/student support

I am available after school on days that we have class. I can also be reached by email. If you have a question, please let me know. I am here to help you.


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” — Neil Gaiman.