California English Language Development Solutions:
Accelerate English Language Acquisition


California ELD Standards & Summit K12

Ensure your K-12 Multilingual Learners are making steady progress toward their English Language Proficiency (ELP) goals as measured by their ELPAC and ELPI levels. Using the Connect to Literacy online English Language Development and ELPAC Readiness program, Multilingual Learners will confidently progress at least one proficiency level per year and/or be ready to become Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP).

With interactive, engaging video lessons written to the CA English Language Development (ELD) standards, CA-CCSS ELA standards, and aligned to the ELPAC item types and Performance Level Descriptors, Connect to Literacy supports growth in all four language domains in just 45-60 minutes of practice per week.

Help Students Progress At least One Proficiency Level

Developed specifically for the CA ELD standards, and including grade-level CA-CCSS standards in Language and Listening-Speaking, Connect to Literacy offers more than 2,500 practice items modeled after the 11 Unique ELPAC Listening and Speaking item types. Using Connect to Literacy,  Multilingual Learners from Beginning to Well Developed will build their foundational and academic vocabulary and practice speaking and listening in a supported online environment designed to accelerate English language acquisition and prepare students for ELPAC.

Through audio, video and ELPAC Listening-Speaking practice assessments and progress monitoring benchmarks, students actively engage with English and build language proficiency.

Listening Practice Items

Connect to Literacy provides listening items for all proficiency levels, modeled after the 5 ELPAC item types so that students become confident in listening, comprehending and responding to English in a variety of ways. All listening item types include Lesson modeling videos to guide student practices.

ELPAC Practice Test Types

Speaking Practice Items

Students will practice speaking using a variety of prompts, differentiated based on proficiency level and modeled after the 6 ELPAC item types. All speaking items include Lesson Model Videos to guide students and Model Exemplar recordings for students to listen to after they submit their recordings. Every answer is recorded and auto-scored using advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI). Teachers can also listen to the student responses and provide coaching to guide student growth.

ELPAC Test Example 6

ELPAC Reading Readiness

The Connect to Literacy online ELPAC Reading and Writing program provides structured skills practice to help students become proficient readers and writers and prepare for success on the ELPAC.

With its easy-to-use interface designed for students with limited English proficiency, Connect to Literacy can be used independently by students at home or at school. Comprehensive reporting enables teachers to monitor students’ progress and provide support remotely or in person.

The Connect to Literacy Reading Course includes content differentiated at 7 grade-bands to mimic the ELPAC grade-level differentiation and includes practice with each of the 9 ELPAC Reading Item types.

ELPAC Writing Readiness

Connect to Literacy guides Multilingual Learners through a comprehensive writing skills development process.

This includes:

  • ELPAC Writing Progress Monitoring Benchmarks
  • CA-CCSS Language, Grammar, and Editing Skills lessons and practice
  • ELPAC Writing Practice and Mastery in each of the 7 Item Types
  • Practice items embed the five K-2 and five 3-12 ELPAC Writing Rubrics

Students gain authentic practice and feedback during the fall semester writing papers using each of the seven ELPAC Writing types:

  • Type 1: Label a Picture—Word with Scaffolding
  • Type 2: Write a Story Together with Scaffolding
  • Type 3: Write an Informational Text Together
  • Type 4: Describe a Picture (Integrated Skills: Writing with Reading)
  • Type 5: Write About an Experience
  • Type 6: Write About Academic Information (Integrated Skills: Writing with Reading)
  • Type 7: Justify an Opinion

Teachers review the drafts and provide comments and feedback using a built-in evaluation checklist that incorporates ELDS, PLDs and specific components of the writing theme or genre. Students revise and edit their writing based on teachers’ direction within Connect to Literacy. When students submit their final draft, teachers will review and grade them using an interactive ELPAC writing rubric.

Foundational Language Development

The Connect to Literacy Foundational Language Development Module includes 12 areas of foundational language development to build proficiency in all four language domains. This module includes the Essential CA-CCSS skills from Reading Foundations, Language, Listening-Speaking, and Writing.

This interactive, engaging program provides more than 23,000 grade and language proficiency-level activities for students to learn and practice their English language skills. Used along with the Connect to Literacy Listening-Speaking and Reading-Writing modules, you can accelerate language acquisition for your Multilingual Learners and prepare them for success on ELPAC.

12 Comprehensive Language Development Skill Building Modules

Teachers unlock the skill building modules they want students to work on. Built for the CA ELD and CA-CCSS standards, students listen to words and phrases and record themselves speaking them back, practice using words such as abstract nouns, and listen to sentences and practice writing them, and much more.

Embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Several Foundational Language Skills modules include embedded AI to automatically rate student pronunciation while providing automatic feedback to students to promote self-efficacy and mastery while accelerating the learning process.

Vowel Digraphs

Distinct Sounds of English

Provide students with practice using the 44 unique sounds of English which are not part of the Spanish language.


Phonemic Fundamentals

Reinforce the building blocks of English from consonant and vowel sounds to suffixes, prefixes and root words.

High Frequency Words Sample

High-Frequency Words

Students are introduced to grade appropriate research-based high frequency vocabulary words and practice using them.

Thinking Words Sample

Thinking Words

Students learn and practice using often overlooked words — like describe, differentiate, interpret, and predict — that are essential to success on high-stakes tests like the ELPAC and Smarter Balanced assessments.



This module will help Spanish speakers gain confidence in English quickly as they learn words that look familiar and have the same meaning in their native language.

Anonyms Sample


Students formally learn what antonyms are and are introduced to them in word pairs through audio and visual content.

Synonyms Sample


Students are introduced to word pairs using both audio and visual content that have the same or similar meanings.

Homonyms Sample


Covering Homophones, Homographs and Homonyms, this module teaches the differences between the three types of word pairs with hundreds of examples.

Connecting Words Sample

Connecting Words

These words are necessary for students to write and speak clearly. Students will learn the different types of conjunctions and their uses.

Academic Vocabulary

This module provides interactive flash cards for all ELAR academic vocabulary from K-12.

Idioms and expressions sample

Idioms & Expressions

Students are shown a visual of the literal meaning of an expression and then a visual of the actual meaning of grade appropriate, high frequency idioms and expressions.

Abstract Nouns Sample

Abstract Nouns

Designed for students at the Advanced or Advanced High proficiency levels, this module provides guided practice using some of the most challenging words for Multilingual Learners.

Monitor Student Progress Towards Mastery

Easy-to-understand, yet data-rich, reports provide teachers with insights into students’ ongoing language growth. At-a-glance, see which proficiency level students are at, then drill down to learn in which areas students need additional practice and support.

Preview Reports

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Easy Set Up. Exceptional Support.

With our streamlined on-boarding process, teachers and students can begin using our programs quickly. Once our implementation team receives your class rosters, they can have your classes completely set up within 24 hours. Our professional development team is also available year-round for web-based and on-site teacher training.

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