Sandy Lord presents at MATSOL 2018. His presentation, "Unlocking the Standards Through Conversation: CIRCLE-ELD", describes CIRCLE-ELD and how he uses it in his elementary EL classroom. It also shows some recent updates to the curriculum and the new CIRCLE-ELD assessment tool. Please contact him with any questions!

Sandy Lord at MATSOL 2014
Sandy Lord at MATSOL 2014

Research-based and classroom-tested curriculum that enables English Learners to meet the demands of the 21st century school.

Circle-ELD is a complete curriculum for every K-5 ESL class type, from pull-out to push-in and hybrid models. This Language Development curriculum is the effective, proven, and engaging tool you need for your English Learners. Engrossing content and targeted, extended language use provide the developing brain the context it needs to fully develop the English Language. 

Circle-ELD is organized to meet the demands of language development as well as the content of the standards while advancing all 4 domains of language:



  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social and Instructional Language / Every Day Language
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening