ELD Site for Distance Learning

Welcome to our ELD site for Distance Learning. I hope you are all staying healthy and enjoying time with your families at home. Remember to make sure you are reading every day, and working on the activities from your classroom teachers. I am adding some links here that you can use. Just click on the link you would like to use and it will take you to it.

My email address is altomares@mdusd.org if you have questions or would just like to say hi. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon...

Mrs. Altomare

Log into your Clever account and click on the Imagine Learning app.

We recommend using Imagine Learning 20-30 minutes per day to help improve your English.

Here is also a link for parents to see how to use Imagine Learning at home. Click on 'Literacy Program' when you get to the Imagine Learning at Home parent page link shown below:

Click the link below for a video for students using Imagine Learning:

Other ELD Resources

Free family access during school closures due to COVID-19.

To make an account:


  • "Request free access"

    • "Free Family Access"

      • Sign up for your family account

Log in to your Clever account and click on the My Grammar Gallery app.**

(**If unable to use Clever, you can log into grammargallery.org)

Teacher username: diablo

password: s4w9e76

Student username: diablost

Student password: 63i8b52 )

Wonders English, Spanish, and ELD materials and lessons can be accessed through Clever or https://my.mheducation.com/login

username: catraining2016

password: 2018CATraining

Starfall Children have fun while they learn, specializing in reading and phonics.

British Council Learn English Kids Free online games, songs, stories and activities for children for English learners. For parents, there are articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about face-to-face courses around the world.

International Children's Library The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children's literature from around the world.Books in English, Spanish, Persian/ Farsi, Arabic, and other languages throughout the world.

Duolingo Language App for language practice

The Paperboy Newspapers in English from around the world

The district has now given Imagine Learning accounts to all of their English learners. This program is recommended for use during this time of Distance Learning. The program provides instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is standards-based and has a scope and sequence of lessons.

Students should log into their Clever account and click on the Imagine Learning & Literacy app. The program will give you an assessment and then give you activities to do, based on your assessment.

A few other programs that students can use are:

Grammar Gallery is another program that would be useful to use during this time. It has lessons and activities in grammar, and can be accessed through Clever.

Brain Pop has granted free access to all families during this time of school closures. You can go to the website shown below and create your own family account.

To get into these programs, please click use your Clever account. If you can't use your Clever account, please click on the links underneath the pictures to access the website. BrainPop ELL is not on Clever so you will need to log into their website to create an account.