ELL- Sis Brenda

Sis Brenda

Hotep from Sankofa’s English Language Learner (ELL) Facilitator!


This wonderful school year is well underway, and I wanted to take a moment and send out a brief note introducing myself to you, and letting you know a little bit about the instruction we have planned for your child.  I will be working with all of our scholars in grades 5th through 12, here at our beautiful new building. 

Sankofa’s ELL Program is designed to give support to students in our school whose first language is not English. The goal of this program is to help our students by developing and then further strengthening their English skills in order to be successful in the mainstream classroom. Ultimately, these students will be able to effectively listen, speak, read, and write fluently in English.

In order to adequately address the diverse needs of your English Language Learner, I will be working with them both inside and outside of their classrooms for a set period of time each week. I will be providing these students with a combination of direct English language instruction, and content-based instruction designed to boost their vocabulary and comprehension skills in the various academic content areas, such as Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, the Sciences, and the Arts.

I look forward to working with you this year to provide our children with the very best of education opportunities both in school and at home.  Your participation and interest are valued, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas that you might have.  

Sis. Brenda Saavedra - ELL Facilitator

Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School

215-288-2001 ext. 111

267-474-2626 (cell)


US Students- 

Septa may be on strike but we are still here and present each day working!

12th- please check Schoology for your assignments and the website for work.  
*Land of the Red: Black folder reflection & College Selection form is due tonight!
*Begin to link up with your partner via email, phone, etc to work on the College Fair Requirements

11th- Check your email for the handout on George Orwell's 1984

10th- Check your email for the information on Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Check the website and Schoology for assignments from your facilitators!

9th- The Odyssey information will be emailed soon.  In the meantime your facilitator's have uploaded assignments both on Schoology and the website.

Reach out with questions or concerns!!!!!!!!