English as a Second Language Program at the Secondary Level Peg OGrady, Supervisor of Pupil Services

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English as a Second Language Program at the Secondary Level Peg OGrady, Supervisor of Pupil Services Slide 2 Overview of the ESL program: -HS teachers: Susan Calio and Ruth Nilan -HS aide: Drew Chambers -MS teacher: Wendy Michalski -MS aide: Rhonda Gatt HS Population: approximately 65 MS Population: approximately 25 Slide 3 Demographics: -Mostly from rural Mexico and parents are migrant agricultural workers -Parental education -Implications of previous educational opportunities Slide 4 The Identification Process: -The Home Language Survey -Woodcock Munoz Language Survey -Wide Range Achievement Test Slide 5 Power School and the meaning of ESL levels 1-9 Level 1-entering (instructional) Level 2-beginning (instructional) Level 3-developing (instructional) Level 4-expanding (instructional) Level 5- bridging (instructional) Slide 6 Level 6- exited from direct services/monitored for first year Level 7- monitored for second year Level 8- no direct or indirect (monitoring) service any longer Level 9- tested but not found to be eligible for ESL Slide 7 Common Terms in ESL ESL = English as a Second Language the course ELL = English Language Learner the person LTEL = Long-term English Learner L1 and L2 Slide 8 BICS and CALP Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills Social language Vernacular 10% of school success Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency School language Vocabulary and syntax 90% of school success Slide 9 Goals of the ESL Program Develop both BICS and CALP to assure that ELLs can access content Attain academic standards ESL standards What teachers can expect of ELLs as they progress through the language levels Slide 10 LTELs Monitored Status Two years Watch these kids Can go back into ESL Do go back and visit their ESL teachers Slide 11 Your Role Adaptations and modifications of curriculum, instruction, and assessment Very easy part Smile, talk slowly and clearly Seat student near a Spanish speaker Partner with English speakers Comprehensible input Slide 12 Assessments and Grading How to tell what kids know and can do Assessment of knowledge and skill, not language ability or lack thereof Grading accurate representation of students progress toward achievement of the standards Slide 13 Help is Right Around the Corner ESL teachers and aides The AGHS and FSEMS teachers Slide 14 Translations/Home School Communication: -Official School Level or District Level Documents -No classroom information sheets Slide 15 -Check with ESL teacher and/or mentor to see if information sheets have already been translated -AGI does have a translator while all other buildings use whoever is available based on urgency Slide 16 Questions and Comments