K-8 ESL Model

  • Elementary and Intermediate Levels (K-6th Grade):

    • ESL Specialists shall utilize the ESL curriculum in Forethought to address District SE's, DSO's and the State Mandated ELPS. ESL Specialists will reinforce vocabulary terms and concepts taught across content areas. ELPS will be addressed in all language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing based on the linguistic level of individual students.
    • Assurance Words are pre-selected terms from each content area students will master each year. ESL Specialists shall use instructional methods that target the affective, cognitive and linguistic domains of students indicated as LEP. 
    • Small group instruction shall consist of academic and social language instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    • ESL Specialists shall use instructional methods that target the affective, cognitive and linguistic domains of students indicated as LEP.

    Middle School Levels (7th-8th Grade):

    • ESL Specialists shall utilize the ESL and ELA curriculum in Forethought to address District SE's, DSO's and the State Mandated ELPS. ESL Specialists will reinforce vocabulary terms and concepts taught in English Language Arts. ELPS will be addressed in all language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing based on the linguistic level of individual students.
    • ESL Specialists shall serve as the instructor for the English language arts and Reading class for students in the Beginner and Intermediate language proficiency levels in 7th and 8th grades. ESL courses will follow the same curriculum as the 7th and 8th grade language arts courses using accommodations for language levels and ESL specific resources. The ESL course is not an elective and is scheduled in place of the required ELA course.
    • ESL Specialists shall use instructional methods that target the affective, cognitive and linguistic domains of students indicated as LEP.

    Middle School ESL Course Guide

    Middle School Language Arts

    ESL I — Language Arts, Grade 7 — instruction emphasizes reading a variety of genres, writing a wide variety of compositions, and integrating research and presentation skills in a two period block of instruction. Students learn grammar, usage, vocabulary, and other English language skills within the context of reading and writing. Integrated multi-cultural literature studies are used as stimuli or models for writing as well as to promote literary analysis skills. English language learners must be tested and/or placed in to the class with LPAC permission.

    ESL II — Language Arts, Grade 8 — concentrates on written compositions and grammar components. Instruction includes research skills, literacy analysis and writing for purpose. In additions students are required to meet specific in-dependent reading requirements. Integrated studies and literary elements related to multicultural novels, drama selections, short stories and folklore are incorporated into the curriculum. English language learners must be tested and/or placed in to the class with LPAC permission.