• Keyport High School

    ESL Syllabus and Course Proficiencies for 2020-2021

     

    Course: ESL

    Instructor: Mrs. Dinardi

    Email: cdinardi@kpsdschools.org

    Office Hours for additional help: room 106 duirng open period

    Course Description

    These courses will help prepare ESL students with the necessary academic and social skills to succeed in reading and writing in English as a Second Language. These classes will provide students with a balanced approach to learning English as a Second Language through authentic literature, fictional, non-fictional, and informational readings. Students will respond to reading through discussions, journal writings, projects, and formal essay writings.

    Required Materials:

    • Various texts assigned by teacher, notebook, pens and pencils, class journals provided by teacher, and various novels provided in class
    Expectations
    Students will abide by class rules and all school rules.
    • Students will arrive to class on time.
    • Students will come to class prepared with all necessary materials.
    • Students will complete all assigned work.
    • Students will attend class on a regular basis.
    • Students will participate in class.

    Procedures:

    Presentation of material will be varied, but for the most part, will include:

    · teacher-led lectures to introduce materials

    · explanations/reviews/ question and answer

    · demonstration of required tasks

    · whole-class reading selection combined with open-ended writing responses

    · activity based learning including writing responses, student-led discussions, peer presentations, videos, class discussions, class debates, socratic discussions

    · independent reading with writing responses

    · review and closure of lesson

    · Homework assignment
     
     

    Assessments: (both formative and summative)

    • students' various levels of learning and comprehension will be assessed using multiple assessment strategies represented by, but not limited to, the following:
    1. projects
    2. presentations
    3. demonstrations
    4. various essays
    5. rubrics
    6. multi-genre writing
    7. quizzes and exams
    8. research papers
    9. performance-based tasks
    10. group discussions
     

     

     

    English Language Proficiency Standards

     

    Reading

    Students will be able to read (decode and comprehend) text for recreational and academic purposes.

     

    Writing

    Students will be able to write for personal and academic purposes.

     

    Speaking

    Students will be able to speak English in both a social and school setting.

     

    Listening

    Students will be able to aurally comprehend spoken English in both a social and school setting.

     

    Viewing and Media Literacy

    Students will be able to view for personal and academic purpose.

     

    The WIDA ELP Standards

    English Language Proficiency Standard 1 :

    English language learners communicate in English for SOCIAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL purposes within the school setting.

    English Language Proficiency Standard 2 :

    English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of LANGUAGE ARTS.

    English Language Proficiency Standard 3 :

    English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of MATHEMATICS.

    English Language Proficiency Standard 4 :

    English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of SCIENCE.

    English Language Proficiency Standard 5 :

    English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of SOCIAL STUDIES

     

     

    Descriptions of Proficiency Levels* (used to determine speaking, listening, reading, and writing levels)

     

     

     

    1 Entering

     

    Student knows and uses minimal social language and minimal academic language with visual and graphic support.

     

    2 Beginning

     

    Student knows and uses some social English and general academic language with visual and graphic support.

     

    3 Developing

     

    Knows and uses social English and some specific academic language with visual and graphic support.

     

    4 Expanding

     

    Knows and uses social English and some technical academic language.

     

    5 Bridging

     

    Knows and uses social English and academic language working with modified grade level material.

     

    6 Reaching

     

    Knows and uses social and academic language at the highest level measured by the ACCESS for ELLs test.

     

     
Last Modified on September 3, 2020