ESL PARENT ORIENTATIONAGENDA • Welcome • Introductions • Greetings • ESL Program • Questions • Tour East Penn School District 800 Pine St. Emmaus, Pa. 18049
Student Entrance • Completion of home language survey. • ESL evaluation when … First language learned is not English. The student speaks another language. Another language is spoken in the home.
Student Assessment • Kindergarten Speaking and Listening • First through Fifth Grade Speaking, Listening,Reading, and Writing • Levels Entering – Needs pictures, says words, phrases Beginning – Phrases, short sentences Developing – Expanded sentences, some errors Expanding – Variety of sentence lengths Bridging – Writes like proficient English peers
ESL Program Goals • To use English to communicate in school and social settings. • To use English to achieve academically in all content areas. • To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways.
Instruction • Where: ESL room and regular classroom • When : 3 to 5 days per week 30 or more minutes (depending on the need) • How : Individuals and small groups Thematic Units Cooperative Learning • What : Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking • Resources: Books, News, Technology, Puppets, Songs, Games, Plays
Assessment • Formal 4 ESL Progress Reports District Assessments Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment WIDA state assessment Portfolios • Informal Conferences Observations Daily Anecdotes Self and Peer Evaluations
Exiting Students • Required: Proficient on WIDA assessment – Score 5.1-6 Basic on PSSA (Grade 3,8,11) If no PSSA available, then both optional criteria must be met. • Optional Final grades of C or better in 4 content areas: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science or Scores on district-wide assessments comparable to Basic on PSSA • Reading Reading and Comprehending on grade level • Writing Writing proficiently at grade level • Teacher Recommendations Functioning in all content areas
Monitoring Exited Students • When: 4 times per year 2 consecutive years • How Teacher’s comments Student’s grades District Assessments Portfolio samples Conferencing with the student
Supporting Students • Some translated forms • Free or reduced-priced lunches ( must qualify) • Guidance Counseling • Speech • Instructional Support Instructional Support Teacher Learning Support Classes Reading Assistants Math Assistants • Therapy Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Adaptive Physical Education
Extra Curricular Activities • Chorus • Band • Orchestra
You are your child’s most important teacher. • Check assignment books and backpacks. • Complete and return forms promptly. • Schedule a routine time for reading and homework. • Contact teachers with questions and concerns. • Attend conferences.
Additional Assistance • Casa Guadalupe Center 143 Linden St. Allentown, Pa. 610-435-9902 • Hispanic American Organization 136 S. 4th St. Allentown, Pa. 610-435-5334 • Lehigh Carbon Comm. College 718 Hamilton Mall Allentown, Pa. 610-776-1998
Thank you for coming. Thank you Arigato Danke Gracias Please feel free to call me with any questions. Mrs. Patrice Helfrich Alburtis Elementary: 610-965-1633 Salamat Obrigada Xie xie Mahalo Khawp Khun Spacibo Juspajarana