The New York State ESL Learning Standards

     

      Standard 1: English for information and understanding refers to the competencies and knowledge

      of English that students must obtain in order to communicate effectively in social and academic settings.

 

      Standard 2:  English for literary response, enjoyment, and expression requires that students develop the

      knowledge and skills in English to read and understand rich literature that ranges from classical to

      contemporary, and includes works representing a variety of cultures.

 

      Standard 3:  English for critical analysis and evaluation develops students’ abilities to read, write, listen

      and speak in English to analyze and evaluate complex  texts and issues.

 

      Standard 4:  English for social and classroom interaction outlines strategies, both in and out of school,

      that LEP/ELLs must master to communicate effectively in English.

 

      Standard 5:  English for cross-cultural knowledge and understanding articulates the components of

      acquiring a “second culture” in both social and academic contexts.

 

 

 

Instructional Components of Programs and Required Units of Study  in Language Arts Under CR Part 154

(Freestanding English as a Second Language Program)

English Proficiency Level

(as determined by the

LAB-R or NYSESLAT)

Grade K-8

Grade 9-12

Number of Units/Minutes

Number of Units/Minutes

ESL

ELA

ESL

ELA

Beginning

2 units

360/min/wk

-

3 units

540 min/wk

-

Intermediate

2 units

360 min/wk

-

2 units

360 min/wk

-

Advanced

1 unit

180 min/wk

1 unit

180 min/wk

1 unit

180 min/wk

1 unit

180 min/wk

 

Welcome to Shenendehowa ESL!

 

New York State LEP Identification Process

 

The Four Stages of Second Language Acquisition

 

What Affects English Language Learning?/The Silent Period

 

Helping LEP Students Adjust to the Classroom

 

Recommended Classroom Strategies for Teachers Working with ELLs

 

Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Reading

 

Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Mathematics

 

Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Science

 

Challenges in Content Area Learning for ELLS: Social Studies

 

Culture in the Classroom

 

Testing Accommodations

 

Ten Ways Parents Can Promote Language Learning at Home

 

The Dos & Don’ts of Working with an Interpreter

 

Common Questions and Answers concerning ESL

 

ESL acronyms

 

Helpful Websites and Shenendehowa ESL teacher contact info

 

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

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