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English Language Learners (ELL's). Strategies for Supporting ELL Students and Their Families. Mrs. Beth Garrett, Miller ES Mrs. Sabrina Piscitelli, Miller ES Mrs. Maura Czerepinski, Highview ES Mrs. Liz McTigue, Barr MS Mrs. Carol Ryan, NHS. Mrs. RoseAnn Mercado, Family Resource Center - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • English Language Learners (ELL's)Strategies for Supporting ELL Students and Their Families

  • ELL TeachersMrs. Beth Garrett, Miller ESMrs. Sabrina Piscitelli, Miller ESMrs. Maura Czerepinski, Highview ESMrs. Liz McTigue, Barr MSMrs. Carol Ryan, NHSMrs. RoseAnn Mercado, Family Resource CenterMrs. Rose Linsalato, Miller Bilingual Social Worker

  • Defining English Language LearnersNYS Limited English Proficient (LEP)Identified by Language Assessment Battery-Revised (LAB-R)Remains a LEP student until passes the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)Must reach proficiency within 3 years or file an extension for services

  • Transitional English Language LearnersFormer LEP students (FLEP)Students who reach Proficiency level on NYSESLAT but who still are at risk for academic failureRead below grade levelLack background knowledgeEnglish is not the home language

  • ChallengesELLs must take NYSESLAT every year until they reach proficiency levelStudents are expected to reach proficiency in three yearsStudents who reach proficiency require support to remain proficient and continue to develop English language skills

  • NYSESLAT Performance Lets look at how are LEP students are performing

  • ChallengesNew York State Testing Program August 2006: must administer ELA to ELLs who have been enrolled in school in US for one year or moreELLs may take content area tests in their native language. If test is not available, they may have oral translations of the testELLs must meet Regents requirements for HS diploma

  • NYS LEP ResultsLets look at how are LEP students in grades 3-8 are performing on ELA and Math

  • Former LEP ResultsLets look at how our transitional students are performing

  • Responses to ChallengesInstructional ProgramsSmall groups for ELA and content areaRead 180PAFPush in support in classroomsELA AcademyInstructional MaterialsLower level texts, bilingual textsComputer programsWaterford ReadingReading A to Z, RAZ KidsAchieve3000ESL ReadingSmartELLIS program

  • Extended Support to FamiliesAdult ESL classesLibrary NightsPuppet showTranslators at Parent Teacher MeetingsCollaboration with Family Resource Center

  • Parent Meetings

  • Puppet Show

  • Family Resource CenterParent / Child Home ProgramDonation DrivesTransportation FundScholarship FundSummer Backpack EnrichmentBooks for FamiliesELLIS for ParentsHalloween Costumes

  • Goals for ESL Program Provide the appropriate levels of support to ELLs as indicated by proficiency level and need Continue to develop programs that help students meet the NYS standards and requirements Continue to support students and their families through outreach programs Continue to meet the needs of transitional students who must meet the same NYS standards as their native English-speaking peers

    Additional Challenge: Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

    Bring SamplesParent / Child Home Program: 2 home visits weekly for 23 weeks. Visitor brings new book or toyDonation Drives - Car seats, clothing, books & toys (collaboration with Cub Scouts, Brownies, teachers and staff)Transportation for parents to go to school eventsScholarship for Enrichment @ Miller, HV, Barr; for HW Club at HVBackpack fun educational things to do over the summerHalloween costumes from Toys R UsESL program must include language arts & content area components1 unit/week = 180 (Advanced Students K-12)2 units = 360 (Intermediate Students K-12, Beginning Students K-8)3 units = 540 (Beginning Students 9-12)


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