English Language Learners

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COURSES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS:


EMERGING ENGLISH (Grades 9,10,11,12)

This course is designed for students who are English Learners and have been assessed at Level 1 or 2 on the ACCESS assessment. Placement will be determined by the results of formal student testing and teacher input. Emphasis will be on acquiring proficiency in reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and oral language skills.  There are different levels within the course which target students’ levels of proficiency. The curriculum is aligned with the strands of the ELA frameworks as well as the World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards incorporating the mandated requirements by the DESE Office of English Language Acquisition. The ELL student will be mainstreamed into English classes upon acquisition of necessary skills.


DEVELOPING ENGLISH (Grades 9,10,11,12)

This course is designed for students who are English Learners and have been assessed at Level 3, 4 or 5 on the ACCESS assessment. Placement will be determined by the results of formal student testing and teacher input. Emphasis will be on acquiring proficiency in reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and oral language skills.  There are different levels within the course which target students’ levels of proficiency. The curriculum is aligned with the strands of the ELA frameworks as well as the World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards incorporating the mandated requirements by the DESE Office of English Language Acquisition. The ELL student will be mainstreamed into English classes upon acquisition of necessary skills.


ACADEMIC LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND SUPPORT

(Open to students based on their English Language Proficiency Level)

The main objective of this course is to support ELL students in achieving success at Assabet.  It is designed to aid students in their development of English skills by offering a welcoming and safe environment for language practice, academic work completion and sharing/discussing school culture. There will be dissemination of school information and extracurricular activities and events. Instructor will facilitate academic work by supervising/working with small groups of students or with an individual student on assignments brought in from his/her content classes.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

(Open to students based on their English Language Proficiency Level)

This course is offered during students’ technical week to allow for the continued development of English language acquisition. Students continue through the English Learner curriculum and World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards. Students are  supported and instruction is delivered through organized and individualized journal writing, reading and computer programs.


Faculty:

Mrs. Jennifer Labbe 
ESL Teacher 
508-485-9430 ext. 1413 
jlabbe@assabet.org


Ms. Carol Sussman-Ghatak
ELD Teacher/Family Liaison
508-485-9430 ext. 1425
csussman-ghatak@assabet.org