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1 English as a Second Language In-service October 10, 2008 Mrs. Liz Milo Mrs. Patty Wilson



4 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

5 America: The Melting Pot/Salad Bowl New York Russian Italian German Scottish Irish African Chinese Polish French Michigan Scottish Polish African California Japanese Scottish Chinese Danish German Norwegian Swedish African Irish French Russian Mexican Ohio Slovak German Utah Danish Wisconsin Norwegian German Polish Texas Mexican Massachusetts French Irish Pennsylvania Slovak Irish Russian African Minnesota Swedish Norwegian Rhode Island French Hawaii Japanese Chinese Washington Norwegian Danish Swedish Illinois Irish Norwegian Swedish Polish Italian Mexican German Danish Slovak Russian African

6 What is your ancestry?




10 America: The Land of Opportunity


12 SCSD Jordan Speak Arabic Kindergarten Grades 1,2,4,6

13 China Mandarin Chinese and Fujianese Grade 6

14 Serbia Grade 4 Serbian

15 Sharon Middle School/High School Jordan China Puerto Rico Guyana Mexico Grades 7-12

16 SCSD Planned Instruction for Listening and Speaking Level 1 Tell name and age Identify family, school personnel, classroom objects, basic body parts, common pets, fruits Use present tense of verb “to be” Use regular plurals Answer simple yes/no questions appropriately Follow simple directions involving basic positions in space

17 Listening and Speaking Level 2 Identify common occupations, clothing, farm animals and food Expression using present progressive tense of common verbs Use negative and subject pronouns correctly Use mass pronouns appropriately Follows teacher’s directions related to identifying positions on a page Repeat simple sentences correctly Comprehend and remember major facts of a simple story

18 Speaking and Listening Level 3 Identify modes of transportation and household items Name the days of the week Describe common weather conditions Use possessive nouns correctly Ask simple future tense questions Understand and express comparative and qualitative concepts Follow teacher’s directions involving movement in space Repeat complex sentences correctly Understand and identify moods in a simple story Expression using present and future tenses Express creative thoughts in complete sentences

19 Speaking and Listening Level 4 Identify content area vocabulary Use superlatives and past tense correctly Understand and name opposites of key words Ask past tense questions Discriminate the difference in closely paired words Describe and organize the main properties of common objects Identify main ideas and descriptive details of a story or show

20 Speaking and Listening Level 5 Identify seasons and unusual occupations Use conditional tense of verbs Discriminate the difference in closely paired words Expression using past tense correctly Comprehend and predict the outcome of a story Recall and retell main facts of a story Explain positive and negative attributes of friendship Share meaningful, personal experiences

21 Writing Is intelligible Addresses the topic Expresses complete thoughts Makes sense and organization of ideas is logical Uses vocabulary and syntax that are appropriate for student’s grade level Uses writing conventions with few errors Satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity to meet grade level expectations

22 Reading Vocabulary Given a visual stimulus the student will select the most appropriate label, descriptive word or action Inference Sight vocabulary includes nouns, adjectives and verb forms

23 Reading Vocabulary in Context Given a sentence, the student will select the most appropriate word to complete it correctly Inference Comprehension Vocabulary includes nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verb form

24 Reading Reading for Understanding Given a paragraph to read the student will complete a statement which: Demonstrates comprehension Expresses/describes feelings Notes details and infers Elicits cause and effect relationships Predicts behavior

25 Reading Language Use Given a phrase, the student will select that form which completes it correctly: Verbs-regular and irregular past form, progressive past and present Pronouns-possessive and contractions Nouns-irregular and possessive Adverbs

26 Reading Reading for Life Skills Given a representation of a book the student will: Use a table of contents Identify the topic Note details Identify the author Given a representation of an invitation, the student will Infer from details Draw conclusions Given a time schedule, the student will: Use a schedule Infer and predict from details


28 Communication with Parents Federal regulations require districts to provide information about assessment, academic achievement and related issues to parents in their native language or in their preferred mode of communication. This means that it is the district's/charter school's responsibility to provide for translation and interpretation services

29 Federal Law OCR Title VI Civil Rights Act(1964) “No person shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be denied the benefits of or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial assistance.”

30 Federal Law Equal Educational Opportunities Act(1974) Schools need to take appropriate measures to overcome language barriers that impede students’ participation in programs.

31 Federal law No Child Left Behind (2001) This act makes federal funding for states dependent on student progress. According to the act: “States that do not meet their performance objectives for LEP students could lose up to 10 % of the administrative portion of their funding for all ESEAS state administered formula grant programs.”

32 Classroom teachers provide content area instruction Aligned to the PA Academic Standards And adapted to meet the needs of Limited English Proficient students

33 State Code 22 Pa. Code §4.26, BEC (2001) Every school district shall provide a program for each student whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student’s achievement of English language proficiency and the academic standards under §4.12(relating to academic standards). Programs under this section shall include appropriate bilingual-bicultural or English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.


35 Second Language Acquisition Researchers and Theories Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

36 Affective Filter Comprehensible Input

37 Applying Tiered Questions Preproduction --Show me the wolf. Where is the house? Early Production: --Did the brick house fall down? Speech Emergence: --Explain why the third pig built his house out of bricks. What does the wolf want? Intermediate Fluency: --Why do you think the pigs were able to outsmart the wolf? Advanced Fluency --Accurately summarize the story


39 What should I do if an ELL uses incorrect English? Word-MES –Provide vocabulary Words –Model correct usage –Expand by using adjectives, adverbs, new vocabulary –Help students “Sound like a book” (use academic language)

40 Model (Restate with correction) What student says. What teacher says. He runned. Oh, he ran. (grammar error) I like eschool. I’m glad you like school. (pronunciation error) They bought a carro.That’s nice they bought a (vocabulary error.) car.

41 Contextualize Use realia Technology Charts Diagrams

42 Resources Pictures: (select images) Microsoft Word-insert picture (select image) Diagrams

43 Build Vocabulary Introduce new vocabulary. Provide time and activities to read, write, speak and listen to new vocabulary. Review vocabulary. Arrange authentic learning activities for students to interact using new vocabulary.


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