Presentation on theme: "ESL Parent Information Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 ESL Parent Information Night Timber Creek Elementary
2 Content-Based ESL Instruction What is ESL?The acronym ESL is short for English as a Second Language.The acronym ELL is short for English Language LearnerTomball ISD usesIn this model, acquisition of English is the goal of the program.Instruction focuses on content (science, social studies, and math) rather than language.Content-Based ESL Instruction2
3 ESL Grading Newcomer Policy All Others For Non-English Speaking (NES) students (according to the IPT Oral Exam)New to US schools, the following policy applies -The student will not receive a numerical grade for 18 weeks (2 grading periods).The report card for grades 1-6 will have an “x” marked in the content areas.In Kinder, the report card may be blank in areas of content.All OthersFor Limited (LES) or Fluent (FES) Speaking studentsStudents will receive a numerical grade in all content areas.The grade may reflect the use of linguistic accommodations.3
4 Curriculum – English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) What are the ELPS?Texas English Language Proficiency StandardsStandards used to teach ELL students listening, speaking, reading and writing.Standards includecorrect punctuationphonemic awarenessincreasing vocabularycorrect oral responsesfluencycomprehensionspellingsentence structureusing learning strategies to acquire both academic and basic language skills
5 State Assessments given to ELL students STAAR (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness)Given in grades 3-8ELL students taking the regular STAAR are allowed some linguistic accommodations.STAAR L (Linguistically Accommodated Test)Offered in mathematics, science, and social studies.Not reading and writing.TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System)Given in grades K-12
6 What is STAAR? State standardized test covering core subject areas. Grades 3-6 take reading and mathematics.Grade 4 take writing.Grade 5 take science.Students have a four-hour time limit to complete test.ELL students who have scored AH on TELPAS are not eligible to take STAAR L.To access sample questions use the link below.
7 Linguistic Accommodations - STAAR Math, Science, Social StudiesBilingual dictionaryExtra Time (same day)Reading, WritingGrades 3-5Dictionaries of various typesExtra Time (same day)Clarification of the meaning of words in the writing prompt. (In English)
8 What is STAAR - L The STAAR L test is taken online using the computer. Clarification of English words are provided when needed – all of this is done through the computer program.Students are provided with headphones.
9 What is TELPAS?Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)Assesses progress of ELL students in listening, speaking, writing and reading.Composed of teacher rated assessments for listening, speaking and writing – grades K-12.Based on continuous classroom observations and written student work.Reading involves an online test consisting of multiple choice questions – grades 2-12.Administered in the spring.
10 How do ELLs exit the ESL program? English Proficiency Exit Criteria Chart1st2nd3rd4th5th6thCurrent School YearOral = Listening & SpeakingScored Fluent on English OLPTEnglishReadingNorm Referenced Standardized Achievement Test (Rdg./Lang.) 40th % or aboveSTAARWritingAgency Approved Writing Test**** LEP students who use linguistic accommodations on the STAAR reading or writing may not exit.
11 Online Resources for Parents and Students To access your child’s grades:Go toSelect on ParentsSelect on accessing grades onlineYour username and password were sent home.Contact your school registrar for this information if you do not have your username and password. TCES- Dawna LeeTo become a volunteer:Select on everyoneSelect on volunteer applicationTo access your child’s lunch account: you can manage lunch account, make payment or set up automatic payments:Go toCreate an accountSelect TXChoose Tomball ISD
12 Online Resources for Parents and Students To access your child’s teacher’s webpage, newsflash or school’s websiteYou can add this to your favorites to go directly to your teacher’s website. Make sure you sign up for newsflash as well.Many links are on the teacher’s websites for you to use to help support learning at home. Here are a few websites available – these may vary depending on grade.Online reading book for K-5username – lunch number / student idPassword - provided by teacherSelect on my library and you can access reading
13 Online Resources for Parents and Students Online math and science book for K-5user id - TISD + student numberPassword – TOMBALL1Online math book for 6th grademyhrw.comSelect chapter and lesson at the topGrades K-4user id and password provided by teacher – this may be taped in their planner.Grades 3-6user id and password – provided by your teacher
14 Online Resources for Parents and Students Other Great websites:- great math resourceUser id and password given by your teacher– Reading resources (teacher username: AlidaH, click on grade level)txesla.net/gradesk3.html - Reading Resources Listrbeaudoin333.homestead.com/shortvowel_1.html- Vowel Soundsthe LionsReading Assoc.Rockets
15 Online Resources for Parents and Students ESL Resources:ColoradoThings ESLAudio e-BooksSelect on tab that says KIDSThen Select on the star that says Kids ReadSelect on TumbleBooks
16 Any Questions? Please contact: Alida Hudson – ESL Specialist X 4667Kathy Jo Standefer– LPAC AdministratorX 460116