High School Programs
The goal of the ESL program shall be to enable limited English proficient students to become competent in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and composition of the English language through the integrated use of second language methods. The English as a second language program shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science and social studies, as integral parts of the academic goals for all students to enable limited English proficient students to participate equitably in school.
This article provides useful research-based information for educators and others seeking to support English learners (ELs) at the secondary level in social studies, science, and mathematics. The article may also prove helpful for those who would like to learn about factors that influence the educational achievement of this significant and growing number of students. Furthermore, the authors provide some general strategies used in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to demonstrate the distinction between ESL and the content needs of ELs.
This FREE self-paced online course is based on Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction. The course is designed for literacy specialists/leaders charged with improving policies and practices in the area of adolescent academic literacy instruction. The participant objectives of the four-module series are to understand ways to improve classroom instruction for all students and to strengthen literacy interventions for struggling readers.
Module 1 focuses on the definition of academic literacy, the expected outcomes of improved academic literacy, the goals for improving academic literacy instruction, and essential knowledge and skills students must acquire in order to achieve those goals.
Module 2 provides an overview of the five research-based recommendations for improving literacy-related instruction in the content areas.
Module 3 describes the interventions struggling readers will likely need in order to learn to read on grade-level, and
Module 4 explores considerations and recommendations for supporting the literacy development of adolescent English language learners.
State Approved Program Model Types
English As a Second Language/Content-Based
English As A Second Language/Pull-Out
Available District Supplemental Language and Academic Support Services
- Read 180 & System 44 (language and literacy intervention)
- ALEKS Math Program (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) to help students fill in gaps in their mathematical learning.
- Rosetta Stone (English language support)
- JOURNEYS - A student college & career readiness and student leadership program
- Summer School