Welcome, students and parents, to our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Sheltered ELA (English Language Arts) classes! I am thrilled to have you as part of our diverse and inclusive learning community. Let me give you an overview of what you can expect in this class.
ESOL Class: Our ESOL class is specifically designed to support students who are non-native English speakers. I understand that learning a new language can be challenging, and my primary goal is to help you improve your English language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. I want you to feel comfortable and confident using English in various situations.
In this class, you'll find:
Inclusive Environment: This class celebrates diversity, and we value the different cultures and languages that each student brings. Everyone's unique perspective enriches our learning experience.
Language Support: I focus on helping you develop your language skills through interactive activities, group discussions, language games, and projects. This way, you'll be able to use English in real-life situations.
Personalized Learning: I understand that each student has different needs and learning styles. I tailor the lessons to cater to individual strengths and areas that need improvement.
Cultural Exchange: I encourage open discussions about your cultures, traditions, and experiences. This creates a sense of belonging and fosters mutual understanding among all students.
Sheltered ELA Class: Our Sheltered ELA class is designed for English language learners who may need additional support in their English language arts studies. This class allows students to learn grade-level content while still developing their language skills.
In this class, you can expect:
Grade-Level Curriculum: I follow the same English Language Arts curriculum as other students in the grade, but I modify it slightly to ensure it aligns with your language proficiency level.
Language Integration: You'll be exposed to various reading materials, including novels, short stories, articles, and poems. This exposure helps improve your reading comprehension and vocabulary.
Writing Development: I focus on improving your writing skills through guided writing exercises, essays, and creative assignments. This will help you express your ideas effectively.
Language Support: I provide language support during class discussions, ensuring that you understand the content and can actively participate.
Cooperative Learning: I encourage group activities and projects, as working together helps build communication and teamwork skills.
My aim is to create a positive and supportive learning environment where all students can excel academically and personally. I am here to support your language development and academic growth every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me. Let's have a fantastic and enriching year together!