Mrs. Casida 2nd Grade Rm. 57
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E.S.L. English As A Second Language
ESL stands for English as a second language, and generally English Language Learners (ELLs) are those people for whom English is not the primary language. ESL teachers work with ELLs to help them acquire fluency in English, both spoken and written. In primary school settings, an ESL teacher may focus on not only teaching kids how to speak English but also how to read and write. In Kingsburg, ESL is taught in the ENCORE class. I teach the Beginning, Early Intermediate, and Intermediate students.
All ELL's must take the CELDT test. What is the CELDT? CELDT is a state mandated test that school districts are required to administer to students whose home language is not English. The parent/guardian or adult student identifies their home language in the Language Survey section of the Student Enrollment Application. If any of the three questions are answered with a language other than English, the CELDT test must be administered. The purpose of CEDLT is to identify students who are English Learners in Kindergarten through grade 12, to monitor their progress in learning English, and to document their English proficiency. Who must take the CELDT? All students whose home language is not English must take the test within 30 calendar days after they are enrolled in a California public school. The CELDT must be given once each year to English Learners until they score proficient in English. How are the CELDT results scored? There are five levels of proficiency a student can achieve. They are: Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Early Advanced, Advanced. Once they pass the CELDT test, they will be labeled as Flunent English Proficient (FEP) and they will attend another ENCORE class according to their reading level.
Here is a wonderful site to aid in English developement. There are many activities for your child.
Click on the above picture to visit ESL-Kids!!!
Make handwriting practice worksheets for children learning to write the alphabet. Create writing practice sheets in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser style, in print or cursive form. There are many worksheets and flashcards for vocabulary developement. Click the pencil below.