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Mrs. Steffen's ESOL Class
 
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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Course Descriptions:

Middle School

The ESOL courses for 7th and 8th grade students at James Monroe High School are dependent on their level of English proficiency. There are 5 categories as of placement for 7th and 8th grade ESOL students. The levels are Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding, and Commanding. Students in the Entering level of ESOL are provided 1 Stand Alone course. The class offered is ESOL 7/8 Entering/Emerging. They are also provided 1 integrated course. The class offered is English 7 and English 7-ESOL or English 8 and English 8-ESOL. Students in the Emerging level of ESOL are provided .5 Stand Alone/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated. The class offered is ESOL 7/8 Entering/Emerging. They are also provided 1 Integrated course. The classes offered are English 7 and English 7-ESOL or English 8 and English 8-ESOL. The students in the Transitioning level of ESOL are provided .5 Integrated/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated. The classes offered are English 7 and English 7-ESOL or English 8 and English 8-ESOL. The students in the Expanding level of ESOL are provided 1 Integrated course. The classes offered are English 7 and English 7-ESOL or English 8 and English 8-ESOL. The students in the Commanding level of ESOL are provided .5 Integrated/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated course. The classes offered are English 7 and English 7-ESOL or English 8 and English 8-ESOL.  The Stand Alone courses are taught solely by an ESOL teacher, and they contain only ELL students in those particular classes. The Integrated courses are co-taught by a content area teacher and an ESOL teacher. English Language Learners will develop their reading and writing skills to create a cohesive learning style with the content area courses. The courses are designed to prepare students for the NYSESLAT exam as well as their Regents Exams cross-curricula.

High School

The ESOL courses for 9-12 grade students at James Monroe High School are dependent on their level of English proficiency. There are 5 categories of placement for 9-12 grade ESOL students. The levels are Entering, Emerging, Transitioning, Expanding, and Commanding. Students in the Entering level of ESOL are provided 1 Stand Alone course. The class offered is ESOL 9/10 Entering 3rd. class or ESOL 11/12 Entering 3rd. class. They are also provided 1 integrated course. The classes offered are English I and English I-ESOL, or English II and English II-ESOL, or English III and English III-ESOL, or English IV and English IV-ESOL. They are also provided one *Either course. The classes offered are ESOL 9/10 Entering/Emerging, or ESOL 11/12 Entering/Emerging, or Global I and Global I-ESOL, or Global II and Global II-ESOL, or U.S History and U.S History-ESOL.  Students in the Emerging level of ESOL are provided .5 Stand Alone/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated. The class offered is ESOL 9/10 Entering/Emerging or ESOL 11/12 Entering/Emerging. They are also provided 1 Integrated course. The classes offered are English I and English I-ESOL, English II and English II-ESOL, English III and English III-ESOL, and English IV and English IV-ESOL The students in the Transitioning level of ESOL are provided .5 Integrated/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated. The classes offered are English I and English I-ESOL, English II and English II-ESOL, English III and English III-ESOL, and English IV and English IV-ESOL. The students in the Expanding level of ESOL are provided 1 Integrated course. The classes offered are English I and English I-ESOL, English II and English II-ESOL, English III and English III-ESOL, and English IV and English IV-ESOL. The students in the Commanding level of ESOL are provided .5 Integrated/ .5 Stand Alone or Integrated courses. The classes offered are English I and English I-ESOL, English II and English II-ESOL, English III and English III-ESOL, and English IV and English IV-ESOL. The Stand Alone courses are taught solely by an ESOL teacher, and they contain only ELL students in those particular classes. The Integrated courses are co-taught by a content area teacher and an ESOL teacher. English Language Learners will develop their reading and writing skills to create a cohesive learning style with the content area courses. The courses are designed to prepare students for the NYSESLAT exam as well as their Regents Exams cross-curricula.

 

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