Welcome to English as a New Language

English As a New Language Program

The ENL Department services English Language Learners through Push In and Pull Out models according to their levels as listed:

*Entering- 360 minutes (180 integrated and 180 stand alone) 

*Emerging- 360 minutes (180 integrated and 180 stand alone)

*Transitioning- 180 minutes integrated

*Expanding-180 minutes integrated

*Commanding- 90 minutes integrated - (These students have passed the NYSESLAT and receive two years additional support but will no longer be tested.)

Push In/integrated model is when the ENL teacher works alongside the classroom teacher providing ENL strategies for them to best learn the content material. Pull Out/Stand Alone model is when the ENL teacher pulls a small group of students in a separate location to work on developing ELA skills Implementing ENL strategies. 

Tips how to support your English Language Learner at home

  • Read to your child, with your child, and listen to your child read every day. You can also take them to the public library in the neighborhood.
  • Use your home language at home. Speaking two languages helps your child gain language skills which will further English language acquisition.
  • Support your child with homework.
  • Although first year ELLs are exempt from the ELA exam they still are required to take the Math state exam therefore we recommend you practice math facts with your child so that they become proficient.  Also check out website for building math skills. 
  • Engage with your child in conversations. Ask them about school, what they are learning, what they like and don't like. 

 

Apps and websites to help your child

Grammar Gorrillas

 http://www.funbrain.com/grammar 

Basic Grammar Skills

http://wwwruthvilmi.net/hut/help/grammar help 

Preposition Advice

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm 

Grammar Quizzes On-line

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz list.htm 

 

 

 

Grade 4 ENL

Welcome to 4th grade ENL!

In fourth grade ELA, we are learning about Native Americans from the Northeast Woodlands.  We are conducting research, using books, articles and websites,  taking notes and organizing our notes.  Next we will categorize our information and create informational essays.  This unit will take us through until the new year.  When we return, we will begin a persuasive writing unit in which we will practice supporting our opinions with details and information from our research.

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In math, we continue to learn different multiplication strategies and incorporate them into solving multi-step word problems.  Remember, it is imperative that the students practice their math facts daily in order to become proficient and to facilitate in problem solving.

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 If you have any questions about the ENL program or questions in general please feel free to contact Ms. Caico in the main building.

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Grade 3 ENL

March  – April  3rd Grade ENL Newsletter

Hello 3rd Grade Parents!

 This month we are beginning new units in LITERACY and MATH. In the literacy unit students will continue to develop literacy skills as they explore different genre of literature. In MATH we start introducing the concept of fraction and continue with comparing fractions within a group.

READING

This month we will continue to read through cross-genre reading focusing on different comprehension skills. We will work on using non-fiction text features to understand the text, using text evidence to answer questions, analyzing the character, and identifying main idea and details.

Please have students continue to read at home for at least 25 minutes a night. Encourage your child to read non-fiction and fiction books as well. You can visit the public library to find books.

WRITING

In writing, students will be writing short response to literature. They will use a strategy to identify main idea with supporting facts and details. They will also be able to explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support the main points of the text as well as draw inferences. Students will practice using RACE strategy to respond to a text dependent question and provide two detail from the text to support their answer.

MATH

In math, students will complete unit 8 during which they will learn about fractions. They will develop understanding of fractions as parts of a whole. They will earn how to represent a fraction on a number line. They will also be able to identify equal fractions and compare fractions by looking at their size. Students will also express whole numbers as fractions and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.

ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

The third graders have been using English in all four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. When they read a text they speak about it, ask and answer questions, and write about it as well. We use many strategies at school to support language acquisition like using visuals and modeling to support understanding.

At home, you can have conversations with your child in English and your first language as well. It is known that developing first language supports acquiring a second language. Expose your child to books.

 

 

Click here to download Newsletter ENL NEWSLETTER jan feb.docx 

January – February 3rd Grade ENL Newsletter

Hello 3rd Grade Parents!   

This month we are beginning new units in LITERACY and MATH. In the literacy unit students will develop their literacy skills as they build expertise of a country through comparison of India’s Culture Then & Now. In MATH we start with the perimeter and continue with area. Students will learn how to find the perimeter and area of a shape.

READING

Students will read informational texts and learn how to effectively use text features to locate information. In this unit students will learn how to research on a topic and become close observers as they study the Indian culture. As we read for information at school in different sources like books and internet, we will begin talking about collecting information about two topics and organize our notes so we can compare and contrast later when writing.

Please have students continue to read at home for at least 25 minutes a night. Encourage your child to read non-fiction books and talk about interesting facts they learned from the book. You can visit the public library to find non-fiction books. It would be great help for the children to read books about India.

WRITING

As students specialize in one topic they will collect facts and data for their writing piece. They will write a compare and contrast essay through comparison of India’s culture.  They will share what they have learned in an informational writing piece that demonstrates their expertise. When we write the informational essay students will learn how to introduce a topic using a topic sentence and how to group related information together in paragraphs. They will learn how to develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details they collected during their research. They will use comparing and contrasting words, will continue to use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information and to provide a concluding statement for their writing piece. At home, encourage your child to write in a journal about what they have learned from reading their books and researching at school.

MATH

In math, children will recognize area and perimeter as an attribute of plane figures. They will understand concepts of area measurement and relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. Students will solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length.

At home, you can speak to your child about the perimeter as the distance around the outside of a shape and area as the amount of space inside a shape. You can find the perimeter and area of objects that are around your house.  

ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

The third graders have been using English in all four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. When they read a text they speak about it, ask and answer questions, and write about it as well. We use many strategies at school to support language acquisition like using visuals and modeling to support understanding.

At home, you can have conversations with your child in English and your first language as well. It is known that developing first language supports acquiring a second language. Expose your child to books books books.

 

Click here to download Newsletter: ENL NEWSLETTER nov-dec.docx  

3rd Grade ENL Newsletter

November – December ENL NEWSLETTER mar apr.docx 

Hello 3rd Grade Parents! 

This month we are beginning new units in LITERACY and MATH. The literacy unit will start with Observing the World Around Us and focus in AUSTRALIA. In MATH we start with multiplication and continue with multiplication facts and strategies. 

READING

Students will read informational texts and learn how to effectively use text features to locate information. In this unit students will learn how to research on a topic and become close observers as they study how plants and animals change through time. As we read for information at school in different sources like books and internet, we will begin talking about collecting information and choosing a topic for becoming experts in one plant and/or animal. Please have students continue to read at home for at least 25 minutes a night. Encourage your child to read non-fiction books and talk about interesting facts they learned from the book. You can visit the public library to find non-fiction books. It would be great help for the children to read books about Australia.

WRITING

As students specialize in one plant and/or animal they will collect facts and data for their writing piece. Then, they will share what they have learned in an informational writing piece that demonstrates their expertise. When we write the informational essay students will learn how to introduce a topic using a topic sentence and how to group related information together in paragraphs. They will learn how to develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details they collected during their research. They will continue to use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information and to provide a concluding statement for their writing piece. At home, encourage your child to write in a journal about what they have learned from reading their books and researching at school.

MATH

In math, children will be introduced to multiplication. Students will be practicing equal groups, repeated addition, using a number line and drawing arrays. They will be able to relate repeated addition to multiplication. This unit focuses on using strategies to become fluent in multiplication facts. Students will continue to build their multiplication fact fluency.

At home, continue to practice multiplication facts with your child. The more practice they have the easier it will become for them to memorize the facts.

ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

The third graders have been using English in all four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. When they read a text they speak about it, ask and answer questions, and write about it as well. We use many strategies at school to support language acquisition like using visuals and modeling to support understanding.

At home, you can have conversations with your child in English and your first language. It is known that developing first language supports acquiring a second language. Expose your child to books books books.