Modifications For ELL Learners in the Regular Education Classroom Useful Teaching Strategies for Successful Integration of English Language Learners into ALL Pre-K – 12th Grade Classrooms ~ PowerPoint Presentation ~ What is ESL The program to help non-native speakers learn English Renee T Combs Why Does it Exist? Equal Education Opportunities Act- 1974 Lau vs Nichols – 1974 Plyer vs Doe- 1982 How Does It Affect Me? NCLB- Under NCLB, we are also held accountable for sub-groups on standardized tests Federal Money- If our Limited English students fail, we are held accountable and it affects Jobs I Know That They Understand Me! BICS 1-2 yrs- It takes 1-2 years for social language CALP 5-7 yrs- It takes 5-7 years for academic language you relearn When you learn a second language, it works the same as learning your first language. You learned to speak before you learned to read and write. The same is true for ELLEnglish Language Learners Steps of Language Acquisition Pre-Production- They really don’t speak- will understand more than they say Early Production- will say a few words Speech Emergence- many errors in speaking and writing Intermediate Fluency- less errors Proficient What Do I Do When They Show Up at School? Language Survey Call Title 1- Pam Walden If they are transferring from another school, request the ELL records Immunizations- all students must have them to enroll Star Program- fill out auxiliary page Star Program and Test Coding To properly enter ELL students in the system, the Auxiliary page must be accessed Under language- L should be chosen – L- active esl – 1- first year of proficiency per ELDA test – 2- second year of proficiency per ELDA test – N- passed the entrance but is still non- English – -F- Proficient – W- waives ESL Services Entrance Exam? Every person that fills out the language survey and says that English is not the primary language spoken at home must be assessed. The TELPA test is given by the ESL teacher PLEASE- ask your principal to contact Title 1 ASAP when you suspect English is not the home language ELDA Test ? The ELDA ( English Language Development Assessment) is the standardized test k-12 given annually to ELL students to determine their proficiency in English. The test window is in February and March. The test is very comprehensive and includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is untimed and may be time-consuming. It is administered by the ESL teacher. What about the State Tests? ELL students take the ELSA- English Language Simplified Assessment instead of TCAP or Gateway First year ELL students are exempt from taking the writing assessment How Am I Supposed to Teach Them? Modifications– Shorter and simpler reading assignments as needed. It still needs to challenge them – Pre-teaching- present and familiarize them with the material – Familiarize them with vocabulary - Meet with ESL Teacher to help with modifications Can You Repeat That Pre-School & Kindergarten – Phonics, Vocabulary, Computer programs for enrichment of vocabulary and phonics Grades 1 & 2- Phonics, Reading Recovery, Read w/ Them Grade 3 – 12 –Pre-teaching, Vocabulary, Modifications and computer programs- see Renee Combs Also, the ESL teacher will work with the student as needed Keys To Success Natural Language Ability Level of ability in native language The younger they are- the easier to “catch up” MOTIVATION – As a rule, students who have success or wish to integrate will learn the language faster. Now, What is ESL? ESL is the program of acronyms where trial and error “IEP”s are created daily for NELBs (Non- English Language Background) who are either NES ( Non- English Speaking), LEP (Limited English Proficient) , T1( Transfer1) T2 (Transfer 2), or N ( proficient but non- English background)……… a new one day, a new acronym….