ESL Program Information

  • Curriculum Focus Summary

    Level 1 – Entering

    • focus on interpersonal skills
    • personal information
    • listening skills
    • school personnel
    • school rules
    • beginning phonics: recognizing letters and knowing sounds of the letters
    • content vocabulary: numbers, colors, classroom objects, parts of the body, shapes, family members, clothing, food, weather, money, etc.

    Level 2 – Beginning

    • listening and speaking skills
    • pronunciation activities
    • vocabulary
    • sight vocabulary
    • phonics instruction
    • word family activities
    • beginning writing skills: subject/verb agreement
    • reading/constructing simple sentences

    Level 3 – Developing

    • continued development in listening, speaking, and reading skills
    • reading paragraphs/short stories with comprehension
    • Scott Foresman alignment with reading and writing
    • development of better writing skills
    • grammar: parts of speech

    Level 4 – Expanding

    • fine tuning of speaking skills
    • advanced grammar activities applied in writing
    • use of higher level vocabulary in speech and writing
    • Scott Foresman alignment in reading and writing
    • read longer passages with greater comprehension

    Level 5 – Bridging

    These students remain in the classroom working on grade
    level curriculum and are monitored by the ESL Specialist 
    and the classroom teacher.