2012-2013 ESOL PresentationWelcome back! We look forward to another great year!
ESOL students at CHES• Most are Hispanic • A few from Mexico• Majority is from • 1 from Sudan Guatemala
ESOL Acronyms• ESOL- English to • ELDA- English Speakers of Language Other Languages Development Assessment• ESL- English as • ELL –English a Second Language Language Learner
Update On ELDA• 20 ESOL students exited ELDA• Most ESOL students showed improvement on ELDA• We are proud of our CHES Team for their contributions
Mayan Languages• Spanish • Quiche• Kanjobal • ESOL students speak and hear 2 languages• Mam • 1 Sudanese• Acateco student: Arabic and Swahili
State and Local Guidelines• Important information needs to be given to parent in native language• Our parents need it verbally• ESOL interpreters provided for conferences
Non Discrimination Guidelines• The status of student or family is confidential and cannot be shared• We cannot require a social security card for registration• There will be potential personal litigation if there is failure to comply
Rights of an ESOL Student• Protected under federal, state and local guidelines & office of civil rights• ELLs are entitled to modified assignments, grades, tests• Similar modifications provided on state mandated testing• No failure of ELLs without a prior form
ESOL Monitor Students• These are former ESOL students• They exited with a composite score of 4 or 5 on the ELDA• They need two years of monitoring• Monitor students can be pulled back into ESOL if struggling• Report card needed every quarter
Mayan Culture• Education is a priority• Students are quiet, bashful and non- assertive• Parents expect mutual respect• “teacher” is a honorable name• Parent’s would rather be addressed as senor + last name or senora +last name
Literacy of Mayan Parents• Most parents speak a Mayan or Spanish dialect• No literacy or minimal literacy• Some cannot read or write in Spanish• Do not expect parents to help with phonics or reading• Basic Math easier• Majority cannot provide homework help
The Maya writing system is considered by archaeologists to be the most sophisticated system ever developed in Mesoamerica.• Glyphs representing, from left to right, the sky, an ahau (king), a house, a child, and the city of Palenque.
The Maya homeland, called Mesoamerica, spansfive countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Websites:• http://www.neok12.com/Maya-Civilization.htm• http://www.mayaruins.com/yucmap.html• http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/ maya/mmc01eng.shtml• Created by-• ESOL Teachers: Gabriela Halfin, Vinnie Taneja, Laura Ross and Becca Ritchey