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    English as a Second Language Program

    The English as a Second Language program at Delaware Valley Regional High School is a High Intensity Model that offers two 84-minute blocks of ESL to English Language Learners. Additional support is given for the content areas.  ESL teachers work with content area teachers to scaffold and differentiate for ELLs.  All students are required to take the ACCESS for ELLs yearly assessment to measure language progress.
    Students are screened using the WIDA Screener or WIDA Model test and placed in classes according to language level and prior schooling.  

    ESL Reading & Writing Course Description:
    ESL Reading and Writing is a full year, five-credit course aligned with WIDA Level 1-4 Entering – Expanding Levels and covers a variety of literature and writing styles. The course provides individual and group instruction to those who are lower-level English Language Learners. Conversation practice, vocabulary building with a focus on developing literacy skills are emphasized, along with learning to write sentences, paragraphs, and journal entries. Students are introduced to the writing process and writing strategies. Students will read, analyze, and discuss main ideas and authors to master basic reading strategies.
    Students will encounter both formative and summative assessments in the classroom. Students will participate in the state-mandated, standardized, ACCESS for ELLs test every year.

    ESL Content Support Course Description:
    ESL Content Support is a full year, five-credit course aligned with WIDA Level 1-4 Entering – Expanding Levels.  The course is designed to support English Language Learners in their content area coursework via major themes that overlap throughout content areas.  Students will begin to learn how to use higher order thinking skills to analyze, compare, contrast, evaluate, create, and synthesize information in the content areas.  Students will develop academic content vocabulary that applies to each content area as well as across the content areas.  Students will be guided to use academic content vocabulary in conversations and writing. 
    Students will encounter both formative and summative assessments in the classroom. Students will participate in the state-mandated, standardized, ACCESS for ELLs test every year.

     Resources for Teachers Support English Language Learners in the Classroom:

    Below are a few resources to assist teachers working with ELLs in mainstream or content area classrooms.  

    ELL Assessment Modfication Guide

    ELL Classroom Differentiation Guide

    ELL NJ Factsheet - Migration Policy Institute

     

    www.edutopia.org/topic/english-language-learners
    www.colorincolorado.org
    www.readingrockets.org
    www.nj.gov/education/bilingual    

     Resources for Families (Recursos para las familias):

    Link Bus  http://www.ridethelink.com/
    1-800-842-0531
    (Picks up in Milford and Frenchtown) (Se coge en Milford y Frenchtown)

    Hunterdon Helpline www.helplinehc.org
    Emergency Help 24/7
    Translation Services
    908 782 4357
    1-800-272-4630

    Hunterdon Hispanos (Part of Hunterdon Helpline)
    http://www.helplinehc.org/hunterdon-hispanos.html

     Harvest Family Success Center https://harvestfsc.com/
    87 Park Avenue
    Flemington, NJ
    908 237 0465
    Free ESL Classes, Clubs, Games, Programs
    Clases ESL Gratis, Clubes, Juegos, Programas

    Frenchtown Food Pantry
    22 Fourth Street
    Frenchtown, NJ 08825
    908 996 2227

     YMCA Free Food Distribution
    On Saturdays 10:30 am; At the Flemington Baptist Church, 170 Main St., Flemington.
    Held In the parking lot or basement.
    Contact Gabriela Bonnevent. 908 892 7369

    Los sábados 10:30 am; En la iglesia Flemington Baptist Church, 170 Main St., Flemington.
    En el estacionamiento o sótano.
    Contacto: Gabriela Bonnevent. 908 892 7369

    Flemington Food Pantry
    http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/
    http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/espanol
    908 788 5568
    Across the parking lot from the Flemington Walmart
    Monday-Thursday
    9-11:30am
    Selected Wednesday Evenings
    5:30-8pm
    Selected Saturdays
    9:30-11:30am

    Enfrente del estacionamiento del Walmart en Flemington
    lunes - jueves
    9-11:30am
    Algunos miércoles por la noche
    5:30-8pm
    Algunos sábados
    9:30-11:30am

     

Last Modified on October 29, 2020