• ESL I For students scoring reading level 1 on the WIDA Screener/ACCESS assessment. Focus is on the WIDA English language proficiency standards with emphasis on social and instructional language. Students will begin to acquire the lan- guage necessary to be successful in core content classes. Students will focus on developing read- ing, writing, listening and speaking skills.

     

    ESL II For students scoring a reading level 2 on the WIDA Screener/ACCESS assessment. Focus is on the WIDA English language proficiency standards with an emphasis on the language of social studies, science, English language arts and math. Students will learn basic grammatical structures and more complex vocabulary in the context of academic reading, writing and speaking academic English.

     

    ESL III For students scoring a reading level 3 on the WIDA Screener/ACCESS assessment. Focus is on the WIDA English language proficiency standards with an emphasis on the language of social studies, science, English language arts and math. Students will deepen their comprehension skills through reading, writing and discussing literature and informational texts. Students will continue to develop learning strategies to increase success in other academic classes.

     

    ESL IV For students scoring a reading level 4 and above on the WIDA Screener/ACCESS assessment. This class will place a greater emphasis on devel- oping writing ability. Focus is on the WIDA English language proficiency standards with an emphasis on the language of social studies, science, English language arts and math. Students will approach full English proficiency in the use of academic language and further develop comprehension and fluency comparable to that of native English speakers.