ACADEMIC LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
The goals of ESL classes are that all students develop grade level academic language proficiency and acquire high school academic skills. Courses are aligned with grade level content courses as well as filling in academic gaps that students may have. There is a focus on high school academic skills as well; skills which will support students throughout high school and futher on to post secondary education opportunities.
ESL teachers support EL students in content courses, focusing on science and social studies. Our goals are informed by two sets of principles:
English language development
Meaningful access to grade-level learning
ESL and content teachers collaborate to develop lessons that support and spur language development, build background knowledge and increase opportunities for academic langauge production.
Teresa Kiedrowski teaches Academic Language Development for 11th and 12th graders, AVID 11 and co-teaches in 9th grade geography
Catherine Cruz Muneton students who are new to the US in sheltered English Language Arts, as well as co-teaches in Physics
Lynn Cooper teaches Academic Language Development for 9th graders and co-teaches in 9th grade geography
Ina Zeigler teaches Academic Language Development for 10th graders and co-teaches in 10th grade US History
Megan Luken teaches Academic Language Development for students new to the US and co-teaches in 9th grade science
Antonia Dempsey co-teaches in English Language Arts
Lisa Johnson Lead ESL teacher, co-teaches in Biology 2