Hanna OlczakELSThe best way to reach me is through my e-mail.
General Classroom Information:
Clinton Public School offers English Language Services Program; English Language Learners are fully integrated in the student body yet participate in a pull-out program designed to foster their academic achievement through promoting academic and content language proficiency. The program, based on World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards, has been aligned with district curricular objectives, following a model of content based instruction. To accelerate the development of academic and content specific language, as well as comprehension and fluency of expression, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities are set up thematically and make use of innovative and thought-provoking ESL materials.Homework Procedures:Regular and consistent review is essential to second language acquisition. English Language Learners should complete their weekly homework assignments, which are interesting, practical, and meant to boost their language confidence. Practice makes perfect!
Here are some handy resources for English Language Learners and their families:
www.colorincolorado.org - in English and Spanish for both parents and students: information, resources, readings, videos, games, webinars, and many others
www.Starfall.com - neat reading practice and a variety of games and activities for Pre-K–2 grade students, as well as for ELLs who want to improve their reading skills; engaging, fun to do language activities; excellent for English Language Learners
www.readtoday.net - practice of early reading skills in English, Spanish, German, and French
www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html - educational games for kids in grades K – 2.
www.storylineonline.net - Actors from the Screen Actors’ Guild read popular children stories: great for students in grades 1 – 5.
www.eduplace.com - effective practice in both content areas and English language skills for grades K – 6.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov - valuable website for students in grades K – 12: information on the American system of government and on American symbols and songsHere are three translators: