Can you offer suggestions for ESL high school teachers who have students from
four grade levels as well as 2-3 English Language Development levels in one
ESL class? I think I'm going to continue to focus on developing
vocabulary, informational reading skills, and will have to focus heavily on
language that will travel across both grade level and content area.
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
My colleague Caia and I also teach in similar situations.
This year we presented a workshop entitled Common Core State
Standards and High School ELLs at Spring Conference where we shared
strategies and examples of differentiated student work/assignments
along with examples of various levels of adapted text that we use in
our curriculum. Check out our presentation and a list of
where you could find such texts on the NJTESOL website.
Search for Presenters:
Marcella Garavaglia, ESL Secondary SIG, NJTESOL/NJBE &
Caia Schlessinger, Secretary, NJTESOL/NJBE, both from Freehold
Regional High School District
Freehold Regional High School District, Monmouth County
ESL Secondary SIG, NJTESOL/NJBE