Dr. Jacqueline Jones, Title III Coordinator
Bonnie Bendelius, ESOL Teacher
Chelsea Walker-Griner, ESOL Teacher
Gina Bartlett, ESOL Teacher
Larry Ninas, ESOL Teacher
Myung "Silk Lee" Kim, ESOL Teacher
Wendy Aldridge, ESOL Teacher
Yasuko Kobayashi, ESOL Teacher
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What's Happening in the World of ESOL?
The ESOL Department welcomes Ms. Bonnie Bendelius!
Congratulations Mrs. Wendy Aldridge, an ESOL teacher at Ethel W. Kight Elementary, for being named a 2020 Exemplary ESOL Teacher by the Georgia Department of Education!
Ethel W. Kight Elementary
Mrs. Aldridge's ESOL students at EKES had a great month learning about Hispanic Heritage Month. Each grade level read passages about Hispanic Heritage month, and why it is celebrated. They also learned about famous Hispanic Americans. 4th and 5th grade ESOL students were featured on the morning broadcast each morning where they shared facts about famous Hispanic Americans. They ended the study with a cultural celebration where they snacked on some authentic Hispanic foods!
Franklin Forest Elementary
Mrs. Lee's 3rd graders are working on collaborate board in Nearpod. They are writing sentences and choosing pictures to answer the question, "Which toy do you usually like to see at a toy store?"
Callaway and Clearview Elementary
On January 21st, Mrs. Walker’s students at Callaway Elementary celebrated Multicultural Day, virtual style! Instead of the traditional parade, classrooms practiced social distancing by viewing the film, On My Way to School. It entailed the daily journey and obstacles faced by children around the world on their way to school. Students learned about the privileges of having an education, as well as the value of learning and its importance. Pictured are students from Mrs. Blankenship's Kindergarten class with drawings of how they travel to school.
Gardner Middle School
Mrs. Bartlett’s students at GNMS are practicing for their ACCESS for ELLs assessment. Access for ELLs is an online computer based, adaptive test that measures the students English Language Proficiency. Students are tested in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This assessment is given annually to all ESOL students in grades 1-12.
Callaway High School
Mr. Ninas students use the INSERT Reading Strategy to strengthen their reading comprehension skills. Here a student is using using INSERT Reading Strategy to mark text on the classroom whiteboard.
Coping with Covid
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Teach100 Education Resources
Kennesaw State 18th Annual ESOL Conference 2020
Korean Arts & Crafts
Interpretation/Translation Request Form
Interpretation Agreement Form
Interpretation Agreement Form English
Interpretation Agreement Form Korean
Interpretation Agreement Form Spanish
Monitoring Forms 2020- 2021
Per State and Federal guidelines, we are required to monitor the English language development and academic progress of ESOL students who have been exited from the ESOL Program (for two years).
Additionally, TCSS ESOL will use these monitoring forms to document the progress of students who are receiving ESOL support services on a consultative basis, students whose parents have refused services and ESOL students whose progress needs to be closely monitored. Teachers are also encouraged to use these forms as a method of gathering classroom performance data on other ESOL students for RTI, parent-teacher conferences or IEP meetings.
Kindergarten WIDA Can Do Descriptors
1st-2nd WIDA Can Do Descriptors
3rd-5th WIDA Can Do Descriptors
6th-8th WIDA Can Do Descriptors
9th-12th WIDA Can Do Descriptors
Grades PreK-5 English Language Proficiency Standards
Grades 6-12 English Language Proficiency Standards
Educator and Parent LINKS
"My Child is an English Learner": English Version Click here; Spanish Version Click here
GPB Educational Resources
U.S.. Department of Education
GA DOE Title III
GA TESOL (Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics)\
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