• The ELL program at Tenafly Middle School

     

    The ELL class provides instruction to students who are learning English language skills. Conversation, vocabulary building, writing skills and reading comprehension are stressed. Content area material is used as a vehicle to teach English. The program is flexible and helps students at all levels. Placement in and out of ELL is determined by multi exit criteria, including a passing score on the ACCESS for ELL's State Assessment.

     

    SIXTH GRADE ELL

     

    In this class, sixth graders work on reading strategies and learn English through content areas. There is a focus on class participation, reading for information and vocabulary development. Students work on critical thinking and literacy skills which lead to better performance on the PARCC Assessment..

     

    SEVENTH GRADE ELL

     

    Seventh grade English Language Learners work on building their speaking skills, reading strategies, vocabulary, grammar and writing strategies using selections in different content areas. Students work on critical thinking and literacy skills which lead to better performance on the PARCC Assessment.

     

    EIGHTH GRADE ELL

     

    This class provides eighth grade ELL students with a sheltered environment where students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. English is learned through content, especially social studies and science. Emphasis is also on vocabulary development, grammar and different types of writing. . Students work on critical thinking and literacy skills which lead to better performance on the PARCC Assessment.

     

    BEGINNING ELL LANGUAGE ARTS

     

    In this class, the goal is to develop reading strategies, grammar and mechanics. There is a strong focus on grammar, reading and writing. These skills are developed through independent reading, journal writing, parts of speech practice, reading comprehension activities and Reader’s Theater. Students work on literacy skills which lead to better NJASK performance.

     

    INTERMEDIATE ELL LANGUAGE ARTS

     

    In this class, a collection of adapted and authentic world literature in different genres is used to strengthen reading and writing skills. The class also develops grammar skills through analyzing errors from students’ writing samples. Students work on critical thinking and literacy skills which lead to better performance on the PARCC Assessment.

     

    ADVANCED ELL LANGUAGE ARTS

     

    Literacy is enhanced through varied texts, short stories, assigned novels, independent reading and poetry. There is a focus on story elements, literary terms and techniques. Interpretive writing is developed and independent reading is encouraged. . Students work on critical thinking and literacy skills which lead to better performance on the PARCC Assessment. ELL

     

     

    SKILL BUILDING GRADE 6, GRADE 7, GRADE 8

     

    In each of the grade levels, academic reinforcement of content areas takes place. Students get the opportunity to review work, ask questions and receive assistance which leads to a more thorough understanding of content area work.