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Bilingual and ESL

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of  theDalhart ISD Bilingual/ESL program to ensure that English Language Learners have the opportunity to acquire and develop proficiency in the English language which will empower them to be successful in their academic careers and as members of society.

 

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Dalhart ISD Bilingual and ESL program is to provide instruction that supports the linguistic, affective and cognitive needs of all English Language Learners.

 

Goals:

As per Chapter §89.1201 of the Texas Education Code:

The goal of bilingual education programs shall be to enable English language learners to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in the primary language and English. Such programs shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science, and social studies, as integral parts of the academic goals for all students to enable English language learners to participate equitably in school.

The goal of ESL programs shall be to enable English language learners to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the integrated use of second language methods. The ESL program shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science, and social studies, as integral parts of the academic goals for all students to enable English language learners to participate equitably in school.

 

DISD ESL Program Models:

  • DES - Content Based 
  • DIS - Content Based
  • DJHS - Pullout
  • DHS - Pullout

District Resources:

 

Additional Resources:

U.S. Department of Justice EL Fact Sheet U.S. Department of Education EL Toolkit
English Language Proficiency Standards ELPS Academy
ELPS Instructional Tool 7 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking
Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners Alphaboxes
Anticipation Guide Elem. Anticipation Guide Secondary
Concept Map Concept Mapping Secondary
Dictogloss Direct Reading and Thinking Activity
Get The Gist Inside Outside Circles
Jigsaw Quick Write
Read-Write-Pair-Share T - Notes
Vocabulary Box Word Sort