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Morning Sun
  • TROJAN TRIBUNE: RVH works with ESOL students

  • Haderlein Elementary has been working with students in the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program to reinforce and supplement traditional classroom teachings and activities.

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  • Haderlein Elementary has been working with students in the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program to reinforce and supplement traditional classroom teachings and activities.
    ESOL staff members include coordinator Tina Peak, certified instructors Melody Knopp and Emily Vosseler, and Title I paraeducator Vanessa Rodriguez, who is working toward ESOL certification.
    The staff plans lessons each week that meet the needs of the nine ESOL students, as well as state standards.
    The program focuses on the skills and needs students have as they arise. For instance, kindergarten students are currently working on learning numbers, counting and reading consonant-vowel-consonant words, and second graders are improving their writing skills.
    In addition, students are tested to determine their academic standing in order to better specialize the program for them.
    “ESOL programs are a growing need in America, but it’s a good need as it is enriching our culture,” said Ms. Rodriguez.
    In addition to the ESOL program, Spanish classes will be offered during the new Pathways to Success summer program being offered through RVH later this year.
     

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