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Katy Independent School District

Office of Other Languages

​​​​​​​​​​""​  Secondary ESL

 

    Kimberly Mitchell

     Instructional Officer


 

​Mission Statement

Katy ISD Secondary ESL seeks to provide a quality program that differentiates and scaffolds instruction according to each secondary Emergent Bilingual's level of language proficiency across all content areas while supporting their affective, linguistic and cognitive needs.

 

Program Goals

Goal 1: Affective - Emergent Bilinguals are provided instruction using second language acquisition methods in English to introduce basic concepts of the school environment which instills confidence, self-assurance, and a positive identity with their cultural heritage. The program addresses the history and cultural heritage associated with both the students' home language and the United States.

Goal 2: Linguistic – Emergent Bilinguals are provided intensive instruction to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking, reading and composition of the English language. Instruction in academic content areas is structured to ensure that the students master the required essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.

Goal 3: Cognitive – Emergent Bilinguals are provided instruction in English across the content areas utilizing second language acquisition methods to ensure mastery of the grade level essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.

 

Program Models

Emergent Bilinguals are entitled to receive all English Language Arts/Reading instruction with an ESL-certified language arts teacher.  In addition, linguistic accommodations in all content classes provide the support needed to comprehend the grade-level content material while acquiring the English language.  A student's course placement is based on his/her English proficiency level as seen below:

​​​​ESL
Program
​​English
Proficiency
Level​

​Language Arts


​​Content Courses

​​​​Newcomer
(one year program)
​Beginner
​​Language Arts courses contain only Newcomer Emergent Bilinguals and are taught by ESL-certified teachers.  English is acquired through a model that incorporates research-based instructional methods that maximize students' capacity for learning language.
​​Content courses (Math, Social Studies, and Science) contain only Newcomer Emergent Bilinguals and are taught by ESL-certified teachers.

​Sheltered
ESL
​Intermediate

​Language Arts courses contain only Emergent Bilinguals and are taught by ESL-certified teachers.  Students are provided linguistic accommodations according to their individual needs.
​Content courses may or may not be taught by ESL-certified teachers, but linguistic accommodations are provided in all content courses.
​General
Education
​Advanced​
​Language Arts courses contain Emergent Bilinguals and non-Emergent Bilinguals taught by ESL-certified teachers.  Students are provided linguistic accommodations according to their individual needs.
Content courses may or may not be taught by ESL-certified teachers, but linguistic accommodations are provided in all content courses according to their individual needs.



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Secondary ESL

Kimberly MitchellInstructional Officer281-396-7632
Chad ParsonsProgram Facilitator281-396-2984
Jonay TrentmannProgram Facilitator281-396-2753
Margo Van der AheProgram Facilitator281-642-3122
Alejandra VillanuevaProgram Facilitator281-396-2376

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