Spanish Literacy for English Learners
This course promotes accelerated literacy and language acquisition for targeted English Learner students at the secondary level. This is a tier II/III course because it is designed for adolescent emergent readers who are in the beginning stages of English language acquisition and need support developing foundational literacy skills in their native language, i.e. Spanish, as well in the following areas: Phonological awareness, concepts of print, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and listening. This course supports students’ movement along a literacy continuum from initial basic language acquisition, toward increasing levels of guided and independent transfer in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Spanish is used exclusively in the classroom and the class celebrates Spanish speaking culture(s).