• ESOL Sheltered Instruction

  • Sheltered English 3

    Sheltered English III is a state credit course for graduation which includes the study of major works of American literature such as poetry, short stories, essays, autobiography, drama and novels. Students are expected to show competency in the same skills and knowledge as those required in the non-sheltered English III classes. Areas of study:

    • American literature selections
    • Literary elements
    • Famous American authors
    • Vocabulary development including a study of root words
    • Compositions including paragraphs and essays about literature

  • Sheltered English 4

    Sheltered English 4 will help students improve their reading skills and vocabulary knowledge. Students will develop the skills needed to read and understand a variety of texts. They will also learn techniques and strategies to better understand new vocabulary. Students will work with simplified English writing of texts such as Macbeth, The Canterbury Tales and Beowulf. They will also be exposed to full versions of literary novels that reflect the standards found in the English 4 curriculum.


  • Sheltered World Geography

    This course introduces students to the physical and human world around them and helps them develop the means to examine that world. Facts and information on physical, cultural, political, and economic geography as well as abundant opportunity to refine the content through the exercise of map and globe skills, reading skills, and thinking skills will be provided to the student. In addition, students will be provided linguistic support for both social and academic language. The focus of this class will be for ESL students to master the academic content while also improving their English language proficiency. Students must be accepted in the ESL program.


  • Sheltered World History

    This course includes a survey of ancient medieval and modern times with an emphasis placed upon modern times. A background of world events will be presented to the student to help understand current events and world problems. Both Western and Non-Western areas of the world will be studied. In addition, students will be provided linguistic support for both social and academic language. The focus of this class will be for ESL students to master the academic content while also improving their English language proficiency. Students must be accepted in the ESL program.


  • Sheltered US Government

    United States Government will assist students in acquiring knowledge of the structure, functions, and development of our system of government. The course will analyze the political institutions, processes, and civic values inherent in our political system and provide students the opportunity to develop and apply the participatory skills needed to carry out civic responsibilities and exercise their rights as citizens. It will also provide students the opportunity to analyze and compare political institutions, processes, and civic values of the United States with those of other political systems as well as opportunities to develop appropriate democratic values and support for the American free enterprise system. In addition, students will be provided linguistic support for both social and academic language. The focus of this class will be for ESL students to master the academic content while also improving their English language proficiency. Students must be accepted in the ESL program.


  • Sheltered US History

    Content of this required course in United States History includes significant events, issues, and problems after the period of Reconstruction, emphasizing present day issues which have their roots in the past. The course includes historical concepts, citizenship principles and skills necessary for the study of US History, and it also prepares the students for the 11th Grade EOC Exam. In addition, students will review concepts that non-ESL students learn in their 8th Grade course. Students must be accepted in the ESL program.


  • Sheltered Economics

    Economics is the study of how people and countries deal with the problem of scarcity--not enough goods and services to satisfy everyone's wants and needs. To understand this problem, students will study the market system, American business organizations, supply and demand, money and banking system, the national economy, international trade, and other economic systems. In addition, students will be provided linguistic support for both social and academic language. The focus of this class will be for ESL students to master the academic content while also improving their English language proficiency. Students must be accepted in the ESL program.