English as a second language

To ensure equal educational opportunity, the North East Independent School District believes that all students who have a language other than English and who are identified as Limited English Proficient shall be supported in their efforts to become competent in the comprehension, speaking, reading and composition of the English language through the N.E.I.S.D. curriculum and integrated use of second language methods. 

  • Language acquisition

  • Comprehensible Input

  • Relevancy

  • Literacy

  • Problem Solving

  • Critical Thinking

  • Technology

  • Accountability

Critical Attributes:  

Cognizant of the student's level of English proficiency, developmental stage, academic background and learning style, the teacher will provide ample opportunity for the student to:

  • Interact with other students and teachers in a risk-free environment

  • Respect oneself and the diversity of others

  • Cooperate and collaborate with others in order to complete a task

  • Learn how to question for clarification

  • Employ the cognitive strategies of elaborating prior conceptual knowledge

  • Make logical guesses as to meaning using context clues and pictures

  • Recognize and use similarities between one's native language and English

  • Apply and demonstrate the metacognitive strategies of planning, monitoring and evaluating a task

  • Employ the use of technology for accelerating language learning and communication

  • Demonstrate the process of research at one's level of proficiency

  • Exhibit accountability and responsibility