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Multilingual

The primary focus of the Sheldon ISD Multilingual Department is to assist Emergent Bilingual (EB) students in acquiring English proficiency and master the state curriculum. Sheldon ISD also provides a dual language program to assist native English speakers in acquiring Spanish.
 

Our Mission

  • To provide an educational program that will address the needs of students who are identified as Emergent Bilingual (EB) by providing bilingual or ESL education;
  • To provide a dual language program for native English speakers and native Spanish speakers to learn simultaneously toward the common goal of becoming Bilingual, Bicultural and Biliterate;
  • To provide Emergent Bilingual (EB) students the opportunity to master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in all areas and ELPS to master the state assessments;
  • To provide Emergent Bilingual (EB) students the opportunity to develop confidence, self-assurance, and a positive identity with their cultural heritage; and to ensure students' lifelong success.

 

Educational Programs

Two-way Dual Language in Sheldon ISD is a 50/50 model for grades K-5 for students who apply and meet the program criteria. Classes are conducted by certified bilingual and ESL teachers. 2 WAY English/Spanish instruction is in both English and Spanish with equal time for instruction in both languages. Students are considered for this program by application and/or teacher recommendations, and must meet program criteria.
 
 
 
Transitional Bilingual Late Exit is offered in Sheldon ISD for grades 3, 4 and 5 who are still not provided a dual language program. Certified teachers teach students in English according to the English proficiency of the students. Students are expected to advance at least one level each year in English. Teachers use second language strategies, scaffolding techniques and accommodated lessons based on English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to help students understand the content in English.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered for enrollees who are not native Spanish speakers at the elementary levels and for all grades 6-12 Emergent Bilingual (EB) students.

In grades Pre Kinder to 5th grade, ESL is for students who speak a language other than Spanish at home. Certified ESL teachers instruct students in English only. Teachers use second language strategies, scaffolding techniques and accommodated lesson based on English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to help students understand the content in English.

In grades 6-8, ESL takes the place of language arts class only. Students go to general education classes for other subject areas. Certified ESL teachers instruct students in English only. Teachers use second language strategies, scaffolding techniques and accommodated lesson based on English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to help students understand the content in English.

In grades 9 -12, ESOL 1 and ESOL 2 are high school classes taken for credit in English 1 and English 2. Teachers use second language strategies, scaffolding techniques and accommodated lesson based on English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to help students understand the content in English.

Sheltered Instruction classes are provided in grades 6-12. Teachers trained to use second language acquisition lesson planning models and strategies teach Sheltered Instruction content area classes. Often these classes are made up of general education students and Emergent Bilingual (EB) students. Classes are in English only.
 
Summer Recommendations

TELPAS Night