Subscribe RH Love

Dual language signups open

by | Feb 3, 2016 | Education

By Nancy Whitney

Staff Writer

[email protected]

The Dual Language Program is opening their doors for new and interested students in Wylie ISD.

The district is offering the program at Cox Elementary, Bush Elementary and Draper Intermediate. It is open to students in kindergarten and first grade and costs nothing to enroll.

The school board chose to implement the 50/50 Dual Language Model of second language instruction nearly ten years ago. In the 50/50 design, students will receive half of their instruction in English and the other half in Spanish.

Each Dual Language Section is comprised of two classroom, one with an English and one with a Spanish-speaking teacher. Students include Spanish speakers and native English speakers.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are instructed in both languages on an alternate day schedule.

All Dual Language Students will receive report grades based on their native language instruction/ performance (or the higher of the two languages).

Performance-Based Progress Reports will be sent home after the first 9-week grading period and the 3rd 9-week grading period reflecting student performance on Non-Native language.

Students will begin to receive report card grades in grade 5 for non-native language performance.

Goals for the program include developing higher order thinking skills as they learn a new language in a natural setting; English Language Learners and Native English speakers will develop proficiency in English and Spanish; both groups will demonstrate mastery of the state and district standards in all of the core subject areas; promote multicultural awareness and appreciation and both groups of students will work towards the common goal of becoming bilingual and bi-literate in a shared learning environment.

For full story see The Wylie News at http://www.etypeservices.com/Wylie%20NewsID245/default.aspx

 

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

Order photos

Related News

Annual fundraising gala planned

Annual fundraising gala planned

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

read more
Local Scout completes project for In-Sync Exotics

Local Scout completes project for In-Sync Exotics

A 14-year-old member of Scouts BSA Troop 1869 earned Scouting’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout Award – for her project at a local nonprofit. Scout Amelia King, an eighth-grade student Burnett Junior High School, partnered with In-Sync Exotics in Wylie to update the...

read more
County livestock show opens Jan. 6

County livestock show opens Jan. 6

Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Junior Livestock Show and Sale Saturday. File Photo After months of hard work, Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Collin County Junior Livestock Show...

read more
Partnerships, accolades for Wylie ISD

Partnerships, accolades for Wylie ISD

A new collaboration between Wylie ISD and Texas Tech called the Employee Educational Assistance Program is expanding future learning opportunities for district staff members. File Photo In 2023, voters approved a Wylie ISD bond, students in a variety of activities...

read more
WISD workshop highlights construction planning

WISD workshop highlights construction planning

Courtesy WISD  The Wylie ISD board of trustees met for a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 12 that focused on construction planning for new schools. The district’s $298 million “Growth Management Bond” proposal passed on Nov. 7. The funds are for renovating additional schools...

read more
Order photos