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Reaching Goals at Western Union
Western Union Elementary has several students whose families speak a language other than English at home. Some of these students attend ESL classes.
In ESL classes, students work on all four English language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Students are engaged in activities that apply content and academic language from the Common Core State Standards.
Every year in February, Western Union’s LEP (Limited English Proficient) students take a Language Proficiency Test.
Congratulations to Jovani Ramirez-Torrez, a 4th grader in Ms. Bassett’s class and Jackeline Castrejon-Mercado, a 5th grader in Mrs. Paytes’ class for doing well on the Spring 2014 Access Test.
These two students are now recognized as fluent English speakers. To celebrate their accomplishments, Mrs. Warren (English as a Second Language teacher) presented them with a Chick-fil-A miniature cow and a free meal that were donated by the Chick-fil-A in Wesley Chapel.
Congratulations to these two students for working hard and reaching goals!
Written by: Molly Warren, ESL Teacher
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 by Carrie Johnson