Welcome to Mrs. Pellettieri's ESL Website
Letter to Parents
I am looking forward to an exciting academic year where your child will achieve a high level of English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Research shows that students are motivated and successful when there is collaboration between parents and school.
Here are some ways we can work together:
1) Homework and notes are given each day. Please encourage your child to keep up with their assignments and review daily notes.
2) Extra help is given after school on all Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:40- 3:10 pm in Room 237. This is a great way to review and reinforce new material concepts.
3) Please provide bilingual dictionaries for your child to use at home.
4) Encourage your child to read not only in English, but in their native language. (Reading skills translate from one language to the next.)
5) I urge you to contact me any time during the school year so that we can identify, understand and remedy any problems or concerns that you may have. You can reach me at Roslyn High School (516) 801-5178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your child this school year. Again, I welcome your feedback and suggestions. I know that by working together we can make a difference!
Roslyn High School provides the following accommodations to ESL students:
- Extended time for tests.
- Separate locations for testing.
- Third reading of listening selections on state tests in English language arts
- The use of bilingual dictionaries and glossaries for testing in all subjects except languages other than English
- Simultaneous use of English and alternative language editions: For those state examinations for which the State Education Department provides directwritten translations, ESL students may use both an English and an alternative language edition at the same time
- Writing Responses in Native Language: ESL ssstudents making use of alternative language editions or of oral translations of State examinations may write their responces to the open-ended questions in their native language.