P.S./I.S. 210 Twentyfirst Century Academy for Community Leadership
EVELYN LINARES, PRINCIPAL
501-503 WEST 152 STREET, MANHATTAN, NY 10031Phone: 212-283-0012
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Teaching the children in two languages requires a strong balanced literacy program with a good comprehensive language strand that addresses children’s language development needs as well as their literacy development. Our focus in the classroom is the development of the entire spectrum of communication skills. Thus, literacy, ESL and native language arts development is not only done during the literacy block, but throughout the day through integration into all the content areas. Learning a second language requires experiences to be made meaningful and purposeful if students are truly going to develop the necessary discipline to learn in two languages. We take every opportunity to teach children language by including lessons on literacy and language development through all the content areas.