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     Sunnyvale's ESL Program Goals
    • Enable English language learners to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the integrated use of second language methods and ELPS instruction.
    • Promote acceptance of ESL instruction as an integral part of the whole school program that emphasizes the master of English language skills as well as academic achievement in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. 
    • Provide instruction which reflects the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
    • Enhance the student's self-esteem and the positive climate of the school.
    • Evaluate program results and make adjustments to continually improve student achievement at both campus and district levels.
     
    Definition of dyslexia from the
    International Dyslexia Association
     
    “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
     

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