Mrs. Michelle Batista
A little about ESOL: ESL level three and four provides students with an overview of a variety of literary forms including short story, poetry, drama, and non-fiction. The reading selections for the course include a variety of short stories and poems chosen from classic, contemporary, and multicultural sources. Students learn the elements of short stories, novels, and drama. Students will be able to evaluate character motivation, identify and discuss universal themes, compare and contrast literary texts both visual and written. During each quarter, students will create a variety of written and verbal responses to their reading including expository and persuasive essays. Vocabulary instruction will be integrated across the curriculum in the literature units. Instruction in grammar and mechanics will be a part of all formal written work augmented with teacher chosen lessons.