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 New York State TESOL Standards 

Standard 1:

Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for information and understanding. 

Students learning English as a second language will use English to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information for content area learning and personal use.  They will develop and use skills and strategiesappropriate to their level of English proficiency to collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts.

 Standard 2:

Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for literary response, enjoyment, and expression. 

Students learning English as a second language will use English for self-expression, artistic creation, and participation in popular culture.  They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to listen to, read, and respond to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances, relate texts and performances to their own lives and other works, and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent.

 Standard 3:

Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for critical analysis and evaluation. 

Students learning English as a second language will use English to express their opinions and judgements on experiences, messages, ideas, information, and issues from a variety of perspectives.  They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to reflect on and analyze experiences, messages, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria.

 Standard 4:

Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for classroom and social interaction. 

Students learning English as a second language will use English to interact with others in social and classroom situations.  They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to communicate effectively with regard to audience, purpose, and setting.

 Standard 5:

Students will demonstrate cross-cultural knowledge and understanding.

Students learning English as a second language will demonstrate cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity in communicating with others of varied social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.  They will develop and use culturally appropriate behaviors, and a knowledge of local and U.S. cultures and practices, in their interactions with others in their new cultural environment.


Wingdale Elementary School   6413 Route 55   Wingdale, NY 12594   Phone: (845) 877-5720   Fax: (845) 877-5729

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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