English as A Second Language Mission Statement:
The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department at MS 131 is to develop our students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. Through a balanced literacy curriculum, we build English language and critical thinking skills to prepare our students for success in high school, college and in their future careers.
Unit 1: Building Our Community
Unit 2: Building Our Writing Community
Unit 3: Exploring Fiction
Unit 4: Exploring Non Fiction
Unit 5: ELA/NYSESLAT Test Prep
Unit 6: Poetry