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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.

Curriculum Overview:
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