Program for the Acquisition of Language - PAL

  

GISD recognizes that a significant number of its newcomer students are identified as having a LOTE and enter school with limited proficiency in English.  Furthermore, the district acknowledges that in order to achieve academic success, these students need both a means to acquire content-related knowledge and a means to achieve proficiency in English. GISD is committed to providing a quality state-approved bilingual-multicultural education program that addresses the language and academic needs, as well as the cultural heritage of each student. The program’s goal is for all bilingual participants to meet academic standards and benchmarks in all subject areas.

        The PAL model provides bilingual participants academic concept development in Spanish while successfully acquiring English knowledge and skills through          a systematic and conscious instructional approach.  At the middle school level, Spanish is used to assist students in transferring high cognitive skills to                      English.  At the high school level, English core subjects are introduced into the students’ instructional program through ELD strategies as they acquire                        academic language proficiency.


 PAL RESOURCES
Middle School PAL Program
PDF icon  Language Usage Survey.pdf 
PDF icon   PAL Placement Notice
PDF icon   Teacher Language Observation Form
PDF icon   PAL Program Waiver
PDF icon   Elementary-to-Middle School Placement Referral
PDF icon   DL Elementary-to-Middle School Placement Referral
PDF icon   PAL Middle-to-High School Referral Form
PDF icon   PAL Entry/Change of Status/Exit Form
High School PAL Program 
PDF icon   Language Usage Survey.pdf        
PDF icon   PAL Placement Notice
PDF icon   Teacher Language Observation Form
PDF icon   PAL Program Waiver
PDF icon   PAL Middle to High Referral Form
PDF icon  PAL Entry/Change of Status/Exit Form

PAL SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Middle School Level Grades 7-8

PA1

BEGINNING LEVEL

Beginning or Early IntermediateEnglish language test level

PA2

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Early Intermediate or Intermediate

English language test level

PA3

ADVANCED LEVEL
Intermediate or Early Advanced

English language test level

English as a Second Language 1

(90-minute block)

Literacy Development

Read Aloud

Shared Reading

Shared Writing

English as a Second Language 2

(90-minute block)

English Balanced Literacy

 

 

English as a Second Language 3

or Read 180

(90-minute block)

English Balanced Literacy  or Read 180

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers 1, 2, or 3

(2 levels of Spanish equals 1 High School Foreign Language credit)

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers       

  1, 2, or 3

(2 levels of Spanish equals 1 High School Foreign Language credit)

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers 1, 2, or 3

(2 levels of Spanish equals 1 High School Foreign Language credit)

Integrated Science 7th*

Integrated Science 8th*

Integrated Science 7th*

Integrated Science 8th*

Mainstream
Integrated Science 7th**

Mainstream

Integrated Science 8th**

Pre-Algebra 7th*

Pre-Algebra 8th*

(90-minute block)

Pre-Algebra 7th*

Pre-Algebra 8th*

(90-minute block)

Mainstream Pre-Algebra 7th**

Mainstream Pre-Algebra 8th**

(90-minute block)

New Mexico History 7th*
Early US History 8th*

 

 

New Mexico History 7th*

Early US History 8th*

Mainstream New Mexico History 7th**

Mainstream Early US History 8th**

PE or Elective
PE or Elective
PE or Elective
Spanish NM Standards-Based Assessment(NMSBA)
English or Spanish NM Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

(By teacher and SLRT recommendation)

English NM Standards-Based Assessment(NMSBA)

*Language Arts and TESOL endorsed teacher.

**Content and TESOL endorsed teacher.

                                                                                                

 

PAL SAMPLE SCHEDULE

High School Level Grades 9 – 12

PA1

BEGINNING LEVEL

Beginning or Early IntermediateEnglish language test level

PA2

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Early Intermediate or Intermediate

English language test level

PA3

ADVANCED LEVEL

Intermediate or Early Advanced

English language test level

*English Listening, Understanding & Speaking 

*English Speaking & Writing

*English Language Literacy 1

*English for Content

*English Language Literacy 2

or

*English 1

*English Language Literacy 3

or

Read 180

*English 2

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers

1, 2, or 3

Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers

Honors Spanish 3

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers

1, 2, or 3

Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers

Honors Spanish 3

Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers

1, 2, or 3

Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers

Honors Spanish 3

Integrated Science I**

Integrated Science II**

Science**

Math**

Math**

Math**

US Gov./Economics**

New Mexico History**

US History**

PE
Elective
Elective
Spanish NM Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)
English NM Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)
English NM Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

*Language Arts and TESOL endorsed teacher.

**Content and TESOL endorsed teacher.