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Charles E. Riley Elementary School
269 East 8th Street
Oswego, New York 13126
fax 315-341-2980
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OCSD ENL Department Highlights

The OCSD ENL Department consists of four ENL teachers who report to the Director of Students Services.The schools include: Charles E. Riley Elementary, Kingsford Park Elementary, Oswego High School and Oswego Middle School.

The ENL department activities are designed according to New York State's CR Part 154 Regulations.

These regulations include ENL Units of Study and a Glossary of important terminology here

New terminology includes a concept called Integrated ENL which is explained here.

There are specific policies and procedures for identifying and Placing ELLs in NYS.


New York State Ed. provides Bilingual Glossaries located here. Please give glossaries to your ELLs as soon as they enter school; parents should also be given access to these glossaries. English language learners can use these documents as references in class and during all content tests, and especially when taking state examinations.


There are also a number of translated parent resources which are helpful to ELL/MLL families.

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages believes that all teachers are language teachers, so they provide a great list of tools and best practices for teachers here. There are also testing accommodations and guides to the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT Exams. These Can-Do Descriptors explain what students can do at different levels of language proficiency.


The Mid-State RBERN provides a list of Translators/Interpreters on their website. The site includes other valuable resources including Translated Math Modules, Special Education and SIFE articles.



                      English Language Learner Strategies for Use in the Content Areas



Group Work


 Bilingual Glossaries




Use of Graphic Organizers

Frayer Model

Learning Logs



Activation of Prior Knowledge

Word Walls

Translated Math Modules



Scaffolding of Academic Language

Testing Accommodations



Context Clues Through Visual Scaffolding

Role Playing


Realia, Manipulatives, Materials

 Jigsaw Learning


Dialogue Journals




Task-Based or Experiential Learning 

Think Alouds

 Pre-Teach Chapter Highlights and Vocabulary


Leveled Questions

Sentence Starters

 Rehearsal Strategies


Multiple Intelligence Strategies

Note Taking

Primary Source Materials & Artifacts


Performance Based Assessments

Word Banks

Sentence Frames 

Language Objectives








Laura Stevens