The PS 48 South Bronx Intensive English Sessions After School Program

  • Your child will receive a snack each session during the program.
  • The PS 48 South Bronx Intensive English Sessions take place from 2:20 P.M. until 4:45 P.M. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Learn more about the program. Visit the PS 48 South Bronx Intensive English Sessions media page.

Through this program you child will:

  • Investigate fun scientific topics;
  • Develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; and
  • Prepare for the NYSESLAT exam in May 2017.

Program Overview

The PS 48 Title III After School Program for SY2016-2017 focuses on accelerating the English language acquisition for English Language Learners (ELLs) and at risk immigrant students who may have a home language of English as well. The program centers on developing content knowledge aligned to the New York City Dept. of Education (NYCDOE) social studies and science scope and sequence. This will provide the academic vocabulary and literacy skills to be successful for grade level demands, whether tasks or formative assessments in literacy, in particular for the Spring 2017 NYSESLAT assessment.

Through the program students learn English through hands on science activities. When it's warm, this includes investigating the outdoors, including weather, archeology, gardening, plant life. The program's students hail from across the globe, including Yemen, Ghana, Dominican Republic, China, Puerto Rico, Peru, and Honduras. It will take place at PS 48, the PS 48 garden, and Drake Park.

Units of Study and Learning

1. Space and Weather Using PS 48 Weather Data and GLOBE Elementary.
2. Exploring Local History through Archaeology
3. Restoring a Garden
4. Collecting Data for the Drake Park Tree Census
5. Additional Units to Be Announced


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Program Media

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Program Resources

PS 48 South Bronx Intensive English Sessions Student Permission Slip.

This rubric lets students know how well they are writing constructed responses. Help your child
understand the rubric. Click for more information on the NYSESLAT samplers.

Information for 2017 PS 48 South Bronx Intensive English Sessions Program Teachers
Common Core Learning Standards Alignment
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