The Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide
(SNLACG) was developed as an initiative of the New York City Department of Education’s Office of English Language Learners (OELL). It represents a consensus among a Native Language Arts (NLA) core group of Spanish-language educators and administrators, and is the first integration of its kind of all four New York State Language Learning Standards: Native Language Arts (NLA), English Language Arts (ELA), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Languages Other Than English (LOTE).
The SNLACG comprises an application of standards, benchmarks, performance indicators, language objectives, content objectives, linguistic skills, suggested methodologies, assessments, and the Common Core State Standards. It is intended to be a high school-level (grades 9–12) curriculum guide that will be adapted and utilized by individual schools based on each school’s specific instructional needs for promoting student achievement, and to give teachers and administrators a user-friendly reference from which effective Spanish native language learning activities can be designed. The SNLACG does not follow any one particular methodology, yet it is specifically geared toward leading Spanish Native Language Learners to academic native language proficiency.
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