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Instructional Design

Why the 50/50 model?


Here at Webster Elementary, staff and community members chose to have a "Simultaneous Literacy Model" where students develop literacy in both the target language and in English simultaneously starting at an early age.

This means that beginning in kindergarten students' instructional time is composed of 50% Spanish and 50% in English. 

We believe that this model:

  • Promotes bilingualism and biliteracy starting at Kindergarten.
  • Instruction in both English and Spanish is maintained from Kindergarten - 5th grade. 
  • Foundational language skills are being developed simultaneously from an early age.
  • Promotes critical thinking in dual languages every day, throughout the day. 
  • Prepares students for transition to middle school courses. 
  • Takes advantage of all our teachers who possess a state certified Bilingual Authorization BCLAD/BILA.

Our Curriculum


Webster Elementary prides itself in providing an innovative and research-based curriculum fully developed by our teachers, administrators, and parents. Students that enter Kindergarten will be immersed in an intensive program designed to promote learning that build upon each other year after year. We guarantee that students who complete our program will leave 5th grade with the necessary skills needed to succeed at middle school and high school, in dual languages!

 

Our 50/50 model requires teachers to collaborate regularly in determining the appropriate instruction in the target language for all content areas.  This closely aligned curricular program allows students to build on new skills in both languages simultaneously.

Language of Instruction


 

Grade                   Language Average Class Size

K

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

Full Day Kindergarten

2 classes available

30 Students Each

1st      

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

2 Classes

Available

26 Students Each

2nd        

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

25
3rd

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

25
4th

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

29
5th

50% Spanish, Daily

50% English, Daily

Self-Contained Classroom

1 Teacher

25