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 Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

 Dear Parents,
This year in ELL your student(s) will be focussing on the following categories of English language acquisition.
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

We will spend time working on each category every day and will work to improve oral fluency as well as literacy through practice with...

  • Vocabulary development
  • Grammar practice
  • Essay writing
  • and Reading assignments.


Your student will require a pencil, notebook, and folder/binder.  They must come prepared with these materials every day to receive credit for the day.






 Dear Parents,


In the following days a letter will be coming home with your student.  It includes information about the ELL program as well as your student's ACCESS for ELL's assessment score from the 2019-19 school year.  The test score is yours to keep, but I would kindly ask that you sign and return the English copy of the letter for my records.
In addition to the letter, and as I am sure you are aware, Back to School Night at Fernwood Middle School is Monday September the 16th.  I hope to see you there.


Thank you!


Tom Hirschlein


 Quizlet study sets


Search for Mrhesl.


Find your assigned study set.


 Google Classroom




Useful websites:


The link below has a ton of great resources for ELL students and parents!  Please take a look!

Egg Harbor Township Schools Every Student Succeeds links. (We use this frequently in class.  Information about how to use the site and how to sign your child up for a user name and password will be sent home shortly.)  Google translate:  This site is helpful for translating to any number of languages.  The translations are NOT PERFECT and should not be used for homework writing assignments.