English Second Language A
This course develops academic English, grammar and language to provide full access, engage with, and achieve in grade-level academic content, with particular alignment to the knowledge, skills, and abilities for achieving college and career readiness described in the Common Core State Standards for ELA. The incorporation of all critical domains (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in various literary context guides instruction in both ELD 1A/1B. English learners will develop standards-based knowledge and skills to advance their academic language proficiency. Connections between and progression through basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency will be emphasized through literature, real-life experiences, historical contexts, and cultural influences. This course builds awareness about language resources and how meaning is made through language choices in order to improve the ability to comprehend and produce academic texts in various content areas. It sets the foundation for understanding through interpersonal and academic vocabulary development. By using reading strategies, unit-related vocabulary, literary concepts, grammar development and conjugation, students will acquire the basics of English language and grammar. Additionally, students will obtain writing skills from word-to-phrase-to-sentence-to-paragraph level as they advance towards ongoing language development.
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5 credits (A-G) English | State Course Code 9104|