English Language Development

The English Language Development (ELD) program is designed to provide English learners (ELs) with a program that addresses all levels of English proficiency. Students identified as ELs are provided instruction across the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing to increase proficiency of English in social and academic settings and access challenging academic standards.

ENGLISH FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER I
700760
1 Credit      1.0 Weight 
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is for English Learners (EL) with beginning English skills.  The class focuses on developing a foundation of reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension skills.  Course content focuses on developing language for both real-world and classroom settings.  Students will explore strategies that increase language and content learning in all classes.  Writing skills focus on writing clear sentences and organized paragraphs.

ENGLISH FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER II
700762
1 Credit      1.0 Weight 
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is for English Learners (EL) with intermediate English skills.  The content builds on the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills developed in English for the English Learner I.  There is a continued focus on developing reading comprehension strategies that help in real-world and academic settings.  Students will explore the components and organization of fiction and nonfiction literature.  Writing skills developed include writing well-organized opinion and expository essays

ENGLISH FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER III
700764
1 Credit      1.0 Weight 
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is for English Learners (EL) with advanced skills who will be entering the grade level English classroom the following year or graduating from high school.  Class content builds on the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English for the English Learner I and English for the English Learner II.  Various forms of fiction and nonfiction are explored including short stories, novels and plays.  Speaking skills focus on writing and delivering speeches and presentations.  Writing skills focus on improving essay writing and exploring the process and organization of research writing. 

ELD FOR NEWCOMERS 
700767
1 Credit      1.0 Weight 
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is for English Learners who have just arrived to the United States and speak little to no English.  Focus of the class is developing basic English vocabulary in order to be successful in everyday situations and in academic instruction.  Students will develop new vocabulary in the areas of social studies, English, math and science.  Small group instruction ensures that students will have the opportunity to practice speaking and listening skills.

ELD FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER I-II 
700763
1 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment 

This course is for English Learners with language proficiency scores ranging from 1.0-3.5.  Students will focus on early to low intermediate grammar and discourse skills as well as vocabulary acquisition.  This course is designed to address the needs of students at the initial levels of language acquisition.  

ELD FOR THE ADVANCED ENGLISH LEARNER
700766
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment 

This course is for English Learners with language proficiency scores ranging from 3.0-5.0.  Grammar and discourse skills will build from the skills taught in ELD for EL 1-2.  This course is designed for students in English for the EL III and grade level English classes andaddresses the needs of students in the high intermediate to advanced stages of language acquisition. 

US HISTORY/GOVERNMENT FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER
111054
1 Credit      1.0 Weight 
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is designed to introduce English Learners who have not been exposed to US history prior to 1865 and have limited knowledge of basic US government and civics topics.  The three categories explored include citizenship, government and US history from the pre-colonial era to the Civil War.  This class is co-taught by a history and ELD teacher.  

PRE-ALGEBRA FOR THE ENGLISH LEARNER 
800896
1 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Diagnostic Assessment

This course is for newcomer, beginning, and intermediate English Learners who have gaps in their mathematical knowledge due to lack of exposure to academic mathematical skills.  This course will support the development of mathematics and the language skills necessary for success in Algebra I.  This course incorporates the district mathematics curriculum and includes general numerical concepts and algebra preparatory skills.    

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