ELL 031 - English Language Learning Intensive Writing L3
Low-intermediate level of ELL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students prepare for academic or work readiness with contextualized study of content. Students work on all language skills with an emphasis on reading and writing. Students will also work on information literacy, tech skills, and project-based learning. This is a pass/no credit course.
Prerequisite: ELL 020 , 021 , 022 or 028 ; and placement test; and instructor’s permission.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
- Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
- Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text.
- Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
- Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
- Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
- Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
- Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
- With guidance and support focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
- With guidance and support, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
- Participate in shared research and writing projects.
- With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners in small and larger groups.
- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion, and gaining the floor in respectful ways).
- Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
- Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
- Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, and stay on topic.
- Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
- Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details.
- Speak audibly and start to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
*The outcomes will be adjusted in depth and intensity depending on the credits for which the classes are offered. More intensity and depth can include: multi-level cohort activities, class projects, guest speakers, field trips, and expanded language development and application in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
We are now using the Career and College Readiness Standards from the National Reporting System. When students are ready to leave our program in level 6, they can do the following:
Cite evidence from the text to analyze and draw inferences
Use context to determine meaning
Analyze how texts are organized
Determine points of view
Understand graphs, charts, diagrams, maps
Delineate and evaluate arguments
Compare and contrast texts
Be familiar with affixes and roots
Understand similes and metaphors
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task and audience
Write to inform, explain, examine and convey ideas
Write arguments with reasons and evidence
Introduce and develop a topic
Create cohesion and clarify relationships between ideas
Revise, edit, rewrite
Do short research project drawing on several cited sources
In Speaking & Listening
Actively participate in conversations
Build on the ideas of others
Express opinions clearly and persuasively
Work in groups to discuss, pose, and answer questions
Contribute relevant comments and observations
Evaluate soundness of speakers’ reasoning and sufficiency of evidence
Adapt speech to formal/informal circumstances
Give clear, effective presentations integrating multi-media
By the time you leave level 6, you should have control over these parts of grammar:
punctuation, present, past, future, continuous, present perfect, past perfect, modals, gerunds, infinitives, questions and negative statements, pronouns and prepositions, active and passive voice
compound and complex sentences.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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