ELL 66 - ELL Writing Support Level 6
For current students in ELL 60 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. This is a pass/no credit course.
Enrollment Requirement: ELL 50 ; placement test; and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Write with increased fluency.
- Use feedback to rewrite.
- Edit their own writing.
- Use correct spelling and punctuation.
- Control verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, word order, pronouns.
- Use details.
- Understand the function of an introduction, a conclusion, an organizing principle in their writing of a narrative essay.
- Have a positive attitude toward writing and increased confidence in their writing.
- Be self-motivated, independent learners.
- Use writing as a tool for critical thinking.
*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, 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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