ELL 38 - English Language Learning Pathways to Work L3
Provides an introduction for students interested in entering the workforce or participating in an I-BEST. Gives students the necessary information to research a career or choose an I-BEST program. Teaches the students study skills, employability skills, and improves reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This is a pass/no credit course.
Enrollment Requirement: ELL 2 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 28 ; placement test; and instructor consent.
Course Fee: $10.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Reading: Students will ask and answer questions about key details in a text related to workplace as well as identify the main topic and retell those key details. With a lot of support, they will describe the connection between two events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. They will ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text. They will use various text features, illustrations and details to locate and describe key facts or information in a text.
- Writing: Students, with a lot of support and scaffolding, will write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic related to workplace, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. They will also write short narratives in which they include some details about their work history, education and future goals, and they will use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
- Speaking and Listening: Students will ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. They will describe people, places, things, and events related to workplace with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. They will speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas with increasing clarity. Students will follow oral directions and ask for clarification.
- Employability skills: Students will use self-awareness and workplace skills to make decisions, work in teams, problem solve and present information.
- Technology and Math Skills: Students will use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to compose and edit a document and create a presentation with some assistance. Students will learn how to use the internet to research a topic. Students will learn the meaning of math symbols and use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and measurement.
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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