Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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ELL-O 9 - English Language Learning Online Literacy Level

Credits: 12
Online literacy level of ELL. Students study contextualized content to improve fluency.

  This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize and reproduce
  • letter names and sounds
  • short vowel sounds and a variety of long vowel sounds
  • consonant blends (ch, sh, th, etc.
  • Digraphs ph, ey, etc., in basic sight words (they, phone)
  1. Demonstrate ability to sound out short and some long vowel words, reading from left to right within a word.
  2. Read short vowel sound and sight word passages with some fluency.
  3. Recognize beginnings and endings of sentences.
  4. Confirm understanding of a text by answering questions about key details. 
  5. Begin to use capitals and periods when writing complete sentences and start to write short answers to basic personal information questions. 
  6. Spell short vowel words and simple sight words, such as go, to, it, she with few errors, and write numbers 1-100 in numerals and numbers 1-10 in words.
  7. Participate in guided discussions with diverse partners with instructor support. 
  8. Speak learned and rehearsed words and phrases with hesitation and some inaccuracy, using a high level of support.
  9. Communicate some basic needs to instructor and other students in English.
  10. Comprehend the gist of short, simple conversations with highly structured supports.
  11. Use video conferencing tools such as mute/unmute buttons to participate in class discussions. 
  12. Start to use the digital tools in Canvas to complete online classwork.
  13. Use messaging applications to ask for help from instructors.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  3. Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  4. Use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information.
  5. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  6. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


  1. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  2. With guidance and support from peers and others, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  3. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, spelling and standard English grammar when writing.
  5. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


  1. Speak more fluently with increased vocabulary and improved pronunciation, intonation and word stress.
  2. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why.
  3. Improve ability to manage conversations, recognize when listeners don’t understand and be able to provide clarification.
  4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking.
  5. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  6. Build on the ideas of others.
  7. Express opinions clearly and persuasively.


  1. Use video conferencing tools such as mute/unmute buttons, chat, screen sharing, and breakout rooms to participate in class discussions.
  2. Use the digital tools in Canvas to complete online classwork and participate in written and recorded discussions.
  3. Log in to and use multiple applications or computer programs simultaneously.
  4. Use email, discussion, and messaging applications to ask for help from instructors, classmates, and college staff.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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.

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