ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 10

Terms Offered : Fall and Spring but depends upon the needs of ELL population based on English Language Proficiency levels balanced with other criteria including individual student age , graduation needs , motivation , work habits , and minimum class sizes .
Grade Levels : 9 – 12 , but usually 11 th or 12th Units of Credit : 1.0
Quality Points : 0.5 Course #: 40.01100
Course Title : ESOL Physical Science
Course Description : This course could be students ’ 1 st or last high school science course as it is offered at middle schools for high school credit , and it is offered at our school as a choice science class . The Physical Science curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to have a richer knowledge base in physical science . This course is designed as a survey course of chemistry and physics . This curriculum includes the more abstract concepts such as the conceptualization of the structure of atoms , motion and forces , and the conservation of energy and matter , the action / reaction principle , and wave behavior . Students investigate physical science concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry .
Core ESOL classes such as this one are taught via one of two models : 1 .) In a sheltered class model , the class ( size limited to a maximum set by the state ) is composed solely of ELLs and taught by a teacher who holds the content area certification as well as the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL ( P-12 ) certification . 2 .) In a Push-in model – students receive content instruction from a teacher certified in that content area with a collaborating ESOL certified teacher who provides language assistance for ELLs in the class . The curriculum follows the GPS of the general education content course but integrates the WIDA Standards and differentiates instruction and tasks to accommodate second language learners .
A Composite Proficiency Level of 3 or higher with a strong proficiency score in Reading , is suggested for ELLs taking content area classes . English Language Learners ( ELLs ) are likely to experience success on the End-of-Course-Tests if they have an ACCESS for ELLS Composite Proficiency Level ( CPL ) of 4.3 – 4.8 combined with a strong Reading proficiency score .
Pre-Requisite : 8 th grade or higher standing
Terms Offered : Fall and Spring but depends upon the needs of ELL population based on English Language Proficiency levels balanced with other criteria including individual student age , graduation needs , motivation , work habits , and minimum class sizes .
Grade Levels : 9 - 12 Units of Credit : 1.0
Quality Points : 0.5 Course #: 26.06110
Course Title : ESOL Environmental Science
Course Description : Often the 1 st high school science class for most ESOL students to transition them to the greater rigor of high school and expose them to ecological concepts prior to Biology which requires an EOCT , the Environmental Science curriculum is designed to extend student investigations that began in grades K-8 . This curriculum is extensively performance , lab and field based . It integrates the study of many
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Terms Offered: Fall and Spring but depends upon the needs of ELL population based on English Language Proficiency levels balanced with other criteria including individual student age, graduation needs, motivation, work habits, and minimum class sizes. Grade Levels: 9 – 12, but usually 11 th or 12th Units of Credit: 1.0 Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 40.01100 Course Title: ESOL Physical Science This course could be students’ 1 st or last high school science course as it is offered at middle schools for high school credit, and it is offered at our school as a choice science class. The Physical Science curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to have a richer knowledge base in physical science. This course is designed as a survey course of chemistry and physics. This curriculum includes the more abstract concepts such as the conceptualization of the structure of atoms, motion and forces, and the conservation of energy and matter, the action/reaction principle, and wave behavior. Students investigate physical science concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry. Course Description: Core ESOL classes such as this one are taught via one of two models: 1.) In a sheltered class model, the class (size limited to a maximum set by the state) is composed solely of ELLs and taught by a teacher who holds the content area certification as well as the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL (P-12) certification. 2.) In a Push-in model – students receive content instruction from a teacher certified in that content area with a collaborating ESOL certified teacher who ݚY\[XYH\\[H܈S[H\ˈH\X[[HBوH[\[YX][ۈ۝[\H][Yܘ]\HQH[\[Y\[X]\[X[ۂ[\X[[]HXۙ[XYHX\\˂H\]HٚXY[H][و ܈Y\]HۙٚXY[HܙH[XY[\Y\Y܂SZ[۝[\XH\\ˈ[\[XYHX\\ SH\HZ[H^\Y[HX\ۈB[ [ًP\KU\Y^H]H[PT܈S\]HٚXY[H][  Hو 8$ X[Y]HۙXY[ٚXY[HܙKKT\]Z\]NܘYH܈Y\[[•\\ٙ\Y[[[]\[\ۈHYYوS[][ۈ\Yۈ[\[XYBٚXY[H][[[Y]\ܚ]\XH[Y[[]YX[Y[YKܘYX][ۈYY[]][ۋܚX][Z[[][H\^\˂ܘYH][ΈH H L[]وܙY] K]X[]H[Έ B\HΈ LL\H]NT[\ۛY[[Y[Bٝ[H HYY[H\܈[TY[[][ۈ[HBܙX]\Y܈وY[^H[HXX[ۘ\[܈[HX\]Z\\[S H[\ۛY[[Y[H\X[[H\\YۙY^[Y[[\Y][ۜ]Y[[ܘY\N \\X[[H\^[][H\ܛX[KX[Y[\Y ][Yܘ]\HYHوX[B\H\ܚ\[ێ[ܙXH\\Y[وYX][ۂ]H ]H\\[[[و]Y\  8(YH L[Y”\\Y