ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 16

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: Algebra 1 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 #: 27.09980 Course Title: ESOL GSE Geometry Support This elective course, is used in conjunction with 27.09720 or GSE Geometry. The content of this course is differentiated to meet the specific needs of each student, supporting his/her instructional needs in the GSE Analytic Geometry course. Course Description: Pre-Requisite: concurrently enrolled in 27.09720 or GSE Geometry. 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 #: 45.08300 Course Title: ESOL World History The first required core Social Studies class, World History is a survey course beginning with the earliest civilizations and highlighting important developments throughout the world until the early 21st century. The course includes topics related to Early Civilizations and Classical Empires; Growth, Expansion, and the Emergence of the Modern World; Global Interaction and Conflict; and the Contemporary World. 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 Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 16 All Rights Reserved