ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 17

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: typically 10 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 #: 45.08100 Course Title: ESOL United States History Typically the 2 nd required core Social Studies class, U.S. History examines the history of the United States beginning with the British settlement of North America. The course’s main focus is the development of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course includes topics related to Colonization through the Constitution; New Republic to Reconstruction; Industrialization, Reform, and Imperialism; Establishment as a World Power; and the Modern Era. 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 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: Typically World History and 11 th grade standing, but exceptions are made. 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 Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 17 All Rights Reserved