ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 6

Course #: 55.02610 Course Title: ESOL Reading and Writing in the Social Studies While there is no specific sequence or prescribed order for ESOL electives such as this course, ESOL course placement is ideally based on what is in the best interest of each individual ELL based on their current English Proficiency Level with other considerations including self-motivation, work habits, and class size minimums. ESOL Elective courses can be scheduled to help students get ready for more advanced core classes or scheduled concurrently with a core class as a support. Course Description: This course focuses on reading and writing in social studies and provides students with interrupted or limited formal schooling the basic skills and background preparation to enable them to successfully complete required social studies content courses. The domains of reading and writing are integral to academic success in the social studies content courses and students must learn to develop both active and critical inferential skills to ensure academic success in the social studies content courses. This course has no prerequisite, and course placement should be based on the proficiency level of the individual ELLs: This course is appropriate for students at CPL levels 23. Pre-Requisite: This course has no prerequisite, and course placement should be based on the proficiency level of the individual ELLs: The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) of the student is CPL 1-2. Terms Offered: Fall and Spring - depends upon the needs of ELL population based on English Language Proficiency levels balanced with other criteria including individual student motivation, work habits, and minimum class sizes. Grade Levels: 9 – 12 Units of Credit: 1.0 Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 55.02700 Course Title: ESOL Academic Language of Science and Math While there is no specific sequence or prescribed order for ESOL electives such as this course, ESOL course placement is ideally based on what is in the best interest of each individual ELL based on their current English Proficiency Level with other considerations including self-motivation, work habits, and class size minimums. ESOL Elective courses can be scheduled to help students get ready for more advanced core classes or scheduled concurrently with a core class as a support. Course Description: This course focuses on teaching students with interrupted or limited formal schooling to decode the specialized vocabulary, symbols and text in science and mathematics. Reading comprehension of texts, listening and comprehending lectures and speaking with correct scientific and mathematical terminology are integral to academic success in the mathematics and science content areas. The content addresses all five WIDA Standards. This course has no prerequisite, and course placement should be based on the proficiency level of the individual ELLs: This course is appropriate for students at CPL levels 2-3. Pre-Requisite: This course has no prerequisite, and course placement should be based on the proficiency level of the individual ELLs: The suggested Composite Proficiency Level (CPL) of the student is CPL 1-2. Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 6 All Rights Reserved