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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 #: 23.06100 Course Title: ESOL 9th Grade Literature/Composition This course focuses on a study of literary genres; the students develop initial understanding of both the structure and the meaning of a literary work. The students explore the effect of the literary form in regards to interpretation. The students will read across the curriculum to develop academic and personal interests in different subjects. While the focus is technical writing in ninth grade literature, the student will also demonstrate competency in a variety of writing genres: narrative, expository, persuasive, and technical. The students will engage in research, timed writings, and the writing process. Instruction in language conventions will occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking, rather than in isolation. The students demonstrate an understanding of listening, speaking, and viewing skills for a variety of purposes. 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: 9 th grade 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 (but mostly 9 th ) Units of Credit: 1.0 Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 23.06200 Course Title: ESOL Tenth Grade Literature and Composition Second in the common high school English track, like 9 th Lit., this course focuses on a study of literary genres; the student develops understanding that theme is what relates literature to life and that themes are recurring in the literary world. The students explore the effect of themes in regard to Course Description: Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 7 All Rights Reserved