ESOL North Cobb ESOL Course Descriptions - Page 9

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 11 th standing with completion of 9 th Lit/Composition and 10 th Lit/Composition 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 Quality Points: 0.5 Course #: 23.06700 Course Title: ESOL Multicultural Literature and Composition The course focuses on world literature by and about people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Students explore themes of linguistic and cultural diversity by comparing, contrasting, analyzing, and critiquing writing styles and universal themes. The students write expository, analytical, and response essays. A research component is critical. The students observe and listen critically and respond appropriately to written and oral communication. Conventions are essential for reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction in language conventions will, therefore, occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking rather than in isolation. The students understand and acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading, writing, and speaking. 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 11 th or 12th standing with completion of 9 th Lit/Composition and 10 th Lit/Composition but exceptions are made Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools August 26, 2008 • Page 9 All Rights Reserved