2020-21 HS Course Selection Guide - ELL

  • ELL Courses

    All ELL courses are standards based and may be used as English credit. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    ELL 1A 1 credit

    ELL 1A emphasizes academic and interpersonal communication skills in the English language. Students whose primary or home language is other than English benefit from this class. Students learn vocabulary, background knowledge, and strategies through direct instruction, content, and technology.
    Level: Entering and Beginning

    ELL 1B & 1C 1 credit

    ELL 1B and 1C taken concurrently or consecutively with ELL 1A allows students the time, pacing, and practice necessary for completion of the ELL 1 curriculum. Reinforcement and extension of content area vocabulary, background knowledge, and learning strategies occurs, as well as using the target language in academically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways.
    Level: Entering and Beginning

    ELL 2A 1 credit

    ELL 2A continues to emphasize academic and interpersonal skills and vocabulary development, along with academic reading, writing and grammar. Skills acquired help students succeed in school by teaching them learning and reading strategies necessary to access the curriculum.
    Level: Developing

    ELL 2B & 2C 1 credit

    ELL 2B and 2C taken concurrently or consecutively with ELL 2A allows students the time, pacing, and practice necessary for completion of the ELL 2 curriculum. Reinforcement and extension of content area vocabulary, background knowledge, and learning strategies occurs, as well as using the target language in academically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways.
    Level: Developing

    ELL 3A 1 credit

    ELL 3A emphasizes reading, writing, and learning strategies that enable students to achieve success in the academic classroom. The class includes vocabulary acquisition, grammar skills, oral presentations, writing, and reading activities.
    Level: Expanding

    ELL 3B & 3C 1 credit

    3B and 3C taken concurrently or consecutively with ELL 3A allows students the time, pacing, and practice necessary for completion of the ELL 3 curriculum. Reinforcement and extension of content area vocabulary and learning strategies occurs, as well as using the target language in academically, socially and culturally appropriate ways.
    Level: Expanding

    ELL 4A 1 credit

    ELL 4 focuses on refining reading, writing, and learning skills necessary for research projects, papers, PowerPoint, and other academic work. Students study advanced grammar, acquire specialized vocabulary, complete research projects, and practice extended oral discourse.
    Level: Bridging

    ELL 4B & 4C 1 credit

    ELL 4B and 4C taken concurrently or consecutively with ELL 4A allows students the time, pacing, and practice necessary for completion of the ELL 4 curriculum. Reinforcement and extension of content area vocabulary and learning strategies occurs, as well as using the target language in academically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways.
    Level: Bridging