ELD Study Plan
RUBEN SALAZAR HIGH
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD 4) STUDY PLAN
The purpose of the ELD 4 course is to give English Learners the opportunity to further develop their English communication skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing through a core curriculum, based in the Common Core ELD Standards. This course will help English Learners to pass the Language Arts California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), to get their high school diploma, and be Re-designated as Fluent in English. There will be high expectations on student performance.
This Early Advanced ELD course has a curriculum based in the Common Core Standards.The textbook for the course is “edge” level “C” use to interpret and acquire academic vocabulary, develop collaborative reading, understand the writing process using graphic organizers, and monitor the progress of the students. In addition, supplemental readings and novels are used for Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) with informational texts and contents to develop their reading comprehension skills. Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach using communicative strategies in different settings, and extract meaning from complex written texts using technology. Power Point presentations will help develop their speaking skills, while CELDT and CAHSEE tests monitor language proficiency of English Learners.
ELD Students will complete an Assignment Log and a daily Reading Log based in SSR. Their work is graded on a Point System. Assignments should be complete, neat, in black ink and on time. Each completed assignment must have name, date, period and title. It will be worth a determined number of points. The total number of points will be equivalent to one hundred percent. Students are responsible for completing missed work while absent. Citizenship grade will be determined by the student behavior in class, attendance and punctuality. Students will get five total credits at the completion of this course. All students are expected to come every day to class, and follow the classroom rules as well as rules governing behavior of The Ruben Salazar High School. It is the students’ responsibility to be on time, turn assignments, actively participate in the learning process in class and check their grades on the student portal. Students will also be encouraged to set goals for themselves and track their accomplishments, as they learn new skills and build their overall self-esteem.
Ms. G. Guerrero Room 12