CCOG for ESOL 32 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- ESOL 32
- Course Title:
- ESOL High Beginning Literacy
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Non-native English speaking students develop high beginning literacy skills. Reading and writing are taught in the context of communicating in adult life roles. Prerequisite: Placement in ESOL 30 or instructor permission.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Write sentences and short paragraphs using comprehensible basic grammatical structures and spelling.
- Express basic ideas in notes and short written communication such as job applications and accident reports.
- Communicate in written English as related to roles as family member, community member, worker, lifelong learner and citizen. Students read at a basic level and comprehend simple material on familiar topics.
Course Activities and Design
- Listen for meaning in short dictation, dialogs, and short stories; answer comprehension questions in writing
- Clarify or seek information by asking questions
- Participate in group activities using comprehensible pronunciation
- Comprehend simple written material
- Use reading strategies such as previewing, predicting, picture cues, skimming and scanning to read paragraphs and brief stories
- Spell common sight words correctly
- form questions (yes/no, Wh-) to express needs; to describe physical/emotional states, problems, possible solutions, daily activities, etc.
- Write simple sentences about a single topic (in preparation for writing a paragraph)
- Use writing strategies such as brainstorming, graphic organizers, clustering and outlining to develop the concept of writing a paragraph
- Use correct format for writing notes and informal letters.
- Phonics- recognize and apply sound/symbol correspondence.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Give and follow simple written directions (e.g. a map, a recipe, a schedule, assembly directions).
- Read a brief story and write answers to comprehension questions.
- Read a real-life situation described in simple language to solve a problem. Discuss and identify source of dilemma, possible solutions and consequences in small groups, ask for clarification, and make a decision. Write sentences to give advice or opinion to address the issue.
- Write information from a live or recorded source to pass on a simple message to another person.
- Fill out an information form or application in preparation for an interview.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Language Structure
- Written Language
- Cultural Awareness
- English Speaking Community
- Personal Expression /Reflection
- Personal Responsibility
- Problem Solving
- Reading Comprehension
- Native Language Transference
- Multicultural classroom
- Grammatical Competence
- English Writing System