Instructor: Michael Cullerton
School: Jefferson
School year: 2008-09
Course number: 1002EL
Course title: ELD English 2
Subject: English Language and Literature
Grade level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1
Course description:
English 2 is the highest level English as a Second Language class and students are at the Early Advanced level. The goal of the class is for the students to reach near native fluency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening/understanding English. Seniors should be able to use English in college, career, or wherever life takes them. 9th, 10th, and 11th graders may be exited from the E.S.L. program based on their performance in class, over all grades, and score on the annual (Feb./March)state of Oregon ELPA test.
ESL level 4 (Early Advanced) / ESL intake assessment (IPT) or annual assessment (ELPA). Successful completion of English Language Development-level 1, English Composition/Literature-Level 2, and English 1- Level 2.
Priority standards:
English Language Proficiency Standards. This class should meet or approach most of the CIM/CAM standards for English Language Arts especially in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Schedule of topics/units covered:
Writing: The writing process; narrative (personal and imaginative); expository (research paper); persusasive; poetry; revising/editing skills; grammar terminology and overview.
Reading/literature: Short Story Unit, Poetry Unit, Novel Unit;sustained silent reading (through out the year); academic literacy skills; vocabulary-(roots,prefixes, suffixes)
Speaking: persuasive or expository speech; extemporaneous speech.
Academic vocabulary:
This class will emphasize academic vocabulary for literary discussion and analysis. Also general word analysis,context clues, and spelling patterns for English.
District adopted materials:
North Star (advanced) -Longman
Focus on Grammar (level 4)-Pearson/Longman
Supplemental resources:
First Crossing ed. Donald R. Gallo -Candlewick Press
Various poetry from public domain.
Videos: Gandhi, The Grapes of Wrath among others as approriate.
Various online resources as appropriate.
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
All students are ELL so class uses standard ESL methodology.
SpEd: Bilingual assistant working with students, after school bilingual tutoring, referral to SpEd services
TAG: Supplemental reading materials, online projects, referral to Saturday Academy, P.C.C. classes, and other resources.
Final proficiencies:
70%+ on Focus on Grammar and NorthStar exams
Meet competencies on a scoring guide for narrative, persuasive, and expository writing projects.
Complete outcomes on literature projects.
Demonstrate proficieny on scoring guide for speeches.
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Project-based Learning
Essential skills to be taught:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
Essential skills to be assessed:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
A= 100%-90%
B= 89%-80%
C= 79%-70%
D= 69%-60%
F= 59% or below
40% special projects (writing/lit. response)
25% Daily Work- (NorthStar, Focus on Grammar, warmups, SSR journal etc.)
25% tests and quizzes- (NorthStar, Focus on Grammar, literature unit final tests, warmup quizzes)
10% Class Partcipation- (regular, positive classroom participation)
Behavioral expectations:
Follow all district and building rules.
Classroom Standards: 1. Do what helps your learning and learning of others. 2. Respect yourself and all others 3. Come every day prepared to work and learn. Bring your tools. 4. Bottled water is the only food or drink in class. 5. Electronic devices are for use outside of class time.
Safety issues and requirements:
Follow all district and building safety requirements.
Translate (where feasible) and clarify safety requirements to all students.

Approved by Margaret Calvert on 9/24/2008.