Capuchino High School

English Language Development

Course Descriptions

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 1
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITES: NONE

ELD 1, a two hour block, is designed to introduce non-English-proficient (NEP) students to American English Students develop and/or improve their ability to listen to native speakers of English with understanding, to produce the basic sounds of English, to communicate basic needs and wants both orally and in writing, to read basic structures, and to participate in the American school system. This course is aligned with the California state ELD and ELA Standards.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 2
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITES: NONE

ELD 2, which continues the language progression of ELD 1, is also a two-hour block designed to introduce non-English-proficient (NEP) students to American English. Students continue to develop and/or improve their ability to listen to native speakers of English, to communicate basic needs and want both orally and in writing, to read basic structures, and to participate in the American school system.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 3
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
PREREQUISITES: Teachers recommendation; completion of ELD 1,2

ELD 3, a two-hour block, is an intensive language development course designed to prepare intermediate and early advanced English language learners for mainstream English. ELD 3-4 emphasizes academic reading and writing and provides and experience equivalent  to English 1-2 CP. Students in this course also continue their English development in the areas of speaking, listeneing, grammar and vocabulary. This course is also aligned with the California ELA / ELD Standards.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) 4
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
PREREQUISITES: Teachers recommendation; completion of ELD 1,2

ELD 4, which continues the language progression of ELD 3, is also a two-hour block that is an intensive language development course designed as a bridge from ELD to mainstream English. Heavy emphasis is given to writing and literature. The course also includes aural/oral development, grammar, usage, and vocabulary.


MODERN WORLD HISTORY 1, SH
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITIES: Reading grade level of 4.0+

Modern World History 1 SH is designed for advanced ELD students who are concurrently enrolled in ELD 3-4. It is a sheltered course for ELD students who do not have the language ability to pass mainstream (regular) Modern World History. During the first semester, students learn fundamental geography skills , and major topics students will study in the course are the roots of democracy, political revolutions of the eighteenth century, industrialization in the Western world and the era of new imperialism.  Finally, students further develop comprehension skills, vocabulary skills, and study skills.


MODERN WORLD HISTORY 2, SH
GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 4.0+

Modern World History 2 continues the first semester course.  Major topics students will study in the course are World War I, Totalitarianism, World War II and the Cold War.  The goal is to encourage better understanding of these world events.  Of course, there is continued development of the comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills.

READING ELD 1-2
GRADE 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITES: Placed in ELD 1,2; Reading level below 5.0

Reading ELD 1-2 is a class for students concurrently enrolled in ELD 1-2. The goals are to improve the students’ reading levels, to further prepare the students to pass the district reading competency test, and to enable the students to read successfully in mainstream classes. The objectives include: building vocabulary and developing proficiency in the following reading/study skills: following directions, locating answers to specific questions, getting the main idea using context clues for understanding, drawing conclusions, detecting sequence of events in material read, using the dictionary, retelling a story, formulating questions about what will be read, and further developing the higher level reading/thinking skills (application analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). This course is aligned with the California State and National Reading Standards.


READING ELD 3-4
GRADE 9-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? NO
PREREQUISITES: Placed in ELD 1,2; Reading level below 5.0

Reading ELD 3-4 continues as a class for students currently enrolled in the English Development Program. The intent of this course is to enable students to succeed in maintstream courses. Students will increase their levels of reading fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, analysis and study skills. The focus of the class is the development of specific reading skills and strategies that will enable students to read and make meaning of text in multiple content areas. This course is aligned with the California State and National Reading Standards.


U.S. HISTORY 1 SH
GRADE 11-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 5.0

U.S. History 1,2 SH is designed for advanced ELD, students who are concurrently enrolled in ELD 3-4. It is a sheltered course for those students who do not have the prerequisite language ability needed to pass mainstream (regular) U.S. History. This survey course provides needed background for ELD students who have never previously studied U.S. History as well as reinforcing vocabulary/reading/writing skill. The course dovetails with regular U.S. History in its second semester focus on America in the 20th century.


U.S. HISTORY 2 SH
GRADE: 11-12 CREDITS: 5 COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES
PREREQUISITES: Reading grade level of 5.0+

U.S. History 2 SH continues the first semester course. Topics parallel those taught in the regular U.S. History class: industrialization, foreign expansion, domestic reform, World War 1, the 20’s and 30’s, W.W.II, the Cold War, world politics, civil rights, Korea, Vietnam, and the social upheaval in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

 

Aguayo, Vanessa
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Alvarez,A, Angelica
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Castro, Anneke
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Fong, Jennifer
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Galdona, Luis
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Mendoza, Waleska
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