English Language Arts is not a discrete set of skills, but a rich discipline with meaningful, significant content, the knowledge of which helps all students actively and fully participate in our society. Standards should not stand alone as a separate focus for instruction, but should be combined purposefully.
The purpose of this course is to develop initial college and career readiness communication skills within the context of a career and technical work environment, including community collaboration and leadership.
The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
using problem solving skills and research skills primarily in career and technical profession contexts
reading on-grade level informational and technical texts to obtain and analyze information and synthesize into evidence supporting the text
writing informational and argument texts to communicate information and ideas with an emphasis on career, technical, and occupational tasks
using listening and speaking skills to obtain and communicate information and ideas regarding career and technical workforce collaboration and success
understanding interpersonal relationships in business, career, and technical environments through the study of appropriate on grade-level fiction, non-fiction, and related primary documents
using highly complex digital and multimedia informational text, along with appropriate electronic tools to enable and enhance workplace transactions
using listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
collaborating amongst peers
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf
One-third of the titles from the 11th grade Sample ELA and Civics Book lists should be used in instruction.
Course Number: 1001460
Abbreviated Title: APPL COMMS 1
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Length: Year (Y)
Class Size Core Required
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12
Graduation Requirement: English
One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.