Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary   (#5010030)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

This course may be composed of a multilevel classroom with learners from diverse backgrounds at varying proficiency levels using a standards-based curriculum. This course supports students who are struggling with written and oral communication. Each student's curriculum should be defined using the most appropriate standards from those listed below to meet the individual's needs.

General Notes

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.

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:

Version Requirements

One-third of all Kindergarten-5th grade Sample ELA Book List(s) should be used in instruction, with a focus on grade-appropriate texts specific to student needs. 

General Information

Course Number: 5010030
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: FNC BAS SKLS COMMS E
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved

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