Offered: Grade 9
Prerequisite: Limited English Proficiency
Type of Credit: English
The purpose of this course is to provide integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, literature, communication, and informational literacy and to develop an awareness of cultural diversity to native speakers of a language other than English. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: using reading strategies to construct meaning from informative, technical, and literary texts; acquiring and expanding an extensive vocabulary through reading, discussion, listening, and systematic word study; using process writing strategies (including analysis of sentence structure and practice in paragraph development) to produce an effective, precise, and aesthetically appropriate text, student inquiry, and self-monitoring techniques; using speaking, listening, and viewing strategies in formal presentations and informal discussions; understanding and responding to a variety of literary forms; understanding and using language successfully to impact readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and viewers; applying ethical research processes in the gathering, processing, and presentation of information. Appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of the English language learner shall be provided.