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Adult Ed/ English Language Proficiency Curriculum Adult English Language Learners 3
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Core Standards of the Course

ELP Standard 1
An ELL canů
construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through level-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
use a developing set of strategies to:

  1. determine a central idea or theme in oral presentations and spoken and written texts
  2. retell key details
  3. answer questions about key details
  4. explain how the theme is developed by specific details in texts
  5. summarize part of a text.

ELP Standard 2
An ELL canů
participate in level-appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, in various social and academic contexts, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů

  1. participate in conversations, discussions, and written exchanges about familiar topics, texts, and issues
  2. build on the ideas of others
  3. express his or her own ideas
  4. ask and answer relevant questions
  5. add relevant information and evidence
  6. restate some of the key ideas expressed
  7. follow rules for discussion
  8. ask questions to gain information or clarify understanding.

ELP Standard 3
An ELL canů
speak and write about level-appropriate complex literary and informational texts and topics.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
with support,

  1. compose written informational texts
  2. develop the topic with a few details about familiar texts, topics, or events.

ELP Standard 4
An ELL canů
construct level-appropriate oral and written claims and support them with reasoning and evidence.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů

  1. construct a claim about familiar topics
  2. introduce the topic
  3. provide sufficient reasons or facts to support the claim
  4. provide a concluding statement.

ELP Standard 5
An ELL canů
conduct research and evaluate and communicate findings to answer questions or solve problems.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
with support,

  1. carry out short research projects to answer a question
  2. gather information from multiple provided print and digital sources
  3. paraphrase key information in a short written or oral report
  4. include illustrations, diagrams, or other graphics as appropriate
  5. provide a list of sources.

ELP Standard 6
An ELL canů
analyze and critique the arguments of others orally and in writing.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
with support,

  1. explain the reasons an author or a speaker gives to support a claim
  2. identify one or two reasons an author or a speaker gives to support the main point.

ELP Standard 7
An ELL can...
adapt language choices to purpose, task, and audience when speaking and writing.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů

  1. adapt language choices and style according to purpose, task, and audience with developing ease in various social and academic contexts
  2. use an increasing number of general academic and content-specific words and expressions in spoken and written texts
  3. show developing control of style and tone in spoken and written texts.

ELP Standard 8
An ELL canů
determine the meaning of words and phrases in oral presentations and literary and informational text.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
using context, questioning, and a developing knowledge of English and their native language(s)' morphology,

  1. determine the meaning of general academic and content-specific words and phrases and frequently occurring expressions in spoken and written texts about familiar topics, experiences, or events.

ELP Standard 9
An ELL canů
create clear and coherent level-appropriate speech and text.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
with support,

  1. recount a sequence of events, with a beginning, middle, and end
  2. introduce and develop an informational topic with facts and details
  3. use common transitional words and phrases to connect events, ideas, and opinions
  4. provide a conclusion.

ELP Standard 10
An ELL canů
demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English to communicate in level-appropriate speech and writing.

Descriptor
By the end of English language proficiency level 3, an ELL canů
with support,

  1. use simple phrases
  2. use simple clauses
  3. produce and expand simple, compound, and a few complex sentences.


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Email:  brian.olmstead@schools.utah.gov

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