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ELD 5-6 (1579, 1580)
ELD Literacy Support 5-6 (1996, 1997)

Grade Range:
 Enrollment in U.S. schools for 2 to 3 years and an Initial ELPAC performance level of intermediate and Summative ELPAC performance level of somewhat developed or moderately developed.
 Course duration:
 One-period, yearlong course
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 ELD 5-6 earns English Language Arts credit; ELD 5-6 Literacy Support earns Elective credit
 UC subject area satisfied:
 ELD 5-6 only, b - English
Course Description:
 This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English with emphasis on the reading and writing processes. Students communicate ideas and information orally with increased confidence, demonstrating their understanding of idiomatic expressions, using different registers appropriately, and communicating comfortably in new and unfamiliar settings. Students read and write across a variety of genres, applying knowledge of language to derive meaning from text, and express themselves appropriately for different audiences and purposes. This course prepares students to succeed in the Mainstream English Cluster (grade-level English courses) by helping them develop appropriate academic language and learning strategies. Course content is based on state-adopted ELD Standards 2012 at the expanding proficiency level in tandem with the ELA/ELD Framework 2014.

Teachers of this course must hold a credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing instruction of English learners.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 National Geographic Learning EDGE: Level B Cengage Learning.
Supplemental Resources:
SpringBoard ELD College Board.
California Department of Education 2012 ELD Standards and 2014 ELA/ELD Framework (www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf/elaeldfrmwrksbeadopted.asp).
California Practioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities (https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/documents/ab2785guide.pdf)
English Learner Toolkit of Strategies (https://ccsesa.org/english-learner-toolkit-of-strategies/)