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ELD 1-2 (1575, 1576)
ELD Literacy 1-2 Block (1621, 1622)
ELD Literacy Support 1-2 (1992, 1993)


Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Less than one year enrollment in U.S. schools and an Initial ELPAC performance level of novice.
 Course duration:
 One-period, yearlong course or two-period, yearlong course
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Elective
Course Description:
 ELD 1-2, ELD Literacy Support, and ELD Literacy Block provide a balanced approach to English language development, using communication-based, content-based, and literature-based activities. Instruction focuses on oral/aural activities to ensure comprehension of concepts and vocabulary. Students learn to understand conversation on a variety of everyday subjects and to ask for clarification when needed. Reading and writing activities are designed to help students develop literacy skills using language already practiced orally. The emphasis at this level is on listening comprehension and oral production in English; students are introduced to reading and writing through a variety of strategies appropriate for the beginning level of proficiency. Strategies such as shared and modeled reading and writing frequently use the students’ own oral language to develop their literacy skills. Course content is based on the state-adopted ELD Standards 2012 at the emerging 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: Fundamentals, Cengage Learning.

Supplemental Resources:
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/)