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ELD 3-4 (1577, 1578)
ELD Literacy 3-4 Block (1623, 1624)
ELD Literacy Support 3-4 (1994, 1995)


Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Enrollment in U.S. schools for one to two and a half years and level an Initial ELPAC performance level of novice or, intermediate or Summative ELPAC performance level of minimally developed or somewhat developed.
 Course duration:
 One-period, yearlong course or two-period, yearlong course
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Elective
Course Description:
 This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English with increased focus on reading and writing. In this course, students begin to understand and use language and information in a wide range of situations. Control of basic grammar is evident but may be inconsistent. Reading and writing activities reflect and extend the level of oral English development of students, and the content extends their English language experiences. The reading of content-area materials and literature is expanded. Students move from literal comprehension to interpretation of reading passages, develop critical and evaluative reading skills, and apply their reading ability to solve problems. Course content is based on state adopted ELD Standards 2012 at the emerging/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 A, 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/)