English Language Learner (ELL) Courses

Supervisor: Laura Arredondo, 908-284-7189, laura.arredondo@hcrhs.org

2018-2019 English Language Learner (ElL) Course Descriptions:

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY:


#001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 007, 008 - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - 10 CREDITS Grades: 9-12

Students are placed in ESL Levels 1 - 3 for fall and spring semesters based on proficiency level and teacher recommendation.

English as a Second Language, levels 1 through 3, is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners. The curriculum and texts vary with the needs of the population served in any year. The course provides differentiated instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing American English, to support students with the acquisition of academic language necessary for success in school.


#007 – ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE READING/WRITING LAB - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL #006 and recommendation of teacher

This course is designed to help advanced students of English as a Second Language develop transitional skills in reading and writing that will enable them to be successful in meeting the requirements of general education classes. Along with focused literacy instruction, students will receive support for concurrent studies in general education English and social Studies classes.

#2012, 2013 - BILINGUAL LANGUAGE ARTS 1
Grades: 9-12
Corequisite: This course is for Spanish speaking ELLs and is to be taken concurrently with #001, #002, ESL Level 1.

This course is designed to assist students in developing Spanish language literacy skills including academic oral language, reading comprehension and writing in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes. Through whole class reading activities, small group guided reading, independent reading and writer’s workshop, students explore a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction text, with a focus on skills that are transferable to English language literacy.

#2022, 2023 - BILINGUAL LANGUAGE ARTS 2
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: #2012 and #2013, or teacher recommendation
Corequisite: This course is for Spanish speaking ELLs and is to be taken concurrently with #003, #004, ESL Level 2.

This course is designed to assist students in developing Spanish and English language literacy skills including academic oral language, reading comprehension and writing in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes. Using a transitional approach, English text is introduced based on student readiness. Through whole class reading activities, small group guided reading, independent reading and writer’s workshop, students explore a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts in Spanish and English, with a focus on skills that are transferable to English language literacy.

CONTENT AREA COURSES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Content area instruction is provided for English Language Learners utilizing sheltered English instructional techniques to support students in the acquisition of content area English vocabulary and language structure, as well as content area knowledge and skills.

BUSINESS & COMPUTER EDUCATION

#618E BUSINESS – PERSONAL FINANCE - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 11-12
Note: This course meets the Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement for all students.

This class responds to the need for 21st century citizens who are financially literate and who face increasing financial choices due to the global economy. Personal Finance includes the application of knowledge, skills, and ethical values in consumer and financial decisions impacting self, family and the local and global community. All students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving. Topics include: Income and Careers, Money Management, Credit and Debt Management, Planning, Saving and Investing, Becoming a Critical Consumer, Citizen Financial Responsibility and Risk Management and Insurance.


#604E –COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

Computer Applications expands upon students existing knowledge of computers and software applications. Students will improve their understanding of and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia, desktop publishing and web-based applications. At the completion of this course, students will develop a portfolio of their work and will be prepared for academic work and personal use.


#850E – INTRODUCTION TO RADIO BROADCASTING – 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

The course is designed to provide the English Language Learner with an introduction to the field of communications. Students will learn the basic operation of a radio station while improving their knowledge and use of the English language through the art of radio. Students will create projects, broadcast school athletic events and conduct radio shows to increase their verbal communication skills.


MATHEMATICS


#304E - FOUNDATIONS OF PRE-ALGEBRA 1A - 5 General Elective Credits
Grade: 9-11

This course is the first in a three-course sequence designed to teach students basic mathematics and pre-algebra skills. Topics include: a review of the basic skills (operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and their applications); a component of algebra skills and processes using variables, number patterns, tables, and graphs through linear equations. Problem solving is addressed throughout the course.


#304E2 – PRE-ALGEBRA 1B - 5 CREDITS
Grade: 9-11

This course is the second in a three-course sequence designed to teach students who did not meet proficiency on the NJASK8 and/or are in need of furthering their Algebra 1 readiness skills: Problem solving, number sense, data analysis, are themes that are blended within the core content that is focused on preparing students for success in Algebra 1.


#334E - ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 1 - 5 CREDITS
Prerequisite: #304 E Pre-Algebra 1B

This course is a continuation of #304 Pre-Algebra 1B. Topics studied include numerical operations, patterns and functions, data analysis, and algebra. The major objectives of this course are twofold: algebraic content in preparation for the continuation into #324 Academic Geometry and #344 Academic Algebra 2, and preparation for the PARCC Algebra 1 End of Course Exam.


#324E – GEOMETRY – 5 CREDITS
Prerequisite: #334 Algebra 1

This course covers all of the core topics taught in a full-year college preparatory Common Core State Standards’ Geometry course. Topics include: Congruence, measurement and construction; Similarity and Trigonometry; Geometric measurement and dimension; Connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates; Circles with and without coordinates; Applications of probability. Successful mastery will enable students to take Academic Algebra 2 (344). Students enrolled in this course must take the PARCC Geometry Assessment.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

#511E - ELL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 5 CREDITS (PE 511E)
Grade: For level 1 ELLs.
Placement by teacher/counselor recommendation only.

This course is designed for students with no prior ESL courses. The course is meant to address the course proficiencies in ninth grade PE/Health, while preparing students to transition to a mainstream PE/Health course in their second year at Hunterdon Central.


SCIENCE

#400E INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE – 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

This course is intended as an introduction to the principles of earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. In an experiential, lab-based setting, students will explore foundational concepts.


#402E – ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCE – 5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12

This is a lab-based course designed to address the Earth and Space Science portions of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science as well as the development of science practice skills. This course is designed for students who enjoy science yet may require additional reinforcement to be successful. Concepts emphasized include the Earth and its Place in the Solar System, Earth Structure and Composition, Geologic Processes and Plate Tectonics, Weather, Climate and Global Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Natural Resources, and Human Impact on the Environment.


SOCIAL STUDIES

#101E1- UNITED STATES HISTORY 1- 5 CREDITS


Grades: 9-12

Students will investigate the history of the United States from the period after the Civil War to 1920, emphasizing the improvement of oral and written communication skills, research skills and social participation skills. Successful completion of this course will provide 5.0 credits towards meeting the 15.0 credit requirement in social studies for high school graduation in New Jersey.


#101E2 - UNITED STATES HISTORY 2 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 10-12

Students will investigate the history of the United States from the 1920's to present time, emphasizing the improvement of oral and written communication skills, research skills and social participation skills. Successful completion of this course will provide 5.0 credits towards meeting the 15.0 credit requirement in social studies for high school graduation in New Jersey.