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High School (grades 9-12)

Policy Statement for High School ELs (ELs Rostering)

Click on the button below to download the course sequence which includes disciplinary courses and English Language Development courses required for high school graduation.

English Levels 1 & 2

ACCESS LEVEL ENGLISH COURSE(S) ACADEMIC CORE (SS, MA, SC) OPTIONAL ESL ELECTIVES
1.0 – 1.9 (Entering) ELD 1 (English) and ELD 1 (Elective) Scheduled at grade level into Sheltered courses with level 1.0-1.9 ELs.
  1. Linguistic Development (recommended for Newcomers)
  2. Language of Math (recommended for SIFE)
ELD Senior Capstone (recommended for 12th graders completing a senior project)
2.0 – 2.9 (Emerging) ELD 2 (English) and ELD 2 (Elective) Scheduled at grade level into Sheltered or ESL Friendly courses with level 2.0-3.9 ELs.
  1. Linguistic Development (recommended for Newcomers)
  2. Language of Math (recommended for SIFE)
ELD Senior Capstone (recommended for 12th graders completing a senior project)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language Development Levels 1 (Entering) and Level 2 (Emerging) core materials are Edge Fundamentals and Edge A, from Cengage/National Geographic Learning. To download the corresponding Curriculum Maps, please click on the buttons below:

Optional electives for level 1 and 2 students, such as of Linguistic Development and Language of Math, are recommended for students with interrupted formal schooling and/or newcomers. To download the corresponding Curriculum Maps, please click on the buttons below:

Senior Seminar / Capstone is recommended for all English Language seniors regardless of ACCESS level. To download the corresponding Curriculum Map, please click on the button below:

Note:  Reading, Writing, and Language support students learning in the four language domains, reading and writing strategies, vocabulary and grammar, and critical thinking. The curriculum includes informational text and multicultural and contemporary literature, poetry, poems and classical literature.  Students encounter texts that are age appropriate, with grade-level complexity. Units also include “close reading” excised to support students in deep reading of complex texts.  Additionally, each unit has multiple short writing opportunities and in-depth writing projects including argumentative, expository and narratives tasks.

English Levels 3, 4 & 5

ACCESS LEVEL ENGLISH COURSE(S) ACADEMIC CORE (SS, MA, SC) OPTIONAL ESL ELECTIVES
3.0 – 3.9 (Developing) Scheduled at grade level into English 1-4 Sheltered with level 3.0-4.5 ELs Scheduled at grade level into Sheltered or ESL Friendly courses with level 2.0-3.9 ELs. Cross Curricular Language Development (recommended for ELs with more than five years in an ESL program or ELs in need of additional support) ELD Senior Capstone (recommended for 12th graders completing a senior project)
4.0 – 4.5 Scheduled at grade level into English 1-4 Sheltered with level 3.0-4.5 ELs Scheduled into general education courses. Cross Curricular Language Development (recommended for ELs with more than five years in an ESL program or ELs in need of additional support) ELD Senior Capstone (recommended for 12th graders completing a senior project)
4.6 + *Students at this level should be programmed into general education* *Students at this level should be programmed into general education* Cross Curricular Language Development (recommended for ELs with more than five years in an ESL program or ELs in need of additional support) ELD Senior Capstone (recommended for 12th graders completing a senior project)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language Development Level 3 (Developing), Level 4 (Expanding), and Level 5 (Bridging) will use the English Language Arts (ELA) core materials purchased by the high school (McGraw Hill Study Sync or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections).

  • ELD 3 – 9th grade McGraw Hill Study Sync or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections
  • ELD 4 – 10th grade McGraw Hill Study Sync or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections

The optional elective for level 3 students who have been in an ESL program for more than four years is Cross Curricular Language Development.   To download the corresponding Curriculum Map, please click on the button below:

Cross Curricular Language Development

Additional Resources

  1. Pennsylvania English Language Development Standards (PA ELDS) – Designed by Pennsylvania Department of Education to help teachers differentiate content for ELs.
  2. The School District of Philadelphia’s Curriculum Engine — Includes suggestions for accommodations and supplemental materials for English Language Learners. In addition, teachers may draw from many sources to integrate more authentic reading into ELD classes and electives including leveled readers and excerpts from content-area texts, short news articles, poetry and song lyrics, and tables, graphs, and maps.
  3. Can Do Descriptors by Language Domain, Proficiency Level, and Key Use of Language Grades 9-12 – Designed by WIDA to help teachers customize their list of students by levels.

Last modified: November 17, 2017