This paper offers a resource curriculum guide and evaluation rubric for adult beginners at ELS Nashville Centre. This resource curriculum guide will promote successful learning of English at ELS Nashville Centre. The curriculum applies Nashville Standards for ELL (Adult English Language Learners). The ELL will be assessed on a weekly basis to ascertain their performance in English. This curriculum guide will be instrumental in achieving the following goals:
- The curriculum guide offers essential conversation skills such as correction of mistakes, interpretation information, confirmation numbers and seeking clarification.
- The curriculum guide will increase the learners’ understanding of the various word patterns.
- The curriculum guide enhances the learners’ ability to translate letter patterns into spoken language.
- The curriculum guide will increase the adult learners’ competency when using English language.
- The curriculum guide will increase the adult learners’ critical listening skills and oral communication.
- The curriculum guide offers guidance on how to give descriptions of familiar experiences in comprehensive way.
- The guide shall increase the adult learners’ competency in discussing characters, themes, plots and settings in narratives.
- The curriculum guide will improve the learners’ conversation skills.
- The curriculum guide will improve the learners’ literary analysis skills.
- The curriculum guide will improve the learners’ proficiency skills.
- The curriculum guide will improve the learners’ listening skills.
- The curriculum guide offers guidance on how to compose letters.
- The guide will increase the learner’s ability to access information for authenticity, quality, accuracy and authority.
- The curriculum guide aims at improving the adult learners’ competency in reading literature books, expository texts, dictionaries, online information, and alphabet books.
- The curriculum guide will help the adult learners’ in applying the phonics knowledge and in achieving fluent communication.
- The curriculum guide seeks to improve the learners’ comprehension skills such as asking questions, comparing information and predicting events in stories.
- The guide shall be instrumental in enhancing the learners' story writing skills. The guide shall guide the adult learners’ when developing ideas and solving problems.
- The guide shall be beneficial for learners’ when locating appropriate and relevant information.
- The curriculum guide will enhance the adult learners’ fluency and accuracy in reading and writing.
The objectives for this course include speaking, reading, writing, communication, proficiency and listening objectives. The learning objectives of English will be assessed daily in the classroom setting. The instructor can use the learning objectives to monitor the progress of students. The learning objectives are aligned with the Nashville Standards on English Second Language (ESL) course for beginners. The Nashville standards are the objectives for the six weeks of the ESL course for beginners.
- S.1.0.Nouns and articles
- S.6.0.Conjunctions and Interjections
- L.1.0. Recitation of poems and stories
- L.2.0. Communicating relevantly
- L.3.0.Listening to instructions
- L.4.0.Compound words
- L.5.0.Relating observations and personal experiences
- L.6.0. Proper spelling of words
- R.1.0.Reading of sentences
- R.2.0.Prural and singular words
- R.3.0.possessive nouns
- R.4.0.Contractions of words
- R.5.0. Compound words
- R.6.0.Blending of phonemes to words
- W.1.0. Composing stories
- W.2.0.Composing narratives
- W.3.0.Composing informational descriptions
- W.4.0.Composing letters and notes
- W.5.0.Describing personal experiences through short narratives
- W.6.0.The use of adjectives in compositions
Literary Analysis objectives
- LA.1.0.Analyssis of settings and characters in stories
- LA.2.0.Analysis of Story maps
- LA.3.0. Identification of main themes in stories
- LA.4.0.Stylistic devices ion narrations
- LA.5.0.Root words in stories
- LA.6.0.Plots of stories
- C1.0. Vowels
- C2.0. Alphabets
- C3.0.Syllables, letters and words
- C4.0. Punctuation marks
- C5.0.Matching oral and printed words
- C6.0.Word patterns
- P.1: Formulation of ideas before writing on tasks
- P.2: Conveying ideas through writing stories, simple sentences, and letters
- P.3: Procedural, narrative, expository, descriptive and persuasive texts
- P.4: Reviewing a rubric
- Punctuation marks- Marks used to create flow in sentences such as full stops, exclamation marks and comma.Compound words-Words formed by combining two or more words for example, smart-phone.
- Possessive nouns- Nouns that represent ownership
- Fictional narratives –stories that are not true, they are imagined
Skills and competencies
- The will master composition writing skills and they will gain good drafting, writing and editing skills.
- The learners will gain skills analyzing character traits, thematic concerns, plots and contexts of stories.
- The learners will be in a know how to read and analyze various literature texts.
- The learners will apply phonics knowledge in achieving fluent oral communication.
- The learners will understand the patterns and features of various words and they will learn how to translate word patterns into spoken language.
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