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ELL Level 1 Social Studies (High School)

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  • Students will study Geography and language in this course.  Below are the language standards and U.S. History units that we will study this year:

    Overarching ELL Standards for Every Unit:

    WIDA ELP Standard #1:  ELL students will communicate for Social and Instructional purposes within the school setting.

    WIDA ELP Standard #5:  ELL students will communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content of Social Studies

    Overarching Common Core Language Standards for Every Unit:

    Conventions of Standard English:

    1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    Knowledge of Language:

    1. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

    Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    1. Determine of clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
    3. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering and unknown term important to comprehension or expression

Topic

Time Frame (Estimated)

Power Standard

Language and Skills Targeted

Tools of a Geographer: Mapping skills

 

 

 

September & October

The student will use maps, globes, geographic information systems and other sources of information to analyze the natures of places at a variety of scales

Taking Cornell Notes

Follow teacher read directions to locate items and places

Map vocabulary: compass rose, grid square, map key, map scale, border, symbols, directions

Prepositions

Ask and answer questions for clarification

Directions: North, south, east, west, up down, left, right, below, above,

Imperative form of direction giving: “Take a…”, “Go one block…” 

Landforms & Bodies of Water

 

 

November

The student will identify and locate major physical and cultural features that played an important role in the history of the U.S.

Take Cornell notes to help comprehend the information

Landforms and Bodies of Water vocabulary:  hill, mountain, hilltop, base, slope, peak, foot, knoll, base, peak, island, volcano, lava, ash, gas, desert, habitat, plain, canyon, valley, oceans, lakes, rivers, source, streams, mouth etc.

Comparatives & superlatives

Continents & Oceans

 

 

December

The student will demonstrate how various regional frameworks are used to analyze the variation in culture and human’s occupation of the Earth’s surface.

Follow and give directions to locate items and places

Continents  & Oceans vocabulary: globe, continent, ocean, North America, South America, Africa, Europe. Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean

Comparatives & Superlatives

And, or, but

Same & Different

United States: Great Plains, Mountain states, Pacific Region, Southwest 

January

The student will identify and locate major physical and cultural features that played an important role in the history of the U.S.

Comparatives & Superlatives

And, or, but

Same & Different

 United States: Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, New England

February

The student will identify and locate major physical and cultural features that played an important role in the history of the U.S.

 

Verb Phrases

Word Order

Compound Sentences

Synthesizing

Identifying

Reading circle graphs

Recognizing Chronological order

Asia

 

March

The student will demonstrate how various regional frameworks are used to analyze the variation in culture and human’s occupation of the Earth’s surface.

Multiple meanings

Telling how much

This, that, these, those

Summarizing

Evaluating

Africa

& Europe

 

 

April

The student will demonstrate how various regional frameworks are used to analyze the variation in culture and human’s occupation of the Earth’s surface.

Verb phrases

Confusing word pairs

Comparative adverbs

Infinitives

Comparing

Explaining

Finding causes in history

Latin America

 

May

The student will demonstrate how various regional frameworks are used to analyze the variation in culture and human’s occupation of the Earth’s surface.

Figurative language

Multiple meanings

Homophones

Phrases with “who and that”

Passive verbs

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