May 25, 2019
ABE 064 - ABE Language Arts 5 10 Credits
To aid adults who need instruction in basic English skills in order to pass the GED tests, improve college math placement scores, or achieve other educational or careen goals. Instruction is delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, group activities, and individualized instruction. ABE Language Arts level 5 is equivalent to CASAS scores between 236 and 245.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve Students who have basic language skills below a high school level.
Active Date 2014-09-03
Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-10
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
This course is designed to help students strengthen their English language skills in order to achieve a wide range of career, educational, and personal goals. Content will be delivered in lecture and group formats.
Student Learning Outcomes
Monitor comprehension and adjust reading strategies.
Demonstrate familiarity with every day and some specialized content, vocabulary, paragraph structure and document organization.
Determine the reading purpose. Select reading strategies appropriate to purpose.
Activate prior knowledge to address reading purpose. Evaluate prior knowledge against new information to enhance understanding.
Locate important information and determine missing information. Organize and analyze information and reflect on its underlying meaning using a range of strategies such as classification, categorization, and comparison/contrast. Evaluate and compare sources and evidence.
Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing, and research and evaluate sources.
Organize and present information to serve the purpose. Select from and use tools for overall planning and organization; outline, restate, summarize, and categorize ideas and produce a legible and comprehensible draft and typewritten and formatted final draft.
Appropriately use a variety of sentence structures of medium length and coherently linked. Write detailed text with appropriate tone, language, and level of formality suitable for a variety of audiences.
Use a variety of strategies to analyze and make simple revisions and solve problems in writing such as tone or voice to take into account the needs of the audience.
Undertake multiple re-readings of text in order to edit for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, language usage, and text structure and use appropriate tools such as dictionaries and online tools.
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