ESOL


Beginners:

For descriptors, use the Telpas Rubric for Beginning to Intermediate levels.

Listening:

Listen to passages and respond to questions that are asked orally.
Passages will only be read one time.
Vocabulary:

Identify common every day vocabulary: clothing, personal items, food, school items, and transportation. Students will respond in a sentence.
Seasons: Identify major holidays that may occur during this season.
Money: Identify coins and currency in words
American Culture:

Identify major American holidays and celebrations. For example, Thanksgiving is a major holiday, but Groundhog Day is not.
Know basic traditions and activities connected with these holidays and traditions. For example, turkey is a popular food at Thanksgiving.
Grammar:

Verbs:
Use of simple tenses: present, present progressive, past and past progressive.
Subject/Verb agreement
Completing scenarios or sentences using the correct form a verb.
Pronouns:
Use of personal pronouns
Pronoun verb agreement
Substituting a pronoun for nouns
Completing a scenario using pronouns instead of nouns.
Plurals: form plurals, including common irregular ones (child, children)
Reading: Students will read and respond to a passage.

Writing: Write an essay in response to a prompt.

Speaking: Student will respond orally to given prompt.

Intermediate:

For descriptors, use TELPAS Intermediate to Advanced levels.

Listening:

Listen to passages and respond to questions that are asked orally.
Passages will only be read one time.
Level of difficulty of passages is increased over the beginner level.
Vocabulary:

Identify expanded every day vocabulary: clothing, personal items, food, school items, and transportation. Students will respond in a sentence.
Seasons and activities and celebrations that may occur in a given season
Money and numbers: be able to write in words.
Plurals: regular and irregular nouns
American Culture:

Identify American holidays and celebrations. Some well known minor celebrations (i.e. Valentine’s Day) may be included.
Know traditions connected with these holidays and traditions. More expanded knowledge is expected over the beginner level.
Grammar:

Verbs:
Use of tenses: More expanded use of all basic tenses including irregular verbs
Subject/Verb agreement
Completing scenarios or sentences using the correct form a verb.
Pronouns:
Use of personal pronouns, the forms of who, and demonstrative pronouns, possessive pronouns and adjectives
Pronoun/ verb agreement
Substituting a pronoun for nouns
Completing a scenario using pronouns instead of nouns.


Sentence:
Change statements into questions keeping the tenses aligned.
Combine sentences correctly.
Respond to question using the correct tense of verbs
Reading: Read and respond to passage.

Writing: Write an essay in response to a prompt.

Speaking: Student will respond orally to given prompt.

Advanced:

For descriptors, use the TELPAS rubric for Advanced to Advanced High levels.

Listening:

Listen to passages and respond to questions that are asked orally.
Listen to a passage and summarize the text in student’s own words.
Passages will only be read only one time.
Level of difficulty of passages is increased over intermediate level.
Vocabulary:

Seasons and activities and celebrations that may occur in a given season. More expanded knowledge of the seasons, activities, holidays and celebrations is expected.
Numbers: Be able to write numbers up to the millions correctly in words. Be able to write dollar amounts in words.
Plurals: regular and irregular nouns
American Culture:

Identify American holidays and celebrations. Well known minor holidays and traditions may be included.
Know traditions connected with these holidays and traditions.
Grammar:

Verbs:
Use of tenses: Simple and Perfect tenses.
Subject/Verb agreement
Completing scenarios or sentences using the correct form a verb.
Pronouns:
Use of personal pronouns, of the forms of who, and of demonstrative pronouns, possessive pronouns and adjectives
Pronoun /verb agreement: More complex agreement, including indefinite pronouns
Substituting a pronoun for nouns
Completing a scenario using pronouns instead of nouns.


Sentences:
Change statements into questions keeping the tenses aligned.
Combine simple sentences into compound or complex sentences .
Reading: Students will read a passage and respond to it.

Writing: Write an essay in response to a prompt.

Speaking: Student will respond orally to given prompt.

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