Online English Language Development (ELD Level 2)

Module: Level 2 Language Function and Construction

Language Function and Construction focuses on helping ELs learn critical structures of the English Language in order to write more clearly, coherently and with better cohesion. This module develops awareness of available language resources (structure, organization and meaning) that help students become better writers.

Skill Area Examples of Topics Covered
Structuring Cohesive Text
  • Applying understanding of text structures to write more coherently
  • Applying knowledge of pronouns, synonyms and connecting words to write with more cohesion
Expanding and Enriching Ideas
  • Using verbs in a variety of tenses appropriate to the text type
  • Enriching meanings of sentences using noun phrases
  • Expanding sentences with adverbial phrases to add details
Connecting and Condensing Ideas
  • Combining clauses to make connections between ideas and to join ideas
  • Condensing ideas in a variety of ways to create precise and detailed sentences
  • Standards-based online curriculum and downloadable teacher resources and online writing exercises
  • Scaffolded instruction throughout builds on previously-taught concepts
  • Video input with interactive exercises output to enable practice and progress tracking
  • Multi-sensory techniques – text, audio, video and images – provide equity and access for all English learners
  • Developed by a National Board certified ELD educator and evaluator for the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC)

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