Career Field: General / Multi-Pathway
Adult Career Pathway: General – Workplace English
Prepares Students for: passing the GED writing test; effective writing in the workplace and in postsecondary courses
Target Student Population: High intermediate – CASAS Reading 221-235
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Course Description: Learners work with different genres of academic and workplace writing, applying writing standards throughout. These standards include: determining the purpose for a written communication; organizing and presenting written information in a way that serves the purpose; paying attention to the conventions of English language usage, including grammar, spelling, and sentence structure; and revising to enhance the effectiveness of written communication. Learners develop strategies they can apply to anything they write. Part of the instructional content concerns the organization and content of various workplace documents. It moves on to the five-paragraph essay.
Duration: 30 one-hour lessons per term, 2 terms = 60 instructional hours total
Curriculum Materials: PDF document (686 pages) includes charts that lay out scope and sequence and all materials, plus detailed lesson plans and all learner and teacher materials. Each term of 30 lessons includes three introductory lessons, five units with five lessons in each unit, and two concluding lessons, plus seven assessments: a pre and a post assessment and an assessment at the end of each of the five units.
Curriculum Pluses: Useful for any career pathway. Integrates GED writing test prep and workplace communication. All materials included.
Curriculum Drawbacks: Very prescribed lessons. Some career-related lessons are specific to Oregon and would need to be modified.
Author: Oregon Pathways for Adult Basic Skills
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