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TITLE : Unit 10: Current Electricity SUGGESTED DURATION : 16 days

Unit Overview

During this Unit

This unit focuses on the application of electrical energy in the form of circuits. Students apply their prior knowledge of conductors and insulators with the addition of the focus on electric properties used to classify them. Students investigate the properties of circuits and perform calculations using formulas provided.

 

Streamlining Note

While the language of TEKS P.5E and P.5F were revised for clarity during the streamlining process, the student expectations in each TEKS did not change. “Investigate” is synonymous with “Design, construct” in regards to circuits.

 

Prior Content Connections

  • Grade 4
    • 4.6B – Differentiate between conductors and insulators of thermal and electrical energy.
    • 4.6C – Demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, creating an electrical circuit.
  • Grade 5
    • 5.6B – Demonstrate that the flow of electricity in closed circuits can produce light, heat, or sound.
  • Grade 6
    • 6.9C – Demonstrate energy transformations such as energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electrical energy to light energy.
  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry
    • I.5C – Demonstrate that moving electric charges produce magnetic forces and moving magnets produce electric forces.
    • I.5F – Evaluate the transfer of electrical energy in series and parallel circuits and conductive materials.

 

After this Unit

Students will apply their understanding of electricity to make informed ethical decisions.

 

According to Research

“By the end of the 12th grade, students should know that:

  • …investigations are conducted for different reasons, including to explore new phenomena, to check on previous results, to test how well a theory predicts, and to compare theories.
  • …in many conducting materials, such as metals, some of the electrons are not firmly held by the nuclei of the atoms that make up the material. In these materials, applied electric forces can cause the electrons to move through the material, producing an electric current. In insulating materials, such as glass, the electrons are held more firmly, making it nearly impossible to produce an electric current in those materials.
  • …the motion of electrons is far more affected by electrical forces than protons are because electrons are much less massive and are outside of the nucleus.”

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2009, 1993). Benchmarks on-line. Retrieved from http://www.project2061.org/publications/bsl/online/bolintro.htm.


Scientists investigate natural phenomena in order to understand and explain each phenomenon in terms of systems.

  • How are the properties of systems and their components related to their classification?
  • How are the components, processes, and / or patterns of systems interrelated?

 

Scientific investigation is an orderly process to ensure that scientific claims are credible.

  • How is scientific knowledge generated and validated?

 

Data is systematically collected, organized, and analyzed in terms of patterns and relationships to develop reasonable explanations and make predictions.

  • What gives meaning to data?
  • What is the value of observing patterns and relationships in data?

 

Scientists analyze, evaluate, and critique each other’s work using principles of scientific investigations in order to build on one another’s ideas through new investigations.

  • How can we know what to believe about a scientific claim?
  • In what ways have scientific explanations impacted scientific thought and society over time?
  • What is the value of scientific literacy?
Unit Understandings
and Questions
Overarching Concepts
and Unit Concepts
Performance Assessment(s)

The safe use of electricity is achieved through careful design of the configuration of components in a circuit and the calculation of the electrical properties based on the configuration.

  • In what ways can a circuit be designed safely?
  • In what ways can you determine the electrical properties of a circuit?

Systems

  • Electrical circuit

 

Classifications

  • Parallel
  • Series
  • Open
  • Closed

 

Properties

  • Voltage
  • Resistance
  • Current
  • Power
  • Potential difference
  • Energy
  • Conductors
  • Insulators

 

Patterns

  • Ohm’s law

 

Models

  • Circuit diagrams

 

Constancy

  • Current in a series circuit
  • Voltage in a parallel circuit
Assessment information provided within the TEKS Resource System are examples that may, or may not, be used by your child’s teacher. In accordance with section 26.006 (2) of the Texas Education Code, "A parent is entitled to review each test administered to the parent’s child after the test is administered." For more information regarding assessments administered to your child, please visit with your child’s teacher.

MISCONCEPTIONS / UNDERDEVELOPED CONCEPTS

Misconceptions:

  • Students may think electric current is “used up” in a circuit.
  • Students may think current and voltage is the same.
  • Students may think high voltage is more dangerous than high amperage.

 

Underdeveloped Concepts:

  • Students may not understand how light bulbs work.
  • Students may not understand how batteries work.

Unit Vocabulary

Key Content Vocabulary:

  • Circuit – a closed conducting circle or loop through which current can flow
  • Electric current – rate of electric charge with respect to time as it moves through a circuit
  • Parallel circuit – an electric circuit in which the devices are arranged on separate branches and charges have multiple paths to travel through
  • Potential difference – the difference in electric potential (voltage, EMF) between two points
  • Power – rate at which work is done or energy is transformed
  • Resistance – slows the flow of current in a wire
  • Series circuit – anelectric circuit in which the devices are arranged so that the charges must flow through each one

 

Related Vocabulary:

  • Ammeter
  • Amperes
  • Circuit board
  • Circuit breaker
  • Electric energy
  • Electric potential
  • Fuse
  • Ohms
  • Rate
  • Voltage
  • Voltmeter
  • Volts
Unit Assessment Items System Resources Other Resources

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State:

Texas Education Agency – Texas Safety Standards

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5483 (look under Documents)

 

Texas Gateway for Online Resources by TEA – OnTRACK Scientific Process Skills

https://www.texasgateway.org/binder/ontrack-scientific-process-skills

 

General:

Get Your Physics On “Multimeters and Ohm’s Law” (Audio Podcast)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/get-your-physics-on/id628043458?mt=2  

(available as a free podcast on iTunes U in the K-12 section under Texas Education)


TEKS# SE# Unit Level Taught Directly TEKS Unit Level Specificity
 

Legend:

  • Knowledge and Skills Statements (TEKS) identified by TEA are in italicized, bolded, black text.
  • Student Expectations (TEKS) identified by TEA are in bolded, black text.
  • Portions of the Student Expectations (TEKS) that are not included in this unit but are taught in previous or future units are indicated by a strike-through.

Legend:

  • Supporting information / clarifications (specificity) written by TEKS Resource System are in blue text.
  • Unit-specific clarifications are in italicized, blue text.
  • Information from Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TxCCRS), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 is labeled.
  • A Partial Specificity label indicates that a portion of the specificity not aligned to this unit has been removed.
P.1 Scientific processes. The student conducts investigations, for at least 40% of instructional time, using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices. These investigations must involve actively obtaining and analyzing data with physical equipment, but may also involve experimentation in a simulated environment as well as field observations that extend beyond the classroom. The student is expected to:
P.1A Demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations.

Demonstrate

SAFE PRACTICES DURING LABORATORY AND FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

Including, but not limited to:

  • Following classroom safety guidelines, as outlined in the Texas Education Agency Texas Safety Standards
  • Handling and wearing appropriate safety equipment
  • Equipment

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • I. Nature of Science – C3 – Demonstrate skill in the safe use of a wide variety of apparatuses, equipment, techniques, and procedures.
P.1B Demonstrate an understanding of the use and conservation of resources and the proper disposal or recycling of materials.

Demonstrate

AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE USE AND CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES AND THE DISPOSAL OR RECYCLING OF MATERIALS

Including, but not limited to:

  • Use and conservation of resources
  • Disposal or recycling of materials
P.2 Scientific processes. The student uses a systematic approach to answer scientific laboratory and field investigative questions. The student is expected to:
P.2D Design and implement investigative procedures, including making observations, asking well defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, identifying variables, selecting appropriate equipment and technology, evaluating numerical answers for reasonableness, and identifying causes and effects of uncertainties in measured data.

Design, Implement

INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES

Including, but not limited to:

  • Making observations
  • Asking well-defined questions
  • Formulating testable hypotheses
  • Identifying variables
  • Selecting appropriate equipment and technology
  • Evaluating numerical answers for reasonableness
  • Identifying causes and effects of uncertainties in measured data
    • Instrument errors
    • Reading errors
    • User errors

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • I. Nature of Science – A3 – Formulate appropriate questions to test understanding of natural phenomena. 
P.2E

Demonstrate the use of course apparatus, equipment, techniques, and procedures, including multimeters (current, voltage, resistance), balances, batteries, dynamics demonstration equipment, collision apparatus, lab masses, magnets, plane mirrors, convex lenses, stopwatches, trajectory apparatus, graph paper, magnetic compasses, protractors, metric rulers, spring scales, thermometers, slinky springs, and/or other equipment and materials that will produce the same results.

Demonstrate

THE USE OF COURSE APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES

Including, but not limited to:

  • Multimeters (current, voltage, resistance)
  • Batteries
P.2F

Use a wide variety of additional course apparatus, equipment, techniques, materials, and procedures as appropriate such as ripple tank with wave generator, wave motion rope, tuning forks, hand-held visual spectroscopes, discharge tubes with power supply (H, He, Ne, Ar), electromagnetic spectrum charts, laser pointers, micrometer, caliper, computer, data acquisition probes, scientific calculators, graphing technology, electrostatics kits, electroscope, inclined plane, optics bench, optics kit, polarized film, prisms, pulley with table clamp, motion detectors, photogates, friction blocks, ballistic carts or equivalent, resonance tube, stroboscope, resistors, copper wire, switches, iron filings, and/or other equipment and materials that will produce the same results.

Use

A WIDE VARIETY OF ADDITIONAL COURSE APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS, AND PROCEDURES AS APPROPRIATE

Including, but not limited to:

  • Computer
  • Data acquisition probes
  • Scientific calculators
  • Graphing technology
  • Electrostatics kits
  • Resistors
  • Copper wire
  • Switches
P.2G Make measurements with accuracy and precision and record data using scientific notation and International System (SI) units.

Make

MEASUREMENTS

Including, but not limited to:

  • Accuracy
  • Precision

Record

DATA

Including, but not limited to:

  • Scientific notation
  • International System (SI) units
  • Significant Digits (TxCCRS)

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • II. Foundation Skills: Scientific Applications of Mathematics – A2 – Use exponents and scientific notation.
    • II. Foundation Skills: Scientific Applications of Mathematics – F2 – Use appropriate significant digits.
P.2H Organize, evaluate, and make inferences from data, including the use of tables, charts, and graphs.

Organize, Evaluate, Make inferences

DATA

Including, but not limited to:

  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Graphs

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • I. Nature of Science – E1 – Use several modes of expression to describe or characterize natural patterns and phenomena. These modes of expression include narrative, numerical, graphical, pictorial, symbolic, and kinesthetic.
P.2I Communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through various methods such as lab reports, labeled drawings, graphic organizers, journals, summaries, oral reports, and technology-based reports.

Communicate

VALID CONCLUSIONS SUPPORTED BY THE DATA

Including, but not limited to:

  • Lab reports
  • Labeled drawings
  • Graphic organizers
  • Journals (science notebooks)
  • Summaries
  • Oral reports
  • Technology-based reports 

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • III. Foundation Skills: Scientific Applications of Communication – A1 – Use correct applications of writing practices in scientific communication.
P.2J Express relationships among physical variables quantitatively, including the use of graphs, charts, and equations.

Express

RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PHYSICAL VARIABLES QUANTITATIVELY

Including, but not limited to:

  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Equations

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • II. Foundation Skills: Scientific Applications of Mathematics – 2B – Carry out formal operations using standard algebraic symbols and formulae.
    • VIII. Physics – A4 – Understand the concept of density.
P.3 Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions within and outside the classroom. The student is expected to:
P.3A Analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.

Analyze, Evaluate, Critique

SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS, SO AS TO ENCOURAGE CRITICAL THINKING BY THE STUDENT

Including, but not limited to:

  • Use
    • Empirical evidence
    • Logical reasoning
    • Experimental and observational testing

Note(s):

  • Project 2061: By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that:
    • Scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges prevailing theories and as a new theory leads to looking at old observations in a new way. 1A/M2
    • Some scientific knowledge is very old and yet is still applicable today. 1A/M3
    • Scientific investigations usually involve the collection of relevant data, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses and explanations to make sense of the collected data. 1B/M1b*
    • If more than one variable changes at the same time in an experiment, the outcome of the experiment may not be clearly attributable to any one variable. It may not always be possible to prevent outside variables from influencing an investigation (or even to identify all of the variables). 1B/M2ab
  • Project 2061: By the end of the 12th grade, students should know that:
    • From time to time, major shifts occur in the scientific view of how things work. More often, however, the changes that take place in the body of scientific knowledge are small modifications of prior knowledge. Continuity and change are persistent features of science. 1A/H2
  • TxCCRS:
    • I. Nature of Science – A1 – Utilize skepticism, logic, and professional ethics in science.
    • I. Nature of Science – A4 – Rely on reproducible observations of empirical evidence when constructing, analyzing, and evaluating explanations of natural events and processes.
P.3B Communicate and apply scientific information extracted from various sources such as current events, news reports, published journal articles, and marketing materials.

Communicate, Apply

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION EXTRACTED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES

Including, but not limited to:

  • Current events
  • News reports
  • Published journal articles
  • Marketing materials
P.3C Explain the impacts of the scientific contributions of a variety of historical and contemporary scientists on scientific thought and society.

Explain

THE IMPACTS OF SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS ON SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT AND SOCIETY

Including, but not limited to:

  • Historical and contemporary scientists
    • Newton
    • Einstein
    • Galileo
    • Maxwell
    • Coulomb
    • Ørsted
    • Ampere
    • Faraday
    • Lenz
P.3D Research and describe the connections between physics and future careers.

Research, Describe

THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PHYSICS AND FUTURE CAREERS

Including, but not limited to:

  • How physics is used in various careers
    • Possible examples may include:
      • Medical physicist
      • Radiation therapist
      • Astronomer
      • Teacher
      • Geophysicist
      • Equipment designer
      • Telecommunications engineer
      • Materials designer
      • Engineer
P.3E Express, manipulate, and interpret relationships symbolically in accordance with accepted theories to make predictions and solve problems mathematically.

Express, Manipulate, Interpret

RELATIONSHIPS SYMBOLICALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCEPTED THEORIES

Including, but not limited to:

  • Make predictions
  • Solve problems mathematically
    • Manipulation of equations algebraically
    • Proportional reasoning

Note(s):

  • TxCCRS:
    • VIII. Physics – B1 – Understand how vectors are used to represent physical quantities.
    • VIII. Physics – B2 – Demonstrate knowledge of vector mathematics using a graphical representation.
    • VIII. Physics – B3 – Demonstrate knowledge of vector mathematics using a numerical representation.
P.5 Science concepts. The student knows the nature of forces in the physical world. The student is expected to:
P.5E Characterize materials as conductors or insulators based on their electric properties.

Characterize

MATERIALS AS CONDUCTORS OR INSULATORS BASED ON THEIR ELECTRIC PROPERTIES

Including, but not limited to:

  • Flow of electrical current through the material
  • Relative strength of force attracting valence electrons to the nucleus of an atom
  • Superconductors
  • Semiconductors
P.5F Investigate and calculate current through, potential difference across, resistance of, and power used by electric circuit elements connected in both series and parallel combinations.

Investigate, Calculate

CURRENT, POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE, RESISTANCE, AND POWER IN CIRCUITS

Including, but not limited to:

  • Current
  • Potential difference (voltage, EMF, electric potential)
  • Resistance
    • Series vs. parallel electric circuits
    • R = R1 + R2 + R3 + …
      • Equivalent resistance for resistors in series
    • 1 / R = 1 / R1 + 1 / R2 + 1 / R3 + …
      • Equivalent resistance for resistors in parallel
  • Ohm’s law
    • I = V / R
      • Current = voltage / resistance
    • Electric overload
    • Prevention of electric shock
  • Power (and energy) used by electric circuit elements
    • P = VI
      • Electrical power = (voltage)(current)
    • E = Pt
      • Energy = (power)(time)

Note(s):

  • In Grades 4 and 5, students learn that electricity is a form of energy that travels through conductors in a closed circuit (4.6C, 5.6B).
  • TxCCRS:
    • VIII. Physics – I2 – Gain qualitative understandings of voltage, current, and resistance.
    • VIII. Physics – I3 – Understand Ohm’s Law.
    • VIII. Physics – I4 – Apply the concept of power to electricity.
    • VIII. Physics – I5 – Discuss basic DC circuits that include voltage sources and combinations of resistors.
    • VIII. Physics – I6 – Discuss basic DC circuits that include voltage sources and combinations of capacitors. [Possible Pre-AP Extension]
The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English language learners (ELLs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.

School districts shall provide instruction in the knowledge and skills of the foundation and enrichment curriculum in a manner that is linguistically accommodated commensurate with the student’s levels of English language proficiency to ensure that the student learns the knowledge and skills in the required curriculum.


School districts shall provide content-based instruction including the cross-curricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills in subsection (c) of the ELPS in a manner that is linguistically accommodated to help the student acquire English language proficiency.

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074a.html#74.4 


Choose appropriate ELPS to support instruction.

ELPS# Subsection C: Cross-curricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills.
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ELPS.c.1 The ELL uses language learning strategies to develop an awareness of his or her own learning processes in all content areas. In order for the ELL to meet grade-level learning expectations across the foundation and enrichment curriculum, all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency. The student is expected to:
ELPS.c.1A use prior knowledge and experiences to understand meanings in English
ELPS.c.1B monitor oral and written language production and employ self-corrective techniques or other resources
ELPS.c.1C use strategic learning techniques such as concept mapping, drawing, memorizing, comparing, contrasting, and reviewing to acquire basic and grade-level vocabulary
ELPS.c.1D speak using learning strategies such as requesting assistance, employing non-verbal cues, and using synonyms and circumlocution (conveying ideas by defining or describing when exact English words are not known)
ELPS.c.1E internalize new basic and academic language by using and reusing it in meaningful ways in speaking and writing activities that build concept and language attainment
ELPS.c.1F use accessible language and learn new and essential language in the process
ELPS.c.1G demonstrate an increasing ability to distinguish between formal and informal English and an increasing knowledge of when to use each one commensurate with grade-level learning expectations
ELPS.c.1H develop and expand repertoire of learning strategies such as reasoning inductively or deductively, looking for patterns in language, and analyzing sayings and expressions commensurate with grade-level learning expectations.
ELPS.c.2 The ELL listens to a variety of speakers including teachers, peers, and electronic media to gain an increasing level of comprehension of newly acquired language in all content areas. ELLs may be at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, or advanced high stage of English language acquisition in listening. In order for the ELL to meet grade-level learning expectations across the foundation and enrichment curriculum, all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency. The student is expected to:
ELPS.c.2A distinguish sounds and intonation patterns of English with increasing ease
ELPS.c.2B recognize elements of the English sound system in newly acquired vocabulary such as long and short vowels, silent letters, and consonant clusters
ELPS.c.2C learn new language structures, expressions, and basic and academic vocabulary heard during classroom instruction and interactions
ELPS.c.2D monitor understanding of spoken language during classroom instruction and interactions and seek clarification as needed
ELPS.c.2E use visual, contextual, and linguistic support to enhance and confirm understanding of increasingly complex and elaborated spoken language
ELPS.c.2F listen to and derive meaning from a variety of media such as audio tape, video, DVD, and CD ROM to build and reinforce concept and language attainment
ELPS.c.2G understand the general meaning, main points, and important details of spoken language ranging from situations in which topics, language, and contexts are familiar to unfamiliar
ELPS.c.2H understand implicit ideas and information in increasingly complex spoken language commensurate with grade-level learning expectations
ELPS.c.2I demonstrate listening comprehension of increasingly complex spoken English by following directions, retelling or summarizing spoken messages, responding to questions and requests, collaborating with peers, and taking notes commensurate with content and grade-level needs.
ELPS.c.3 The ELL speaks in a variety of modes for a variety of purposes with an awareness of different language registers (formal/informal) using vocabulary with increasing fluency and accuracy in language arts and all content areas. ELLs may be at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, or advanced high stage of English language acquisition in speaking. In order for the ELL to meet grade-level learning expectations across the foundation and enrichment curriculum, all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency. The student is expected to:
ELPS.c.3A practice producing sounds of newly acquired vocabulary such as long and short vowels, silent letters, and consonant clusters to pronounce English words in a manner that is increasingly comprehensible
ELPS.c.3B expand and internalize initial English vocabulary by learning and using high-frequency English words necessary for identifying and describing people, places, and objects, by retelling simple stories and basic information represented or supported by pictures, and by learning and using routine language needed for classroom communication
ELPS.c.3C speak using a variety of grammatical structures, sentence lengths, sentence types, and connecting words with increasing accuracy and ease as more English is acquired
ELPS.c.3D speak using grade-level content area vocabulary in context to internalize new English words and build academic language proficiency
ELPS.c.3E share information in cooperative learning interactions
ELPS.c.3F ask and give information ranging from using a very limited bank of high-frequency, high-need, concrete vocabulary, including key words and expressions needed for basic communication in academic and social contexts, to using abstract and content-based vocabulary during extended speaking assignments
ELPS.c.3G express opinions, ideas, and feelings ranging from communicating single words and short phrases to participating in extended discussions on a variety of social and grade-appropriate academic topics
ELPS.c.3H narrate, describe, and explain with increasing specificity and detail as more English is acquired
ELPS.c.3I adapt spoken language appropriately for formal and informal purposes
ELPS.c.3J respond orally to information presented in a wide variety of print, electronic, audio, and visual media to build and reinforce concept and language attainment.
ELPS.c.4 The ELL reads a variety of texts for a variety of purposes with an increasing level of comprehension in all content areas. ELLs may be at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, or advanced high stage of English language acquisition in reading. In order for the ELL to meet grade-level learning expectations across the foundation and enrichment curriculum, all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency. For Kindergarten and Grade 1, certain of these student expectations apply to text read aloud for students not yet at the stage of decoding written text. The student is expected to:
ELPS.c.4A learn relationships between sounds and letters of the English language and decode (sound out) words using a combination of skills such as recognizing sound-letter relationships and identifying cognates, affixes, roots, and base words
ELPS.c.4B recognize directionality of English reading such as left to right and top to bottom
ELPS.c.4C develop basic sight vocabulary, derive meaning of environmental print, and comprehend English vocabulary and language structures used routinely in written classroom materials
ELPS.c.4D use prereading supports such as graphic organizers, illustrations, and pretaught topic-related vocabulary and other prereading activities to enhance comprehension of written text
ELPS.c.4E read linguistically accommodated content area material with a decreasing need for linguistic accommodations as more English is learned
ELPS.c.4F use visual and contextual support and support from peers and teachers to read grade-appropriate content area text, enhance and confirm understanding, and develop vocabulary, grasp of language structures, and background knowledge needed to comprehend increasingly challenging language
ELPS.c.4G demonstrate comprehension of increasingly complex English by participating in shared reading, retelling or summarizing material, responding to questions, and taking notes commensurate with content area and grade level needs
ELPS.c.4H read silently with increasing ease and comprehension for longer periods
ELPS.c.4I demonstrate English comprehension and expand reading skills by employing basic reading skills such as demonstrating understanding of supporting ideas and details in text and graphic sources, summarizing text, and distinguishing main ideas from details commensurate with content area needs
ELPS.c.4J demonstrate English comprehension and expand reading skills by employing inferential skills such as predicting, making connections between ideas, drawing inferences and conclusions from text and graphic sources, and finding supporting text evidence commensurate with content area needs
ELPS.c.4K demonstrate English comprehension and expand reading skills by employing analytical skills such as evaluating written information and performing critical analyses commensurate with content area and grade-level needs.
ELPS.c.5 The ELL writes in a variety of forms with increasing accuracy to effectively address a specific purpose and audience in all content areas. ELLs may be at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, or advanced high stage of English language acquisition in writing. In order for the ELL to meet grade-level learning expectations across foundation and enrichment curriculum, all instruction delivered in English must be linguistically accommodated (communicated, sequenced, and scaffolded) commensurate with the student's level of English language proficiency. For Kindergarten and Grade 1, certain of these student expectations do not apply until the student has reached the stage of generating original written text using a standard writing system. The student is expected to:
ELPS.c.5A learn relationships between sounds and letters of the English language to represent sounds when writing in English
ELPS.c.5B write using newly acquired basic vocabulary and content-based grade-level vocabulary
ELPS.c.5C spell familiar English words with increasing accuracy, and employ English spelling patterns and rules with increasing accuracy as more English is acquired
ELPS.c.5D edit writing for standard grammar and usage, including subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and appropriate verb tenses commensurate with grade-level expectations as more English is acquired
ELPS.c.5E employ increasingly complex grammatical structures in content area writing commensurate with grade-level expectations, such as:
ELPS.c.5F write using a variety of grade-appropriate sentence lengths, patterns, and connecting words to combine phrases, clauses, and sentences in increasingly accurate ways as more English is acquired
ELPS.c.5G narrate, describe, and explain with increasing specificity and detail to fulfill content area writing needs as more English is acquired.
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