Open to: Grades 3 and up
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Beginners or placement test
Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: ELD2
CTY’s online English language development courses are challenging, above-grade-level courses designed for students in grades 3 and up who seek to enhance their English writing skills with the emphasis on building strong grammar and vocabulary. These courses advance each student’s English academic content language in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math for academic writing in those areas.
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate I is designed to help non-native English speakersstudents who have either successfully completed the Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Beginners course, or have approximately two to six years of exposure to the English Language. In this course, students will build strong vocabulary and grammar, and improve their basic writing skills.
The interactive lessons will give students the opportunity to take risks and have fun while working on improving English grammar, speaking, listening, reading, and composition skills. The virtual classroom includes live audio and video interaction with the instructor and online classmates, interactive whiteboard, multimedia learning materials including games, and other features to enhance online learning.
In this course, students will:
By the end of this course, students will acquire more STEM concepts, knowledge, and vocabulary. This course will help prepare eligible students to take CTY’s online science, engineering, and math courses. Review course prerequisites carefully prior to enrolling.
In order to determine the placement level for this course, an ELD placement test can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must purchase a headset with microphone. A microphone with an on/off switch is recommended.
In addition, the following textbooks are required for this course:
Optional Workbook (NOT Required):
This course will focus on improving sentence structure and provide an introduction to paragraph writing.
|Week||Lesson||STEM Topic||Grammar Topic|
|1||1||The Atmosphere||Introductions/Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Writing Basics Review Part 1
|2||The Atmosphere||Writing Basics Review Part 2|
|2||1||Earth’s Seasons||Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Writing Basics Review Part 3
|2||Earth’s Seasons||Writing Basics Review Part 4|
Writing Compound Sentences in Simple Present Tense Part 1
Writing Compound Sentences in Simple Present Tense Part 2
|4||1||Earth’s Magnetic Field||Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Understand Beginning with the Simple Past Tense Part 1
|2||Earth’s Magnetic Field||Questions/Review|
Understand Beginning with the Simple Past Tense Part 2
|5||1||Nonrenewable Resources||Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Writing Compound Sentences in Simple Past Tense Part 1
Writing Compound Sentences in Simple Past Tense Part 2
|6||1||Midterm Review||Midterm Review Part 1|
|2||Midterm Review||Midterm Review Part 2|
|7||1||Introduction to Genetics||Questions/Review|
Using Words, Phrases, and Editing Skills to Build Better Sentences
|2||Introduction to Genetics||Questions/Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Review Writing Paragraphs in Simple Present and Simple Past
|8||1||Role of Organisms in the Environment||Questions/Review|
Using Present Progressive and Connectors in Sentences Part 1
|2||Role of Organisms in the Environment||Questions/Review/Brainstorming/Journal Writing|
Using Present Progressive and Connectors in Sentences Part 2
|9||1||Organ Systems: Skeletal System||Questions/Review/Peer Editing|
Using Adverbs and Parts of Speech to Build Better Sentences Part 1
|2||Organ Systems: Skeletal System||Questions/Review/Peer Editing|
Using Adverbs and Parts of Speech to Build Better Sentences Part 2
Writing Complex Sentences in Simple Future Tense Part 1
|10||1||Organ Systems: Digestive and Excretory System||Questions/Review/Peer Editing/Journal Writing|
Writing Complex Sentences in Simple Future Tense Part 2
Using Adjective Clauses, Place Phrases, and Time Words Part 1
|2||Organ Systems: Digestive and Excretory System||Questions/Review/Peer Editing|
Using Adjective Clauses, Place Phrases, and Time Words Part 2
|Grammar Review for Final Exam Part 1 & 2|
|12||1||Review Last 6 Weeks of STEM Topics|
|Grammar Review for Final Exam Part 3 & 4|
Students should expect to spend about 5-7 hours per week on this course.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.