Online English Language Development (ELD Level 1)

Module 5: Language Function and Construction

The Language Function and Construction module focuses on teaching students how the English language works. Lessons are designed to create awareness of available language resources to enrich writing, build an understanding of how text is structured and organized, and show how language choices can develop meaning.

Skill Area Examples of Topics Covered
Structuring Cohesive Text
  • Organizing text types to express ideas
  • Applying knowledge of familiar language resources
  • Using connecting words and phrases
Expanding and Enriching Ideas
  • Using verbs in a variety of tenses
  • Using nouns and noun phrases
  • Using adverb phrases to add detail
Connecting and Condensing Ideas
  • Creating compound sentences
  • Condensing ideas using compound verb phrases


To view the full scope and sequence for Language Tree Online ELD Level 1 and Level 2, click here.

English Learner Student

  • Standards-based online curriculum plus downloadable teacher resources and practice assignments
  • Scaffolded instruction builds on concepts previously taught
  • Video input with interactive exercises output
  • Multi-sensory techniques – text, audio, video, and images – provide equity and access for all English learners

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