Online English Language Development (ELD)

Module 3: Foundational Literacy Skills

This module provides Newcomer students with specialized instruction to support the development of foundational literacy skills. This process is accelerated through application of the latest instructional techniques together with resources to meet the specific pedagogical needs for secondary level students.

Skill Area Examples of Topics Covered
Letter Knowledge
  • Alphabet sequence
  • Upper/lower case
  • Vowel/consonant discrimination
  • Letter sound/symbol relationship
  • Beginning and ending sound identification
Phonemic Awareness
  • Blending sounds
  • Medial vowel substitution
  • Counting syllables
  • Sentence syntax
  • Standards-based curriculum
  • Scaffolded instruction builds on concepts previously taught
  • Features video input with interactive exercises output to enable practice and progress tracking
  • Multi-sensory techniques– text, audio, video and images – provides 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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