Online English Language Development (ELD)

Module 5: Language Function and Construction

Language Function and Construction focuses on helping students 1) create awareness of available language resources, 2) learn how English is structured and organized, and 3) develop meaning using language choices.

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
  • 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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