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    May 25, 2024  
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ABE 013 Beginning ABE Literacy - Reading/Writing 1 (1 to 15 credits)



Course Description
Designed for students to learn and/or review beginning grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development and reading comprehension in preparation for passing of the GED exam.

Student Outcomes
1. Writing
W1.1 Determine the purpose and the audience for communicating in writing.
W1.2 Follow a highly structured, externally developed plan (or text model) to organize information about self and/or related to immediate needs in very simple structures such as lists or responses to prompts for everyday information.
W1.3 Write all letters of the alphabet and numbers and appropriately use simple, everyday, highly familiar words (personal names, signatures, addresses), numbers (dates, phone numbers, addresses, prices, etc) and simple phrases to convey information with minimal attention to audience. Appropriately use everyday, familiar vocabulary to produce several sentences on a familiar topic.
W1.4 Make a few simple content changes based on review and feedback from others.
W1.5 Make a few simple edits of handwriting, spelling, punctuation and capitalization.
2. Reading
R1.1 Decode and recognize everyday words and word groups in short, simple texts by breaking words into parts, tapping out/sounding out syllables, applying pronunciation rules (decoding letter-sound correspondence, isolating and saying firs and las sounds, recognizing simple rhyming words patterns), using picture ads, and recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.
R1.2 Demonstrate familiarity with concepts of print, letter shapes, letter names and sounds (individual consonants and vowles, digraphs and blends), and simple, everyday content knowledge and common vocabulary in simple sentences.
R1.3 Locate important items of information in texts.
R1.4 Monitor accuracy of decoding and word recognition and enhance comprehension using various strategies, such as rereading, restating, copying and rephrasing text; making a list of new words, or using a picture dictionary.
R1.5 Recall prior knowledge to assist in selecting texts and in understanding the information they contain.
3. Goal Setting
G1.1 Monitor progress on educational goals as they relate to their roles as students, workers, citizens, and family members.



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