2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ABE 014 Beginning ABE Literacy - Integrated 1 (1 to 15 credits)

Course Description
Designed for students to learn and/or review beginning grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for passing of the GED exam or college entry 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 #s, 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 first and last sounds, recognizing simple rhyming word patterns), using picture aids, and recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.
R1.2 Demonstrate familiarity with concepts of print, letter shapes, letter names and sounds (individual consonants and vowels, 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. Mathematics
M1.1 Read, write, and interpret very simple types of mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: whole numbers (three digit numbers), common monetary values, and benchmark fractions (1/2, 1/4).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: very simple patterns, commonly-used denominations/groupings (2s, 5s, 10s); mathematical relationships – more, less, larger, smaller, left, right, heavier, longer.
Space/Shape/Measurement: high frequency standard units of measurement (pounds, feet, months, weeks, days, minutes, hours), and concepts of geometric shape, length and width.
Data/Statistics: very simple ways to interpret and represent data (checksheets, picture graphs,) emphasizing frequency of occurrence.
M1.2 Recall and use a few simple mathematical procedures such as very basic estimating, counting, sorting, ordering, grouping, adding on (using counting or a calculator), orally counting by 2s, 5s and 10s, addition and subtraction and beginning multiplication.
M1.3 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
M1.4 Extract discrete information from simple and concrete data and graphs, describe patterns, and/or use basic computational procedures effectively to solve a problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.
M1.5 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, in role plays, with pictures, or by entries on a simple chart.
4. 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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