2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ABE 024 ABE Beginning Basic Education - Integrated 2 (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
W2.1 Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing.
W2.2 Follow a highly structured plan to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
W2.3 Appropriately use familiar vocabulary (based on personal experience and learning) and basic text structure of simple steps/instructions/commands or a single paragraph to convey an idea with supporting details and examples.
W2.4 Demonstrate beginning attention to revision strategies including rereading and revising based on review and feedback from others.
W2.5 Make basic edits of grammar (verb tenses, subject/verb agreement), simple and compound sentences, capitalization, spelling and punctuation (end periods, some commas).
2. Reading
R2.1 Decode and recognize everyday and some unfamiliar words in short text by drawing on content knowledge, oral vocabulary and sight words, breaking words into parts for the purpose of aiding decoding and comprehension, applying pronunciation rules, and adjusting reading pace.
R2.2 Demonstrate familiarity with simple, everyday content knowledge and vocabulary.
R2.3 Locate important items of information in simplified text using some simple strategies.
R2.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension using various strategies, such as rereading, restating, recalling, copying and rephrasing text; or using a simplified dictionary.
R2.5 Apply prior knowledge to assist in selecting texts and in understanding the information they contain.
3. Mathematics
M2.1 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) and percents (50%).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: very simple patterns, commonly-used denominations/groupings (5s, 10s, 25s), and very simple proportions (2:1, 1:2).
Space/Shape/Measurement: high frequency standard units of measurement (pounds, feet, quarts, gallons), geometric shapes, and concepts of length and width.
Data/Statistics: very simple ways to interpret and represent data (checksheets, picture graphs, unambiguous bar graphs, line plots) emphasizing frequency of occurrence.
M2.2 Begin to evaluate reasonableness of solutions. Add and subtract whole numbers through three digits, and multiply and divide three digit numbers by one digit numbers. Recall and use mathematical procedures such as basic estimating, counting, sorting, ordering, grouping, adding on (using counting or a calculator), and measuring length and weight using tools calibrated with whole numbers (rulers, manipulatives).
M2.3 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
M2.4 Extract discrete information from simple and concrete data and graphs, and measure with appropriate tools, describe patterns, and/or use computational procedures effectively to solve a problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.
M2.5 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, in role plays, with pictures, or by entries on a simple chart.
4. Goal Setting
G2.1 Monitor progress on educational goals as they relate to their roles as students, workers, citizens, and family members.

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