2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ABE 034 ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education - Integrated 3 (1 to 15 credits)

Course Description
Designed for students to learn and/or review intermediate 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
W3.1 Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing.
W3.2 Use simple planning strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose (to convey personal experience, meet a specific need, or respond to recent learning), and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
W3.3 Appropriately use mostly familiar vocabulary (based on personal experience and learning) and basic text structure of simple steps/instructions/commands or a paragraph to convey ideas with several supporting details/examples reflecting some attention to audience.
W3.4 Use simple revision strategies to monitor effectiveness by re-reading and revising during the writing process and making revisions to a first and final draft based on review and feedback from others. Demonstrate beginning attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice, and appropriateness of text for the intended audience.
W3.5 Make several simple edits of grammar (such as simple tense agreement), spelling, and punctuation (such as periods, capital letters, and some commas), sentence structure (such as compound and some complex sentences), language usage, and text structure using tools such as spelling word lists and simple editing checklists.
2. Reading
R3.1 Decode and recognize most everyday and some unfamiliar and specialized words and abbreviations in short to medium-length text by drawing on content knowledge and oral vocabulary, breaking words into parts, applying pronunciation rules, and adjusting reading pace.
R3.2 Demonstrate familiarity with common, high-interest content knowledge and related vocabulary.
R3.3 Locate important information in short to medium-length text using some simple strategies.
R3.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension by using a range of simple strategies, such as posing and answering questions, recalling, restating, rephrasing, explaining the content of the text or using simple examples.
R3.5 Actively apply prior knowledge to assist in understanding information in texts.
3. Mathematics
M3.1 Read, write, and interpret some common types of mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: whole numbers, monetary values and prices, benchmark fractions (3/4, 1/10), decimals (.25, .50, .75, .10) and percents (25%, 75%, 10%, 100%).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: simple patterns, probability and proportions (1:4, 4:1); simple decimal/fraction conversions and equivalents.
Space/Shape/Measurement: commonly used standard units of measurement, common geometric shapes, and the concept of “area”.
Data/Statistics: simple ways to interpret and represent data (tables, bar graphs with and without gridlines, line graphs and pie graphs).
M3.2 Recall and use mathematic procedures such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on whole numbers, benchmark decimals and fractions (with or without use of calculator), grouping, comparing 2 numbers, and basic estimating; and measure length, weight, and areas of standard and non-standard shapes using tools calibrated with whole numbers and benchmark fraction and decimal equivalents (rulers, manipulatives).
M3.3 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
M3.4 Define, select, and organize simple data, 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.
M3.5 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, in pictures, or in writing.
4. Goal Setting
G3.1 Monitor progress on educational goals as they relate to their roles as students, workers, citizens, and family members.

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