2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ABE 044 ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Integrated 4 (1 to 15 credits)

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

Student Outcomes
1. Writing
W4.1 Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing.
W4.2 Use multiple planning and pre-writing strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose (such as writing to inform, to get things done, to express feelings and ideas or to persuade others) and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
W4.3 Appropriately use both everyday and specialized vocabulary and a limited variety of simple and complex sentence structures in multiple coherent steps or a few well-constructed and linked paragraphs to convey ideas, with several supporting facts/details/examples reflecting judgment regarding appropriate language and level of formality for the intended audience.
W4.4 Use several simple revision strategies to monitor one’s own writing, make revisions based on review and feedback from others, and produce rough and final drafts. Demonstrate some attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice and appropriateness of text for the intended audience.
W4.5 Make many edits of grammar (verb tense forms), spelling, sentence structure (simple/compound/complex with appropriate capitalization and punctuation), language usage and text structure, often with the help of tools such as simplified dictionaries, grammar checklists, and graphic organizers.
2. Reading
R4.1 Recognize unfamiliar and some specialized words and abbreviations using word analysis or inference.
R4.2 Demonstrate familiarity with everyday and some specialized content knowledge and vocabulary.
R4.3 Locate important information, read for detail and determine missing information using a wide range of strategies.
R4.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension using a wide range of strategies, such as posing and answering questions, trial and error, and adjusting reading pace.
R4.5 Actively apply prior knowledge to assist in understanding information in texts.
R4.6 Organize information using some strategies, such as recall, restatement, simple sequencing and simple categorization.
3. Mathematics
M4.1 Read, write, and interpret a variety of common mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: monetary values, extensions of benchmark fractions (1/8, 1/3, 1/5, etc), decimals, and percents (15%, 30%, etc.).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: patterns and simple formulas (such as d=rt, a=lw); Space/Shape/Measurement: standard units of measurement including fractional units and benchmark angle measurements (90 degrees, 360 degrees, etc), geometric shapes including shapes containing a combination of common shapes, concept of pi, and concept of converting between units of measurement.
Data/Statistics: ways to interpret and represent data (tables and graphs with scaling, basic statistical concepts such as range, mode, mean, and median).
M4.2 Recall and use a good store of mathematical procedures such as estimation, rounding, multiplication and division (with and without use of a calculator), adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing common fractional amounts and decimals, measure length, weight, area and circumference using tools calibrated to varying degrees of precision and converting units of measurement as appropriate.
M4.3 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
M4.4 Define, select and organize a variety of common mathematical data and measure with appropriate tools, describe patterns, and/or use appropriate procedures effectively to solve a problem and verify that the solution is reasonable.
M4.5 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, with visual representations, in writing, by entries in a table or appropriate graph, or with basic statistics (range, mode, mean, median).
4. Goal Setting
G4.1 Monitor progress on educational goals as they relate to their roles as students, workers, citizens, and family members.

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