2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ABE 054 ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Integrated 5 (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
W5.1 Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing.
W5.2 Select from and use a good store of tools and strategies for overall planning and organization; outline, restate, summarize and categorize ideas and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
W5.3 Appropriately use both everyday and specialized vocabulary including abstract nouns and idioms, and a variety of sentence structures, in medium-length, coherently-linked, and detailed text with appropriate tone, language, and level of formality and in modes of organization suitable for a variety of audiences.
W5.4 Use a variety of strategies to analyze and make simple revisions (such as for clarity, organization, and descriptiveness) and to solve a few more global problems posed by the writing text (such as changes in voice or tone to take into account the needs of the audience or re-sequencing of larger pieces of text based on feedback from others).
W5.5 Undertake multiple re-readings of text in order to edit for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, language usage, and text structure and use appropriate tools such as dictionaries and grammar guides.
2. Reading
R5.1 Recognize and interpret abbreviations and specialized vocabulary.
R5.2 Demonstrate familiarity with everyday and some specialized content knowledge and vocabulary and with paragraph structure and document organization.
R5.3 Locate important information, read identified sections for detail and determine missing information using a wide range of strategies.
R5.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension using a wide range of strategies.
R5.5 Evaluate prior knowledge against new information in texts to enhance understanding of the information.
R5.6 Organize and analyze information and reflect upon its meaning using a range of strategies such as classification, categorization, and comparison/contrast.
3. Mathematics
M5.1 Read, write, and interpret a wide variety of mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: money/expenses/prices, percentages, decimals and fractions.
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: patterns and formulas (such as a=pr2).
Space/Shape/Measurement: units of measurement including fractional units, geometrical shapes including shapes containing a combination of common shapes, and concept of volume.
Data/Statistics: ways to interpret, represent and draw implications from data (graphs, tables, and simple forms of statistical analysis).
M5.2 Recall and use multi-step mathematical procedures (such as keeping accounts) that involve whole numbers as well as fractions, decimals, and/or percents, and measure volume using tools with different calibrations.
M5.3 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
M5.4 Define, select, organize, and integrate mathematical information of different types in carrying out procedures, describing patterns, and/or measuring with appropriate tools to solve the problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.
M5.5 Create appropriate visual or graphic representations such as charts, tables, graphs, etc. and clearly communicate the solution process and results orally or in writing to a variety of audiences.
4. Goal Setting
G5.1 Monitor progress on educational goals as they relate to their roles as students, workers, citizens, and family members.

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