ELA 1: This course is designed for the student to develop functional skills in the areas of Writing, Speaking and Presenting, Study
Strategies, Language, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. The student will utilize a variety of materials such as: novels,
short stories, plays, poems, magazines and newspaper articles, television programs, and videos, when appropriate. Most
of the work assigned is completed in class. The materials and methods are in accordance with the student’s Individualized
Education Program (IEP).
ELA 2: This course is designed for the student who needs further instruction in functional reading, writing, and vocabulary skills.
The class participates in “hands-on” learning through oral presentations, group projects, and the use of a variety of
technology. Writing skills and comprehension will be developed with exposure to variety of print sources. Students will
complete activities for submission of portfolios for MCAS alternative assessment. The materials and methods are in
accordance with student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).