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Madison Metropolitan School District

English Fundamentals


Course recommended for EPL 1-2. This year-long course, designed for newcomer English language learners in grades 9 - 12, is the equivalent of English 1. The curriculum focuses on English language acquisition in the four domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking referencing the CCSS for English/Language Arts as well as WIDA’s English Language Development Standards. Students use adapted and authentic texts including textbooks, leveled readers, informational, and literary texts to develop literacy and discussion skills in English. An emphasis on organizational and study skills necessary for success in American high schools is included.

  • Recommended Grades: 9-12
  • Course Number: ENG1290
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Meets Requirement for Global Scholars Program (GSP)
  • EPL Level: 1-2