Literacy Plus B
 
Scope and Sequence
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10
Unit 1

Literacy

  • Understand, identify, say, and write numbers 1–100
  • Understand the sequence of numbers
  • Understand the numerical sequence of pages in a book

Survival Language

  • Make introductions
  • State first, middle, and last name
  • Use titles Mr. and Ms.
  • Exchange information about occupation
  • Verify and confirm information
  • Express and acknowledge thanks
  • Give and respond to a compliment

Civics Concepts

  • Shake hands, exchange names, and express friendliness upon meeting someone new.
  • It’s OK to compliment another person, even someone you don’t know well.
  • Occupations are not related to the gender of workers.
  • It’s polite to ask about another’s health.
  • It’s important to say thanks when someone asks about your health.

Vocabulary

  • Occupations
 
Unit 2

Literacy

  • Recognize, read, and say all the capital letters of the alphabet
  • Trace and write all the capital letters of the alphabet, using left-to-right and top-to-bottom directionality

Survival Language

  • Understand and give directions to a place
  • Understand and state address, including zip code
  • Clarify questions
  • Ask for repetition

Civics Concepts

  • It’s OK to ask a stranger for directions.
  • It’s polite to provide friendly help to strangers asking for directions.

Vocabulary

  • Places in the community
  • Types of housing
 
Unit 3

Literacy

  • Recognize, trace, and write all the lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Fill out forms with both names, written in capital and lower case letters, as well as area code and telephone number
  • Understand touch pad and rotary telephone dials

Survival Language

  • Get information on getting to a certain place
  • Get information on public transportation
  • Ask for and give driving directions to a place
  • Ask for and give a telephone number
  • Ask for clarification

Civics Concepts

  • Buses and subway lines are identified by numbers, words, names, or letters.
  • Stops on public transportation are named by places you get on and off.
  • Telephone numbers have 7 digits grouped in a set of three and a set of four.
  • Each telephone number has an area code for the region. You must use the area code to call long distance.

Vocabulary

  • Means of transportation
 
Unit 4

Literacy

  • Recognize cursive capital and lowercase letters
  • Sign one’s own name in cursive capital and lowercase letters
  • Recognize sound-symbol correspondence and trace initial consonants of known words

Survival Language

  • Ask for location of items in a store
  • Talk about clothes and sizes
  • Ask for and offer help
  • Apologize

Civics Concepts

  • Salespeople expect you to ask them about the location of items in a store.
  • Clothing sizes are either relative [small, medium, etc.] or by standard numbers.
  • Salespeople expect to get items in sizes that customers can’t get for themselves.
  • Customers are entitled to service in a retail store, but from the appropriate person.

Vocabulary

  • Clothing, sizes
  • Types of stores
 
Unit 5

Literacy

  • Recognize sound-symbol correspondence of the short vowel sounds in minimal pairs
  • Recognize short vowel sounds when following initial consonant blends
  • Write one’s own date of birth on a form, using numerals for the month, day, & yr
  • Understand the concept of abbreviations and connect abbreviations with words for days of the week and month of the year

Survival Language

  • Ask for and give times
  • Talk about daily schedules
  • Discuss work schedules
  • Ask for and give country of origin
  • Make suggestions
  • Talk about the weather
  • Greet others at different times of day

Civics Concepts

  • It’s OK to ask strangers for the time.
  • Work and school times are regular scheduled events. Be aware of them.
  • Show interest in the activities of others and offer information about oneself.
  • Weather is a common topic in making friendly small talk.

Vocabulary

  • Times of day, months, days, and years
  • Daily activities
  • Weather expressions
 
Unit 6

Literacy

  • Recognize and decode rhyming and non-rhyming one-syllable words with short vowels, final consonants, and initial consonants and consonant blends
  • Produce corresponding sounds in new words

Survival Language

  • Talk about food and meals
  • Make a shopping list
  • Identify food groups
  • Discuss healthfulness of foods
  • Discuss schedules
  • Suggest a course of action
  • Express likes
  • Agree

Civics Concepts

  • Respect schedules.
  • Don’t reach for things at table; rather, ask others politely to pass them to you.
  • Be aware of healthfulness of foods and guide children to make good food decisions.

Vocabulary

  • Meals
  • Common foods, drinks, and condiments
 
Unit 7

Literacy

  • Decode one-syllable words with short vowels and initial and final consonant blends and digraphs
  • Read, understand, and fill out a form requesting personal information, including sex

Survival Language

  • Provide a SS# & marital status
  • Answer the telephone
  • Take telephone messages
  • Leave telephone messages
  • Express a belief
  • Express lack of understanding

Civics Concepts

  • Expect to provide social security numbers and marital status in official offices.
  • Take responsibility for members of family.

Vocabulary

  • Rooms in the house
  • Family members
 
Unit 8

Literacy

  • Identify and understand common warning, safety, and traffic signs
  • Leave a space between words
  • Leave a space between first and last names
  • Use capital & lower case letters for names
  • Write on the line, not above or below the line

Survival Language

  • Describe an injury
  • Inquire about a misfortune
  • Tell about one’s illness
  • State an emergency
  • Call 911
  • Express and accept sympathy
  • Ask for help
  • Ask for and provide a reason

Civics Concepts

  • Inform employer when you can’t come to work and provide a legitimate reason.
  • Follow sequence of directions before getting medical or dental attention.
  • There are laws requiring seat belt use and safety restraints. Observe the law.

Vocabulary

  • Parts of the body
  • Common ailments and injuries
  • Emergency vehicles & medical personnel
  • Health care facilities
 
Unit 9

Literacy

  • Understand monetary equivalents of U.S. currency and write dollar and cent amounts
  • Write a name and address on an envelope, using capital and lower case letters, conventional three-line format, and spaces between words

Survival Language

  • Count money and make change
  • Agree and decline to rent
  • Ask about what’s included in the rent
  • Make payment with cash, check, money order, and credit card
  • Show I.D. upon request
  • Request a receipt

Civics Concepts

  • It’s OK to ask a stranger for change.
  • Rental agreements vary with what’s included in the rent. Inquire before signing.
  • You are expected to provide I.D. to write a personal check.
  • It’s important to get a receipt for purchases.

Vocabulary

  • Coin and bill names
  • Household bills
  • Forms of payment
 
Unit 10

Literacy

  • Decode words with r-controlled vowels, long vowels followed by consonants and mute e, and diphthongs
  • Begin sentences with a capital letter and end with a period
  • Leave a space between sentences
  • Fill out a job application with personal information

Survival Language

  • Describe place of employment or state of temporary unemployment
  • Describe one’s job skills
  • Provide information about past jobs and experience
  • Complete a job application
  • Express desire
  • Express job preferences
  • Offer references

Civics Concepts

  • Reading, writing, and speaking English as well as other languages are essential skills for success.
  • Matching your skills to those required on a job is important to finding employment.
  • Get references from employers in order to find future employment.
  • It’s OK to ask for explanations or repetition of instructions that you don’t understand.

Vocabulary

  • Workplaces
  • Occupations
  • Employment skills