9th-11th grade Employment English Content Standards for MS Occupational Diploma

9/10/11E1. Recognize main idea in written, oral and visual formats. 9/10/11E2. Follow simple oral and written directions given in a variety of situations. 9/10/11E3. Use personal learning strategies to gain meaning from written material. 9/10E4. Determine when more information is needed and ask appropriate questions. 9E5. Determine when argument and propaganda are being used in written, oral and visual forms. ! a. Fact versus opinion ! b. Bandwagon (joining the crowd) ! c. Appeal to emotions 9E6/10E5. Read to gain information needed in daily living. 9E7/10E6/11E4. Read and comprehend information from textual material. ! 11a. Community ! 11b. Employment ! 11c. Leisure 10E7/11E5. Read and view print and non-print media critically and selectively./Apply critical reading and viewing skills to analysis of print and non-print media. 11E6. Exhibit vocabulary development. a. Employment vocabulary b. Common abbreviations c. Basic computer terminology 10E8. Increase knowledge of appropriate technology and/or software in the communication process. 11E7. Demonstrate use of appropriate technology and software in the communication process. ! 9E8/10E11. Identify and use various sequential patterns to organize information. 9E9. Explain the definitions of terms related to the workplace and to daily living. ! a. Basic survival vocabulary ! b. Employment ! c. Safety ! d. Information ! e. Food and Cooking ! f. Personal needs ! g. Home and school h. Basic computer vocabulary 9E10. Use appropriate vocabulary in writing, speaking and presenting. 9E11. Use appropriate oral language. 9E12/10E9/11E8. Use the basic conventions of standard English. ! a. Mechanics ! b. Usage and syntax ! c. Spelling

9E1310E10/11E9. Write to clarify information and to organize thinking. 9E14/10E12/11E11. Write to express meaning in personal and business situations. ! a. Personal ! b. Business 9E15/10E13. Communicate by telephone and/or other communication devices. ! a. Exhibit appropriate etiquette ! b. Leave and take messages ! c. Identify procedures to: ! ! i. Request information ! ! ii. Order goods and services ! ! iii. Arrange an appointment or make a reservation ! ! iv. Report problems 9E16/10E15/11E13. Develop communication skills through the effective use of tone, inflection, tempo, enunciation, pronunciation, eye contact and body language. 9E17. Demonstrate effective oral communication in personal and school situations. 9E18/10E18/11E14. Use effective listening and viewing skills in a variety of situations. 10E14. Exhibit appropriate job interview skills. ! a. Employ appropriate communication skills ! b. Demonstrate personal behaviors that are important in a job interview ! c. Choose appropriate attire for a job interview ! d. Practice giving appropriate answers to questions that might be asked in a job ! ! interview ! e. Practice questions that one may want to ask in an interview ! f. Role-play a job interview correctly 10E16. Speak successfully in a variety of situations. ! a. Anxiety control b. Clarity through work choice 10E17. Demonstrate effective oral communication in personal and employment situations. 11E10. Express personal opinions in small groups, in class discussions and through writing. 11E12. Demonstrate appropriate job interview skills. ! a. Employ appropriate communication skills ! b. Demonstrate personal behaviors that are important in a job interview ! c. Choose proper attire for a job interview ! d. Practice giving appropriate answers to questions that might be asked in a job interview ! e. Practice questions that one may want to ask in an interview ! f. Role-play a job interview correctly

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