Texas Adult Education Standards and Benchmarks
for ABE ASE and ESL Learners

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Texas Adult Education Standards
Lesson Plan

Before you begin

Title: Writing a Check

Setting: ESL

NRS Level(s):

Level 1: Beginning Literacy
Level 2: Low Beginning

Open entry/exit: Yes

Context: Family

Standard(s): ESL Convey Ideas in Writing

Benchmark(s): 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1

Objective: To recognize, organize and present information for financial survival.

Materials: Pencils, projector, copy of check format and utility bills.

Estimated time needed to prepare for this lesson plan: 30 minutes

Estimated time needed to complete this lesson plan: 1 hour

The Lesson Plan

Introduce the lesson:
Show copies of utility bills and check book with register.

Teach the lesson:
Teach writing numbers 1-100. Write out the numbers. Go over format, proper location, and proper money symbols.

Practice the lesson:
Copies of checks and practice filling out the checks by writing checks to utility companies.

Assess the lesson:
Observe students, editing when needed. Students may work in pairs.

Apply the lesson to the real world:
Practice writing checks to enhance skills and comprehension of numbers, addresses, life skills, cultural recognition, signatures, and dates.

Submitted by: Bobby Medford, Raymond Morazan

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