Ch 19: ELAR Instruction in Texas

About This Chapter

This chapter explains Texas's curriculum and guidelines for English language arts and reading (ELAR). It discusses the goals of English language instruction and ways of evaluating it used in Texas schools.

ELAR Instruction in Texas - Chapter Summary

In Texas, school instruction centers around a set of standards known as Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards apply to English language classrooms. This chapter explains several ways of implementing the Texas curriculum for students. After you have studied this chapter, you should know about:

  • TEKS instructional goals and objectives
  • The TEKS standards for reading, writing, and writing conventions
  • TEKS visual media standards and research standards
  • Texas English language proficiency standards

The lessons in this chapter are created by expert instructors who explain these ELAR standards using concrete examples from the classroom. The lessons are available online 24/7 so you can study according to your own schedule, and each lesson has a short quiz so you can check your understanding. If you have any questions along the way, make sure to reach out through the Dashboard.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: ELAR Instruction in Texas
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Instructional Goals & Objectives for TEKS

1. Instructional Goals & Objectives for TEKS

If you are teaching to any set of standards, figuring out how to set instructional goals and objectives can make a big difference. This lesson explains how objectives and goals might work in relation to TEKS.

Teaching & Assessing TEKS Reading Standards

2. Teaching & Assessing TEKS Reading Standards

In this lesson, learn how assessment in strands, content, and performance standards help measure a student's progress using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts/Reading.

TEKS Standards: Writing, Oral & Written Conventions

3. TEKS Standards: Writing, Oral & Written Conventions

In this lesson, we will explore the TEKS standards for writing and oral and written language for elementary and middle school students and how to provide ongoing assessments in these areas to determine when interventions are necessary.

Implementing TEKS Visual Media Standards in Class

4. Implementing TEKS Visual Media Standards in Class

In this lesson, we will discuss the reading/media literacy standards of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as related to elementary and middle school students, including grade-level expectations.

Teaching to TEKS Research Standards in the Classroom

5. Teaching to TEKS Research Standards in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will discuss what the Texas Education Agency expects of students grades three through eight. We will also look into the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and breakdown the assessments created by the TEA to analyze student achievement.

Understanding Texas English Language Proficiency Standards

6. Understanding Texas English Language Proficiency Standards

When you learn a language, there are four skills you need to acquire: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This lesson explains the expectations for each skill according to the 'Texas English Language Proficiency Standards'.

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