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Elementary ELA: Curriculum Concepts - Chapter Summary
This self-paced elementary English language arts instruction chapter covers fundamental curriculum concepts through a series of bite-sized lessons. Follow along with out expert instructors to review effective planning, instruction and assessment methods for language arts curricula. The chapter also explores the classroom applications of advance organizers, as well as the connections between the different language arts. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Create units, lessons and themes that target literacy skills
- Recognize the advantages of advance organizers in classrooms
- Plan language arts instruction with assessments
- Assess the relationship between all of the language arts
- Explain how subject-matter learning is impacted by reading comprehension
- Apply ideas from reading selections to other situations
- Teach integrated language arts through a variety of methods
When you're finished with a lesson, try taking the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you fully understand the material. The chapter resources are available online at any time that fits your schedule, and you can access them on any desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet. If you have any questions along the way, simply use the Ask the Expert feature.
1. Creating Themes, Units & Lessons Targeting Literacy Skills
Literacy teachers are often unable to locate an existing curriculum for the skills they are teaching the students. In this lesson, learn how they thoughtfully develop their own themes, units, and lessons that target the desired literacy skills.
2. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
3. Using Assessments to Plan Language Arts Instruction
Teachers make decisions about what to teach and when from many sources. One of these is using assessments. How does this work? This lesson outlines using assessments to inform instruction in language arts.
4. Relationships Between the Language Arts
Language arts teachers have to cover an amazingly large amount of curriculum in a relatively short amount of time. So how do they pull it off? By building relationships between different language arts.
5. How Reading Comprehension Impacts Subject Matter Learning
In everything from doing word problems in math class to following directions in science lab, reading comprehension is a vitally important core skill. This lesson explains why it is so important and provides classroom examples.
6. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations
Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.
7. Finding Methods to Teach Integrated Language Arts
There are numerous strategies for teaching language arts, but how do you integrate your lessons? This lesson discusses strategies and examples to give you a starting point for integrating a language arts classroom.
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