Ch 8: Instructional Design & Implementation: English Curriculum

About This Chapter

This chapter, on instructional design and implementation of English curriculum, contains a series of short text and video lessons to improve your understanding of such topics as the six language arts, activities for integrated language arts, and 21st-century techniques for teaching reading.

Instructional Design & Implementation: English Curriculum- Chapter Summary

Use of the lessons in this chapter will improve your understanding of instructional design and the implementation of an English curriculum. You will see information on the meaning of instruction and curriculum, planning and execution for reading instruction, and strategies that will result in better writing proficiency. Additional lesson topics include:

  • Definition of curriculum design
  • What is meant by curriculum mapping
  • English language arts and its integrated nature
  • The teaching of integrated language arts
  • Use of government standards and student goals for designing instruction
  • How to develop learning objectives that are measurable
  • Instructional planning strategies
  • The planning of language arts instruction

These lessons are kept short to make it easier for you to make steady progress on completing this chapter even if you have a busy schedule. Use a mobile device or standard computer to learn at your pace. All lessons have a companion quiz so that you can quickly check your understanding of the material you just studied.

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Instructional Design & Implementation: English Curriculum
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Six Language Arts: Definitions & Skills

1. The Six Language Arts: Definitions & Skills

Is language all about talking? Or is it something much more? This lesson focuses on the six language arts and how we use them to communicate with one another in a variety of ways.

What is Curriculum & Instruction?

2. What is Curriculum & Instruction?

Learn about two guiding educational concepts that impact students everywhere. This lesson will explain what you need to know about curriculum and instruction.

What is Curriculum Design?

3. What is Curriculum Design?

Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

4. What is Curriculum Mapping?

In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.

The Integrated Nature of English Language Arts

5. The Integrated Nature of English Language Arts

School is divided into clear and separate subjects, right? Wrong! This lesson discusses how the skills learned in an English Language Arts classroom are essential in any other course and throughout life.

Finding Methods to Teach Integrated Language Arts

6. 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.

Developing Integrated Language Arts Activities

7. Developing Integrated Language Arts Activities

Language Arts is a subject area that can easily incorporate topics from across other curricula. This lesson outlines several activities a Language Arts teacher can use to integrate other content areas.

Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

8. Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

In education, there is a large emphasis placed on standards for education and ensuring that students can meet those standards. This lesson will explain how you can design your instruction around those standards using learning objectives and student goals.

Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

9. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.

Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

10. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

11. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

Teaching Reading in the 21st Century

12. Teaching Reading in the 21st Century

Teaching reading has changed in the 21st Century. Young readers need to be prepared to meet more demanding expectations and to read in a digital world.

Strategies for Increasing Student Writing Proficiency

13. Strategies for Increasing Student Writing Proficiency

Writing is an important skill for all students to develop. This lesson will detail several strategies, examples, and activities you can use to increase student writing proficiency and build on their skills.

Using Assessments to Plan Language Arts Instruction

14. 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.

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