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Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction - Chapter Summary
Strengthening your knowledge of language arts curriculum and instruction is simple using this chapter's entertaining lessons. With the help of top instructors, you can study reading intervention, methods to teach integrated language arts and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe relationships that exist between the language arts
- List and discuss issues in middle school language arts curricula
- Define and share examples of systematic oral language instruction
- Detail how to provide explicit instruction in content-specific discourse skills
- Outline how to use assessments to plan language arts instruction
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1. 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.
2. Issues in Middle School Language Arts Curricula
The curriculum for language arts covers a massive range of skills and abilities. This lesson discusses some of the major issues facing middle school students.
3. 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.
4. Systematic Oral Language Instruction: Definition & Examples
Are you ready to apply systematic oral language instruction to teach English language structures to your students? This lesson explores systematic oral language instruction through practical examples.
5. Providing Explicit Instruction in Content-Specific Discourse Skills
Helping students learn to communicate in different content areas often involves teaching them discursive strategies specific to different disciplines. This lesson discusses explicit instruction in content-specific discourse skills.
6. 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.
7. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities
This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.
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Other chapters within the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts (201): Study Guide & Practice course
- Illinois Learning Standards
- Foundations of Literacy
- Language Components
- Overview of First & Second Language Acquisition
- Native Language & Second Language Acquisition
- Literacy Assessment & Differentiation
- Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- The Classroom Learning Environment
- Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
- Decoding & Fluency Teaching Strategies
- Standard American English Grammar & Usage
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Relationships Between Words
- Language & Reading Comprehension
- Skills for Reading Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension Overview & Instruction
- Literature Analysis & Interpretation
- Analysis of Nonfiction Texts
- Analysis of Media
- Forms of Writing
- Types of Literature Overview
- Types of Performance
- Writing Instruction & Feedback
- Research Writing
- Computer Based Research & Communication
- Basics of Speaking & Listening in the Classroom