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Ch 2: PLACE: Planning the Reading Curriculum

About This Chapter

Study these lessons to review the steps to plan a reading curriculum, then answer the corresponding self-assessment quizzes. This chapter could enhance your performance on the PLACE Reading Specialist examination.

PLACE: Planning the Reading Curriculum - Chapter Summary

Placing an emphasis on different types of learning, this chapter's lessons help to clearly define curriculum and education models. Explore these concepts before you sit for the PLACE Reading Specialist examination. Study the various elements of curriculum design and learn about the benefits of an integrated curriculum. This chapter might help you to:

  • Define learning and outline classroom learning strategies
  • Describe the particulars of curriculum, curriculum and instruction, curriculum design and curriculum mapping
  • Provide examples of a spiral curriculum and an integrated curriculum
  • Gain strategies for helping students build good reading skills
  • Support children's literacy
  • Describe the advantages of ability grouping and tracking
  • Examine models of gifted education

Watching these instructor-led videos can prepare you for the challenge of passing the PLACE Reading Specialist examination. If you have limited study time, keep in mind that the lessons can be accessed 24/7 via your mobile device or desktop technology. You'll also have the option of printing out your quiz results as worksheets and studying them at your convenience. Navigational video tags, written transcripts and an ask-a-question feature are included.

PLACE: Planning the Reading Curriculum Objectives

The PLACE Reading Specialist examination includes 100 multiple-choice questions. Your ability to evaluate reading program materials, comprehend staff development protocols and understand educational regulations will be assessed during the examination. The topics in this chapter can be found in the tests first subarea, The Reading Program.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: PLACE: Planning the Reading Curriculum
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

What is Curriculum?

2. What is Curriculum?

Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.

What is Curriculum & Instruction?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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.

Spiral Curriculum: Definition & Example

6. Spiral Curriculum: Definition & Example

'Spiral curriculum' may be a term that you haven't heard before, but you certainly have learned from such a curriculum in your own student life. This lesson will provide a definition of spiral curriculum as well as some examples of the educational tool in action.

Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

7. Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

Have you ever wondered what and how an integrated curriculum works? Learn about this hot topic that is shaping how teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

8. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Student Grouping Strategies for Reading Instruction

9. Student Grouping Strategies for Reading Instruction

Using different grouping strategies can help to foster reading skills for many students. This lesson outlines three grouping strategies with suggestions for how to use each one.

Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

10. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.

What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues

11. What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues

Gifted education is the area of education that focuses on the needs of gifted and talented students. Learn about the history, models, and issues involved in gifted education and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

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