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Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: English/language Arts
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English/Language Arts Standards
- Understand the progression of K-12 standards in English and language arts
Envisioning the English/Language Arts Professional
- Describe the role and function of an English/language arts professional
Lesson Planning and Assessment
- Utilize standards to create lesson plans and develop units of study
- Analyze the elements of an effective lesson plan that integrates assessment strategies
- Identify assessment tools and the academic areas they measure
Factors that Impact English/Language Arts Instruction
- Define the developmental differences between students and how this impacts lesson design and instructional strategies
- Identify strategies for promoting positive learning environments in English/language arts classrooms
- Analyze instructional strategies that meet the learning needs of diverse students
- Examine strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in reading
- Develop strategies for helping students become reflective readers
Media and Technology in the English/Language Arts Classroom
- Analyze the role of technology in English/language arts instruction
- Develop strategies for establishing critical reading skills for various media
- Analyze the influence of visual and print media in our society and its impact on learning
- Utilize standards to define the skills students must develop to read and to respond to a variety of texts critically
- Develop strategies for expanding student literacy through the study of a wide variety of genre
- Define the developmental stages of writing
- Analyze the elements of an effective writing workshop and adapt those elements to meet student needs
- Analyze the use of rubrics in teaching and evaluating writing
Reporting Student Achievement
- Define methods for reporting student achievement
English/Language Arts Curriculum
- Examine course outlines for local education agencies (e.g., districts)
Oral Language and Speech
- Analyze the components of an effective speech
- Create a rubric for evaluating speeches
Federal Legislation and Accountability
- Examine the implications of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
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