1| Teaching English in the Elementary Grades 1 Unit 1: The English Curriculum in the Elementary Grades1.0 Intended Learning Outcomes 1.1.Identify the philosophies and guiding principles of the English Language Curriculum; 1.2.Discuss the curricular framework in teaching English in the K to 12; and 1.3.Determine the significance of the philosophies, guiding principles, approaches and methods in language teaching. 1.1. Introduction Have you ever imagined, what are the challenges faced by the teachers in the 21stcentury? Will you be experiencing the same challenges, when you become a teacher?Teaching in the 21stcentury require new knowledge and skills for teachers to become effective curriculum and instructional leaders in schools. They need to address the needs, interest, learning styles, thinking preferences, and exceptionalities of various students and find ways to effectively engage them in meaningful learning. Teachers also need to integrate technology in their classes. As teachers of the 21stcentury classrooms, they need to develop their level of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Language arts of using the language proficiently to communicate an idea. It is a very important area in the education curriculum in which range of skills are taught to students to become proficient in using the language. It is a vital educational component that will help ensure a student’s successful future. It serves as a foundation for communication and lifelong learning.
1| Teaching English in the Elementary Grades 2 1.2 Topics/Discussion (with Assessment/Activities) K to 12 Education Curriculum 1.2.1. Philosophy and Rationale The teaching of the language arts in the K to 12 Curriculum is guided by the following principles: Language is the basis of all communication and the primary instrument of thought. Thinking, learning, and language are interrelated. Language is governed by rules and systems (language conversations) which are used to explore and communicate meaning. It defines culture which is essential in understanding; -Oneself (personal identity) -Forming interpersonal relationships (socialization) -Extending experiences -Reflecting on thought and action -Contributing to a better society Language, therefore, is central to the people’s intellectual, social, emotional development and has an essential role in all key learning areas. Proficiency in the language enables people to access, process and keep abreast of information, to engage with the wider and more diverse communities, and to learn about the role of language in their own lives, and in their own and other cultures. Think it over! How is the teaching of English different in the K to 12 as compared in the previous curriculum, Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC)?
1| Teaching English in the Elementary Grades 3 1.2.2. Guiding Principles All language are interrelated and interdependent. Facility in the first language (L1) strengthens and supports the learning of other language (L2).Acquisition of sets of skills and implicit metalinguistic