EL Education

Strategically implement EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum to support student-centered literacy instruction

About EL Education

Topics:

  • Launching the EL Curriculum

  • Intro to Modules

  • Intro to Skills Block

  • Intro to ALL Block

  • Strategic Planning for Modules

  • Strategic Planning for Skills Block

  • Strategic Planning for ALL Block

  • EL Education FLEX Curriculum

Overview:

The EL Education curriculum for grades K-8 is designed to support rigorous language and literacy teaching and learning through its deep, spiraling design, standards-based alignment, student-centered focus, and engaging real-world context. Throughout its three integral elements -- Modules for grades K-8, Skills Block for grades K-2, Labs for grades K-2, and ALL Block for grades 3-5 -- the EL Education curriculum provides a complex, differentiated, and robust student-centered approach to literacy instruction.

How We Support Teachers to Implement the EL Education Curriculum: 

We support educators to understand the design and philosophy behind the curriculum in order to ensure their ability to become change agents and begin creating a learning community that can support one another throughout the implementation of the curriculum. We draw on tenants of active pedagogy to create an atmosphere that encourages a deep dive into the design of the resources, its structure, and key components in order to create a commitment and vision for implementation.  And, we provide  ongoing and authentic planning support for teachers as they implement the EL Education curriculum by working with them to leverage their current understanding of the curriculum and apply skills to support strategic planning using assessment data from their students.

Featured Strategies

Utilizing student input to develop shared work time expectations is key to successful learning task management
Utilizing student input to develop shared work time expectations is key to successful learning task management
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Explore these templates to begin the process of differentiated planning in your classroom
Explore these templates to begin the process of differentiated planning in your classroom

Growth Areas

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I can successfully launch the EL Education Curriculum by building my understanding of the purpose behind each of the components (Modules, Skills Block and ALL Block).
I can define the structure and purpose of the Module lessons including the unit and performance task assessments in order to support successful implementation.
I can define the structure and purpose of Skills Block including the whole group, teacher-led station and independent rotations in order to support successful implementation.
I can define the structure and purpose of ALL Block including student rotations in order to support successful implementation.
I can strategically plan for Module lessons by backwards planning.
I can strategically plan for Module lessons by backwards planning.
I can strategically plan for Skills Block by utilizing data to effectively plan for the whole group, teacher-led station and independent rotations.
I can strategically plan for ALL Block by analyzing data from Module lessons to effectively plan for student rotations.
I can implement components of the EL Curriculum FLEX and protocols in order to support FLEX Curriculum Instruction.

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