Grades 5 to 8 English Language Arts: A Foundation for Implementation

Implementation Overview: Grades 5 to 8

The Implementation Overview includes the following sections:

The Middle Years Learner identifies some of the characteristics of Middle Years students and Middle Years teachers.

Environments for Literacy Learning describes the environments that promote literacy learning for Middle Years students.

Literacy Learning through the Six Language Arts includes the importance of classroom talk to promote listening and speaking; phases of language learning; common processes in the six language arts; viewing and representing, language cueing systems; and seven dynamic processes of literacy learning.

English Language Arts Instruction includes the importance of reflection and metacognitive processing; teacher scaffolding and the gradual release of responsibility model; strategic learning; and a discussion of what students need to be successful in language arts learning.

English Language Arts Classroom Assessment  includes an overview of classroom assessment that assists learning and informs instruction.

Planning for Instruction and Classroom Assessment Using Learning Outcomes provides assistance in reading student learning outcomes and discusses approaches to planning with learning outcomes.