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Teaching English in the Elementary Grades: Language Arts

Equips educators with effective strategies and resources to teach language arts skills to elementary students, fostering literacy and communication abilities.

teaching

english

elementary

grades

language arts

literacy

reading

writing

listening

speaking

vocabulary

grammar

phonics

comprehension

fluency

communication.

It allows learners to explore, gather, process, refine and present information about topics they want to investigate without the constraints imposed by traditional subject barriers.

  • Integrated approach
  • Integrated listening
  • Integrated learning
  • Integrated teaching

Learners can conduct self-assessment in order to discover and reflect on their own perceptions as speakers and listeners.

  • True
  • False

In order to create this kind of assessment, it is needed to choose a criteria first that will serve as the core of the assessment tool.

  • Using rating scales
  • Using checklists
  • Observation
  • Conference

Language experience approach is an instructional practice or approach wherein the teacher supports a small group of learners to read a specific text or material independently.

  • True
  • False

It is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

  • Education for sustainable development

There are six (6) strands of English language arts.

  • True
  • False

Creates and implements new ideas to others and being responsible for collaborative work.

  • Productivity and accountability
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration

This assessment tool provides opportunities for the parents, students and teachers to observe and discuss the students’ learning progress.

  • Report cards
  • Records of achievement
  • Demonstration and presentation
  • Parent-student-teacher conference

Using project approach to explore topics of students’ interest is not an effective English language arts program.

  • True
  • False

There are ten (10) methods of assessing writing and representing.

  • True
  • False

The following are the integral areas of sustainable development except:

  • Economy
  • Government
  • Society
  • Environment

Each strand of English language arts is interconnected and interdependent to one another.

  • True
  • False

It is one of the essential skills in the development of education for sustainable development which promotes learning to question our current belief systems and to recognize the assumptions underlying our knowledge, perspective and opinions.

  • Critical thinking and reflection

Different strands of English language arts can be taught in isolation.

  • True
  • False

This method of assessing writing and representing deals about the usage of non-human or computer-assisted assessment in order to practice on how to rate, score or grade different kinds of writing tasks and activities.

  • Automated essay scoring
  • Timed-essay
  • Multiple choice test
  • Rubrics

Through observation, teachers can consider what the learners know and do as they engage in classroom activities.

  • True
  • False

It is the ability to work efficiently with diverse individuals.

  • Initiative and self-direction
  • Reading and writing
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation

This strand of English language arts is used for different purposes. It is having communication through the use of oral language.

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Viewing

This method of assessing writing and representing includes multiple samples of the learners’ writing, reflective letters or essays in which they describe here what they have learned.

  • Portfolio
  • A. Portfolio
  • Self-assessment
  • Multiple choice test
  • Timed-essay

Assessment as learning gives emphasis on developing and supporting metacognition in the learners, together with the guidance of the teacher.

  • True
  • False

This strand of English language arts deals about acquiring meaning from printed texts and materials. It is also decoding of words and understanding what you read.

  • Visually representing
  • Reading
  • Viewing
  • Writing

It is another area of 21st century learning wherein learners must possess skills which allow them to be self-reliant, to adapt and deal with many cultures, to be productive and to show leadership.

  • Life and career skills

Letting the learners be exposed to different reading materials may capture their interests.

  • True
  • False

There are seven (7) strands of English language arts.

  • True
  • False

These strands of English language arts are interrelated and can be developed most effectively as inter-reliant rather than discrete processes.

  • True
  • False

Automated essay scoring is the usage of non-human or computer-assisted assessment in order to practice on how to rate, score or grade different kinds of writing tasks and activities.

  • True
  • False

The project approach emphasis on giving connections than teaching in isolation

  • True
  • False

Sequence reinforces and extends the previous experiences that the learners possess.

  • True
  • False

This strand needs to consider the audience, purpose and form. It is having a communication through the use of visual media; just like viewing.

  • Viewing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Visually representing

This method of instruction includes many opportunities for the learners to follow their natural curiosity on the world around them.

  • Project approach
  • Emergent curriculum
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Literature-based approach

As educators, it is vital to let the learners be involved in the learning process which gives them chances to be co-constructors of knowledge and partners in the learning progress.

  • True
  • False

Project approach strategy uses children’s literature as foundation for instruction and learning.

  • True
  • False

This kind of organizational approach is used to provide and support other methods of instructions like modeling, demonstration, discussing, questioning and sharing.

  • Whole-class instruction

There are five (5) criteria for organizing learning experience.

  • True
  • False

It is a type of checklist which allows the teacher to see the frequency of the learners’ ability to demonstrate the desired skill and outcome.

  • Where and when
  • What and when
  • The magic of three
  • The magical checklist

It is a 21st century learning skill wherein learners are tasked to create texts in response to what they read, view and hear.

  • Reading and writing

It is all about acknowledging complexities and synergies when trying to find solutions to problems.

  • Systematic thinking

This teaching practice for reading and viewing is a scheduled discussion between the teacher and the learner which draws upon the principles of dialogic teaching. The discussion’s purpose is based around a text independently selected by the student.

  • Literature circles
  • Teaching-learning cycle
  • Close reading
  • Reading conference

Another area of 21st century learning which allows the learners to be self-reliant, to adapt and deal with many cultures, to be productive and to show leadership.

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Literacy
  • Life and career skills
  • Learning and innovation skills

This kind of assessment provides evidences of the learners’ achievement.

  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment from learning

This strand of English language arts is all about also getting meaning from visual media and somehow similar to reading. Its main objective is to acquire meaning or to comprehend from what is seen

  • Viewing

Speaking is used for different purposes. It is having communication through the use of oral language.

  • True
  • False

Language learning should be extended into local, national and international communities.

  • True
  • False

It is another essential skill of education for sustainable development which supports learning to question our current belief systems and to recognize the assumptions underlying our knowledge, perspective and opinions.

  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Systematic thinking
  • Envisioning
  • Participation in decision making

It is one of the integral areas of sustainable development wherein the learners are being mindful about the resources and flimsiness of the physical environment as well as the effects on its human activity and decisions.

  • Environment

This assessment tool provides descriptions of criteria in understanding the children’s learning progress.

  • Checklist
  • Reflective journal
  • Developmental continua
  • Rubrics

There are four (4) purposes of assessment.

  • True
  • False

This kind of assessment promotes the development of each learner.

  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment from learning
  • Assessment of learning

Report cards are symbolic representations and summaries of students’ learning.

  • True
  • False

The teacher should speak about what the writing and representation reveals in order to provide specific feedbacks to the learners.

  • True
  • False

Timed-essay is commonly used to assess what the children have learned at the end of the term or over a period of several years.

  • True
  • False

This strategy to assess reading and viewing is an ideal way to gather information about the progress of the learners’ reading skills.

  • Student work samples
  • Observation
  • Performance assessment
  • Conferencing

This criterion for organizing learning experiences reinforces and extends the previous experiences that the learners possess.

  • Conference
  • Continuity
  • Sequence
  • Integration

It deals about working and completing tasks which are not necessarily assigned but are required to be completed without any supervision.

  • Initiative and self-direction

It is not important to engage the learners to have meaningful purposeful learning experiences.

  • True
  • False

It is one of the 21st century learning skills wherein learners are tasked to create texts in response to what they read, view and hear.

  • C. Reading and writing
  • B. Information and communication technology literacy
  • A. Numeracy

It involves strategies which are designed to know what the learners already know, showcase whether or not they have met the desired curriculum outcomes of their learning plans or to certify proficiency and make decisions about the learners’ future learning needs.

  • Assessment from learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment for learning

Student learning is supported in this approach because it gives the specific needs of the group which are addressed through language arts instructions.

  • Small-group instruction
  • Whole-class instruction
  • Conferences
  • Independent learning

It is the ability to understand and identify the role which mathematics plays in the world.

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Numeracy
  • Reading and writing

In terms of assessing the learners’ outcomes, the teacher should have clear expectations.

  • True
  • False

Whole class instruction provides the teacher with opportunities to give emphasis in giving instruction for a group of students sharing the same need.

  • True
  • False

It is one of the essential skills of education for sustainable development that promotes empowering people.

  • Systematic thinking
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Building partnerships
  • Participation in decision making

This criterion for organizing learning experience refers to the relationship between different levels of the same subjects and/or skills

  • Sequence
  • Continuity
  • Conferences
  • Integration

This strand of English language arts needs to consider the audience, purpose and form. It is having a communication through the use of visual media; just like viewing.

  • Visually representing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading

It is the ability to work with others and to be sensible about cultural mores and diversity.

  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Productivity and accountability
  • Leadership and responsibility
  • Social and cross-cultural skills

It is a responsive approach in teaching. The teachers’ starts by observing the children and specifically noticing and observing what the children do by means of taking down notes of what they are saying and asking, what draws their interest and the problems that they are trying to solve.

  • Project approach
  • Emergent curriculum
  • A. Inquiry-based learning
  • Literature-based approach

Continuity talks about continuous, intelligent and interactive adjusting. It also refers to the relationship among learning experiences which bring about unified view of learners’ behavior.

  • True
  • False

There are five (5) strategies to assess reading and viewing.

  • True
  • False

It is considered as the most powerful tool which the student has in order for them to develop their ideas, insights, giving significance to their experiences and for making sense of both their world and their possibilities within it.

  • Language

Individual conferences can give opportunities to connect on child’s learning, comprehension and share personal experiences.

  • True
  • False

It is the ability to enlist the aid of others in completing a task and being independent enough to accomplish a task.

  • Leadership and responsibility

World Commission on Environment and Development said that education for sustainable development is “is a dynamic concept that encompasses a new vision of education to empower people to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future. Its overall aim is to empower citizens to act for positive environmental and social change implying a participatory and action-oriented approach”

  • True
  • False

This organizational approach provides a rich context to acquire vision into the children’s comprehension and to develop their language awareness.

  • Independent learning
  • Small group instruction
  • Conferences
  • Whole class instruction

It is all about creating meaning for students and others through speaking, writing and representing and making meaning of ideas or information received when viewing, listening and reading.

  • Language arts

This teaching practice for reading and viewing is also known as reading aloud which allows the learners to listen to a text read aloud by the teacher.

  • Independent reading
  • Shared reading
  • Modeled reading
  • Guided reading

Viewing includes instruction for learning propaganda techniques. It is also getting meaning from visual media and somehow similar to reading. Its main objective is to acquire meaning or to comprehend from what is seen.

  • True
  • False

This criterion for organizing learning experience refers to the relationship among learning experiences which bring about unified view of learners’ behavior.

  • Conference
  • Continuity
  • Sequence
  • Integration

Integration talks about continuous, intelligent and interactive adjusting. It also refers to the relationship among learning experiences which bring about unified view of learners’ behavior

  • True
  • False

Checklist is more effective when it is constructed together with the learners because this ensures that they understand the expectations for the success of their assessment.

  • True
  • False

There are five (5) purposes of assessment.

  • True
  • False

This strategy to assess reading and viewing gives great insight and understanding of what the learners have learned.

  • Performance assessment
  • Self-assessment or peer assessment
  • Student work samples
  • Conferencing

Building partnerships is being able to imagine a better future.

  • True
  • False

Developmental continua contain descriptions of criteria in understanding the children’s learning progress.

  • True
  • False

Through this, teachers can consider what the learners know and do as they engage in classroom activities

  • Using rating scales
  • Observation
  • Using checklists
  • Conference

Reading is also decoding of words and understanding what you read.

  • True
  • False

Integrated teaching is concerned with the development of a well-rounded personality of each learner.

  • True
  • False

Small group instruction provides an environment for critical thinking and let the learners explore and extend their knowledge based on their encounter to the ideas of others.

  • True
  • False

This approach to teaching gives emphasis on letting the children be involved directly as detectives who conduct research to answers the questions that they have prepared together with their teacher, as well as new questions that occur as the investigation proceeds.

  • Project approach

English language arts should be taught in an integrated manner to be able to make the learners understand and apply the relationship between and among the language processes.

  • True
  • False

Rich assessment tasks provide the learners complex tasks that will encourage them to show the connections of the concepts that they are learning.

  • True
  • False

This kind of assessment involves frequent and interactive assessments which are designed to make the learners’ comprehension visible to enable the teacher in identifying the learning needs of the students and to adjust teaching accordingly.

  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment from learning

All the language processes are independent.

  • True
  • False

This kind of assessment provides ways to engage motivate and encourage the learners to attain the relevant skills of self-assessment and to take ownership of their own achievement.

  • Assessment from learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment as learning

Teachers continually make assessments of children’s progress and development before, during and after the discussion of the lessons.

  • True
  • False

This assessment tool allows the students to use systematic and adaptive software applications which are relevant to their desired curriculum outcomes.

  • Response to texts
  • Technology application
  • Simulation
  • Project and investigation

Conferences are brief but they can produce a great deal on information about the acquisition of learning individual learners.

  • True
  • False

Upon using this approach, direct instruction is provided to the whole class wherein they will acquire new learning experiences by means of modeling, sharing while the teacher facilitates the discussion and provides encouragement for learning

  • Independent learning
  • Whole-class instruction
  • Conferences
  • Small-group instruction

Language arts is all about helping children actively seek to understand the world around them and to learn about life and language.

  • True
  • False

Learners need to experience different forms of organizational approaches in order for them to learn on how to adapt on different kinds of activities and approaches that they will encounter on the latter days.

  • True
  • False

Learners should be exposed to different range of texts such as oral, visual, multimedia, printed and non-printed materials for them to have effective language learning.

  • True
  • False

Whole class instruction is a kind of approach where group learning takes place can trigger the imagination, stimulate reflection and develop a sense of inquiry of the students.

  • True
  • False

Self-assessment is considered as the vital part of the learning process.

  • True
  • False

This strand of English language arts is all about acquiring meaning from printed texts and materials. It is also decoding of words and understanding what you read.

  • Viewing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking

English language arts program is designed to make learners confident and competent English language.

  • True
  • False

This strand of English language arts is all about getting a specific meaning from oral language.

  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Listening

This strand of English language arts includes instruction for learning propaganda techniques. It is also getting meaning from visual media and somehow similar to reading.

  • Listening
  • Viewing
  • Writing
  • Reading

There are ten (10) skills which are essential in the development of education for sustainable development.

  • True
  • False

Assessment for learning actively involves learners’ reflection on their learning and monitoring of their own progress.

  • True
  • False

The implementation of literary approach must be balanced.

  • True
  • False

There are five (5) teaching practices for reading and viewing.

  • True
  • False

It is one of the areas of sustainable development which deals about considering the different social institutions and their roles in terms of change and development same with the democratic and participatory systems.

  • Society

Conveying meaning to a particular audience for a particular purpose happens through communication process.

  • True
  • False

Observation allows the teachers to take down notes about something that was said or done by the learner which is relevant to his/her skill and learning development.

  • True
  • False

There are four (4) areas addressed in the 21st century curriculum.

  • True
  • False

This teaching practice for reading and viewing which is based on foundational skills introduced through guided reading.

  • Independent reading
  • Literature circles
  • Language experience approach
  • Reciprocal teaching

Identify what is being asked on each statement.

  • Creativity and innovation

It is another area of sustainable development wherein learners are being sensible about the limits and potential of economic growth and their impact on the environment and society joint with a commitment to assess personal and societal levels of consumption out of concern for the environment and social justice.

  • Economy

It identifies and asks significant questions which clarify several points that lead to better resolutions.

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity and innovation

Language processes are interrelated and can be developed most effectively as inter-reliant rather than discrete processes.

  • True
  • False

It is one of the areas of 21st century learning wherein learners in the 21st century must be well-trained consumers of different information.

  • Literacy

This organizational approach offers learners’ flexibility in choosing topics, resources and discovering different areas which suit their interests and specific needs.

  • Small group instruction
  • Independent learning
  • Conference
  • Whole class instruction

Language arts is giving isolated language activities and using unrelated texts.

  • True
  • False

It is another type of checklist which requires more paper because each learner should have a single copy of this checklist.

  • The magic of three
  • What and when
  • Where and when
  • The magical checklist

Integration refers to the relationship between different levels of the same subjects and/or skills.

  • True
  • False

It occurs when teacher appreciates and understands that the children’s way of using the English language reflects on their developmental stage and perception of the world.

  • Language arts program

There are four (4) strategies used in grade school classrooms for integrated teaching and learning.

  • True
  • False

This method of assessing writing and representing takes place in a specific location in which students are just given a short period of time to write in response to the given theme and time limit.

  • Portfolio
  • Automated essay scoring
  • Multiple choice test
  • Timed-essay

Speaking includes instruction for learning propaganda techniques.

  • True
  • False

The main objective of reading is to understand what you are hearing. It is also getting a specific meaning from oral language.

  • True
  • False

There are different organizational approaches that both the teacher and the learners may select and combine based on the learners’ interest and individual learning experience.

  • True
  • False

The on-going assessments are used to support children’s learning development.

  • True
  • False

It is an active process of drawing on all sources, ways of knowing and constructing meaning

  • Language arts
  • Language curriculum
  • Language skills
  • Language learning

The purpose of conference is to inquire set of focused questions to elicit comprehension.

  • True
  • False

Inquiry-based approach supports and provides a learning environment that motivates the learners to ask questions, provide solutions to problems and issues which are related to the curriculum content and outcomes.

  • True
  • False

It refers to the process of making connections to the concepts and experiences in order for the information and skills of the learners to apply it to innovative and complex challenges or issues that they might encounter.

  • Integrated listening
  • Integrated teaching
  • Integrated learning
  • Integrated speaking

This method of assessing writing and representing contains questions which can give the learners a wide range of learning about usage, grammar and vocabulary.

  • Automated essay scoring
  • Multiple choice test
  • Portfolio
  • Timed-essay

This gives emphasis on creating rich and active learner-centered environment and in making connections for the learners which allows them to engage in relevant and meaningful activities that can be connected to real life situations.

  • Integrated Speaking
  • Integrated teaching
  • Integrated learning
  • Integrated listening

Independent leaning offers flexibility in choosing topics, resources and discovering different areas which suit their interests and specific needs.

  • True
  • False

It is the ability to change, adapt and continue to function in a variety of situations.

  • Numeracy
  • Initiative and self-direction
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Productivity and accountability

This kind of assessment occurs at the end of the students’ learning experience which contributes directly to reported results.

  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment from learning

This approach to teaching uses children’s literature as foundation for instruction and learning.

  • Emergent curriculum
  • Literature-based approach
  • Project approach
  • Inquiry-based learning

This area of 21st century learning gives focus on creating new ideas, problem solving and collaborating. The teacher is also preparing the students for their future jobs.

  • Learning and innovation skills
  • Literacy
  • Life and career skills
  • Creativity and innovation

This approach to teaching identifies teaching strategies which allow teachers to lead children through in-depth exploration of a topic or theme

  • Emergent curriculum
  • The project approach
  • The literature-based approach
  • Inquiry-based learning

It is best when learners are aware of the strategies and processes they use in order to construct meaning and to solve information.

  • Language skills
  • Language learning
  • Language curriculum
  • Language arts

It is considered as the most powerful assessment tool available to teachers.

  • Observation
  • Using rating scales
  • Conference
  • Using checklist

It is teacher-driven approach and an on-going process of both teaching and learning.

  • Assessment from learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment of learning

The purpose of documentation is to record the observed students’ learning progress.

  • True
  • False

Language arts is using only limited forms of communication.

  • True
  • False

This method is considered as the vital part of the learning process. It may be open-ended so that the learners can give focus and attention on a particular aspect of their writing, representing and their learning.

  • Portfolio
  • Rubrics
  • Automated essay scoring
  • Self-assessment

Integrated learning gives emphasis on creating rich and active learner-centered environment and in making connections for the learners which allows them to engage in relevant and meaningful activities that can be connected to real life situations.

  • True
  • False

Assessment for learning involves frequent and interactive assessments which are designed to make the learners’ comprehension visible to enable the teacher in identifying the learning needs of the students and to adjust teaching accordingly.

  • True
  • False

This organizational approach provides the teacher with opportunities to give emphasis in giving instruction for a group of students sharing the same need.

  • Small group instruction
  • Independent learning
  • Whole class instruction
  • Conferences

An effective language arts program explores opportunities for the learners to to speak and listen, read and view, and write and represent.

  • True
  • False

This assessment promotes the development of each learner.

  • Assessment from learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment of learning

It is the ability to be responsible on your own actions and works and completing work assigned in time and skill level required.

  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Leadership and responsibility
  • Productivity and accountability
  • Social and cross-cultural skills

This approach offers learners’ flexibility in choosing topics, resources and discovering different areas which suit their interests and specific needs.

  • Small-group instruction
  • Independent learning
  • Whole-class instruction
  • Conferences

This assessment tool provides the learners opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned through having investigation and productions of reports or presentations.

  • Response to texts
  • Technology application
  • Simulation
  • Project and investigation

This criterion for organizing learning experience talks about continuous, intelligent and interactive adjusting. It also refers to the relationship among learning experiences which bring about unified view of learners’ behavior.

  • Conferences
  • Sequence
  • Continuity
  • Integration

This assessment tool provides the learners complex tasks that will encourage them to show the connections of the concepts that they are learning.

  • Demonstration and presentation
  • Rich assessment task
  • Conference
  • Observation

Using rating scales considered as the most powerful assessment tool available to teachers.

  • True
  • False

This criterion for organizing learning experience reinforces and extends the previous experiences that the learners possess.

  • Sequence

An effective language arts program is taught through a cross-curricular approach.

  • True
  • False

It is the ability to work and complete tasks which are not necessarily assigned but are required to be completed without any supervision.

  • Leadership and responsibility
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Social and cross-cultural skills
  • Initiative and self-direction

It actively involves learners’ reflection on their learning and monitoring of their own progress.

  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment of learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment from learning

It is the process of making connections to the concepts and experiences in order for the information and skills of the learners to apply it to innovative and complex challenges or issues that they might encounter.

  • Integrated learning
  • Integrated teaching
  • Integrated approach
  • Integrated listening
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