EL Language Arts Curriculum

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  1. allisono

    allisono New Member

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    Jul 9, 2019

    My district is adopting EL Education (expeditionary learning) next year. Anyone else use this curriculum? What do you think of it? Any helpful tips?
     
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    Can you explain what EL stands for? That might help us answer your question.
     
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    Looks like the original post was edited to note that it stands for "expeditionary learning".
     
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    Ah, that makes sense. I have not used it personally, but one of my former coworkers is at an EL school and swears by its methods. It can be used to create a learning community that designs and implements its own curriculum. It takes a major leap of faith, but it seems to work.
     
  6. bella84

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    I co-taught as a sped teacher with a fifth grade teacher who taught with it because it was required by the district. It's pretty scripted and really dense. It integrates content (science and social studies type content) in a significant way and doesn't really allow for independent reading or literacy workshop teaching. There are definitely some positives to it, but I'm not a fan overall.
     

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