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Curriculum Mapping
A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews

Foreword by Bena Kallick



© 2007 | 152 pages | Corwin

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"Offers a new approach and is a valuable addition to the body of literature on curriculum mapping."
—Constance Hill, Teacher Specialist, South Carolina Department of Education

"After reading Curriculum Mapping, I felt I had the knowledge and tools to show my teachers how to create their own personal 'curriculum guides' and have meaningful collaboration with other teachers to coordinate instruction both horizontally and vertically."
—Margo Gibson, Principal, Jemison High School, AL

"Easy to read and understand, and I feel I could begin this process right now."
—Jamie Jahnig, English Teacher, Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

Create a blueprint for your educational objectives!

Integrating curriculum with content standards and working with other educators to develop a teaching program makes instruction not only collaborative but also cohesive. Curriculum Mapping: A Step-By-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews offers teachers a customized, personalized process to prepare their curriculum while folding content into a larger curriculum map.

Kathy Tuchman Glass leads K–12 educators step-by-step through the process of developing a Curriculum Year Overview—or curriculum map—helping to establish meaningful connections between content areas while ensuring that all standards are met. This excellent resource helps teachers, curriculum directors, staff developers, and principals map out the school year with an articulate game plan to follow as they meticulously educate their students. In this book, readers will find:

  • A detailed definition and the purposes of a Curriculum Year Overview (CYO)
  • The step-by-step process for creating a personalized CYO
  • Several completely developed curriculum maps, blank templates, and suggestions for mapping specific content area skills from grade to grade 

Discover how to build a strong foundation that promotes clear educational goals and results in a winning curriculum plan for your classroom and school!

 
Foreword by Bena Kallick
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Definition, Purpose, and Observations
Curriculum Year Overview Definition  
Purposes of a Curriculum Year Overview  
Purpose Explanations  
The Importance of Teacher Support  
Possible Situations  
 
2. The Process
Timing  
Steps in the Process  
 
3. Articulation from Grade to Grade
Grammar and Conventions Content Standards Continuum  
Writing Types (Genres) Continuum  
Continuums for Other Subject Areas  
 
4. Curriculum Year Overview Samples
Primary  
Upper Elementary  
Middle School  
High School  
 
5. Computer Software and Continued Professional Success
Computer Software Programs  
Continued Professional Success  
 
Resources
Year-At-A-Glance Templates  
Blank Templates for Detailed Month/Unit  
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1


"This manuscript was easy to read and understand, and I feel like I could begin this process right now."

Jamie Jahnig, English Teacher
Central High School, Cheyenne, WY

"This book is obviously the work of an author who has walked a faculty or two through this procedure."

Rodney Rich, Principal
Calabasas Middle School, Rio Rico, AZ

"After reading this book, I felt that I had the knowledge and tools to show my teachers how they might create their own personal 'curriculum guides' and have meaningful collaboration with other teachers to coordinate instruction both horizontally and vertically."

Margo Gibson, Principal
Jemison High School, AL

"Offering a new approach, [this book] is a valuable addition to the body of literature on curriculum mapping."

Constance Hill, Teacher Specialist
South Carolina Department of Education

"Glass offers a way of reducing huge lists of standards and integrating them to produce a yearlong plan that will actually get taught at the various grade levels. Worth a look!"

Teacher Librarian, April 2007
Key features
  • Several completely developed curriculum maps (all of which have been developed, refined, and used successfully in actual classrooms).
  • Blank curriculum mapping templates
  • Sample lesson and unit plans

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