Curriculum Guides for Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Mathematics

Curriculum Guides. The following is a curriculum guide for teaching elementary level students with intellectual disabilities.

Elementary Reading

Reading is required by each individual for development hence the basic things have to be taught in a systematic sequence. The teacher has to be adaptable and program used flexibly to incorporate students with intellectual disabilities (Hand, 1969). Curriculum Guides.

Objectives of the reading program

  1. To familiarize children to school.
  2. To build concepts and promote language growth
  3. To develop within children a concept that they are accepted and capable of achieving
  4. To build vocabulary
  5. To promote sufficient materials as well as instructions to meet personal differences. Curriculum Guides.
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    1. Develop the meaning of groups: Have two groups one with six apples and the other with two apples, ask students to indicate the large group (Blair & Hughes, 2001).
    2. Add apples in one group with those in the other group. Curriculum Guides.

    Materials used

    1. Arithmetic and work books
    2. Film scripts
    3. Other materials like; apples, counting frames, number cards, wooden blocks, and colored beads and counting bars among others


    Blair, H. & Hughes, P. (2001). Primary Mathematics Curriculum Guide. New Jersey: Longhorn

    Boston Public School. (1988). Spelling Curriculum Guide: A Publication of the Boston Public Schools. Boston: Sage

    Carol, B. (1969). A Curriculum Guide for Teaching the Educable Mentally Retarded: Elementary – Junior High – High School. New York: Wiley

    Hand, J. (1969). Curriculum Guide in Reading. Sudbury: Prentice Hall