International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Vertical Integration of Grammatical Concepts According To the Spiral Curriculum Design

Teaching English language has changed in terms of content, pedagogy, assessment, and achieved learning outcomes. One of the new pedagogical and educational trend concentrated on the amplification of an integrated approach e.g. Integration is concerned with the linkages of information in order that student can develop a holistic overview of the curriculum. The present research paper aims at identifying the vertical integration between the grammatical concepts at the primary stage in curricula in Jordan. One classic example of a curriculum design model that the researcher used in this paper which gives particular attention to Continuity is the ‘Spiral Curriculum. This idea builds on Bruner’s (1971) work that emphasizes on building on grammatical knowledge. The study revealed that Action Pack series has an excellent continuity of grammatical concepts during the primary stage from the first grade to the tenth grade. It is clear that grammatical forms are explicitly taught for students to reach higher levels of academic language proficiency.

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