When discussing the process of 'Backwards Design', Wiggins and McTighe stress the importance for educators to "begin with the end in mind" when planning their courses. In doing so, they are encouraged to first identify the desired results of the learning by deciding which curriculum expectations are considered to be 'enduring' understandings for students, ones that are 'important' to know and do, or whether they need only be 'familiar' with them, to assist in narrowing the focus of the learning for students.
In this excel document, is a table with both the overall and specific expectations from the Ontario Curriculum for ENG1P and ENG1D courses, along with two columns to assist in the prioritizing of the curriculum. This spreadsheet allows for easy application of the "EIF Test" when organizing curriculum expectations for course planning.
This document also includes a 'Detailed Curriculum Reflection' which allows you reflect over the course and assessments that you have created and check it directly with the curriculum expectations to make sure that they have all been covered throughout the course - good for new teachers still learning and for more experienced teachers looking for a course planning check-in tool to ensure the most effective teaching practices are being maintained.