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ERIC Number: ED014483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR THE SLOWER-LEARNER IN SECONDARY ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND SCIENCE.
Mexico Public Schools, MO.
TEACHERS OF THE MEXICO, MISSOURI, PUBLIC SCHOOLS DESIGNED A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR IMPROVING INSTRUCTION FOR THE SLOWER-LEARNER AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL. THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM EMPHASIZES THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORAL SKILLS, NOT BY THE STUDY OF THE FORMAL STRUCTURE AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE, BUT THROUGH IMITATION OF MODELS AND CONSISTENT PRACTICE. THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IS ORGANIZED TOPICALLY. UNITS SUGGESTED ARE ORAL COMMUNICATION, WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, USAGE, AND SPELLING AND VOCABULARY. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING OF THESE TOPICS IS ENCOURAGED. AT THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED BY THEMATIC UNITS WHICH DEAL WITH HUMAN VALUES, AND PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. THE LABORATORY APPROACH IS RECOMMENDED, AND MOST CLASS PERIODS ARE DEVOTED TO SUPERVISED STUDY OR ACTIVITY AND INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. THE TOTAL PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE STUDENT'S COMMAND OF OBSERVING, THINKING, READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING SKILLS. SUGGESTED PROCEDURES AND ACTIVITIES ARE PROVIDED BY GRADE LEVEL FOR THE SEQUENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS. A SECTION ON TOOLS FOR TEACHING THE SLOWER-LEARNER BRIEFLY DESCRIBES BOOKS AND PROGRAM MATERIALS FOR TEACHING SUCH A GROUP. SAMPLE UNIT PLANS FOR GRADES 7-11 CONTAIN TEACHING PROCEDURES, READING LISTS, ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR CLASS DISCUSSIONS AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. ALSO INCLUDED IS A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS ON TEACHING THE SLOWER-LEARNER AND AN APPENDIX LISTING SUCH MATERIALS AS APPROPRIATE TEXTBOOKS FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL, AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, AND EASY READING BOOKS FOUND IN MOST SCHOOL LIBRARIES. THE REMAINING TWO-THIRDS OF THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE CONTAIN RATIONALES AND PROCEDURES FOR TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE TO SLOWER-LEARNERS. THIS GUIDE, RECOMMENDED BY THE NCTE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW CURRICULUM GUIDES, IS NOTED IN "ANNOTATED LIST OF RECOMMENDED ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CURRICULUM GUIDES IN ENGLISH, 1967." (SEE TE 000 140.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Mexico Public Schools, MO.
Identifiers: Mexico Public Schools MO; MISSOURI