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ERIC Number: ED014494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 160
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH AND THE LANGUAGE ARTS, A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR GRADES K-12.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR GRADES K-12, ISSUED BY THE WYOMING STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, IS BUILT AROUND TWO MAIN IDEAS--(1) THAT A LASTING EDUCATION DEVELOPS DELIGHT IN GOOD READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING, AND (2) THAT LANGUAGE NOT ONLY COMMUNICATES OUR THOUGHTS AND IMPRESSIONS, BUT ALSO HELPS TO PRODUCE AND SHAPE THEM. THE GUIDE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO "DIMENSIONS." THE FIRST, LITERATURE AND VALUES, IS PRESENTED BY GRADE LEVELS, AND SUGGESTS SUBJECT MATTER EMPHASES, UNIT TOPICS, ACTIVITIES, AND RELATED READINGS. SAMPLE UNITS GIVEN FOR EACH GRADE, 4-12, INDICATE VARIOUS WAYS OF ORGANIZING THE WORK. THE SECOND "DIMENSION," LANGUAGE SKILLS AND HABITS, IS DIVIDED INTO 10 CATEGORIES--(1) PRECISE AND VIVID REFERENCE, INVOLVING WORD CHOICE AND GRAMMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS, (2) STRUCTURE--THE RELATION OF PARTS IN SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND LARGER UNITS OF COMPOSITION, (3) THE SPEAKING PERSONALITY, (4) SOUND PATTERNS AND TEXTURES, (5) VOICE AND EAR, (6) THE EYE, (7) HANDWRITING, (8) BODY AND ENVIRONMENT, (9) SPELLING AND PHONICS, AND (10) LIBRARY TECHNIQUES--EACH COMPOSED OF SEVERAL SPECIFIC SKILLS WHICH DEFINE AND DEVELOP WHAT THE AUTHORS BELIEVE TO BE IMPORTANT IN THE USE OF LANGUAGE. A CHART SHOWS THE PROBABLE OCCURRENCE OF EACH SKILL LEVEL AT THE PARTICULAR GRADE LEVELS. THIS GUIDE, RECOMMENDED BY THE NCTE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW CURRICULUM GUIDES, IS NOTED IN "ANNOTATED LIST OF RECOMMENDED ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CURRICULUMS IN ENGLISH, 1967." (SEE TE 000 140.) A LIMITED SUPPLY OF FREE COPIES IS AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CAPITOL BUILDING, CHEYENNE, WYOMING 82001. (LK)
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers: WYOMING