ERIC Number: ED045669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Elective English Program, Grades 9-12:
Huntley Project Public Schools, Worden, MT.
This literature-centered curriculum approach to English, grades 9-12, is proposed as a design to involve students in the learning experience. After an introductory explanation of the program's rationale and general procedures, each unit in the curriculum is outlined briefly; its content, objectives, suggested ability level, and procedures for teaching and testing are described; and a bibliography of instructional materials for students and teachers is listed. The course outline includes (1) preliminary required units in seventh and eighth grade English, which emphasize spelling, vocabulary, dictionary usage, library resources, grammar, speech, composition, and literary genre form, (2) a unit in the mechanics of English, required for students weak in the basics of grammar, (3) more than 40 elective [9-week] units in library resources; development of the language; composition; the research paper; creative writing; literary genres; American, European, Afro-American, and comparative literature; contemporary nonfiction; mythology; Shakespeare; the short story and novel; drama; poetry; speech; debate; the media; journalism; business and vocational English; and developmental and speed reading. (JB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Drama, Elective Courses, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Fiction, Grammar, Language, Learning Motivation, Literary Genres, Literature, Poetry, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Huntley Project Public Schools, Worden, MT.