ERIC Number: ED059202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Resource Bulletin for Teachers of English: Grade Nine.
Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD.
The present guide for the junior high school was prepared by a teacher workshop for the average and above-average student, in the "regular" English program. Program objectives include: (1) Helping students appreciate that language is the basis of all culture; (2) Providing opportunities in a natural setting for the practice of communication skills which will promote desirable human relationships and effective group participation; and (3) Teaching pupils to listen attentively and analytically and to evaluate what they hear. The present program for junior high school English introduces adolescents to literary, linguistic, and rhetorical traditions and forms; at the same time, it caters to students' interests, and uses, as much as possible, contemporary materials and ideas. The program emphasizes learning through all the senses so that learning is total rather than merely verbal. The program presents major units for each grade, 7-9. There are a variety of types of units in each grade, e.g., at least one unit that emphasizes a particular literary genre, one that is thematically organized, and another that emphasizes the continuity of a particular literary tradition or motif. The units contained in this document are specifically for grade 9. (For related document, see TE 002 781.) (CK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Objectives, English Curriculum, Grade 9, Guides, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Literary Genres, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides
Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, Maryland 21204 ($8.00)
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Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD.