ERIC Number: ED339036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Literature Link.
California State Univ., Stanislaus.; Dos Palos Joint Union Elementary District, CA.; Merced Community Coll., CA.; Oro Loma Elementary School District, CA.; Dos Palos Joint Union High School District, CA.
Motivated by the discouraging fact that only 7 percent of the local high school graduates were proceeding on to college or university education, a group of teachers, junior high through university, involved in the California Academic Partnership (CAP) Project, decided to analyze what was being taught and the methods being used. Collaborating with other teachers at these levels, they researched educational findings and methods and devised a chart of competency skills that would enable students to progress from seventh grade on to college or university. This guide is the result of their efforts at brainstorming about literature selections, thematic approaches, activities, issues, and writing directions that would teach these skills. The completed guide is a working notebook of methods, which, it is hoped, will effect a radical change in students' attitudes and competencies. Aligned with current California curriculum standards, the guide is developmental and adaptable for diverse class levels. The Chart of English Competencies lists, at appropriate levels of difficulty, the following skills to be taught for grades 7-12: CAP Writing Styles; Research; Critical Thinking; Grammar; Mechanics and Rhetoric; Writing Skills; and Oral Skills/Communication. Included is a description of the writing instruction and outside reading for each year, an outline of each grade level, and a detailed description of each of the 47 literature units presented. Each unit contains: a rationale; a list of focus and goals; and activities to introduce the book, use while reading and to build on after reading. (AA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Guides, English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Units of Study, Writing Instruction
Dos Palos Union High School District, 1658 Center St., Dos Palos, CA 93620.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Stanislaus.; Dos Palos Joint Union Elementary District, CA.; Merced Community Coll., CA.; Oro Loma Elementary School District, CA.; Dos Palos Joint Union High School District, CA.
Note: A product of the Partnership Project "Teaching for Transition from High School to College." Project funded by the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP). Photographs will copy poorly.