ERIC Number: ED452560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana's Academic Standards: 9th Grade English/Language Arts.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should be able to do in Grade 9 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and comes accompanied with a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven standards for Grade 9 English/Language Arts: (1) Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development--Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading and use those words accurately; (2) Reading: Reading Comprehension--Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material; they analyze the organizational patterns and evaluate authors' arguments and positions; (3) Reading: Literary Response and Analysis--Students read and respond to grade-level-appropriate historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their study of history and social science; (4) Writing: Writing Process--Students discuss ideas for writing with other writers; they write coherent and focused essays that show a well-defined point of view and reasoned argument; (5) Writing: Writing Applications--At Grade 9, students combine the rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description to produce texts of at least 1500 words; (6) Writing: Written English Language Conventions--Students write using Standard English conventions; and (7) Listening and Speaking: Skills, Strategies, and Applications--Students formulate thoughtful judgments about oral communication and deliver focused and coherent presentations of their own that convey clear perspectives and solid reasoning. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, English, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Parent Participation, Reader Response, Skill Development, State Standards
For full text: http://ideanet.doe.state.in.us/standards/welcome.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Note: For other Indiana Standards, see CS 217 528-530. Adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education, Summer 2000.