ERIC Number: ED023670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1954
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Language Arts for Today's Children. NCTE Curriculum Series, Volume Two.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL. Commission on the English Curriculum.
This volume on elementary language programs is divided into four related parts. Part 1 discusses the sources of any effective language program: an understanding of the child's need for language, a knowledge of child development, and an awareness of the continuity essential to growth in language. Part 2 treats the main areas of the language program--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--and sets up desirable goals for each. Part 3 deals with the functional relationships among these areas and between the areas and classroom experience. Programs in oral and written communication are described for three age groups from kindergarten to junior high. Part 4 presents the basic considerations for establishing and evaluating a sound language arts program, and sets forth ideas on the relation of the language program to the general curriculum and on the cooperation between home and school in promoting language growth. (LH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Child Development, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, English Instruction, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Listening, Reading, School Community Relationship, Speech Communication, Student Participation, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 03506; $6.00 nonmembers, $5.25 members).
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL. Commission on the English Curriculum.
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