ERIC Number: ED074488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
The English Language Arts and Basic Skills Program of the Bellevue Public Schools. Junior High Level.
Bellevue Public Schools, WA.
This curriculum guide discusses an English language arts and basic skills program for the junior high school level. The program is designed to reflect the learner's point of view. The authors argue that education is not so much a matter of objectives or subject content as it is a matter of what happens to the student. Accordingly, this guide discusses teaching methods and activities that reflect what happens to students when they use language. The guide begins by discussing assumptions and expectations of the program. It then describes activities that reflect stages of a language cycle beginning when we become aware that a speaker or writer has said something to us. These stages, the major divisions of the guide, are identified as (1) "the way others say things are," (2) "the way I say things are," (3) "the way I say things might be," (4) "the way I say things should be," and (5) "the way I say I am." The guide also includes a discussion of basic skills for the writing program and supplementary material (list of response techniques, communication skills for career education, teacher reference guide, John Hersey's "Hiroshima," creative writing--newspaper, notes on improvisation), that may be used with the guide. [See CS 200 357 and CS 200 359 for related documents.] (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Creative Writing, Curriculum Guides, English, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Language Skills, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Speech, Values, Vocabulary, Writing Skills
Bellevue Public Schools, District 405, 310 102nd Avenue, NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004 ($5.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Public Schools, WA.
Note: Draft 2