ERIC Number: ED074509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts; A Curriculum Guide, Levels: Kindergarten through Twelve.
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.
This curriculum guide in language arts for kindergarten through twelfth grade emphasizes a flexible student-centered curriculum concentrating on developing a student's ability to find out information for himself in an atmosphere of responsible freedom. To facilitate this approach to learning, the guide is not organized into traditional subject matter divisions, nor is it arranged by grade levels. Rather the guide contains ten subject matter "strands": language, listening, speaking, literature, critical thinking, reading, writing, media, spelling, and imagination. The authors suggest two methods for using the guide. In the first method the teacher finds an objective he thinks will challenge his students and then works forward in the guide as far as his students are capable of going. Each strand is subdivided according to a particular division of the subject and contains an objective to be learned and suggested procedures for accomplishing that objective. In the second suggested method for using the guide, the teacher selects a particular subject matter and uses only those parts of the guide containing material on that subject. The guide also includes three model lessons, an index, a glossary, and a list of multi-media resources. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Imagination, Language, Language Arts, Listening, Mass Media, Reading, Secondary Education, Speech, Spelling, Student Centered Curriculum, Writing (Composition)
Dept. of Instructional Services, Clark County School District, 2832 East Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. 89109 ($6.00, make check payable to Clark County School District)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.