ERIC Number: ED205952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Language Arts Curriculum K-12 and Guide to Instruction.
Rahway Public Schools, NJ.
The purpose of this language arts curriculum guide for grades kindergarten through twelve is to present the approved curriculum that serves as the basic core of all language arts instruction. The guide components--reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking--can be treated as individual disciplines, each with its own body of knowledge and its own process skills, or they may be taught as falling into the areas of either encoding or decoding. Goals of the guide are designed to help the students (1) know that language and communication give meaning to one's experiences; (2) speak effectively in interaction with others and adapt one's speech to different purposes, audiences, and situations with accuracy and clarity; (3) write honestly and clearly, using the mechanics and conventions of writing appropriately to assure effective communication; (4) comprehend the printed material needed to succeed in their educational, vocational, and social interests and inquiries; (5) respond to literature in subjective, analytic, and evaluative ways; (6) interpret literature as a reflection of the lives, values, and ideas of various cultures; and (7) acquire, interpret, and evaluate information and ideas through purposeful and critical observations and listening. Rationales and objectives are provided for literature, spelling, language, mechanics, composition, grammar, listening, speaking, and handwriting. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rahway Public Schools, NJ.