ERIC Number: ED225189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills, Grades K-6.
Bloomfield Hills School District, MI.
Intended to identify what any elementary school student in the Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) School District should be able to do as a result of the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills taught in each classroom, this curriculum guide also offers suggested activities for teachers and help for professional staff in defining the structure of the district's communication skills curriculum. The opening sections of the guide describe its philosophy as one that stresses individualization, excellence, and relevance, and lists its goals in the general areas of listening, speaking, writing, handwriting, spelling, grammar, and reading. The next sections list general goals in the various areas that make up communication skills and the divisions of the guide itself into grade, general area, skill area, instructional emphasis, skills, suggested activities/strategies, and evaluation. The following section lists types of instructional emphasis. The scope and sequence of reading skills are then charted, followed by the actual grade-by-grade curriculum for these skills. The same pattern is then followed for speaking and listening skills. The remaining sections of the guide contain the writing curriculum, which stresses instruction, application, and practice and different types of writing for each grade level. The use of portfolios in every grade is also explained. Diagnostic flowcharts are then described and presented along with a summary of the curriculum for each grade. The guide concludes with representative examples of student writing and an addendum on literature. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bloomfield Hills School District, MI.
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