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ERIC Number: ED395288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Literacy Program: A Journey toward Integrated Curriculum. Literacy Improvement Series for Elementary Educators.
Santa, Carol Minnick
This booklet describes a school district's evolution from a neatly compartmentalized language arts curriculum to a curriculum integrated around broad topics and themes of study. Sections of the booklet discuss the mounting tensions in the school district's language arts program; committee work that formed the foundation for change; the 5 target behaviors or skills which form the "spine" of the language arts program; the need for defining some priorities for thematic studies; teacher support; the "critical moments" during the evolution of the curriculum to thematic studies; and what the future holds. Throughout the booklet, set off in italic print, are the researcher's current reflections about school change. An appendix provides a list of trade books (one for each of the grades K-6) on the topics of personal feelings and growth; friends and family; social issues and culture; imagination, thought, and humor; folklore, heroes, and legends; yesterday; my world and others; environment; and living things. (RS)
Northwest Educational Research Laboratory, Document Reproduction Service, 101 S.W. Main St., Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204 ($4.80).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Literacy, Language, and Communication Program.