ERIC Number: ED408598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Integrated Language Arts Course of Study, K-8.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Delineating the content that must be covered in the elementary schools of the State of Idaho, this guide presents a course of study for instruction in integrated language arts, K-8. Although educators sometimes use the terms interchangeably, the course of study in the guide is not an instructional or curriculum guide--the course of study prescribes what is to be taught; defines the subject in terms of purpose, definition, student goals and objectives; and can be changed only by action of the State Board of Education. After an introduction designed to further enhance understanding of the critical components of the integrated language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing), the guide presents position statements on issues such as appropriate instructional materials, assessment/evaluation, grouping strategies, limited English proficiency, parental involvement, spelling, teacher education, and trade books. The guide next presents six goals and associated objectives for the integrated language arts for each of the grades K-8. The guide then presents a comparison of traditional and writing process methods for teaching basic skills. A textbook evaluation form is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho