ERIC Number: ED408599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary English Language Arts Course of Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Delineating the content that must be covered in the secondary schools of the State of Idaho, this guide presents a secondary English language arts course of study. Although educators sometimes use the terms interchangeably, the course of study in the guide is not an instructional or curriculum guide--it 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. The begins by describing what the study of English language arts is and what an English course is. The paper notes that to be given core graduation credit, every English course must contain the study of composition, language, and literature through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The guide then lists the four goals of the course of study. It next describes critical components of the course of study (listening, reading, speaking, viewing, and writing), and presents a statement on class size. The guide then presents brief position statements on issues such as computer-assisted composition instruction, traditional grammar study, instructional materials, instructional strategies, English as a second language, parent/community involvement, student-centered classrooms, teacher education, tracking, and writing across the curriculum. The guide next presents goals and associated objectives for the secondary English language arts course for each of the grades 9-12. Appendixes presents a 7-item sampler of selection tools for multicultural literature, a 41-item list of professional texts for teachers, and a textbook evaluation form. (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