ERIC Number: ED432761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Integrated English Language Arts Curriculum, Grades K-12.
Chatel, Regina G.
Based on the philosophy that a high school graduate is a young person who has become a fluent communicator and reflective thinker whose knowledge and skills meet the high standards necessary to interact in a rapidly changing world, this language arts curriculum is designed to foster the development of literacy abilities by providing experiences in reading, writing, speaking, listening, visually representing, and viewing. The curriculum's six goals state that, as a result of education in grades K-12, students independently and collaboratively, will be able to: (1) choose and apply strategies that enhance the fluent and proficient use of language arts to construct meaning of written, visual, and oral text; (2) understand, appreciate, and respond to texts from many literary periods, genres, and cultures; (3) apply knowledge of language structure and conventions to write and speak English proficiently to communicate ideas clearly; (4) create works using the language arts in visual, oral, written, and performance-based forums for a variety of audiences and purposes; (5) use available forms of media and technology as an integral part of language arts experience; and (6) gather, analyze, and respond to information from primary and secondary sources. The curriculum presents performance standards and assessment strategies and suggests instructional activities for each of the six goals in grades K through 12. Five appendixes offer: policy/belief statements; suggested instructional strategies; a written communication: grammar and usage matrix; an assessment overview; and 26 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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