ERIC Number: ED460370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Literature and Composition Curriculum Guide.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Redesigned to reflect a more standards-driven as opposed to course-driven approach, the Applied Literature and Composition courses (I and II) described in this paper not only prepare the two-year college/technical school students for entering the real world of work, but also for post-secondary and college level work. It notes that the course is designed to be taught as a one-year or a two-year laboratory course that incorporates and integrates literature, role playing, writing competencies, and the ability to use application, evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. After an introduction, it lists competencies for the courses and correlates the competencies to the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum. The next section of the paper presents eight thematic units (on teamwork, workplace communication, interpersonal relationships/diversity, giving and following directions, critical thinking/problem solving, negotiation, job and time management skills, and information and technology). It then presents three sample lessons ("Mr. Holland's Opus,""Cup Skits-Buy/Sell," and "InfoHunt"). The paper concludes with weekly pacing guides for block scheduling and for traditional scheduling. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Course Descriptions, English Instruction, Higher Education, Role Playing, Thematic Approach, Thinking Skills, Units of Study, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
For full text: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/sla/curriculum/complitcurriculum. pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.