ERIC Number: ED465952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Revised Language Arts Curriculum Framework.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
This revised language arts curriculum framework lists the content standards for writing; reading; and listening, speaking, and viewing. The writing section's standards are designed to help students employ a wide range of strategies as they write; use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate to different audiences for a variety of purposes; and apply knowledge of language conventions to print and non-print texts. Reading standards are focused to help students comprehend, evaluate, and respond to works of literature and other kinds of writing which reflect their own cultures and developing viewpoints as well as those of others. The reading section also focuses on guiding students to demonstrate a willingness to use reading to continue to learn, to communicate, and to solve problems independently. The listening, speaking, and viewing standards focus on helping students develop and apply these communication skills through a variety of informal and formal opportunities. Student learning expectations for kindergarten through fourth grade; fifth through eighth grade; and ninth through twelfth grade are paired with assessment options and possibilities. Examples of assessments are statewide tests, teacher made tests, portfolios, or performances. Scenarios are described for each section in each grade level. A final section explains how to employ the Internet in teaching these subjects. (PM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Language Arts, Listening Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Speech Skills, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Strategies
For full text: http://arkedu.state.ar.us/curriculum/benchmarks.html.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas