ERIC Number: ED465955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade K.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Based on the 1998 Arkansas State Language Arts Framework, this sample curriculum model for kindergarten language arts is divided into sections focusing on writing; listening, speaking, and viewing; and reading. Each section lists standards; benchmarks; assessments; and strategies/activities. The reading section itself is divided into print awareness; phonological awareness/ decoding/ vocabulary; comprehension; fluency; and literary response. Writing standards include moving from visual and spoken experiences to written language through positive modeling. An example of a writing benchmark has students using pictures, known letters, and phonetic writing to show an awareness of the relationship between spoken and written language. A suggested writing strategy has students recording an experience using modeled writing. A standard for listening, speaking, and viewing focuses on listening for a variety of purposes, such as enjoyment, information, and details. A corresponding benchmark has students state their purpose for listening. A suggested listening strategy encourages teachers to provide opportunities several times a day for students to listen for a variety of purposes. Reading standards include recognizing and associating letters and sounds. A benchmark for this standard is for students to demonstrate the ability to divide spoken sentences into individual words. An example of a reading strategy encourages teachers to read alliterative texts. Assessments for the three areas include teacher made tests and samples of student writing. (PM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Decoding (Reading), Kindergarten, Language Arts, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Speech Skills, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, 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