ERIC Number: ED465959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade 4.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Based on the 1998 Arkansas State Language Arts Framework, this sample curriculum model for grade four 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 recording reactions to personal and school-related experiences using a self-selected mode. A suggested writing strategy uses modeled writing to show students how to record visual and spoken experiences using brainstorming and graphic organizers. 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. Providing opportunities for students to listen for a variety of purposes is a listening strategy. Reading standards include expanding vocabulary through reading. A benchmark for this standard is for students to use knowledge of multi-meaning words to comprehend text. An example of a reading strategy engages students in a study of words systematically across content areas and through current events. Assessments for the three areas include teacher made tests and samples of student writing. (PM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Decoding (Reading), Grade 4, Graphic Organizers, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Listening Comprehension, 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