ERIC Number: ED465963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade 8.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Based on the 1998 Arkansas English Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks, this sample curriculum model for grade eight language arts is divided into sections focusing on writing; reading; and listening, speaking, and viewing. The writing section's stated goals are 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 strategies are structured 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 strategies focus on helping students develop and apply these communication skills through a variety of informal and formal opportunities. Each section lists student learning expectations; eighth grade benchmarks; assessments; and strategies/activities. In addition, the writing section includes a four-item list of definitions of general performance standards; an explanation of scoring student responses to writing prompts; and a five-item list of domains and definitions. (PM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Listening Comprehension, 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