ERIC Number: ED470997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Literacy across the Middle School Curriculum. Beginning with Standards. New Visions for Public Schools Performance Standards Series. [Videotape].
This video is one of a four-part series which is designed to introduce teachers and parents to standards and teaching in a standards-based environment, and aims to help teachers and parents understand how teaching with standards can change classrooms, work assignments, and student performance. This video shows how middle school teachers in many subjects are helping their students learn and practice the skills needed to meet the English Language Arts standards. First on the video, an English teacher focuses on deepening the students' understanding of text through discussion and on setting clear expectations to improve students' writing. Then, by making the need for good writing an integral part of mathematics, a second teacher on the video demonstrates how teachers across the curriculum can help students to reach the English Language Arts Standards. (PM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Environment, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Literacy, Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Skills
New Visions For Public Schools, 96 Morton St., New York, NY 10014 ($55 per video; $200 for full series set of 4). Tel: 212-645-5110; Web site: http://www.newvisions.org/resources/pubs.shtml.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Teachers
Sponsor: National Broadcasting Co., New York, NY.; Citigroup Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: See CS 511 431-433 for related videos in series.