ERIC Number: ED477163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Informational Writing: High School Writing Across the Curriculum Matrix.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
In North Carolina schools, the grade 10 writing assessment will be given once a year in the spring semester to all 10th-grade students. This change from an English II End-of-Course Test to a grade-specific test emphasizes the need for writing across the curriculum. This document is designed to illustrate correlation between high school courses and the new grade 10 writing assessment. The document notes that a good writing program extends beyond the English Language Arts classroom, and the writing assessment should be based on students' experiences up to the day of the assessment, as well as relate to students' future writing--therefore, course normally taken in grades 9, 11 and 12 have been included in the matrix. In the document, correlation to goals and objectives has been identified for high school courses in each discipline area; below the course objectives, one or more related assignments have been given. According to the document, these assignments address the types of writing in the specific context of the course. Some discipline areas (such as Healthful Living) include the most popular (or required courses) with several examples of assignments, while other areas (such as Dance) include several courses, with one example for each. In either case, the examples are designed to illustrate how all areas can and do ask students to define concepts, explain problems and propose solutions, and analyze cause-effect relationships. (NKA)
Descriptors: Correlation, Course Objectives, Grade 10, High Schools, Public Schools, State Standards, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assignments, Writing Evaluation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Tel: 919-807-3300; Web site: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina