ERIC Number: ED477164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Planning and Unit Samples.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
The 1999 version of the "North Carolina English Language Arts Standard Course of Study" (SCoS) specifies grade-by-grade standards for students in grades K-12. As a complement to the SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers understand and implement the SCoS. While not comprehensive or prescriptive, this document should help teachers make thoughtful decisions by suggesting and encouraging sound pedagogy, instructional practices, and models. This document, the first volume in a planned series, addresses yearly planning guides and unit development. Teacher-designed units are included as models for the integration of goals and the addressing of student needs. A list of works commonly taught in North Carolina high school English Language Arts classes is included as an appendix. The document is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Planning Unit Samples; English I (Conflict Resolution; Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs; Romeo and Juliet); English II (Film Is Beautiful; Men, Women, Marriage, and Society: A Doll's House and Beyond; A Study of Night and the Holocaust); English III (Dimensions of the American Dream; Literature Circles: Reading by Choice; Re-Living the New England Renaissance); and English IV: (Creation of a Literary Magazine Focusing on One British Literary Period; Macbeth; Social Responsibility). (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools, Language Arts, Planning, Public Schools, State Standards, Student Needs, Units of Study
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, English Language Arts Section, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Tel: 919-807-3300; Web site: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina