ERIC Number: ED477165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Activity Plans.
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 SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers take the next steps. 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 second volume in a planned series, includes sample plans for activities in each course. It offers suggestions for approaches to the teaching and learning of the standards. Written by North Carolina teachers, these activities have been developed to highlight both the integration of objectives within the classroom and the use of sound instructional practices. The document is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Planning Activities; Sample Activity Plans; English I; English II; English III; and English IV. Some of the activities for English I include: Annotating a Text; Defining through Verbal Charades; How-To Presentations; Multiple Choice Debates in Small Groups; and Newspapers in the Classroom. Some of the activities for English II include: Controversial Issues Seminar; Imagery in Action; Issues Letter; Novel Review Project; and Other Victims of the Holocaust. Some of the activities for English III include: Banned Books; Creating a Memoir; "Reading" the Movies; and Songs and Culture. Some of the activities for English IV include: Heroism and Hero Worship; Historical Context Argument; and Johnsonian Dictionary. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Public Schools, State Standards
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