ERIC Number: ED483775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
English: Language Arts 8. Course of Study.
Hill, Lynette J.
Idaho State Department of Education
The Idaho State Department of Education gathered teams of exemplary educators from throughout the state to write courses of study related to Idaho Achievement Standards subject areas. In turn, all of the state's school districts received hard copies as well as online access in order to assist them to incorporate the Standards as a more integral part of their curricula. Idaho teachers have appreciatively received the documents on compact disks. The transitions that occur throughout elementary, middle school/junior high and the world of high school require significant growth and change for learners. Focusing on skills, each graduated course enlists a significantly greater reliance on the ability to write effectively and efficiently with consideration of audience and purpose. The intended purpose of each course of study is to align curriculum instruction and assessment with the Idaho Language Arts Achievement Standards. This document provides a framework to assist teachers prepare their students for the Idaho Standard Achievement Tests as well as for the Ninth Grade Direct Writing Assessment. The following are appended: (1) Resources; (2) Lesson Plans; and (3) Idaho Student Information Technology Standards.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Information Technology, Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Language Arts, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Grade 8
Idaho Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6948; Fax: 208-332-6993.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.