ERIC Number: ED161076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Curriculum Guide for Junior High School English (Grades 7, 8, and 9). Revised Draft.
Bouvier, Jeff; And Others
The instructional program outlined in this curriculum guide is designed to develop junior high school students' communication skills and their appreciation for and enjoyment of the communication arts. The first part of the guide deals with developing skills in written composition, grammar and usage, spelling, vocabulary, speech, and library skills. The section on written composition provides numerous suggestions for effective writing, sample assignments and activities, and examples of effective writing; the other skills sections provide such aids as lists of grammar objectives and requirements, basic spelling and vocabulary lists, and suggestions for speech-making activities and library reference work. The second part of the guide discusses the reading of short stories and novels, mythology and the Bible, drama, and poetry. Numerous literary works are recommended for each of the categories, while specific activities, composition topics, and approaches to the works are suggested. An appendix provides brief descriptions of optional units that combine work in language, literature, and composition. (GW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Darien Public Schools, CT.