Artifact: Pa Academic Curriculum Standards Standard 1; Knowledge Of Subject Matter

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Lauryn Boorstein

Lauryn Boorstein

Professor Moreau: EDUC 252G Section 51

PA Academic Curriculum Standards

Standard 1; Knowledge of subject matter

October 13, 2009


I chose artifact two, representing standard 1; Knowledge of subject matter. I chose this artifact, because I feel like it is important as a future teacher to be knowledgeable in the subject material, that you will be teaching .When writing this artifact I hope to learn a great deal about the core curriculum that 5th graders are learning in language arts.


The Reading/Writing/Listening and Speaking describe what students should be able to do with the English Language at four grade levels. The grade levels consist of 3th, 5th, 8th and 11th. The grade level that I will be focus on is 5th grade. The standards provide instructions on all academic areas not just language arts. For example, most students need to know how to read, write, listen, and speak for all of the subject material in schools. The language arts, reading, writing, speaking and listening are very important because they develop students to learn and make sense of the world they live in. Scholars learn how to read and write by the curriculum that surrounds them. In school teachers don't teach you how to read and write anything. They teach you how to read and write about everyday obstacles that students will encounter, such as other subjects in school. The curriculum of Language arts is so wide-ranging that it don't matter what the educator is teaching they will always use the standards of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

After reading over the academic standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening. As a future teacher majoring in language arts it was amazing for me to read through these standards. After reading the standards I feel like my teaching skills are now more up to...

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