K to 12 - LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM
*Dr. Dina Ocampo, LAT Convenor
version as of January 31, 2012
Definitions of the Content Standards for the Integrated Language Arts Curriculum for the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Department ofEducation.
Content Standards Performance Standards at the end of Grade 3
Oral Languages in English Have sufficient facility in English to understand spoken discourse and to talk and interact with otherabout personal experiences and text listened to or readPhonological Skills Be able to demonstrate phonological awareness at the levels of the syllable and the phoneme.Book and Print Knowledge Use narrative and expository texts for independent study and reading for pleasureAlphabet knowledge Recognize, name and sound out all the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.Phonic and Word Recognition Use sight word recognition or phonic analysis to read and understand words in English that containcomplex letter combinations, affixes and contractions.Fluency Read aloud grade level texts effortlessly, without hesitation and with proper expression.Spelling Spell words with two or more syllables using phonic, semantic, and morphemic knowledgeWriting /Composition Express their ideas effectively in formal and informal compositions to fulfill their own purposes forwritingHandwriting Write legibly in cursive writing.Grammar Awareness and Structure
Demonstrate grammatical awareness by being able to read, speak and write correctly.
Communicate effectively, in oral and written forms, using the correct grammatical structure ofEnglish.Vocabulary Acquire, study, and use English vocabulary words appropriately in relevant contexts.
Reading Comprehension and Study Strategies
Use of Content and Prior Knowledge Activate prior knowledge conceptually related to text and establish a purpose for readingComprehension Strategies Be self-aware as they discuss and analyze text to create new meanings and modify old knowledgeComprehending Literary Text Respond to literary text through the appreciation of literary devices and an understanding of storygrammarComprehending Informational Text Locate information from expository texts and use this information for discussion or written production.Attitude Demonstrate a love for reading stories and confidence in performing literacy-related activities/task