Language arts

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Language arts is generic name given to the study and improvement of language skills within the school setting. Traditionally, the primary divisions in language arts are literature and language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages.[1] According to the International Council of Teachers of English, the five strands of the Language arts are reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing (visual literacy)[citation needed].

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Reading

Reading, by definition, is the ability and knowledge of a language that allows comprehension by grasping the meaning of written or printed characters, words, or sentences. Reading involves a wide variety of print and nonprint texts that helps a reader gain an understanding of what is being read. Reading of texts that are often included in educational curriculum include fiction, nonfiction, classic, and also contemporary works.

Composition

Composition is defined as the combination of distinct parts or elements to form a whole and the manner in which these elements are combined or related. The following are examples of composing in Language Arts:

  1. Five-paragraph essay
  2. Argumentative essay
  3. Cause and effect essay
  4. Comparative essay.

Compositions may also include:

References

  1. ^ "The Road to Middle-Earth", T. A. Shippey
  2. ^ Dictionary.com

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