New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Language Arts And Literacy Standards And Progress Indicators
Standard 3.5:
All Students Will View, Understand, And Use Nontextual Visual Information

Descriptive Statement: In the language arts literacy classroom, students learn how to view in order to be able to respond thoughtfully and critically to the visual messages of both print and nonprint. Effective viewing is essential to comprehend and respond to personal interactions, live performances, visual arts that involve oral and/or written language, and both print media (graphs, charts, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and graphic design in books, magazines, and newspapers) and electronic media (television, computers, film). Students should recognize that what they speak, hear, write, and read contributes to the content and quality of their viewing.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Use speaking, listening, writing, and reading to assist with viewing.

2.

Demonstrate the ability to gain information from a variety of media.

3.

Articulate awareness of different media forms and how these contribute to communication.

4.

Articulate information conveyed by symbols such as those found in pictorial graphs, map keys, and icons on a computer screen.

5.

Respond to and evaluate the use of illustrations to support text.

6.

Recognize and use pictorial information that supplements text.

7.

Use symbols, drawings, and illustrations to represent information that supports and/or enhances their writing.

8.

Use simple charts, graphs, and diagrams to report data.

9.

Distinguish between factual and fictional visual representations.

10.

Take notes on visual information from films, presentations, observations, and other visual media, and report that information through speaking, writing, or their own visual representations.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

11.

Recognize and respond to visual messages of humor, irony, metaphor.

12.

Articulate the connection between visual and verbal message.

13.

Choose and use multiple forms of media to convey what has been learned.

14.

Integrate multiple forms of media into a finished product.

15.

Evaluate media for credibility.

16.

Compare and contrast media sources, such as book and film versions of a story.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

17.

Solve problems using multimedia technology and be able to browse, annotate, link, and elaborate on information in a multimedia data base.

 

 

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