In MarylandState's content standards can be viewed on...

Reading Digest

November 07, 1999

In Maryland

State's content standards can be viewed on Internet

BALTIMORE -- The Maryland State Department of Education made the state's content standards available on the Internet last week.

The content standards -- which were approved by the state school board in July -- specify what students from kindergarten through 12th grade should know and be able to do in four subject areas: reading and language arts, math, science, and social studies

Local school systems are supposed to use the state standards as a guide when writing curricula for teachers. They can be viewed on the Education Department's Web site:

Magazine is accepting children's poems, stories

ARNOLD -- Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can submit poems and stories for the second issue of Brain Storm: A Magazine of Young Writers, part of the Maryland Writers' Association Youth Literacy Project.

The theme is "Family," but children may submit works that address any subject. Entries should be typed or neatly hand-written, and include the author's name, address, phone number and age.

Entries should be sent by Nov. 22 to: MWA, P.O. Box 129, Arnold 21012. Information: Connie Harold at 410-263-5038, or Sherry Morrowat 410-319-9487.

In Baltimore City

Teachers receive program to encourage reading for fun A "Champion Reader" program that provides incentives and resources to encourage reading for fun by children in first, second and third grades was presented to area teachers last week by The Baltimore Sun Reading by 9 program in an event at the National Aquarium.

Classes that register to participate will receive a kit with instructions, a poster and prizes. They also become eligible to win visits by local personalities.

Information: 410-332-6654.

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