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problems with opening paragraph
Hearing the term "language arts" for the first time (possibly used more in the US than the UK?) I came here to discover something specific. The first problem is that there is no definition. We are told what the "primary divisions" of the language arts are, but not *what* the language arts are: "Traditionally, the primary divisions in the language arts are Literature and Language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages." (And is there any reason why this should not read, simply: "Traditionally, the primary divisions in the language arts are Literature, Linguistics, and specific languages." Johncurrandavis (talk) 11:28, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
I would like to discuss the deleted changes in the Grammar section of the "Language arts" page. As a secondary English education teacher, I believe that much of the information on this page (prior to the changes) was not representative of good grammar or usage.JLELA08 (talk) 15:23, 16 April 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by JLELA08 (talk • contribs) 00:57, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I'd like tO ARGUE that Language Arts is much broader than the way the page defined it when I came here. It was defined as the American National Council of Teachers of English defined it. I've removed some detail that belonged at English grammar, and others that belongs on the American NCTE website; hopefully whats left reflects the language arts in general. Now it needs expansion, though :).
Also, the Visual literacy page says that no-one can agree on what visual literacy is. It'd be nice if someone could say how the NCTE statement intends it to be used.