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language arts

plural noun
the skills, including reading, composition, speech, spelling, and dramatics, taught in elementary and secondary schools to give students a thorough proficiency in using the language.
Origin of language arts
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In other words, the language arts and the number arts are, and always must be, the fundamentals of elementary education.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

    William Chandler Bagley

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