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ERIC Number: ED002560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Nov
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
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LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE KINDERGARTEN.
ALLISON, GERTRUDE; AND OTHERS
GOALS OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN ARE--(1) TO DEVELOP A MEANINGFUL VOCABULARY OF BASIC WORDS, (2) TO TEACH THE CHILD TO LISTEN, (3) TO ENCOURAGE APPRECIATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD, DRAMATIC EXPERIENCES, AND STORIES, POEMS, AND MUSIC, AND (4) TO ENCOURAGE GOOD SPEECH HABITS. THE UNIT AREAS OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE ARE TAUGHT SIMULTANEOUSLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR RATHER THAN IN SEQUENCE. THE DAILY PROGRAM INCLUDES LISTENING ACTIVITIES AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF MUSIC TO LISTENING SKILLS, OBSERVING, SPEAKING, WRITING, AND SUCH ASPECTS OF LITERATURE AS STORY TELLING, POETRY, CHORAL SPEAKING, AND INTERPRETATION OF DRAMATIC EXPERIENCE. INSTRUCTIONAL SUGGESTIONS FOR THE TEACHER INCLUDE (1) ESTABLISHING A PLEASANT CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE THAT ENCOURAGES THE SHY CHILD, (2) PROVIDING A MODEL OF SPEECH FOR THE CHILDREN TO IMITATE, (3) BALANCING SPEAKING AND LISTENING ACTIVITIES, (4) USING APPROPRIATE AND DESCRIPTIVE WORDS TO ENRICH THE CHILDREN'S VOCABULARY, (5) BEING AWARE OF HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD BACKGROUNDS IN RELATION TO LANGUAGE HEARD IN THE HOME, (6) BEING INTERESTED IN THINGS THAT INTEREST THE CHILDREN, (7) ENLARGING THE CHILDREN'S FRAME OF REFERENCE BY PROVIDING NEW AND VARIEDMATERIALS A EXPERIENCES, AND (8) BEING ALERT TO INDIVIDUAL SPEECH PROBLEMS. CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION, INFORMALITY, AND THE USE OF SPONTANEOUS SITUATION, INFORMALITY, AND THE USE OF SPONTANEOUS SITUATIONS AS THEY OCCUR ARE IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF INSTRUCTION. A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES STIMULATE THE CHILD'S CURIOSITY AND ACCELERATE HIS LEARNING IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONVERSATION, EXPLANATION OF WORK, AND DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED ACTIVITY ARE IMPORTANT. SUGGESTED ART MEDIA INCLUDE PAINT, CRAYONS, CHALK, PAPER WORK, AND MODELING MATERIALS. BLOCK BUILDING, TOOLS AND WOODWORKING, AND SUCH AUDIOVISUAL AIDS AS FLANNEL BOARD, FILMS, AND FILMSTRIPS CONTRIBUTE TO LANGUAGE ARTS. THROUGH THE USE OF SUCH MATERIALS AS LOTTO, PUZZLES, AND PARQUETRY BLOCKS, CHILDREN LEARN TO MATCH PICTURES, SIGNS, AND COLORS, AND TO USE THE NAMES OF OBJECTS. BIBLIOGRAPHIES FOR TEACHERS AND CHILDREN, AND LISTS OF FILMS, FILMSTRIPS, AND RECORDS ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Syracuse)