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ERIC Number: ED027520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Haa'isha' Dine Bizaad Deiidiiltah (Let's Read Navajo Preprimer).
Goossen, Irvy W.
This preprimer has been developed by the Northern Arizona Supplementary Education Center in response to a renewed interest on the part of the Navaho people in learning to read their own language. A brief description of Navaho vowels, vowel length, tones, and consonants, prefaces the Navaho material. All the letters of the Navaho alphabet are introduced, being presented first in words containing contrasting sounds, and then in the context of simple sentences. The words containing the sounds being practiced are vocabulary items basic to Navaho family life, and are illustrated by simple black and white drawings to stimulate word recognition. A page-indexed Navaho/English glossary of approximately 130 lexical items is appended. (AMM)
Descriptors: Consonants, Glossaries, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Navajo, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Tone Languages, Vocabulary, Vowels
Northern Arizona Supplementary Education Center, Faculty Box 5618, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86001 ($0.75).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Supplementary Education Center, Flagstaff.