ERIC Number: ED038421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Concepts and Objectives for Learning the Structure of English in Grades 7, 8, and 9. Report from the Project on Individually Guided Instruction in English Language, Composition, and Literature.
Pooley, Robert C.; Golub, Lester S.
Emphasizing the behavioral and social aspects of language as a foundation for instruction, 16 concepts for learning the structure of English in grades 7-9 are outlined in an attempt to set down in logical order the basic concepts involved in the understanding of the English language. The concepts begin with a recognition of the social purposes of language (e.g., Teachers recognize the assumption that language is human behavior.) and continue through recognition of the system that is called the English language and the description of that system, which is grammar (e.g., Students learn to analyze and create sentences of varied style and dense texture resulting from transformations and other stylistic treatments of grammatical structure.). Because the learning of the parts of the system develops the need to perform language operations, behavioral objectives are coordinated with each learning concept. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Concept Teaching, English Instruction, Form Classes (Languages), Function Words, Fundamental Concepts, Grammar, Junior High School Students, Kernel Sentences, Language, Language Skills, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Sentences, Transformational Generative Grammar, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.