ERIC Number: ED224633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
STARS (Secondary Training for Alaskan Rural Students): Communications. Draft Copy.
Griffin, Elaine; Opel, Kathleen
The STARS (Secondary Training for Alaskan Rural Students) materials resulted from extensive rewriting of the Vocational Adult Secondary Training (VAST) materials produced by the British Columbia Department of Education, after those materials had been used with the 9th and 10th grades on Kodiak Island. Revision was done by teachers who had been using the materials and by an experienced Alaskan curriculum materials consultant, and was done specifically for rural Alaskan students. The "Communications" guide provides materials for both the teacher and the student, but is to be used primarily by the student. The 11 units are comprised of 1 unit specifically on reading skills (parts of a book, reference skills, using the library, and reading maps, charts, and diagrams) and 10 units on vocabulary and spelling. The units on vocabulary and spelling cover parts of speech, punctuation, various kinds of writing exercises, oral communication, and personal business communications. Nine units conclude with a reading assignment and the final unit concludes with a short story writing assignment. Answer keys are supplied for the exercises. Illustrations are done with Alaskan motifs and unit exercises are based on Alaskan situations. (BRR)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Answer Keys, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Form Classes (Languages), Grade 10, Grade 9, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Punctuation, Reading Skills, Rural Education, Speech Communication, Spelling, Teacher Developed Materials, Vocabulary Development, Workbooks, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Kodiak Island Borough School District, AK.
Identifiers: Alaska (Kodiak Island); Secondary Training for Alaskan Rural Students
Note: For related documents, see ED 180 679, and RC 013 685-686.