ERIC Number: ED225328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines to Writing or Rewriting Materials for Deaf Students with Special Emphasis on Syntax.
The manual is intended to help writers or adapters of instructional materials for deaf students. The first section examines difficulties in providing suitable reading material for deaf students. The problems in evaluating deaf students' reading levels are examined. Writers are cautioned to pay particular attention to syntax, vocabulary, and idioms. The decision of rewriting material or writing entirely new material is considered. A four-part guideline for adapting reading material is offered. Three appendixes make up the bulk of the document. Appendix A describes 10 areas of syntactical construction (such as question, negation, conjunction, and pronouns), and suggests a sequential order of difficulty in learning parts of each construction. Appendix B presents the same information arranged by level of difficulty. The final appendix provides an example of rewriting a paragraph at different syntactic levels. (CL)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Idioms, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Readability, Readability Formulas, Syntax, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Pre-College Programs.