ERIC Number: ED233387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Oral Communication in the Elementary Classroom. The Talking and Writing Series, K-12: Successful Classroom Practices.
Wood, Barbara S.
Prepared as part of a series applying recent research in oral and written communication instruction to classroom practice, this booklet presents a holistic view of learning focused on the development of oral communication. The first section of the booklet provides a rationale for increasing oral communication skills instruction, and discusses the five functions of communication: (1) controlling, (2) sharing feelings, (3) informing/responding, (4) ritualizing, and (5) imagining. The second section discusses various milestones in children's communication development and their instructional implications, while the third examines classroom communication practices and proposes several communication promotion techniques. The fourth section discusses the use of student groups in the classroom, with emphasis upon group training time, misinterpreted assignments, and disruptions. The fifth section presents methods designed to promote holistic learning in which the child grows in reading, writing, oral communication, and the content areas. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Basic Skills Improvement Program.
Authoring Institution: Dingle Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship