ERIC Number: ED234551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Let Me Try to Make It Clearer. Alternative Techniques for Teaching Traditional English Grammar to Learning Disabled Students in the University.
Zink, Karl E.
A faculty member involved with the Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students (HELDS) project describes ways in which an English grammar course was modified to accommodate LD students. The course, designed to compensate for students' inadequacies in grammar, is described in terms of four phases: (1) the introductory period (in which LD students are asked to identify themselves), (2) functions of the parts of speech, (3) the complex sentence, and (4) morphology. Teaching strategies discussed include continual reinforcement of terms, daily written exercises, sentence diagramming, extra instruction, use of pre-tests on material to prepare for evaluations, and provision of additional time to finish tests. The author concludes with personal insights into his benefits from the project, as well as concerns over such issues as the ambiguity of LD criteria. Appendixes include a list of grammar terms and illustrations of sentence diagramming. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg. Instructional Media Center.
Identifiers: Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students
Note: A part of the HELDS Project (Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students). For related documents, see EC 160 414-430.