ERIC Number: ED238630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts for Native Indian Students.
The resource book by the British Columbia Ministry of Education explains methods that may help in teaching language arts to native Indian students in grades K-7. The book, an attempt to enhance the development of native students' language skills within the regular classroom, indicates how to incorporate into the regular curriculum materials by and about native people in British Columbia and describes instructional strategies congruent with the learning strategies of many Indian students. The methods described emphasize the child's cognitive and affective strengths and use a child-centered approach that stresses the validity of the native child's experience as the basic material of learning. The resource book presents an in-depth discussion of teaching strategies; steps in learning development; the language of the classroom; preparation for reading; early and later reading levels; the diagnostic teaching of reading; writing instruction; and supportive services for teachers, students, and parents. The appendices include information about health concerns of native Indian students and about the use of wordless picture books and programs, as well as lists of locally developed curricula related to native life and culture, books and materials related to native life and culture in British Columbia, and suggested materials and programs. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, Community Schools, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Language of Instruction, Models, Parent Participation, Program Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Services, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Curriculum Development Branch.
Identifiers: British Columbia