ERIC Number: ED241120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
PALS: Parent Activities for Learning Basic Skills.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Developed for K-3 teachers to send home with their students, this collection of learning activities and games is offered to help reinforce students' language arts and mathematics skills and to enhance parental involvement. Suggestions to the teacher include sending home only those pages containing activities for skills currently being studied and those for which each child needs reinforcement. The format for most of the activities includes skill, materials needed, procedure, variation, source, extension, and/or follow-up. Some of the skills developed by the 47 language arts activities are vocabulary, comprehension, locating words, spelling, punctuation, vowel sounds, consonant sounds, sight words, auditory perception, self-concept, motor skills, visual discrimination, memory, recognition of colors, left-to-right progression, and visual perception. Some of the skills developed by the 47 mathematics activities include recognition of numbers, sequence of numbers, counting objects, writing numerals, following directions, place value, adding, subtracting, problem solving, recognizing geometric shapes, money, time, and fractions. A sample evaluation form for parents, to be sent home with each activity page, is provided as is a resource list of reading and mathematics books, journals, activity kits, and games. (EM)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Homework, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Mathematics Skills, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Primary Education, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Reinforcement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Prepared by the Basic Skills Task Force