ERIC Number: ED254369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Writing Skills Workbook. Level I.
Lovett, Ollie M.
Written to prepare the American Indian student entering a General Educational Development (GED) program, the Pre-GED Level I writing skills student workbook of the PATHWAYS Curriculum provides lessons that will teach skills needed to pass the reading and writing sections of the GED examination, along with writing skills for seeking employment. The workbook is divided into five units, each containing culture based lessons which provide instruction and practice in a skill. Each lesson may contain a myth, legend, religious beliefs and ceremonies, poetry, history, and information on styles of architecture, clothing, dance, music, or art from one of the southwestern tribes, as well as writing exercises, and a unit test. The units of study and lessons presented are: parts of speech (pronouns, nouns, tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions); sentence structure (compound subjects and verbs, complete, incomplete, and run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement, verbs used as adjectives); paragraph development (characteristics of a paragraph, descriptive and deductive paragraph writing, sequence and dialogue in narrative writing); punctuation (use of comma, semicolon, quotation marks, apostrophe, hyphen and underlining); and capitalization (use of capitals in abbreviations, titles, organizations, places, languages, races, nationalities, and religions). A glossary completes the workbook. (ERB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Capitalization (Alphabetic), Form Classes (Languages), High School Equivalency Programs, Paragraph Composition, Punctuation, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Relevance (Education), Sentence Structure, Tenses (Grammar), Tribes, Units of Study, Vocabulary, Workbooks, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc., 2721 N. Central Ave., #814, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ($4.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc., Phoenix.
Identifiers: Culture Based Curriculum; PATHWAYS Curriculum; United States (Southwest)
Note: For related documents, see RC 015 172-184.