ERIC Number: ED349428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Language Training Module: For Training Teachers and Tutors of Adult Reading Students.
Harns, Charles M.
This module presents a 3-hour workshop in whole language theory and practice to be used for inservice training of a small group of tutors or teachers of adult reading students. Suggested group size is 6-15 people. Part I explores the background and concepts of whole language from the point of view of the psycholinguistic model of the reading process. Participants are immediately asked to participate in an interesting activity that brings to the surface the importance of the reader's background knowledge in the process and the importance of using whole and meaningful text to help the reader use all the cue or clue levels in the act of reading. Part II presents one broad approach often used in whole language-oriented teaching: process writing. Following this, several specific strategy lessons consistent with whole language thinking are presented. Throughout the workshop, participants are asked to engage in brief sharing and skill-building activities. Seventeen participants' handouts are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teacher Workshops, Whole Language Approach
Literacy Volunteers of America-Connecticut, 30 Arbor Street, South, Hartford, CT 06106 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America--Connecticut, Hartford.