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ERIC Number: ED022769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 6
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Focus on Oral Communication.
DeLawter, Jayne Anne; Eash, Maurice J.
Elementary English, v43 n8 p880-2, 891, 901 Dec 1966
The techniques used to collect data on the dominant speech patterns and verbal expressions of elementary school children are described as a means of systematizing oral language instruction. Specific recurring errors discovered in children's communication are discussed: the failure to focus on a major point, to support ideas, and to clarify questions; the inability to differentiate between ideas or to subordinate one idea to another; a lack of adequate description; and the tendency to use a stereotyped vocabulary. It is proposed that these errors can be diagnosed and treated in the classroom through the use of small instructional groups, audiovisual devices, and experience charts. (JB)
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