ERIC Number: ED023665
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Publication Date: 1967
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Teaching Language as Communication to Children.
May, Frank B.
This book combines background information on language and communication with methods for developing specific skills needed to cope with the daily communication problems. Comments on environmental effects on language development, on differences in dialects, on reasons for teaching grammar, and on types of grammar precede a discussion of the impact of language on behavior, i.e., of language as the primary medium of perception, of discussion, and of propaganda. A consideration of ways to stimulate creative expression includes criteria for high-quality verbal expression, children's composition (grades 3 and 6) rated as to the degree of creativity exhibited, a discussion of the process of creative thinking, ways to establish a "creative atmosphere" in the classroom, and the methods to encourage oral and written composition. Suggested teaching procedures and classroom exercises are found throughout the book. (JS)
Descriptors: Behavior, Communication (Thought Transfer), Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Dialects, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Grammar, Group Discussion, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Perception, Propaganda, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc., 1300 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($2.95).
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