ERIC Number: ED026185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts Project.
New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe.
The 1963 language arts project in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, was designed to make administrators and teachers aware of and concerned about the problems of teaching English to Spanish-speaking children in grades 1-12. General and specific objectives and instructional techniques stressed improvement of oral and written communication. An analysis of papers written by children in grades 2-6 revealed that usage and spelling errors were due to lack of skill in using English rather than the influence of a Spanish-speaking background. A strong emphasis on the oral-aural approach was recommended. An analysis was also made of some typical mistakes found in papers written by students in grades 7-12 and taped interviews of students in grades 2-12. Recommendations for the improvement of student writing included the need for writing frequently. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe.