ERIC Number: ED029298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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English for American Indians: A Newsletter of the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior. Spring, 1969.
Ohannessian, Sirarpi, Ed.
This newsletter is third in a series of publications by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, prepared and edited by the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program of the Center for Applied Linguistics. While the first two issues (AL 001 671 and AL 001 819) were concerned with the teaching of English to elementary and kindergarten children in BIA schools, this issue focuses on the problems of intermediate and advanced secondary school students, with special emphasis on the teaching of composition and written English. The first article, "Breaking Down Your Writing Goals," by Gerald Dykstra, discusses attainable "sub-goals." The first step, or sub-goal, on the way to developing written skill in English is the corollary of simple repetition in oral work--the copying of one entire title and paragraph without error. Following steps include substitutions, transformations, reductions, expansions, completions, additions, revisions, commentary, and creations. "The Teacher's Bookshelf," by Carol J. Kreidler, describes especially selected materials for the teacher's reference and for the classroom, as well as several new and forthcoming texts. Ruth E. Wineberg's "Information Exchange" reports on developments in BIA schools (in bilingual reading, contrastive analysis, controlled composition, creative writing, reading, and English), summer workshops, and CAL activities. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.