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ERIC Number: ED033748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 143
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ESOL-SESD Guide: Kindergarten.
Petrini, Alma Maria
This guide consists of 135 lessons designed to teach English to speakers of other languages, or to teach standard English as a second dialect. Each lesson guides the kindergarten teacher through a day's activities. Each activity is identified with a heading, a brief descriptive paragraph, and an example of suggested dialogue. Lessons also list various materials such as pictures, toys, and puppets to be used during the activities. The program, presented in a linguistic sequence, emphasizes oral speech development. Children hear the language patterns modeled by the teacher and then repeat what has been said. Directions like "guide,""help," and "with the teacher's help" indicate when the teacher should model the pattern for the children. Once the children are able to control a pattern automatically through several oral repetitions, they can use the language in meaningful situations. Though the guide has been planned to cover 1 year, the time required to complete it may vary, depending on the maturational level of the children and the amount of time devoted to the lessons. (JF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.