ERIC Number: ED034970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Psycholinguistics Oral Language Program: A Bi-Dialectal Approach. Experimental Edition, Part I.
Leaverton, Lloyd; And Others
This oral language program for Afro-American children in grades 1 to 3 who speak nonstandard English is designed to emphasize and utilize the child's existing language competency, gradually and systematically introducing standard English as an additional dialect. Priority has been given to the aspects of the child's language which identify him as a nonstandard speaker, particularly in grammar, as it was felt that there is less social toleration of grammatical differences than other differences (in pronunciation or vocabulary). The lessons in this manual focus on the absence of forms of the verb "be,""were" as the past plural of "be," and the third person singular ending "-s" or "-es." The instructional sequence begins with the teacher telling a story or asking questions to elicit the desired sentence patterns. Sentences are described as "Everyday Talk" or "School Talk," depending on the verb pattern used. After the activities stemming from the children's own statements are concluded, pre-written sentences and stories in "Everyday Talk" are introduced for practice in changing from one form to the other. These activities are followed by pattern practice drills and dialogs as well as written exercises in "School Talk." Each child is asked to give an informal oral presentation using "School Talk" at the end of each unit. Detailed teaching suggestions are given. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Black Culture, Black Dialects, Cultural Context, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Psycholinguistics, Teaching Guides, TENL
Psycholinguistics Project, Chicago Board of Education, 228 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Education, IL.; Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Program Planning for the Gifted.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Psycholinguistics Project.