ERIC Number: ED034981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Psycholinguistics Reading Series: A Bi-dialectal Approach. Teacher's Manual.
Leaverton, Lloyd; And Others
The Introduction to this Teacher's Manual describes the objectives of the "Psycholinguistics Reading Series" as being twofold: (1) to provide an effective approach to the teaching of beginning reading to Afro-American children whose language patterns differ in some basic aspects from those employed in traditional basal readers, and (2) to help the child maintain and further develop positive attitudes toward himself, his school, and his community through reading materials. The focus is on differences in verb usage existing between the children's oral speech and the standardized dialect; each of the units in the Series places emphasis on only one verb pattern. Each unit (book) contains two versions of the same story--the "Everyday Talk" story and the corresponding "School Talk" story. Books 1-3 appear as one edition, Books 4-7 are in two sets. Book 8 has only one set of stories, which serve as a review of standard verb forms introduced in the Series. The stories are about the child himself, his community, and his ethnic group. The books are illustrated and contain blank pages for the child's own sentences, stories, and drawings. These books, as well as the present Teacher's Manual which provides teaching suggestions and an explanation of the methodology, are available from the Psycholinguistics Project of the Chicago Board of Education. (See AL 002 082.) (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Black Culture, Black Dialects, Cultural Context, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Psycholinguistics, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Standard Spoken Usage, Teaching Guides, TENL, Verbs
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.