ERIC Number: ED035656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Teaching Standard English as an Alternate Dialect.
Donelson, Kenneth L.
Arizona English Bulletin, v12 n1 p11-16 Oct 1969
In order to teach reading effectively to students who use a nonstandard dialect, the teacher must accept and understand the systems and patterns of that dialect. He can then help his students avoid the characteristics of their dialect which lead to confusion in communication, promote their accurate decoding of standard English as they learn to read, and foster their use of a standard dialect as they learn to write. Sympathetic instruction in standard English as the "universal" dialect will enable students to communicate easily in situations where the standard dialect may be necessary. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.