ERIC Number: ED039921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Language for Learning: Oral Language and Cognitive Development, Pre-K, K, Grade 1. Section 1, Teacher's Guide.
Flinton, Doris Holt
This handbook for teachers contains language lessons for young children. Through sequencing and feedback, the program uses a direct method of teaching and learning standard English. It is an expository approach, in which progress is based on performance, rather than on the knowledge of rules. Each unit is organized so that language development and cognitive development advance together. The order of presentation of each of the 20 lessons includes (1) the teacher's demonstration with objects, persons or pictures while she uses the sentence patterns under the language structure at the top of her page, (2) pupil's response while demonstrating with objects, (3) presentation of the picture in the book, (4) pupil's response to the picture, (5) application of patterns learned orally to a new situation by the pupils, and (6) worksheet activities. Designed for use with small heterogeneous groups of six to eight pupils, the teacher is urged to encourage flexibility and inventiveness through demonstration and example. This oral language program serves as a readiness program for beginning reading and writing instruction. (DR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Oral English, Teaching Methods
Faculty-Student Association, State University of N.Y. at Albany, Inc., 135 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12203 ($10.95; Set of 20 illustrations to accompany guide, $0.40 each)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.