ERIC Number: ED041899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
English in the Primary School.
Tosh, J.; And Others
CITE Newsletter, v2 n3 p8-19 May 1969
Three articles deal with primary school English instruction. W. J. Jackson examines some possible sets of objectives for a language arts program--e.g., development through language of creative and reasoning faculties, awareness of language characteristics and of writing models useful in contemporary society, achievement of expected terminal and intermediate behavioral goals, and development of the componential parts of particular language arts skills, such as reading for comprehension. He also offers thoughts on setting up programs to highlight critical language areas. J. Tosh describes an approach to language and grammar that involves teachers in three stages: (1) determining whether children can recognize various uses of language; (2) determining whether the students were able or could be taught to describe the uses; and (3) encouraging students to produce varieties of language appropriate to certain purposes. M. Cook and D. Valentine describe their experience using a children's novel, "Carrigmore Castle," as a basis for class discussion, composition, dramatic interpretation, and supplementary reading. (LH)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Educational Objectives, English Instruction, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Literature, Novels, Primary Education, Standard Spoken Usage, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on the Teaching of English, Edinburgh (Scotland).