ERIC Number: ED044376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Introductory Sequence of Lessons To Accompany an Oral Language Program. Pre-lessons.
This document contains five pre-lessons combined with teacher manual providing a set of brief daily activities for children encountering school--and perhaps a teacher who speaks standard English--for the first time. The rationale for each day's lesson is given in narrative form followed by a numbered outline of steps in the lesson. Appended are texts of the first-day introductory speech in English, Spanish, and Navajo and instructions in how to make mats out of newspapers (since sitting on the floor is part of the plan). The introduction further points out that 1) Participating in these activities should increase the likelihood that children will feel comfortable and will respond vocally and enthusiastically during subsequent systematic instruction in speaking and listening to standard English. 2) There is development from teacher-led to pupil-led activities and from almost no dependence on verbal instruction to preliminary testing for such dependence, while the focus is on other kinds of behavior, e.g., participating with and before the group, imitating the teacher. 3) When pre-lessons were pilot tested in spring 1968 with six groups of children, trials confirmed that a teacher could conduct them effectively with almost no preparation. 4) Though designed for use with the Oral Language Program (see SP 004 400 and SP 004 386), they may be used prior to beginning other oral language instructional programs as well. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.