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Oral Language Program.
Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
The Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory is currently field testing a set of instructional materials for teaching English language speaking and listening skills in preschool and first grade classes. The Oral Language Program (OLP) is directed at providing non-English speaking youngsters with a fluent, independent speaking ability in English and with facility in understanding spoken English considered prerequisite to formal reading instruction. It is designed for use daily by one teacher with groups of about 10 children (age 5-7) in 25-minute lessons. There is emphasis on games involving questions and answers, handling of objects, and other motor activities. Throughout, the teacher models utterances, elicits responses, provides corrective feedback, and reinforces student participation. Components include notebooks of lesson plans (147 plans), separate "pre-lessons," a teacher's manual, drawings and recording for use with lessons, tests, and sample "cultural heritage" lesson plans for relating materials to pupil ethnic background. (The major portion of this document, 11 pages, consists of two sample lesson plans which include objectives, lists of materials, and description of activities.) (See also SP 004 386.) (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.