ERIC Number: ED061001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Culturally Oriented Reading Materials for an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III Project.
Brook, Weston L., Comp.; And Others
The Title III (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) project that formed the basis for preparation of this set of reading materials had as its objectives: (1) assistance to the Pima Indians in the development of a positive self-image and a sense of pride through better knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Pima culture and (2) the establishment of instructional centers for Pima culture. The plan for accomplishing these objectives incorporated 4 language skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. In keeping with this, the 41 reading lessons in this document are built on stories--written by 1st-through 8th-grade students at the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona--that have been converted into reading lessons by a reading consultant. The lessons include the story, an introduction for classroom use, notes for the teacher, and creative questions to be answered orally. A description of the conversion of the stories into reading lessons by a reading consultant is also provided. Additionally, an evaluation of consultant services and programs is presented, along with recommendations for future consultant services. (PS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Sacaton, AZ. Pima Indian Agency.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.