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ERIC Number: ED067715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 16
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The Challenge of Speech Communication in the Elementary Classroom.
Ritter, Kurt W.
An examination of language arts instruction for the elementary school child, this paper reviews the failures of traditional methods of teaching grammar to develop language competence. As an alternative, the author proposes the oral method, which focuses upon student-centered interaction situations. Such situations would provide the student with opportunities to develop and strengthen his language performance skills through self-motivating and group activities. Using this approach, the teacher would establish an environment which stimulates child discourse. Thus, the elementary classroom would be changed from a teacher-dominated environment of listeners to a dynamic verbal environment in which children explore their language by using it. (LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Southern States Speech Communication Assn. (San Antonio, Texas, April 5-7, 1972)