ERIC Number: ED071819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Lighting the Way for Learning: A Teacher's Handbook of Practical Approaches and Techniques for Oral-Graphic Symbolic Language Acquirement.
McGahan, F. E.; McGahan, Carolyn
Language consists of symbols written, spoken, or thought about things, places, or feelings seen or unseen. Any block, interference, or impasse to the acquirement of symbolic language can result in a learning disability. Oral language must precede the graphic. The purpose of this handbook is to suggest practical approaches and techniques which will assist teachers, especially those in migrant programs, as they endeavor to help children acquire oral-graphic symbolic language which provides a solid foundation for the total language arts program. These suggestions are in the areas of rating scales for appraising readiness for learning, criteria for evaluating the functional level of older children, the philosophy of oral-graphic symbolic language acquirement, the 3 phases of symbolic language acquirement process, affective approaches, ideas for program activation, and ideas for action. Also included are a basic vocabulary list of life-space words and charts which the teachers can use to keep a record of the children's progress. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Note: A Teacher's Handbook of Migrant Education