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ERIC Number: ED085982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 284
Abstractor: N/A
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Starter Kit: Instructional Activities for Educable and Trainable Mentally Retarded Pupils.
Drain, Theodore R.; And Others
Provided are 225 instructional activities for educable and trainable mentally retarded children from primary through secondary levels in the areas of social skills, communication skills, and number skills. Each page of the kit is divided into the following headings: activities (listed from simplest to most difficult), correlated activities (to allow for subject integration), materials (usually available from the Instructional Materials Centers), and evaluation (questions to aid in the assessment of student performance). The back of each page has the same headings, but is to be used by the teacher for noting additional activities. Visual aids in the form of bulletin board suggestions, transparencies, or worksheets follow each section. Activities are provided for the following subtopics (number of activities are in parenthesis): Me (16), family (15), school and community (19), state and nation (17), occupations (24), clothing (13), travel and transportation (20), ecology (20), measurement (20), time (20), shapes and money (21), and problem solving (20). Also provided is a number skills pretest. Sample activities include having each child record facts about himself on a tape recorder (for the Me unit in social skills), reading the want ads together (for the Occupations unit in communication skills), and making a picture time line to identify the days of the week (for the Time unit in number skills). (DB)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Special Education Instructional Materials Center.
Note: This document contains 159 leaves, most of which are 11 inches wide by 8 inches high and require two microfiche frames