ERIC Number: ED087002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Games and Activities, Volume 1, Part B: Composition, Levels A-B (Grades 1 and 2).
Oregon Univ., Eugene. Oregon Elementary English Project.
Developed by the Oregon Elementary English Project, this curriculum unit on composition games and activities is intended for grades one and two. Each lesson contains a sequence of teacher-directed activities intended to arouse children's interests, help them discover things they wish to say, and then lead them to present their thoughts and feelings either orally or in writing. The first set of games explores the possibilities of constructing sentences with interesting adjectives, helping students hear and enjoy the sounds of our language, encouraging students to choose vivid, descriptive words, developing skills in telling a story sequentially and in forming complete sentences, and developing sensory awareness and imaginative thinking. The second set of activities helps students develop a background of experiences in thinking and speaking by providing for growth in oral language through stimulating class discussions, guided individual thinking and planning times, and opportunities to share oral compositions. The third set of activities involves writing experiences and is planned to complement the suggested composition activities. Most of the games are planned to be played in small groups and can profitably be played more than once. Flash cards are provided with some of the activities. (HOD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Oregon Elementary English Project.