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ERIC Number: ED098607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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English Teacher Performance and Student Linguistic Performance.
Golub, Lester S.
Certain teaching performances needed to elicit and reinforce specific linguistic performances from the students fall under the categories of speaking a variety of standard English, reading, spelling, vocabulary, and grammatical structures and writing. As a model of linguistic usage, the teacher must speak a standard variety of English, build on the student's language acquisition started at home, and select good models of written and spoken English and match them to the student's level of understanding and development. In reading, the teacher must assess a student's reading ability and provide linguistic activities for improvement. To overcome the complexities of spelling problems, the teacher must be competent in the systematic study of the English sound system and its relation to English orthography. To teach words as concepts, the teacher must provide students with the simple concepts needed to understand more complex concepts. In teaching grammatical structure and writing, there are four basic problems: making the student aware of his inner voice; teaching the student that expository writing demands more stringent observance of grammatical rules; making the student writer less egocentric and more aware of his audience; and providing for logical and appropriate language behaviors. (HOD)
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