ERIC Number: ED103600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Using Language Experience with Adults.
Kennedy, Katherine; Roeder, Stephanie
Language experience in adult basic education serves a variety of purposes: emphasizing communication, providing an atmosphere of sharing and personal growth, and most importantly, allowing students to confront their own learning blocks rather than ignoring them. Case histories support the fulfillment of those purposes. There are basic methods to help the teacher use language experience and integrate it into an on-going adult reading program. The methods used at the Community Learning Center in Cambridge, Mass. are: dictation, transcription, directed writing, and free writing. Each method has certain advantages and disadvantages, and these are explained. The center places emphasis on student-created materials. They can be used to develop skill in sight vocabulary, phonic analysis, structural analysis, and comprehension. Specific steps a teacher can employ in the use of student-created materials are presented in a case-study format. The document's appendix, "Some Writing Ideas," presents several themes that were used to initiate writing exercises, explains the classroom context in which they were used, provides examples, and comments on some of the outcomes. (AG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Learning Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For other Community Learning Center documents, see CE 003 187 and 189