ERIC Number: ED111569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Listening-Phonics Program for Disadvantaged Youngsters.
Putnam, Mary J.
Recently those in the teaching profession have begun to realize the importance of listening skills. Of the 4 areas of language arts, listening is the primary skill. Phonics and listening are related in that there is a significant relationship between the child's ability to discriminate between letter sounds and his ability to listen. The child must master sound-to-letter associations in order to learn to spell. Listening skills must be improved if teachers are to reach the disadvantaged child--the youngster with limited vocabulary and short attention span, the child who seems to be in his own little world, and the child who is not ready to read in first grade and seems to fall further and further behind his classmates. This book presents a general discussion of the listening skill and raises some questions pertinent to the development of this facet of the language arts program. Ideas which the teacher can use "as is" or as a springboard for developing her own program are provided. Effort has been made to select, modify, and develop materials to meet the unique needs of the disadvantaged child; however, many of the procedures would work equally well with primary children in various situations. Topics covered are: importance of listening; factors influencing listening ability; listening and the language arts program; listening levels and goals for instruction; and evaluation. (NQ)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Training, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Migrant Education, Phonics, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Geneseo Migrant Center, State University College of Arts and Sciences, Geneseo, New York 14454 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.