ERIC Number: ED120343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Language Experience Approach: Application for Tutoring Adults in Reading. Instructional Concept Guide No. 8.
Johnston, Joyce D.; And Others
The instructional concept guide is part of a system developed for tutor training and support. It is primarily designed for volunteers, but it can also be adapted to the training of paraprofessional tutors for any type of adult literacy program. A key component in the system is the Tutor Support Library, consisting of Instructional Concept Guides (training and reference aids for tutors) and Functional Content Units (models for the practical application of tutoring skills). Guide Eight instructs the tutor in the use of the language experience approach to teaching reading. This teaching method, based on the use of words from the student's own speaking vocabulary for his reading instruction, is described. A 14-step basic outline of the procedure is presented. A sample lesson plan showing how language experience is combined with other lesson activities is included. The guide contains a sample story dictated by a student and the followup lesson plan based on that story and the previous lesson's log notes. Suggestions are given for tutor preparation for an experience lesson and for other applications of the language experience method. A four-item reference list on the approach concludes the guide. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional Personnel, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Volunteer Training
Dr. Robert A. Palmatier, Reading Department, 309 Aderhold Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($1.50; Discounts range from 20% to 40% for quantities)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Regional Adult Literacy Service Unit.