ERIC Number: ED122817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Electric Company Writers' Notebook.
Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
This handbook outlines the curriculum objectives for the children's television program, "The Electric Company." The first portion of the text delineates strategies for teaching symbol/sound analysis, including units on blends, letter groups, and word structure. A second section addresses strategies for reading for meaning, including processing morphemes, scanning for structure, and context clues. For each objective, examples are provided and teaching guidelines are suggested. Also included is a discussion of black dialect and possible difficulties in teaching English to Spanish speaking children. The appendixes include: (1) frequency and learnability lists, (2) a consonant elements chart, and (3) a percent of utility list for vowel combinations. (EMH)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Context Clues, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Reading, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Guides, Interference (Language), Material Development, Morphophonemics, Nonstandard Dialects, Phonetics, Phonics, Public Television, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Scripts, Spanish Speaking, Television Curriculum, Word Recognition, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.