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ERIC Number: ED137763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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Making the Theory of Language-Experience Approach Practical in a Workshop Format.
Craig, Linda Askland
To encourage teachers to use the language-experience approach (LEA) in teaching reading-language skills, a workshop was conducted in which teachers participated in a language-experience lesson. Participants were asked to discuss a controversial topic of current interest; during group discussion, ideas and vocabulary were evoked from the group. Participants then wrote position statements on the topic, using their own ideas, as well as ideas and vocabulary gleaned from the discussion. Participants illustrated their statements, considered vocabulary words they had used as a result of the discussion, read and commented on certain aspects of each other's papers, and placed their papers in a class book. The leader discussed the demonstration and related it to the theory of LEA, stressing that teachers use students' own language and experiences, add new vocabulary and ideas through group discussion and teacher input, get these ideas and vocabulary incorporated in written form, have students illustrate their work, conduct follow-up activities, and place student writing in a class book. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Plains Regional Conference (4th, Wichita, Kansas, March 4-6, 1976)