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ERIC Number: ED138932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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Orthography and Learning to Decode in Japanese.
Muraishi, Shozo
The Language Play Method (LPM), a teaching method developed to systematically instruct preschool children in the structure of Japanese and Hiragana letters, is described in this paper. LPM develops three fundamental abilities which contribute to oral skill and literacy in kindergartners: the ability to recognize letters, the ability to decode written sentences, and the ability to discriminate syllables and letter shapes in language games. Twelve kinds of teaching aids are used in LPM to develop these abilities: picture cards, letter cards, figure cards, goods cards, wall pictures, personal belongings cards, dice, cards for dice, logic blocks, divided shape-blocks, a wooden doll, and magnetic buttons. Fifty games which use these aids are listed, including sound games, semantic games, sentence games, and letter games. Each game serves as a basis for the successful execution of the games succeeding it. (LJR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (6th, Singapore, August 17-19, 1976)