ERIC Number: ED157034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Communication Experience Approach to Learning Basic Skills.
Escoe, Adrienne S.
The Communication Experience Approach (CEA), a modification of the Language Experience Approach to teaching reading, involves the use of group activities designed to help functionally illiterate persons learn basic communication skills. This paper first discusses six distinct processes in the CEA: setting a specific purpose for communicating, expressing oneself by speaking, recording speech, reading what has been spoken, revising what has been read, and using the written product in a real situation. The paper notes that the process of skill development is integrated into each of the six processes. A sample instructional plan is then provided to show how the CEA might be used by a group of students in planning a telephone inquiry about a job advertisement. Finally, 16 examples of communication situations that lend themselves to the CEA are listed. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (21st, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 26-29, 1977)