ERIC Number: ED162521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Doing Things with Language: Informing.
This is the first kit in an innovative series of activities intended primarily for use in a bilingual education setting. It is designed to encourage children to use oral language in natural, spontaneous ways. The kit includes an explanatory booklet describing the aims or functions of language, the modes through which the aims of discourse are achieved, some observations on a new perspective on language and an introduction to the "informing" activities. The 44 learning activities are printed on colored cards coded according to the mode of presentation, that is, informing by description, by narration, by classification and by evaluation. The activity cards describe the materials the children need to carry out the activity, special instructions and pointers for the teacher, and supplemental activities. All information is presented in English. It is noted that the activities could be conducted in any language since the goal is always the same: expanding spoken language through experience. (AMH)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Bilingual Education, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.