ERIC Number: ED164152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Area Language Arts Project (NALAP). Book 1.
Eby, J. Wesley; And Others
Ten units containing 86 structural objectives make up this volume of instructional materials for the first year to year and a half of teaching English as a second language to Navajo children. The Navajo Area Language Arts Project (NALAP) materials, intended to present a sequence of English grammatical structures based on specific language and conceptual needs of Navajo students, are developed around 14 linguistic and pedagogical premises (listed and explained) and the analysis of English provided by transformational grammar. Objectives are arranged in units dealing with commands, modal "can", verb "be" with predicate adjectives and nouns, personal pronouns, conjunctions "or" and "and", plurals of count nouns, plural pronouns "they" and "these", present progressive. They are written in an expanded and annotated guideline form, giving teaching instructions, lesson time estimates, pupil responses, learning activities, and suggested contexts, vocabulary, and resources/materials. An implementation guide for the teacher deals with lesson plans, setting up the situation, conventions, activities/techniques, correction techniques, pronunciation/intonation, pacing/mastery, sentence and word control, types of objectives. Appendices contain samples of situational language needed during the first year of learning English, an alphabetical listing of all suggested learning activities, and a glossary of NALAP terms and concepts. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Art Activities, Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Concept Formation, Cultural Background, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Music Activities, Navajo, Primary Education, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Teaching Guides, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.