ERIC Number: ED164153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Area Language Arts Project (NALAP). Book 2.
Eby, J. Wesley; And Others
Building on structural objectives in Book One, the 96 objectives in Book Two of the Navajo Area Language Arts Project (NALAP) provide instructional material for an additional one to one and one-half years of teaching English as a second language to Navajo children. The materials, intended to give 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 10 units dealing with adverbials of place, simple past and present verb construction, possessives, object forms and personal pronouns, quantifiers, mass nouns, determiners, "be" verb (past tense), and demonstratives. Objectives are written in an expanded and annotated guideline form, giving teaching instructions, lesson time estimates, pupil responses, suggested contexts, vocabulary, and resources/materials, and several learning activities for each objective. An implementation guide for the teacher deals with lesson plans, setting up the situation, conventions, activities, techniques, pronunciation/intonation, pacing/mastery, sentence and word control, and types of objectives. Appendices contain an outline of grammatical structures, a glossary of NALAP terms and concepts, and an alphabetical listing of suggested learning activities. (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, Spiral Curriculum, 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.