ERIC Number: ED175025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-17
Reference Count: 0
Language Experience for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade.
The activities described in this publication are based on a language experience approach that involves primary grade children in progressions from experience to art, writing, and reading. The first and longest section presents a model lesson plan for activities in which children fantasize about being balloons and then progress to related movement, art, and language activities. The other sections suggest activities useful in redirecting disruptive children to art and language experiences; developing show and tell sessions that involve lively, natural interactions; setting focuses for listening; building language experiences upon natural, spontaneous play; enriching communication and language through movement and art experiences; building language upon experiences with Cuisenaire rods, attribute blocks, and unit blocks; creating a classroom writing center; and helping children learn to write and to identify letters through scribbling. The publication includes anecdotes and examples of pupil/teacher dialogue to show how the activities were used in class, discussions of skills that can be developed through the activities, and suggestions to help teachers become comfortable in using the suggested techniques. (GT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.