ERIC Number: ED191623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Curriculum for Beginning Hispanic Bilingual Children Based on Direct Instruction.
Addressing the needs of Hispanic bilingual children with learning problems, the manual is arranged to help teach beginning students vowels and the concepts of shapes in a step-by-step manner based on Englemann's principles of direct instruction. Equivalent Spanish/English chapters are designed to teach pronunciation and identification of vowels for reading remediation and to teach the concepts of shapes such as the triangle, square, rectangle, and circle. Vowels and shapes are selected as the teaching topics because they are major areas of learning difficulties for the Hispanic child having special needs. It is stated that once an instructor becomes familiar with the manual, an easy transfer can be made using the manual's principles to teach other concepts. Review and testing sections are included at the end of each chapter. Results of a field test with 120 bilingual first graders indicate that the manual's direct method of teaching significantly increases students' learning of vowels and concepts of shapes as compared to other bilingual methods. Appended are the Spanish Reading Assessment Instrument (unique in that it utilizes "non-sense" words to assess a child's reading ability in Spanish), instructions for administering the instrument, and an answer sheet (which should reveal all the specific areas where the student has difficulty and which can be used for diagnostic purposes). (AN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.