ERIC Number: ED194161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Personal Achievement Reading: Environmental Studies.
Swinton, Janet R.
Exercises are provided in this set of four workbooks designed to aid students in environmental studies programs in building vocabulary and reading skills. Each workbook borrows from the vocabulary of environmental sciences to provide explanations and exercises for a sequential series of instructional objectives. One workbook concentrates on developing the ability to determine word meanings through contextual inference. Exercises in this booklet are designed to demonstrate the variety of meanings a word can have in various contexts and to caution students about the limitations of using context clues to determine word meaning. Another workbook helps students recognize and define suffixes and prefixes common in environmental science terminology. Special emphasis is placed on using word parts to define words with which students may not be familiar. A third workbook presents exercises which help the student make efficient use of the dictionary, by reinforcing the student's understanding of alphabetical order and of the components of a dictionary entry. The fourth workbook discusses and illustrates learning strategies to be used by the student in mastering technical vocabulary encountered in reading assignments. Accompanying the exercises in these four workbooks are pre- and post-tests designed to help students assess their progress in relation to each of the instructional objectives covered. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirkwood Community Coll., Cedar Rapids, IA.