ERIC Number: ED194166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Personal Achievement Reading: Agriculture.
Rozeboom, Deborah A.
Exercises are provided in a set of five workbooks designed to aid students in agricultural programs in building vocabulary and reading skills. Each workbook borrows from terminology of agriculture to provide explanations and exercises for a sequential series of instructional objectives. One workbook concentrates on the ability to determine word meanings through contextual inference; in this booklet, exercises are designed to demonstrate the variety of meanings a word can have in different contexts and to caution students about the limitations of using context clues to determine word meaning. Another workbook identifies common suffixes and prefixes used in agricultural terminology and demonstrates how word parts can help 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. Learning strategies to be used by the student in mastering technical vocabulary are presented in a fourth workbook, and the fifth workbook presents guidelines for reading a repair manual and following its directions. Accompanying the exercises in these five 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.