ERIC Number: ED197286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Language Experience and the Limited and Non-English Speaking Child.
Kirkland, Eleanor R.
A rationale and procedures for teaching limited and non-English speaking children to read and write English by using the language experience approach are presented in this paper. The paper suggests that the language experience approach combined with a strong program in oral English development will provide such children with the opportunity to develop their English language skills. Five important elements of such an approach are identified as pupil-teacher dictation, individual key vocabularies, alphabet learning, writing independently, and using good literature as a motivator. The paper notes that it is important to link reading and writing and that readers written by children provide an important source of reading materials for other students. Examples are given of teaching methods and a section is included on how to plan, organize, and evaluate language experience activities. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association (14th, Sacramento, CA, November 6-8, 1980).