ERIC Number: ED207780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Language All Day: A Resource Guide for Effective Communication.
The resource guide provides migrant educators with activities to implement the National Migrant Education Oral Language Skills List, serving as both a starting point for developing oral language and as a model for the kinds of activities compatible with the stated purpose and rationale used to develop the Skills List. All listening and speaking activities are designed to develop effective communications skills in a variety of educational and social situations. Since it is impossible to predict what kinds of resources are available in individual school districts, the guide stresses the idea that oral language is found everywhere, all day, in and out of school. Activities are suggested for the following areas: (1) listening comprehension, including oral directions, recall (main-idea, sequence, and relevant details), and relationships (cause/effect, comparison/contrast, and inference); (2) critical listening, presenting evaluation of propaganda techniques, fact, opinion, and fantasy; (3) personal listening, involving self-selected creative listening to records, tapes, television, and storytelling; (4) oral expression, covering functional communication (describing, discussing, reporting, retelling, and giving directions) and creative communication (self-expression, storytelling, and retelling for entertainment); and (5) vocabulary development of basic parts of speech as well as categories, synonyms, antonyms, multiple-meaning words, and figurative language. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A