ERIC Number: ED224645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Chaa' Dine' K'eji Naaltsoos Wolta' Boho'aa'igii (Beaver: Navajo Language Teacher's Guide). Book 2.
Rosier, Helen Cody
The second book in a series of three initial readers designed as a component of the Navajo Bilingual Bicultural Curriculum, "Chaa'" builds on the vocabulary introduced in "Ch'al" (the first book of the series). The second reader introduces all the remaining consonants (16), except "x," in the Navajo alphabet; 11 vowel environments; and 6 diphthong environments. Composed primarily of words no greater than two syllables, the reader introduces 26 new words in the Navajo language. The teacher's guide is organized with a copy of the student reader-workbook pages and instructions for each page appearing together and provides specific activities for oral lessons, dictation and blending syllables. Oral lessons are designed to introduce new sound-symbol associations and should be completed before continuing to the student reader-workbook. Dictation activities are designed to reinforce the fill-in-the-blank activities enabling students to spell the words at the completion of the workbook. Blending activities are used when students have problems blending two syllables. Small instructional groups of 6 to 10 students are suggested along with each lesson being 20 to 30 minutes in length, twice a day. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Beginning Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Elementary Education, Language Experience Approach, Navajo, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Teaching Guides
Native American Materials Development Center, 407 Rio Grande Blvd, N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104 ($18.00 each or $25.00 per set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rock Point Community School, AZ.; Native American Materials Development Center, Albuquerque, NM.