ERIC Number: ED224647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Chaa' Dini K'eji Naaltsoos Wolta' Bo'ho'aa'igii (Beaver: Navajo Language Reader). Book 2.
Rosier, Helen Cody; Benally, Louise
The student reader-workbook, third part of the "Chaa'" series, presents activities for the student to do orally and in writing. Pages are divided into four frames with the intention of completing each frame before continuing to the next frame in sequence. To allow children an opportunity to decode words at an early age, the code emphasis (phonics) approach to reading is used. Building on the vocabulary introduced in "Ch'al," 26 new words are introduced consisting of 16 consonants, 11 vowel environments, and 6 diphthong environments. A few words are introduced in context, but the majority of new words are introduced step by step. Oral lessons found in the teacher's guide must be completed before students continue reading in the student reader-workbook. Enabling students to spell the words introduced, dictation activities are designed to reinforce the fill-in-the-blank activities throughout the workbook. Instructions for using the student reader-workbook along with suggested activities are provided in the "Chaa'" teacher's guide. Illustrations are provided with each new word in the Navajo language. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Beginning Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Elementary Education, Navajo, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Workbooks
Native American Materials Development Center, 407 Rio Grande Blvd, N. W., Albuquerque, NM 87104 ($3.50 each or $25.00 per set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 696-703.