ERIC Number: ED226370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Ideas for Teachers from Teachers: Elementary Language Arts.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
A sampling of over 100 ideas submitted by elementary school teachers at the Idea Exchange at the annual meetings of the National Council of Teachers of English are contained in this collection of teaching tips. The first chapter, "Getting to Know Each Other," includes games to help students learn each other's names, directions for making a neighborhood map, instructions for assembling a directory of who's who at school, and a variety of autobiographical assignments. The activities in the second section, "Phonics and Syllabication," include "alphabet feet" and "vowel fingers," musical chairs, pictonames, board games, card games, target and team games, and a way of sampling the consonant blends with a food blender. The third section, "Sight Words and Reading," offers suggestions for the review and mastery of basic vocabulary, schemes for the organization of reading groups, exercises for skimming and intensive reading, and projects for several books. Word study, vocabulary development, and spelling activities are the focus of the fourth section, while the fifth section concentrates on activities for making and using dictionaries. The sixth section suggests ways to motivate and engage young writers at the prewriting stage. Tips for teaching grammar, usage, and punctuation are offered in the seventh section, and plans and formats for observation and evaluation in the eighth. The final section provides ideas and activities for the first and last 5 minutes of class time. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Dictionaries, Elementary Education, Grammar, Language Arts, Language Skills, Language Usage, Personal Narratives, Phonics, Prewriting, Punctuation, Spelling, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Word Study Skills, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 22469, $5.50 non-member, $4.50 member).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.