ERIC Number: ED227990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Smoke Signals: An Adult Native American Reading and Writing Skills Workbook.
Encompassing reading and writing skills exercises, this book is a GED (General Educational Development) preparatory workbook designed to provide the student with all the skills needed to pass the reading and writing sections of the GED exam. Designed as a supplementary text for use in American Indian adult education programs, the workbook is divided into two sections: Reading Skills and Writing Skills. The reading skills section provides a definition of all terms students will be expected to know and of the skills they should acquire. The workbook utilizes southwest Indian myths, legends, poems, and history as the reading material upon which the study questions are based. Concepts covered in the reading skills section are sequence, vocabulary, looking for detail, character analysis, main ideas, inferences, fact vs. opinion, commentary, and poetry. The writing skills section includes five writing exercises, wherein students are asked to write a short composition on a given subject. Concepts covered in the writing skills section include spelling, English usage, writing, plural and possessive nouns, contractions, negative sentences, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation. A 60-term glossary of all literary, grammatical, and technical terms used in this workbook concludes the workbook. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc., Phoenix.