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ERIC Number: ED238259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-88084-074-9
Bridge the Gap: A Guide to the Development of Acquisition Activities Targeting Grammar and Meaningful Communication.
Ferrer, Jami; Werner de Poleo, Patty
The instructional techniques and materials for classroom use presented are based on a three-tiered model for the practice of grammatical structures that avoids the common problem of trying to elicit normal, spontaneous conversation. Situations are devised that by their nature tend to evoke only particular structures. The first tier of the model consists of highly controlled exchanges requiring a simple two-part communication between teacher and student. The second tier prompts controlled yet somewhat longer exchanges requiring four to six parts. Activities in the third tier stimulate open-ended communication allowing for maximum student input, creativity, and autonomy whether in large groups, small groups, or pairs. Activities are grouped in tiers within these categories: imperative be + there is/are/was/were, present continuous, past continuous, future, future continuous, simple present, simple past, present perfect, present perfect continuous, modals, participles, clauses, and infinitives and gerunds. A list of references and resources is included. (MSE)
Alemany Press, 2501 Industrial Parkway West, Hayward, CA 94545 ($9.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A