ERIC Number: ED241919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Language Continuum.
Fresno County Dept. of Education, Fresno, CA.
An oral language continuum designed to help elementary students develop techniques for a variety of speech situations, learn to listen, and learn to be aware of the responsibility of the speaker is presented. The continuum is divided into four sections. Student needs, implications for teaching, and suggested activities are arranged sequentially. Section one concerns the needs of the young child for an adequate vocabulary to express needs and feelings, and to describe experiences. Section two focuses on the child's need for guidance in the skills of oral communication and the opportunity to experience such skills as conversation, social courtesies, giving directions, story telling, discussion, and choral speaking. Section three focuses on the skills of listening, defining, and asking and answering questions. Section four concerns the skills involved in preparing and presenting short reports and talks, book reports, and panel discussions. The appendices include: (1) the Marion Monroe Oral Language Screening Test; (2) language arts aids (directions for making a variety of paper hats) and 15 ideas for short form book reports; (3) directions for making and using the morphologizer (an aid for learning parts of speech and sentence construction); and (4) a six-item bibliography. (EM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Continuous Progress Plan, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Oral Language, Sequential Approach, Speech Skills, Student Needs, Verbal Ability, Verbal Communication, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fresno County Dept. of Education, Fresno, CA.