ERIC Number: ED244110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
What's on Your Mind? Reading and Language Activities for Adult Basic Education Emphasizing Themes from the World of Work.
Intended for use in adult basic education programs, for students whose academic performance is at a basic instructional level, this manual contains 20 readings, each followed by language activities. Both readings and activities emphasize various employment issues. The central focus is on readings thought to be effective in motivating and engaging the adult learner who is unemployed and who, usually, is a member of a minority group. The program is divided into six units: (1) plans; (2) unemployment, stress, and health; (3) values; (4) skills; (5) applying information; and (6) knowing about others. A chart details employment issues that are covered in each unit as well as the related rules of grammar and spelling illustrated in the reading(s). Each of the 20 readings is followed by some or all of these types of language activities: questions to assess reading comprehension, discussion questions or activities, spelling/vocabulary exercises, grammar exercises, and writing assignments. An appendix includes additional reading and language activities; forms to assess personality traits, interests, job satisfaction, and skills; and a bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Budgeting, Employment, Grammar, Interpersonal Competence, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Planning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spelling, Stress Management, Unemployment, Values, Vocabulary Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: La Salle Coll., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Prepared at the Urban Studies and Community Services Center.