ERIC Number: ED254363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Reading Skills Workbook. Level 1.
Lovett, Ollie M.
Written to prepare the American Indian student entering a General Educational Development (GED) program, the Pre-GED Level I reading skills student workbook of the PATHWAYS Curriculum provides lessons that will teach skills needed to pass the reading and writing sections of the GED examination, along with writing skills for seeking employment. The workbook is divided into four units, each continuing culturally relevant lessons which provide instruction and practice in a skill. Each lesson may contain or describe a myth, legend, religious beliefs and ceremonies, poetry, history, styles of architecture, clothing, dance, music, or art from one of the southwestern tribes, as well as writing exercises, and a unit test. The units of study and lessons presented are: word analysis (prefixes, suffixes, and root words); vocabulary (using context clues, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms); reading comprehension (identifying the main idea, recognizing supporting details, sequencing in narration, identifying cause and effect, drawing conclusions, distinguishing between fact and opinion, following directions); and study skills (map and graph reading, reading timetables and schedules, summarizing, reading want ads, test-taking skills). The workbook concludes with a glossary, in alphabetical order, of all the terms used. (ERB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, High School Equivalency Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Relevance (Education), Study Skills, Tribes, Units of Study, Vocabulary, Workbooks, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Affiliation of Arizona Indian Centers, Inc., 2721 N. Central Ave., #814, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ($4.75).
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.