ERIC Number: ED254367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Reading Skills Workbook. Level III.
Lovett, Ollie M.
Utilizing Southwestern Indian myths, legends, poems, history, and information on religious beliefs, architecture, fine arts, music, dance, and social practices, this Pre-GED (General Educational Development) Level III reading skills workbook, part of the PATHWAYS Curriculum, provides a culture-based GED preparatory reading and writing curriculum for Indian adult education students. The workbook emphasizes student-generated writing, which is achieved in two ways: the student is asked to write brief, one-sentence answers to questions in the exercises, and the student is given instruction and practice in composing short narratives as well as paragraphs. The four units of study and lessons presented in each unit are as follows: word analysis (prefixes, suffixes, and root words); vocabulary (using context clues, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms); comprehension (identifying the main idea, identifying cause and effect, drawing conclusions, distinguishing between fact and opinion, figurative language); and study skills (map and graph reading, summarizing and skimming, parts of newspaper and reading want ads, test taking skills). Each lesson contains an explanation of the skill to be learned, an example of the skill, an illustration, questions pertaining to the lesson, and a unit test. A glossary of terms concludes the workbook. (REB)
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.