ERIC Number: ED254371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Writing Skills Workbook. Level II.
Lovett, Ollie M.
Utilizing Southwestern Indian myths, legends, poems, history, and information on religious beliefs, architecture, fine arts, music, dance, and social practices, the Pre-GED (General Educational Development) Level II writing 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: asking the student to write brief, one-sentence answers to questions in the exercises, and giving the student instruction and practice in composing short narratives as well as paragraphs. The five units of study and lessons presented in each unit are as follows: parts of speech (use of nouns, pronouns, tenses, adjectives, adverbs, prepositional words and phrases, conjunctions); sentence structure (complete, incomplete, and run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement, verb used as adjective, avoidance of double negative); paragraph development (characteristics of paragraph writing, dialogue and sequencing in narrative writing, deductive method of paragraph writing, use of examples in expository writing); punctuation (use of comma, semicolon, colon, quotation marks, apostrophe, hyphen); and capitalization (use of capitals in poetry and in abbreviations, titles, organizations, places, languages, races, nationalities, and religions). Each lesson contains an explanation of the skill to be learned, an illustration, questions pertaining to the lesson, and a unit test. A glossary concludes the workbook. (ERB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Capitalization (Alphabetic), Form Classes (Languages), High School Equivalency Programs, Paragraph Composition, Punctuation, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Relevance (Education), Sentence Structure, Tenses (Grammar), 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.