ERIC Number: ED254373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
PATHWAYS: An Adult Pre-GED Writing Skills Workbook. Level III.
Lovett, Ollie M.
Emphasizing student-generated writing, the Pre-GED (General Educational Development) Level III writing skills workbook utilizes southwestern Indian myths, legends, poems, history, and information on religious beliefs, architecture, fine arts, music, dance, and social practices to provide a culture-based GED preparatory reading and writing curriculum for Indian adult education students. The workbook is divided into five units of study: parts of speech, sentence structure, paragraph development, punctuation, and capitalization. Lessons in each of the units contain an explanation of the skill to be learned, an example of the skill, an illustration, questions pertaining to the lesson, and a unit test. Examples of the lessons include: noun functions, pronoun functions, correct pronoun case and pronoun-antecedent agreement, perfect and progressive tense, active vs. passive voice, comparison of adverbs, conjunctions and their use, subject-verb agreement, parallel structure, characteristics of paragraph, dialogue in narration, use of comma with a positive, use of colon to introduce a list of items, use of hyphen in two-word adjective and with prefixes and suffixes, and use of capitals in proper nouns and poetry. A glossary of terms 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.