ERIC Number: ED256381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
ABE/ESL Reading Manual: A Guide for Lincoln County Instructors.
Hubbard, Elizabeth; And Others
Designed as a guide for instructors in Lincoln County, Oregon Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, this reading manual attempts to assist in the diagnosis and remediation of student reading problems. Introductory sections provide information on the development and use of the manual, and on the philosophy and goals of the ABE-ESL program and objectives for readers at the 0-3 grade levels and 4-5 grade levels. The next section presents an introduction to the assessment of reading skills, including information on the use of various reading tests, instructor and student preparation, steps for diagnostic procedures, and basic reading skill areas. The purpose of the next section is to show how materials chosen for the ABE-ESL program relate to the program's objectives, and to describe how the materials are used to remediate specific skills. Next, the manual discusses several unconventional approaches to remedial instruction, including the multi-sensory approach, neurological impress method, glass analysis, and cloze procedure. In the next section, records and forms to help the teacher assess student progress and the effectiveness of instructional methods and materials are discussed. After discussing two readability formulas, the manual provides a sample of teaching aids, including a list of paperbacks, vocabulary methods for visual and auditory learners, a series of word lists, pronunciation hints, 15 principles of teaching word identification, instructions for building sight vocabularies and using language experience with adults, and a glossary. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Community Coll., Albany, OR.; Lincoln County School District, OR.