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ERIC Number: ED273099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting Them on Their Literate Feet.
Safwat, Yvonne; And Others
Passage, v2 n2 p12-17 Sum 1986
The adult English literacy program at the Phanat Nikhom Refugee Camp has developed techniques for actively engaging the sometimes reluctant students in the skill development process leading to literacy. A literacy warm-up chart used daily for five minutes develops the prereading skills of sequencing and left-to-right eye coordination; a variety of mathematical, calendar, and alphabet concepts; and self-confidence. An expansion game designed for use with the warm-up chart has students read words drawn from a box, match them with flash cards, and insert the flash cards in the appropriate pockets in a duplicate warm-up chart. Individualization by the Language Experience Approach involves creative artistic and composition activities by students, dictation, illustration, and reading of stories on a given topic. A variation on this technique requires the participation of more than one student at a time. Activities for teaching letter sounds include a racing game, a team game to identify words beginning with a particular letter, and a dart game that has several letter identification and dart throwing variations. The dart game can be adapted for other topics such as food, clothing, occupations, colors, time, places, and calendar. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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