ERIC Number: ED275097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Sourcebook of Adolescent Pragmatic Activities: Theory and Intervention for Language Therapy (Grades 7-12 and ESL).
Weinrich, Barbara Derickson; And Others
This sourcebook contains an organized series of lesson plans for remediating pragmatic problems in adolescents and students of English as a second language (ESL). Introductory material describes the concept and development of pragmatics (the ability to use language as a tool), provides an observation checklist for clinicians to use in identifying specific types of pragmatic errors, and describes the nature and application of pragmatic therapy. Lesson plans are organized according to six areas of pragmatics: topicalization, conversation, use of register, use of syntactic forms to convey pragmatic information, effective language, and nonverbal communication. Plans for each area are prefaced by a definition and discussion, guidelines for therapy, behavioral characteristics, and a goal model showing how the stated goals of a lesson are embedded in the lesson activities. Each of the 6 areas contains 15 lesson plans, 5 at the junior high level, 5 at the senior high level, and 5 for ESL students. (JW)
Descriptors: Check Lists, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Informal Assessment, Language Handicaps, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Pragmatics, Secondary Education, Semantics, Syntax
Communication Skill Builders, 3130 N. Dodge Blvd., P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 (Catalog No. 7280, $16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the sourcebook for grades Pk-6, see EC 190 623.