ERIC Number: ED275098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Sourcebook of Pragmatic Activities: Theory and Intervention for Language Therapy (PK-6).
Johnston, Elizabeth Booth; And Others
This sourcebook contains a series of lesson plans for remediating pragmatic problems for students in preschool through grade six. 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, defines pragmatic therapy, and offers general guidelines for its use. 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 preschool level, 5 at the primary level (K-3), and 5 at the intermediate level (4-6). (JW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Handicaps, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Pragmatics, Preschool Education, Remedial Instruction, Semantics, Syntax
Communication Skill Builders, 3130 N. Dodge Blvd., P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 (Catalog No. 7205, $16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the sourcebook for grades 7-12 and ESL, see EC 190 622.