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ERIC Number: ED279471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts: The Intricate Interplay of Reading, Writing and Speech. Harvesting the Harvesters. Book 6.
Lawless, Ken
The sixth in a series of 10 study units for a Migrant Educators' National Training OutReach (MENTOR) correspondence course examines the role of speech, reading, and writing in migrant education and suggests approaches to teaching reading and writing which use group activities and individualized evaluation. Designed to be used in preservice or inservice teacher education, the unit establishes reading as the key to learning and oral comprehension as the prerequisite to reading. Excerpts from research reports explain that poor children respond to concrete stimuli better than to abstract stimuli such as words and describe the intellectual challenges of moving from concrete toward symbolic in learning how to read. The unit describes an individualized reading program using concepts of seeking, self-selection, and pacing and involving room reorganization, unit themes and student activities, individual conferences and recordkeeping. Another described teaching method, the language experience approach, uses students' language and experience to create reading materials with follow-up activities in vocabulary, word-attack skills, and comprehension. The unit discusses correct usage versus effective communication, storytelling, solving the blank page problem, the importance of trust in fostering creativity, and the value of vernacular English. A 29-item bibliography and addresses of state offices of migrant education are included. (LFL)
School of Professional Studies, Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Potsdam. Coll. at Potsdam.