ERIC Number: ED292985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Wordprocessing and Language Skills. A Practical Handbook for ABE Tutors.
This practical manual is designed for teachers involved in adult basic education (in particular, teachers of bilingual and adult literacy students) who would like to introduce their students to word processing through the language curriculum. A range of activities linking language and word processing skills is suggested. The tasks can be approached either as stimuli for learning word processing skills or as language exercises that happen to make use of a word processor. All the activities are accompanied by suggestions as to how they can be integrated into the language curriculum. For each of the 30 tasks, the following components are provided: overview of the tasks, word processor task, language task, pre-computer work for students and teacher, follow-up exercise(s), materials the teacher should prepare, and notes to the teacher. Representative language tasks are simple creative writing, paragraphing, punctuation, upper/lower case, parts of speech, multiple choice--structure or vocabulary, proofreading, refining text, cloze, the language of questions and answers, vocabulary extension, writing a curriculum vitae, letter writing, sequencing, reading comprehension, homophones, roots and suffixes, summary writing, group composition, style and register, and spelling. Appendixes include advice on the choice of a suitable word processor and printer and a glossary of terms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Bilingual Education, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Teaching Guides, Word Processing, Writing Skills
Adult Literacy & Basic Skills Unit; Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V7DA, England (3 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).