ERIC Number: ED311637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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The Sound of the Day, A Color Stimulation Method of Teaching Reading (in English, Chinese, and Other Languages) to Learning Disabled and/or Emotionally Disturbed Students.
Petri, Ann E.
The "Sound of the Day" is a color stimulation method of teaching reading in English, Chinese (both the characters and the orthographical pin-yin), and other languages. The method involves reviewing previously learned sounds, introducing a new sound each day, learning four new words which begin with the same sound, and then drawing and coloring pictures to illustrate the words. As each exercise is carried out, the student is learning not only the basic sound, but how that sound is integrated into words, as well as the meanings of the four words in the exercise. In addition, the combination of writing, drawing, and coloring reinforces learning and offers a channel for expressing feelings. The method is particularly helpful with learning-disabled and emotionally disturbed students who become easily frustrated when faced with difficult academic tasks such as learning to read. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989).