ERIC Number: ED335466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Basic Academic Skills through Home Economics. Instructional Activities for Home Economics Students.
Thompson, Cecelia; Floyd, Linda
This publication is designed to help home economics teachers reinforce basic skills in their curriculum. It contains a series of information sheets explaining basic concepts in sentence grammar, writing, mathematics, speech, and reading. Each concept is defined and illustrated with a home economics example. Step-by-step procedures are ready to reproduce and distribute to those students who need extra help to achieve mastery. Grammar concepts include the following: writing a basic sentence, subject and verb agreement, pronoun and verb agreement, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing are the writing topics discussed. The following mathematics concepts are covered: place values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, proportion, average, rank order, measurement, and graphs and tables. Speech concepts are as follows: choosing a topic, determining the purpose, gathering information, making an outline, organizing content, writing a speech, rehearsing, and delivering a speech. Reading concepts include: (1) identifying the main idea, sequence, specific details, correct information, and key words; and (2) using a dictionary, table of contents, thesaurus, and card catalog call number. A list of 29 references is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Grammar, Home Economics, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Speech Communication, Writing (Composition)
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.