ERIC Number: ED356361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Mary's Story: A Curriculum for Teaching Medical Terminology.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
This packet of materials for a class on medical terminology consists of a collection of stories with highlighted vocabulary, teacher's guide, and student's guide. The materials teach medical terms in a series of stories about a woman named Mary Consola. Each story begins with a list of word parts that will be learned; after the story, new word combinations are listed. A glossary is provided. The teacher's guide discusses the three components of each lesson in the core curriculum: before, during, and after reading activities. Teaching strategies are suggested, and additional review activities are described. The student's guide consists of reproducible informational sheets and activities. An introduction discusses language changes, a short history of the English language, a short history of medical language, and vocabulary building through learning word parts. Reproducible activities are then presented for 13 lessons. Pre/posttests are also provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Medical Vocabulary, Pretests Posttests, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.