ERIC Number: ED357176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Bee a Reader.
Hayes, Holly, Ed.; Marmolejo, Jill, Ed.
This publication is a tutor's guide to teaching basic literacy using The Fresno Bee, a California newspaper, as the primary "textbook." The course is aimed at English-speaking adults and is designed to teach reading in an interesting and entertaining way that promotes self-motivated study, both in the classroom and at home. The guide is divided into three parts, each with 25 lessons. Designed for the nonreader who knows almost nothing about language, not even the sounds of the letters, Part I begins with letters and sounds and introduces students to the reading of basic words. The printed and cursive alphabets are introduced, along with the concept of alphabetization. Designed for students who have some knowledge of sounds and words, either through pretutoring or following the lessons in Part I, Part II begins with a review of the letters and sounds, then moves into longer words, basic sentence structure, and basic punctuation. Designed for students who have some basic reading ability but who need vocabulary practice and work on practical reading, Part III begins with a review of the concepts covered in Parts I and II and then continues with more vocabulary development and practical reading: more on alphabetization, using advertising, reading maps, using indexes, categorization, writing basic letters, and filling out forms. Each lesson consists of some or all of these components: objective, getting started, activities, home assignment, and examples from the newspaper. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Newspapers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development
Fresno Bee, 1626 E Street, Fresno, CA 93786-0001 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fresno Bee, CA.