ERIC Number: ED360874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Parents, Teachers, and Students--Interactive Whole Language.
Ramirez, Maria G.; Mellor, Elva R.
Based on the idea that questioning designed to elicit and practice different language structures can promote language development, 10 questioning techniques are presented. They are designed to be used in the context of the whole language approach to instruction, to promote both language and thinking skills. The techniques are to be used as parents or teachers read a story with the child. They demonstrate the various stages of thought process and language development that students move through in both first and second languages. Answer options range from simple words to complex sentences. The techniques are presented as they might arise based on story information in the book. Questioning techniques include: "yes/no" questions; "or" questions; short answer elicitations; thought questions ("how or why"); series recall; "why/how" questions related to the child himself; recalling a series in correct order; retelling the story; and changing the story. Language structures targeted by each technique are noted. Suggestions are also offered for helping parents understand how the techniques can be useful to second language learners. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Interaction, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Parent Participation, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Skill Development, Story Reading, Teacher Role, Thinking Skills, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Malave, Lilliam M., Ed. Annual Conference Journal. Proceedings of the National Association for Bilingual Education Conferences (Tucson, AZ, 1990; Washington, DC, 1991). Washington, DC, 1993, p143-157; see FL 021 457.