ERIC Number: ED374294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Building Workplace Vocabulary for E & I: Compound Words.
Atkinson, Rhonda; And Others
Developed as part of the ABCs of Construction National Workplace Literacy Project, this instructional module is designed to help persons in electrical and instrumentation occupations develop strategies for finding the meanings of compound words used in technical writing and the workplace. Presented in the first section is a method for deducing the meaning of compound words by performing the following steps: reading the compound word and finding the two smaller words within it, finding the meaning of the first word, finding the meaning of the second word, and putting the two meanings together. The remainder of the module consists of six exercises in which students are asked to use the four-step procedure to determine the meaning of a total of nine words encountered in the workplace. Each of the nine words is introduced in a brief paragraph on a topic related to some electrical and instrumentation occupation. Each paragraph is followed by a series of questions that guide students through the four-step procedure. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, LA.; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA. Pelican Chapter.; East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, LA.