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ERIC Number: ED377395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 102
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-930713-59-1
In the Beginning Was the Word. Teaching Reading & Writing through the Bible.
Colvin, Ruth J.
This instructional guide provides step-by-step techniques for using biblical materials in adult literacy instruction. Although the book is written from a Christian perspective, the techniques can easily be adapted to any religious material. Chapters 1 and 2 describe adults who want to learn specifically to read the Bible and volunteers who want to teach reading/writing with a focus on reading the Bible. Chapter 3 offers suggestions for recruiting adults and having them make the commitment. Chapter 4 describes techniques for teaching reading/writing: language experience, sight words/context clues, phonics, vowels, word patterns, and process writing. The first meeting is the focus of Chapter 5. It covers these topics: what to bring to a lesson; time, place, and equipment; introductions; learning together; and home practice. Chapter 6 identifies and describes resources and activities for lessons: passages in the Bible, words of hymns, Biblical pictures/posters, Bible stories and parables, rewriting a Biblical story, reading in public, reading the Bible, prayer, maps, religious holidays, dictionary skills, and litanies and bulletins. Chapter 7 provides suggested lesson formats for 1-hour and 2-hour sessions and discusses writing lesson plans for specific students. Chapter 8 offers suggestions for follow-up to the class. Appendixes include 16 endnotes, a list of 16 resources, sample forms, and exercise sheets. (YLB)
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 5795 Widewaters Pkwy., Syracuse, NY 13214 (order no. 50012, $11.95 plus $3 handling and 8% shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A