ERIC Number: ED411475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
HOMES Unit: Key Concepts, Student Objectives, Annotated Bibliography.
Greenleaf, Connie; Gee, Mary Kay
This guide is a proposed unit of instruction for a class composed of adults needing to improve their reading skills. The components include five key concepts with related content goals and adult basic education (ABE) student objectives. The key concepts are as follows: (1) there are many types of homes in the world; (2) people build different kinds of homes for different reasons; (3) there are many varied materials used to build homes; (4) there are many steps in building a home or structure; and (5) homes and buildings are designed to perform certain functions. The major portion of the guide is an annotated bibliography listing four student books, eight teacher resources, two nonprint resources, and nine recommended supplementary materials. Entries include the following information: author, title, publisher, date, and a short description; the listings for teacher resources also provide suggestions for use. The high-interest, low-reading-level publications are accessible to adults reading from the second to seventh grade reading levels. Most of the books are nonfiction, authentic texts that give information of high interest in a user-friendly setting, with many photographs supporting the simplified text. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Citations (References), High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Housing, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of General Engineering.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 402 464-468, ED 403 389-392, CE 074 843-845, CE 074 848, and CE 074 851.