ERIC Number: ED411706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Tutor's Toolbox.
The guide contains 25 useful techniques for teaching literacy. It is designed for basic literacy instruction but may also be used in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction; three of the tools are specific to ESL students. Published sources that provide a fuller explanation of the techniques are listed after each entry and in a bibliography (14 items). Techniques include: the language experience story; phonics; key words; word patterns; word cards; sensory reinforcement; word compounding; overlearning; indexing; duet reading; block comprehension; newspaper use; cloze procedure; brief reading workouts; coached experience story; writing starts; spelling anchors; precious words; sentence play; nonsense words; games and incentives; dialogues (ESL); pronunciation contrasts (ESL); stress exercises; and publications. The description of each technique includes one or more suggested activity, with suggestions for variations. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Language Patterns, Literacy Education, Newspapers, Phonics, Pronunciation Instruction, Publications, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Spelling, Story Telling, Teaching Guides, Writing Instruction
Literacy B.C., 622-510 West Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 1L8 ($2 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: British Columbia Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour, Victoria.; Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A