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This training packet on the whole language approach is 1 of 10 developed by the Study of Adult Basic Education(ABE)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Training Approaches Project to assist ABE instructors, both professionals and volunteers. The packet is intended to stand alone and encompasses a two-session workshop series with activities scheduled for participants to accomplish between sessions. Ideally, the sessions should take place about 1 month apart. Introductory materials include information about the series and the training packet, a workshop overview (objectives, time, materials checklist, preparations checklist), and workshop outline for each session. Trainer notes for each session include a checklist of tasks to be completed before the session and an outline of activities with necessary materials and times. Three topics are covered in the sessions: psycholinguistic theory and whole language philosophy; evaluation of reading miscues; and converting commercial materials to whole language. Time is allowed for preparation for the home task and feedback on the home task. Trainers' supplements, including sample answers, follow. Other contents include masters for all handouts and transparencies needed in the sessions. (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Planning, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Media Adaptation, Psycholinguistics, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Transparencies, Whole Language Approach

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, 15377 East Proctor Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745 (related videotape, Whole Language/Language Experience, ABE Classroom).

Author: Tibbetts, John; Klein, Mary

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10141&id=ED368948


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