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Name: Improving Literacy through Communication Experiences
ID: m14074
Language: English (en-tt)
Summary: This article/module explores the notion that to assist "problem readers" in Trinidad and Tobago, it is necessary for teachers to have a knowledge of how language is used in the community and how communication events occur there. These can be the basis for "patterns of interaction" with texts written in English where students or learners have difficulty in reading and writing English; and where both learners and teachers are speakers of Trinidadian Creole English. These "patterns" fall within the learners "experience" of their Language and can be used creatively by teachers for the better Comprehension and production of (International)English texts. The ideas expressed here should be useful wherever there are similar language environments and they are suggested as an alternative to the Language Experience Approach to teaching Reading for such students. Suggestions and links are included for teachers to explore how they can develop these ideas further.
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Caribbean, Classroom, communication, community, Experience, interaction patterns, International English, Language, Literacy, Students, Teachers, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidadian Creole
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Barbara Joseph (cariblit1@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Barbara Joseph (cariblit1@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Barbara Joseph (cariblit1@gmail.com)

Latest version: 1.32 (history)
First publication date: Oct 12, 2006 3:19 pm +0000
Last revision to module: May 19, 2008 6:13 pm +0000

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Version: 1.32 May 19, 2008 6:13 pm +0000 by Barbara Joseph
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Version: 1.1 Oct 24, 2006 2:40 am +0000 by Barbara Joseph
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