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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Ruthanne Brown


"Pointing the Way" looks at reading and writing activities and how they are introduced and worked with in the initial lessons of a beginning English class, using Silent Way charts. The first sections deal with why it is important to work with reading and writing skills in the first stages of learning English as a foreign language. A section of lesson plans follows, demonstrating how the activities are integrated into the lessons. The Activity sections are last and include activities to use at the beginning level and after.


Curriculum and Instruction | Phonetics and Phonology | Teacher Education and Professional Development