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ERIC Number: ED002515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 5
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A MODIFIED "TESL" APPROACH OF TEACHING ENGLISH READING TO SPANISH-SPEAKING PUPILS.
MCCANNE, ROY
A MEANS OF ADAPTING THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TO THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS FROM SPANISH-SPEAKING HOMES IS PRESENTED. THE MODIFIED TESL (TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) APPROACH ASSUMES THAT CHILDREN HAVE NO COMMAND OF ENGLISH AT SCHOOL ENTRANCE. THE READINESS ACTIVITY IS LARGELY AURAL-ORAL WITH EMPHASIS ON LISTENING AND SPEAKING TO BUILD ORAL VOCABULARY, ON HABITUAL PATTERNS OF ENGLISH SENTENCE STRUCTURE, AND ON CORRECT PRONUNCIATION. WRITTEN MATERIALS DESIGNED FOR AURAL-ORAL PRACTICE CONTINUE THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPREHENSION IN ENGLISH WITH A MINIMUM OF DIRECT TRANSLATION FROM SPANISH. INDEPENDENT ORAL VOCABULARY GROWS THROUGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH, THE USE OF CONTEXT CLUES, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, AND DICTIONARY SKILLS DEVELOP WHEN SUFFICIENT COMMAND OF ORAL AND WRITTEN ENGLISH IS ESTABLISHED. A LIST OF PRIMARY GRADE MATERIALS FOR CLASSROOM USE BY SPANISH-SPEAKING PUPILS INCLUDES THE "WE LEARN ENGLISH" SERIES BY FAYE BUMPASS AND "AMERICAN ENGLISH FOR ALL THE WORLD" BY GONZALES WHEELER. PRIMARY GRADE LEVEL MANUALS FOR TEACHERS OF INDIAN CHILDREN ARE LISTED, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEACHERS MANUALS AND PROFESSIONAL MATERIALS ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)