ERIC Number: ED160295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
English Language Arts Units. A Bilingual Multicultural Guide, Teacher's Guide.
Thompson, Jean; Perez, Carlos, Ed.
Developed for bilingual, multicultural sixth-grade classes, this teacher's guide for an English language arts program contains instructions on 11 English vocabulary development units and 10 culturally relevant literature units which may be used independently or as a supplement to other English language programs. Developed through input from faculty, parents, and students of pilot project schools in Fort Worth, Texas, the units can also be used in other elementary grades or junior high classes. Vocabulary units are designed to develop communication competency not only in grammar and literature but also in subject areas such as mathematics, religion, cooking, and politics. Literature units consist of original stories about Mexican American children in Texas and translations of traditional stories from Spanish-speaking countries. The teacher's guide has a basic format for each unit: notes to the teacher on effective presentation; concept; objective (student behavior); vocabulary introduced; materials (a list and directions on use of resources); activities (small and large groups, individualized instruction); evaluation; and enrichment activities. The guide, to be used with the student's book, also contains an answer key and reading lists of 69 English and Spanish publications for teachers and students on the Mexican American and his bilingual, bicultural world. (RS)
Descriptors: Alphabetizing Skills, Bilingual Education, Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Language Arts, Language Variation, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literature Programs, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mexican Americans, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Reading Materials, Religious Cultural Groups, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752 (Order No. 342-1, $2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.
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