ERIC Number: ED219951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Language Development Handbook for Students with Limited Proficiency in English. Curriculum Support Series.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
This handbook was developed to suggest an approach for language development in the elementary school that uses existing curricula and the child's experiences to help students develop the language skills necessary for success in school and society. After an introductory chapter on the theories of language learning and teaching, the guide provides: (1) sample units in language and content subject areas; (2) a discussion of multiculturalism and its application in the classroom; (3) a discussion of language assessment for teachers; (4) information for administrators on assessment and placement of limited English proficiency children; and (5) a collection of additional language development activities. The section on sample units covers the major portion of the guide. The units demonstrate how to choose an appropriate context for activities, the linguistic content, and meaningful activities. The sample units are story-telling at the primary level and a science unit at the intermediate level. In this section, as well as in the remainder of the guide where appropriate, numerous activities are described, many worksheets suitable for reproduction are provided, and learning and testing activities are described in detail. A list of resources concludes the volume. (AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Story Telling, Teaching Guides, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.