ERIC Number: ED238262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Mother Goose in the ESL Classroom.
Mother Goose is well suited to use in the elementary ESL classroom for several reasons. The stories appeal to children's imagination, adhering to the principle that a good story should have surprise value, interesting characters, meaningful conflict, action, and realism. The natural rhythms help develop English intonation, and the stories reinforce rhyming skills and stimulate discussion. Mother Goose stories are an important part of our children's culture and also adult literature. They can be used for role playing, involving the whole child in learning. Other potential classroom uses include vocabulary development, eliciting children's reactions and emotions, and crafts. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mother Goose; Rhyme; Rhythm
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional TESOL Conference (2nd, Salt Lake City, UT, October 1983).