ERIC Number: ED238300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Let's Go Riding in the Car. An ESL/Geography Module. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Booklet.
Carver, Peter; Howard, Joan
The teacher's guide to a set of instructional materials for an English as a second language unit on automobiles as a form of transportation focuses on the history of the auto's development, importance to the Canadian economy, and impact on the lives of Canadians. The target audience is secondary students at intermediate and advanced English levels. Suggested activities are intended to improve a variety of language skills, but emphasize reading comprehension. They include reading for explicit information and for inference, reading information from graphic sources such as charts and graphs, distinguishing facts and opinions, using pronoun referents for text cohesion, developing listening comprehension skills, and individual study and research. One section of the manual addresses instruction of reading for different purposes: understanding words, meaning, discourse, and directed reading and reading from a table. Another section discusses the teaching of facts and opinions: stating them, forming opinions from taped statements and photographs, and an individual project to study a local road development project and its impact on the community. A third section looks at classified ads for cars and related issues: fuel efficiency, persuasion in advertising, costs of owning a car, and a humorous article about a car. A key to student worksheets is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Advertising, Costs, Cultural Education, Efficiency, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Fuels, Geography, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Listening Comprehension, Motor Vehicles, Opinions, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Study Skills, Teaching Guides, Transportation, Visual Aids
Publications Sales, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada ($9.95 for teacher's guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.