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ERIC Number: ED327072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Common Threads: A Whole Language Text for Intermediate ESL Readers. ESL: Reading In a Skills Curriculum.
Martin, Beverly A.
This text was designed for adult students of English as a Second Language who are reading at approximately an intermediate level. Ten chapters address a variety of topics relating to daily life in the United States, including: travel and transportation; the nuclear and extended family; holiday traditions and customs; the education system; college life; the workplace and its rules and expectations; life changes and adjustments; moving to a new community; wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette; buying on credit; compromise; making major purchases; health and hospital care; child care alternatives; and working parent concerns. The following essential language, cognitive, and life skill areas are targeted in each chapter: schema development; vocabulary enrichment; word study skills; constructing meaning; metacomprehension; language enrichment; and life skills. Chapters contain two readings and include, for each, pre-reading activities and exercises, a preview of the reading, the passage, comprehension questions, and additional exercises and activities. A teacher's guide for all 11 chapters is also included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.
Identifiers: Schema Theory