ERIC Number: ED338104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices: A Teacher Resource (Grades 4-6).
Provenzano, Johanna Z., Ed.
Part of a project to help teachers respond to the challenge of teaching content subjects to a variety of limited-English-proficient (LEP) learners, this report presents the recommendations of a group of master teachers who first identified promising practices for educating minority language students and then supplemented these by selecting learning activities that exemplify the ways in which the practices can be used successfully in the LEP classroom. The 29 promising practices are grouped under four headings: planning; classroom management; teaching procedures; and evaluation. Practices include emphasizing advance preparation, providing additional time for teaching vocabulary; creating opportunities for student-student interaction, instituting a reward system, encouraging parent-student activities, contextualizing instructional language, providing a hierarchy of questioning techniques, building self-esteem, and providing positive reinforcement and feedback. Sample lesson plans are given for each category, and a lesson evaluation checklist is provided that summarizes the 29 practices. A subject index is also included for the following areas: art, health, language arts, math, music, science, and social studies. Contains 11 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Rosslyn, VA.
Identifiers: Content Area Teaching
Note: For a parallel guide for grades K-3, see ED 261 541.