ERIC Number: ED343428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges: A Guide to Second Languages in the Middle Grades. Curriculum and Instruction Series Number 3.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This guide is the third publication in a series designed to help school districts in North Carolina implement effective second language programs in the middle grades, building on existing elementary programs and connecting with established secondary school programs. The guide first explains the rationale for including second languages in the middle school curriculum for developmental purposes. It then outlines desired language teacher qualifications, the roles of teachers in and outside the classroom, and describes six appropriate teaching strategies. The section that follows briefly discusses considerations in program planning, including choice of program type (continuation, partial immersion, content enriched, beginning sequential, and exploratory), status as an elective or required subject, languages offered, curriculum content, staffing, materials, scheduling, and program evaluation. A brief bibliography is included. Six sample schedules for six-, seven-, and eight-period days are appended as a guide to scheduling options and to illustrate the range of choices. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Teachers, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Scheduling, Second Language Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: North Carolina