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ERIC Number: ED344488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching ESL to the Young LEP Child in an Inner City School.
Wagstaff, Suzanne
Experiences of a San Francisco, California, kindergarten teacher whose students include 15 limited English speaking children are recounted, and observations on English Language Development (ELD) teaching strategies are offered. It is noted that the kindergarten program and classroom setting are both conducive to and appropriate for second language acquisition. The use of a sheltered English approach in an ELD classroom, which integrates English as a Second Language and encourages language acquisition in a comfortable atmosphere with an element of fun, is discussed. Various ways that ELD teachers can build language skills are described, including natural approaches, cultural approaches, the use of holiday events, and integrated curriculum and theme approaches. Age-appropriate activities, other classroom approaches, San Francisco Unified School District programs, and an assessment of the program are also discussed. Contains 54 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Francisco Unified School District CA; Sheltered English