ERIC Number: ED160296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
English Language Arts Units. A Bilingual Multicultural Guide, Student's Book.
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.
Containing 11 English vocabulary development units and 10 culturally relevant literature units, this student's book is part of a program in English language arts developed for bilingual, bicultural sixth grade classes. The vocabulary units, designed to develop communication competency not only in grammar and literature but also in other subject areas, includes exercises on the alphabet; filling out a form; changes in language; language of mathematics, religion, and politics; finding words in the dictionary when correct spelling is unknown; generational word differences (examples from the forties, fifties, sixties); and cooking vocabulary. The literature units consist of stories written for this publication about Mexican American children living in Texas as well as translations of traditional stories from Spanish-speaking countries. Included are exercises on the language of poetry and activities related to stories presented. Some of the stories are given with both English and Spanish texts; others in English may include Spanish words, but they are contextually clued to enable students to follow the story line. Necessary vocabulary lists (in English and Spanish) accompany each story. The language arts program, also appropriate for other elementary grades or junior high classes, has a teacher's guide for use with the student's book. (RS)
Descriptors: Alphabetizing Skills, Bilingual Education, Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Language Variation, Learning Activities, Literature Programs, Mathematical Vocabulary, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Religious Cultural Groups, Short Stories, Vocabulary Development, Word Lists, Workbooks, Worksheets
Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752 (Order No. 343-X, $2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.; Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.
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