ERIC Number: ED162529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Teaching English as a Second Language: Perspectives and Practices. A Series of Six Texts. Reading and Writing: Third of a Series.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This book is designed to assist those who work with non-English dominant students by providing resource information relevant to second language teaching and learning. The articles in the series encompass both theory and practical learning techniques in six general topics. The third text of the series includes five articles on reading and writing. The first, "Reading as Skill, Structure, and Communication," by Charles W. Kreidler, discusses the four major skills that reading requires: eye movement, visual discrimination, association, and interpretation. The second article, "Reading in ESL," by Pat Rigg, suggests general guidelines for increasing reading proficiency of ESL students based on a research project that studied reading of ESL speakers. The third article, "Communication Techniques and Teaching Reading," by Barbara Freed, relates oral communication to reading. The fourth article, "Teaching Composition in the ESL Class: What We Can Learn from Research in the Teaching of English," by Vivian Zamel, explains the methodology for teaching composition in the second language classroom. The fifth article, "Teaching Writing in the ESOL Classroom: Techniques of Controlled Composition," by Christina Bratt Paulston, examines some basic concepts in teaching composition and studies classroom procedures and techniques of controlling composition. Appended are a list of abbreviations and definitions used in the book and a list of materials and services available from the Bureau of Bilingual Education, New York State Education Department. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Expository Writing, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Linguistic Performance, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication, Writing Skills
The University of the State of New York, The State Education Department, Bureau of Bilingual Education, Albany, New York 12234
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.