ERIC Number: ED209016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
[Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum for Language Arts: Grade 5.]
Beauchamp, Laura; Butler, David L.
Designed to assist bilingual teachers in providing a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and others whose native language is Spanish, this language arts curriculum guide for fifth grade is one of a series for pre-school through fifth grade. The overall focus is on Puerto Rican history and culture, placing the development of skills within the context of the experience and social identity of the child. A sequential approach is utilized. Skills appropriate to the grade level are presented in eight units, with reading selections thematically linked to the corresponding social studies guide: environmental adaptation, migration, cultural contact, production, trade, stability and change, ideals, building a lifestyle. For example, the skills in the unit on trade are: interpreting proverbs and sayings, identifying the gender of irregular nouns, and making adjectives and nouns agree in gender and number. Key vocabulary words are listed with each skill, as are activities to motivate students to learn the new skill. The illustrations provided can be copied for instructional use. Much of the material for the teacher to use with the class is given in Spanish. (CM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Hispanic Americans, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Multicultural Education, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Reading Comprehension, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, State Curriculum Guides, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
New Haven Migratory Children's Program, Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.