ERIC Number: ED210911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Breaking the Book Barrier.
Flynn, Mary B.
The second language teacher who wishes to meet the needs of students will supplement a well-chosen textbook with innovative instructional content and methods. The crucial element in deciding what and how to teach is learner characteristics. Discovering learning styles is especially important. The need to supplement textbook material arises whenever important program goals are not being realized. Supplementation can be used when material is first presented, when it is reinforced, in homework assignments, or in a learning center. In addition to the use of audiovisual aids, it is possible to combine lessons into units which integrate a variety of materials and approaches around a theme. Many resources exist for researching materials and ideas for teacher-developed materials. One effect of introducing these materials is to individualize instruction. Lists are presented which describe steps in bringing innovation to the classroom, blending supplementation and individualization, and hitting upon appropriate supplementary materials and activities. (JB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Not available separately; see FL 012 669.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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