ERIC Number: ED217699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Teaching the Non-English-Speaking Child: Grades K-2. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 45.
Ashworth, Mary; Wakefield, Patricia
Many teachers not trained in English as a second language (ESL) often feel at a disadvantage when they are working with children whose first language is not English. This book addresses this disadvantage by giving practical information and teaching aids. The first area investigated is registration. Questions are suggested and the use to which answers can be put is outlined. A second issue is helping children adjust to a new culture. It is suggested that teachers talk to members of the ethnic group under consideration. Questions leading to examination of the similarities and differences between cultures are suggested. Next, oral fluency, reading, and writing acquisition are discussed and activities are proposed for the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Ways of fostering concept development are described and an outline of facts relating language learning to concept development, along with suggested applications is provided. Finally, a number of lesson plans are given as models and six steps are suggested for bridging the gap from ESL to the regular curriculum. An annotated list of resources completes the booklet. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Lesson Plans, Listening Comprehension, Mainstreaming, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Center for Applied Linguistics, P.O. Box 4866, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211 ($5.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.