ERIC Number: ED217703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
ESL/Literacy for Adult Learners. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 49.
Haverson, Wayne W.; Haynes, Judith L.
This guide takes an eclectic approach to literacy training, that is, it allows the instructor to select those materials and methods that best fit the needs of individual learners. It includes a definition of the target population which will include adults who are nonliterate, preliterate, semiliterate, and those who are literate in a non-Roman alphabet. A section of the book describes the goals and content of literacy training, a summary of pre-reading skills and minimal competencies, a checklist for the teacher, and 10 pre-reading activities. The next section deals with teaching functional language skills and the basic vocabulary and structure which will have immediate application to the daily living situations in which immigrants find themselves. The third section of the guide presents a rationale for teaching writing and an initial lesson plan for introducing numbers. The final section on teaching reading discusses teaching the association of the oral and written form and provides lesson plans for teaching sight words, sound/symbol relationships, and the experience story technique. Three appendices on teaching the alphabet, number exercises, a list of Oregon Minimal Competencies, and an annotated bibliography complete the volume. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adults, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Refugees, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Center for Applied Linguistics, P.O. Box 4866, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211 ($6.00).
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.