ERIC Number: ED223871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An ESL Literacy Resource Guide. A Handbook for ESL/Adult Educators in Illinois.
Bright, Jeffrey P.; And Others
This guide is intended to assist English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) adult educators in knowing which of the available literacy resources are particularly useful and why. It is divided into three sections. Section 1 focuses on initial considerations for ESL instruction, offers some literacy perspectives for ESL, overviews the ESL literacy problem, makes assumptions about non-literate, zero-English-level learners that should be adopted, lists types of ESL literacy learners (pre-literate, illiterate, semi-literate); and discusses goals of ESL literacy instruction. Section 2 considers ESL literacy instruction in the classroom. The three stages of ESL literacy--pre-literacy, beginning literacy, and initial reading--are briefly explained. The discussion then shifts to selection of content for literacy classes, expanded descriptions of three prime strategies for each of the three stages of ESL literacy, and classroom materials. Sample materials are provided for a lesson on health and a lesson sequence on survival signs. Section 3 focuses on matters for reconsideration discussing the place of phonics in ESL literacy, listing the rationale and disadvantages of some programmatic and curricular options available to ESL programs serving non-literate learners, highlighting administrative and pedagogical considerations to be taken into account when planning an ESL literacy program, and suggesting some means of assessing literacy skills at intake. Listings of printed and community resources are also provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Statewide English as a Second Language/Adult Education Service Center, Arlington Heights.
Note: For related documents, see CE 034 432-435.