ERIC Number: ED236933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Language Experience Approach to Reading (and Writing). Language-Experience Reading for Second Language Learners.
Dixon, Carol; Nessel, Denise
The Language Experience Approach (LEA) to teaching reading in English as a second language is described. LEA uses the student's own experiences, vocabulary, and language patterns to create texts for reading instruction. Three stages are defined for assessing learners' levels of language use. The LEA instructional procedures are designed to be applied according to levels of use rather than age or grade level. Guidelines for instructing students at each of the three stages are provided. Procedures and activities, lesson plans, scheduling considerations, and transition to the next stages are discussed. Additional chapters address word recognition writing instruction, and one teacher's approach with a stage 1 group of Asian American elementary school children. (RW)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Experience Approach, Language Skills, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
The Alemany Press, 2501 Industrial Parkway West, Hayward, CA 94545 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A