ERIC Number: ED261842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Tips and Tulips: A Resource Manual for Teachers of Bilingual Students.
Reifenrath, Gloria; Rowch, Nancy
Written to assist the classroom teacher of limited or non-English speaking students, this manual suggests ways to teach the four components of language--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each component is handled in a separate section that provides theoretical background followed by suggestions for instruction that can be adapted for students of different ages and language levels. Topics covered include the active nature of listening, pronunciation and communicative competence as two aspects of speaking, and reading approaches for students who are literate in their native language compared with those who are pre-literate. The section on speaking provides a taxonomy of situations and topics to be mastered for communicative competence. The section on writing provides examples of drills for controlled compositions and guidelines for evaluating free composition, e.g., correct only those patterns taught in class. Suggestions for reading in the content areas are given, and 13 reading-related games and activities are briefly described. Additional information in the manual includes legal and philosophical considerations in bilingual education, needs of the bilingual child, tips for better inter-cultural understanding, and a checklist for evaluating cultural bias in the curriculum. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Multicultural Education, Non English Speaking, Oral Language, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.