ERIC Number: ED274875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to ESL Literacy.
Hartel, Jo Anne; And Others
This guide is intended for adult educators who work with limited English-speaking students in need of special literacy instruction. It was developed as an outgrowth of classes with adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Many of the students had little formal schooling in their native languages. The guide contains four general sections. Section 1, "Recruiting Adults for ESL Literacy" describes some techniques that the program has used to recruit students; Section 2, the "ESL Literacy Assessment," describes tests of students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills at intake, providing numerous texts and examples; Section 3, the "Literacy Learner's Profile," contains two tests measuring students' progress in reading and writing; and Section 4, the "Literacy Techniques Manual," describes teaching techniques and curricula for ESL literacy classes. Lesson plans and materials are included in this section; they can be used for teaching phonics and sight words, ESL literacy, grammar, reading short passages, using language experience and problem-posing approaches, and teaching real-life situations. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Diagnostic Tests, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Language Experience Approach, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods, Test Items, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Student, Community and Adult Services.
Authoring Institution: Community Learning Center, Cambridge, MA.