ERIC Number: ED279156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Friendly Letter. Supplemental Lessons and Activities for Use with Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students Being Considered for Special Education Services. Grades 9-12.
Fairfax County Schools, VA.
A unit of instruction for use with limited English proficient students in grades 9-12 being screened for special education services is outlined. The students should have some proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English, and the unit can be used with students at a fifth grade or higher level of achievement. It has six integrated, sequential lessons introducing students to the concept and process of letter writing. The lessons cover: identifying the basic materials needed for letter writing, labeling the parts of a friendly letter, types of informal letters, writing a letter based on a model, and making and addressing an envelope. Each lesson contains objectives, a list of instructional materials, procedures, and evaluation suggestions. Suggestions are given for developing additional lessons, and a list of useful resources is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Objectives, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Letters (Correspondence), Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Sequential Learning, Special Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.