ERIC Number: ED292292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Integrating Styles and Skills: An Approach to Lesson Planning for the ESL Classroom.
Arnold, Nancy; And Others
A guide to developing lesson plans for classroom instruction in English as a second language (ESL) based on learning style theory draws on the experience of the Arlington County Schools (Virginia). It begins by describing the theory of learning styles, their applications, and the process of developing lesson plans by "4matting," which postulates that there are four major styles of learning and ensures that learners have an opportunity to learn in the mode they prefer. The guide then gives a sample lesson plan description and discusses Arlington's staff development activities directed toward integrating the 4MAT model in the curriculum. The guide concludes with six sample lesson plans on these topics: learning about yourself, learning how to report emergencies in the United States, planning for the future, comprehending a reading section and applying it to everyday life, understanding the similarities and differences in nature, and stimulating creative thinking and writing with a concrete object. Additional reading recommendations are also included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.; Arlington County Public Schools, VA.