ERIC Number: ED295461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Packet in Social Studies (8th Grade) for ESOL Students.
Clemons, Jacquelyn; And Others
The learning packet is intended to provide the eighth grade social studies teacher with supplemental material for teaching beginning and intermediate students of English as a second language. It contains a variety of activities to assist in developing the student's vocabulary skills, reading comprehension, writing skills, and a working knowledge of the curriculum. The games, exercises, and puzzles included are designed to enhance the student's ability to participate in the classroom. The guide consists of sections on instructional techniques and suggestions for this student group and three units: (1) an orientation to school that conveys information about getting to school, school rules, and the code of student conduct, designed for use with many visual aids; (2) an introduction to geography providing basic map skills; and (3) a unit on the United States Constitution and nation building, including materials added and rewritten to assist teachers in preparing the students for the Maryland Test of Citizenship Skills. All three units contain numerous black line masters for duplication. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Geography, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Reading Comprehension, School Orientation, Social Studies, United States History, Vocabulary Development, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.