ERIC Number: ED312907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Guideline for Teaching Literacy: A Competency-Based Curriculum for Use with Adult ESL Students. Abridged Edition.
Holisky, Dee Ann, Ed.
This guide for teaching literacy to adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students is intended as an aid for regular ESL teachers who must deal with different levels of literacy in the classroom. The guide is not a comprehensive curriculum, but is intended to be incorporated into a "survival" ESL curriculum. Because it contains competency-based literacy objectives, the guide would be most efficiently used along with a competency-based curriculum. For each competency-based topic of the ESL curriculum, the guide lists appropriate literacy objectives and procedures to be taught after the oral/aural objectives of the regular curriculum have been mastered. The guide contains a reference list of published materials used in teaching literacy, outlines a core curriculum, suggests general classroom techniques, and provides information on assessing ESL literacy. The core curriculum consists of skill sets at four levels: preliteracy and levels 1-3. At each level, activities are suggested and instructional materials suitable for copying are provided. For each activity, objectives, texts, supplemental materials, and procedures are outlined. A 52-item bibliography of teacher and classroom resources and a list of national literacy organizations are included. A list of publishers' addresses is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.