ERIC Number: ED317047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-17
Reference Count: N/A
A Literature-Based Cooperative Lesson for ESL.
Cromwell-Hoffman, Carole; Sasser, Linda
This cooperative lesson for students of English as a Second Language (ESL) has students from different cultural and language backgrounds write folk tales from their native cultures and compile them into a book. Each four-member team is constructed based on student variables, including ethnicity, personality, academic ability, language functioning, gender, and preference. Interdependence within a team is facilitated by assigning certain roles to members. For this lesson, the instructional setting and lesson design are described briefly, and procedures for the 6-day exercise are outlined. For each day, the following lesson plan elements are delineated: materials, preparations, introduction and focus, input and evaluation, application(s) and evaluation, refocus when appropriate, and closure. Extension activities are also suggested. Five sample folk tales and sample worksheets for the unit are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association for Bilingual Education (Anaheim, CA, February 17, 1989). The folk tables on pages 30-47 have several reproduction problems.