ERIC Number: ED318276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Volunteer ESL Literacy Teachers.
Kuy, Kathy; Thomas, Bob
This guide assumes a basic familiarity with some principles, techniques, activities, materials, and lesson planning strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. The approaches, techniques, ideas, resources, and information in the guide are designed to provide guidance for the teaching of literacy to adult students. After an introductory section, chapters address the following: (1) general goals and specific performance objectives for literacy students; (2) general principles and specific approaches to literacy teaching; (3) literacy teaching methods, including pre-reading and pre-writing activities, phonics and sight word techniques, and reading and writing techniques; (4) curriculum content for three levels of instruction; (5) lesson planning, including a lesson plan form and three sample lesson plans, one at each instructional level; (6) development and selection of instructional materials, including a brief bibliography of instructional and reference materials; (7) assessment of student progress, with a sample literacy assessment test and a discussion of ongoing evaluation; (8) suggestions for teaching mixed literate/illiterate classes; and questions to be asked in teacher self-evaluation. Appended materials include reproducible alphabet and number charts, sample worksheets, and a list of 29 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Heterogeneous Grouping, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Learning Readiness, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Student, Community and Adult Services.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Inst. of Boston, MA.