ERIC Number: ED327072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Common Threads: A Whole Language Text for Intermediate ESL Readers. ESL: Reading In a Skills Curriculum.
Martin, Beverly A.
This text was designed for adult students of English as a Second Language who are reading at approximately an intermediate level. Ten chapters address a variety of topics relating to daily life in the United States, including: travel and transportation; the nuclear and extended family; holiday traditions and customs; the education system; college life; the workplace and its rules and expectations; life changes and adjustments; moving to a new community; wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette; buying on credit; compromise; making major purchases; health and hospital care; child care alternatives; and working parent concerns. The following essential language, cognitive, and life skill areas are targeted in each chapter: schema development; vocabulary enrichment; word study skills; constructing meaning; metacomprehension; language enrichment; and life skills. Chapters contain two readings and include, for each, pre-reading activities and exercises, a preview of the reading, the passage, comprehension questions, and additional exercises and activities. A teacher's guide for all 11 chapters is also included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Cultural Awareness, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Health Services, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Vocabulary Development, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.