ERIC Number: ED332560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Home English Literacy for Parents: An ESL Family Literacy Curriculum. Project HELP Evaluation.
Terdy, Dennis; Bercovitz, Laura
The Home English Literacy for Parents (HELP) project and curriculum were developed and implemented in seven schools in the northwest suburban Chicago area. Project services were offered to parents of bilingual program students 5 hours per week at each site. The curriculum consists of two phases of instruction (English survival competencies and school-related competencies) at three instructional levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced). The curriculum packet contains: a description of expectations for general language ability, listening comprehension, oral communication, reading skill, and writing skill for each of the three instructional levels; the Phase 1 and 2 curriculum outlines; suggested teaching techniques for Phase 2; and sample lesson plans for Phase 2 competencies. Phase 1 unit topics include: banking and bills; clarification; directions; emergencies; employment; health; housing; personal identification; and social language. Phase 2 unit topics include: the United States school system; school system personnel; the school building; supplies; U.S. holidays; school absence; school transportation; school calendar; registration; the report card; doctor/dentists appointments; parent conferences; children's problems; hot lunches; health notices and calls from school; library cards; field trips; and extracurricular activities. Attached is the report of a 2-year HELP program developed by the Elgin (Illinois) School District for Spanish speaking adults; appended materials include school forms, some in Spanish, basic competency tests, and scope and sequence outlines. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Students, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Curriculum Design, Daily Living Skills, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, Language Proficiency, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Educational Cooperative, Des Plaines, IL.
Note: Supersedes ED 313 926.