ERIC Number: ED337040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Learning Styles and Skills in the ESL Classroom: An Approach to Lesson Planning.
Hainer, Emma Violand; And Others
Strategies and lessons are reported that were developed by a team researching learning styles of language minority students. The research incorporated work done in the Arlington County, Virginia program, English for Speakers of Other Languages--High Intensity Language Training (ESOL-HILT). The Arlington instructional model for LEP students has evolved from making it the students' responsibility to adjust to the unfamiliar to meeting the students where they are and helping them to broaden their learning horizons. The approach involves integrating learning style theory and instructional strategies to enhance students' opportunities to learn. The experiential 4MAT learning model was used to achieve those goals. This guide, intended to be a springboard for designing more effective learning activities, reviews learning styles theory, learning styles applications (for "innovative,""analytic,""common sense," and "dynamic" learners), and adaptation of the 4MAT system for developing lesson plans. Six detailed lesson plans are presented, each with motivation, concept development, practice, and application components. Contains 17 references, some of which are annotated. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.