ERIC Number: ED342238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
French in the Elementary School. A Content-Based Curriculum. Revised.
This curriculum guide provides an instructional plan for combining language and content instruction in a French language program at the elementary school level. The program combines common themes in the foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) program (e.g., numbers, animals, weather, family) with related content-area topics in mathematics, science, social studies, and other subjects. Sample activities illustrate how language and content objectives can be met in thematic units. The guide is designed for a program meeting at least 3 times weekly for 30-50 minutes, and can provide the basis for 50-80 hours of instruction per year, but is flexible enough to be adapted to individual teachers' schedules and programs. Activities are divided into beginning and intermediate levels. Introductory sections address program goals, sample ideas for developing content-based lessons by topic areas, a sample unit plan, and a scope-and-sequence chart for vocabulary units. Eighteen topical units follow, each including a listing of linguistic structures and vocabulary items, sample teacher questions and commands, sample activities, and student worksheets. Blackline master visuals are also included. A bibliography lists FLES resources, references cited, and further reading. An appendix contains content-based lessons in math, science, and social studies. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, FLES, French, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.; Kearsley Community Schools, Flint, MI.