ERIC Number: ED343438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Strategy Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Reading.
Chamot, Anna Uhl; And Others
This resource guide is designed to provide foreign language teachers with suggestions for helping ineffective students learn how to become better language learners and for already effective students to become superior language learners. The four chapters of the guide for teaching reading skills are as follows: (1) Teaching Learning Strategies (e.g., rationale, kinds, guidelines, and specific strategies such as directed attention, self-monitoring, repetition, note-taking, and translation); (2) Learning to Comprehend Text (e.g., explanation of reading comprehension); (3) The Building Blocks of a Proficiency-Based Reading Program (e.g., authentic texts, levels of difficulty, reading tasks); and (4) Learning Strategy Instruction for Reading in the L2: Lesson Plans and Possible Scripts (e.g., inferencing using cognates, using background knowledge, reviewing, scanning, and predicting). Twelve appendices making up three-quarters of the document are included that provide a variety of reading and practice worksheets in French and Spanish. Contains 25 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, French, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Methods, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.