ERIC Number: ED345574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Four Champa Trees. A Traditional Laotian Folktale Told in English and Lao and Teacher Discussion Guide.
Sasorith, Issara Katay; Lucas, Alice
The Laotian folk tale "Four Champa Trees" is presented in English (left page) and Lao (facing right page), with an accompanying teacher's guide. The story is part of a much longer legend told in the oral tradition of the Lao people. The teacher's guide offers suggestions for classroom use of the folk story. It begins with specific performance objectives for using bilingual folk tales and some general ideas for integrating literature with language in the classroom. The second section of the guide offers background information about the geography, history, and culture of Indochina. The third section provides background information specific to the story and additional readings. The subsequent section outlines ideas for whole-class and small-group teaching with this story, including pre-reading activities, motivational exercises, and vocabulary development activities. Finally, a student worksheet provides question-and-answer retention, comprehension, and discussion exercises to be used with a tape recording of the story. The tape recording is not included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Folk Culture, Lao, Literature Appreciation, Student Motivation, Teaching Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Voices of Liberty, San Francisco Study Center, 1095 Market Street, Suite 602, San Francisco, CA 94103 (the folktale is $7.00; the discussion guide, $6.00; and the audiotape, $7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Voices of Liberty, San Francisco, CA.