ERIC Number: ED347024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Primary Teachers. Revised.
Irby, George; And Others
The purpose of this resource guide is to assist educators of limited English proficient (LEP) migrant students in the primary grades in language and mathematics instruction. The stages of language acquisition are described along with practical suggestions for teaching strategies to be used at each stage. Information about Mexican-American and Haitian cultures is provided to help teachers better understand migrant students. Teaching guides in specific areas include: (1) pre-reading strategies and materials that have been shown to benefit all primary students, particularly LEP students; (2) mathematics exercises and strategies at concept, connecting, and symbolic levels and integration of basic mathematics skills with language development activities; (3) evaluation methods for LEP migrant students, including student identification, placement, grade retention, language survey, progress reporting, a mathematics development checklist, and a bibliography of tests used with LEP students; (4) strategies for encouraging parental involvement and improving the relationship between school and parents; (5) a glossary of second language education terms; (6) a list of state and local contact persons; and (7) additional readings for teachers working with LEP students. This guide contains a Spanish translation of parent and student materials. (LP)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Curriculum, English (Second Language), Haitians, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Primary Education, Second Language Instruction, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.
Note: Originally produced by the Virginia Department of Education Migrant Education Program.