ERIC Number: ED347090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Turn On Units: English as a Second Language Content Area Curriculum in Math, Science, and Computer Science for Grades K-6.
McCloskey, Mary Lou, Ed.
Thematic units, the basis of organization for this guide, work in many ways toward the dual goals of language and content area instruction. The thematic units presented here address topics of high interest to limited English-proficient (LEP) students, including: robots; using a computer data base; activities with plants; building terrariums; architecture; and cooking. In order to provide LEP students with an active role in the learning process, the units incorporate many opportunities for them to play games, participate in movement activities, enter into role playing, create art works and constructions, cook and manipulate materials. To bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world, the units incorporate field trips and other activities that provide LEP students with motivational experiences to facilitate their learning of the new culture as well as the new language. To help LEP students toward full literacy, the units use a whole language approach, including many experiences with rich literature, and opportunities to develop writing skills. In addition, the units are planned to incorporate the language, math, and science objectives of the Georgia Basic Curriculum. Each of the units in the guide includes an introductory statement of purpose, learning objectives, key concepts, a brief outline of activities, grade levels for which the unit is intended, and a list of suggested resources. Each unit addresses a range of several grade levels. Georgia Basic Curriculum objectives for each activity are displayed on a grid. Each activity includes recommended grouping and teacher role, a list of materials needed, detailed procedures, suggestions for evaluation, and possible extensions of the activity. (KR)
Descriptors: Architecture, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooking Instruction, Databases, Educational Games, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Integrated Curriculum, Language Skills, Limited English Speaking, Manipulative Materials, Plants (Botany), Robotics, Science Activities, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Whole Language Approach, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Georgia State Board of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Early Childhood Education.