ERIC Number: ED351892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Holistic Teaching Strategies for Hispanic Students.
In an effort to support Spanish and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) literacy education and to help preserve the dignity and identity of the Hispanic community in Central Pennsylvania, a literacy program was established and staffed by volunteers and paid employees. Beginning with two students and a volunteer tutor, the class has grown into a multilevel and intergenerational group. Program services include outreach, placement, family reading consultation, and transportation assistance. The primary program objectives are to develop an ESL curriculum appropriate for this population, to develop and refine teaching strategies using a holistic, whole-language approach to second language instruction, teach at least 20 Hispanic students to improve their English speech, reading, and writing skills using the curriculum, produce a collection of Hispanic stories in English, and strengthen links between the Hispanic community and community services. The project report presented here includes a summary of program structure, notes on instructional materials used, attendance patterns, the new student orientation process, lesson plan structure, classroom teaching methods (poetry, public speaking, jazz chants, and cooperative work), and anecdotal information. Resulting student work is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Family Programs, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Outreach Programs, Reading Instruction, Short Stories, Spanish Speaking, Volunteers, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lebanon County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, PA.
Note: Attached pages include faint type and handwritten materials.