ERIC Number: ED356660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Negotiation of Meaning. Teacher's Activity Manual.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Office of Instruction and Program Development.
The purpose of this manual, which accompanies a video program, is to provide general background information for foreign language teachers who are, or soon will be, teaching in total, partial, or two-way immersion classrooms. Part of a series of video programs, this manual defines the negotiation of the meaning process and highlights specific strategies used by teachers to communicate their messages clearly to students, to understand students' messages as they communicate in the second language, and to help students expand and refine their second language skills. This teacher's manual and the accompanying video may be used in a variety of ways. The viewer may first wish to read the paper by Marguerite Ann Snow in the section "Background Reading," and then view the video program and complete the related activities included in the manual, or the viewer may wish to first watch the video, read the articles, and complete the activities in the manual. Three "negotiation of meaning" checklists are included. (Contains 20 references.) (VWL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, FLES, Immersion Programs, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
Foreign Language Coordinator, Division of Academic Skills, Montgomery County Public Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 ($25 for manual and videotape; prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Office of Instruction and Program Development.
Note: For other manuals in this series, see FL 021 166-176.