ERIC Number: ED356661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Instruction in the Immersion Classroom. 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 highlights special considerations in the planning process that impact the delivery of instruction in the immersion classroom. The program describes four planning tasks, including: sequencing instructional objectives; identifying and developing instructional activities; identifying immersion language objectives; and selecting instructional materials. This teacher's manual and the accompanying video may be used in a variety of ways. The viewer may first wish to read the two papers "A Conceptual Framework for the Integration of Language and Content in Second/Foreign Language Instruction" (Marguerite Ann Snow and others) and "What It Means To Be an Immersion Teacher" 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 six activities in the manual. Appended materials include a list of suggested ideas and resources for instructional activities in the immersion classroom and a list of total and partial immersion programs in U.S. elementary schools in 1989. (VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, FLES, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides, 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.