ERIC Number: ED357376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Newspaper To Teach ESL Learners.
Olivares, Rafael A.
To provide practical suggestions based on solid theory, this book emphasizes using newspapers in the context of broader classroom methodologies that have proved successful in the education of language minority students. In developing these practical activities, the book stresses three main elements of research in this area: (1) how second-language acquisition and second-language learning occur; (2) the connection between learning in the content areas (mathematics, social studies, and science) and the acquisition of the second language; and (3) the value of the cooperative learning approach in developing language skills. Chapters in the book are: The General Theory; Strategies for Using the Newspaper with LEP Students; Classroom Activities to Develop and Reinforce Language Skills; Integrating Language Instruction and the Content Areas; and Classroom Activities in the Content Areas. An annotated list of 20 resources for using newspapers in education is attached. (Contains 37 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Language Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Newspapers, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Order Dept., International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 237: $9).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.