ERIC Number: ED359810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Working Experience Books 1, 2, and 3.
Smith, Jeanne H.; Ringel, Harry
Books 1, 2, and 3 of "The Working Experience," a series of texts for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students, are contained in this document. The series builds on oral skills to develop reading and writing ability while still expanding oral English-language proficiency. Since one of the basic principles underlying the series is the idea that students learn best when the content relates to their daily lives, the words and concepts introduced have immediate importance. The readings and exercises allow students to share learning experiences in a flexible, multilevel format. The series uses as its basic text stories told by other adult ESL students. Storytellers' voices can be clearly heard in such accounts as "New on the Job,""Job Hunting," and "The Working Mother." The three texts contain increasingly difficult readings and exercises that focus on conversation skills, grammatical structure, and vocabulary development. Each lesson ends with an activity to encourage open-ended discussion and written expression. An accompanying teacher's manual includes an overview of the series, guidelines for using the language experience and for facilitating reading, suggestions for teaching each lesson and for using the series in multilevel classrooms. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Beginning Reading, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Oral Language, Reading Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Experience, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
New Readers Press, Publishing Division of Laubach Literacy International, Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210-0131.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.
Note: For teacher's manual, see FL 800 448.