ERIC Number: ED360879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teaching Pre- and Semi-Literate Laotian and Cambodian Adolescents To Read: Helpful Hints.
Hancock, Charles R.; And Others
The handbook details techniques and approaches for teaching adolescent Laotian and Cambodian refugees, aged 10-17, to read. It evolved from a workshop for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) in which 17 such students participated. The book begins by looking at reading as a psycholinguistic guessing game, then proceeds to classroom diagnostic and instructional concerns, illustrated with experiences from the workshop. Sections address the following issues: methods used to diagnose reading skills; creation of a profile of refugee students participating in the workshop, particularly with regard to reading skill strengths and areas needing strengthening; a variety of specific teaching procedures, games, and materials; the language experience approach to reading instruction; and characteristics of Laotian and Cambodian adolescents. Appended materials include background information on the languages of Indochinese refugees; a list of supplementary materials on refugee education; an annotated bibliography on teaching ESL to illiterate teenagers; lists of sources for Lao, Hmong, and Cambodian materials; general references for teaching ESL; and sample permission letters to parents in English, Laotian, and Cambodian. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Cambodians, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Traits, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Laotians, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Refugees, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.