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ERIC Number: ED362016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching ESL Content through Kite Making for Grades K-12.
Alexander, N.
Ideas for teaching elementary and secondary students of English as a Second Language (ESL) through a unit on kites and kite-making are offered. First, unit objectives are outlined. These include objectives for cognitive skill development (classification, comparison), psychomotor skills (constructing a kite), mathematical operations (measuring, calculating size and surface area), comprehension of scientific principles (lift and drag), speaking and writing (discussion of and writing about kite-making and kite-flying), and cultural education (sharing customs concerning kites). A series of lessons follows, each for a specific language level and including a vocabulary list and class activities. Instructions for making a plastic-bag kite and a Japanese folding kite are presented. Suggestions for teaching a reading, literature, and social studies lesson using a story about kites is also presented, with the story text accompanying it. Additional information includes a bibliography of literature about kites, a list of books about kite construction, and addresses for sources of kite-making materials. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A