ERIC Number: ED368203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Foreign Language Program in the Grand Blanc Community Schools, 1993-1994 (K-3): A Practical Handbook.
Lemke, Laura A.
The guide is designed as a resource to help elementary school administrators and teachers in the Grand Blanc (Michigan) Community School district understand the rationale for beginning an elementary foreign language program, program types, and specifics of the district's model and philosophy. Chapters address the following topics: the rationale and benefits of foreign language in the elementary school (FLES); definitions and program models; a summary of the Grand Blanc Spanish model; the program's philosophy and goals; outcomes and objectives; scope and sequence; roles and expectations of administrators, language teachers, and regular classroom teachers; details of the daily schedule, timeline, and time allocation study; a typical lesson plan format and sample content-based lesson plans; evaluation and report cards; discipline policy; principles and practices for involving parents; commonly-asked questions, with answers; sample letters and vocabulary lists for communicating with parents; guidelines for planning an open house; program publicity; contingency planning (substitute teachers, illnesses, field trips); resources; lists of appropriate instructional materials and realia; and materials designed for information dissemination and distribution. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Discipline Policy, Educational Objectives, Field Trips, FLES, Information Dissemination, Lesson Plans, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Program Design, Public Relations, Scheduling, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Grand Blanc Community Schools, MI.