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ERIC Number: ED370454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 231
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Taking the Language Home. 353 Special Demonstration Project Report and Handbook.
Penna, Karen; And Others
This document consists of a project report as well as a handbook which was developed during the project. The purpose of the project was to encourage adult students of English as a Second Language (ESL) to take their skills home and reteach them to family members. The project evolved from concern that adult ESL students had low retention rates because they used the language little outside the classroom. It involved compiling a series of lessons, instructional activities, and games at four instructional levels as well as suggestions for implementing them in a classroom setting. The students were equipped with knowledge and materials to take home for reteaching. Of the 29 students enrolled in the instructional portion of the project, 16 took material home and retaught it, but not consistently. The report describes the project and its results, and includes student reteaching checklists, a course evaluation form, and several sample student responses using these forms. The teacher handbook contains eight lessons at each of four instructional levels. For each lesson, it provides general goals, a list of activities, step-by-step classroom procedures, and illustrations for instructional use. In some cases, comments of the teacher who designed the lesson are included. Lesson topics include: body parts; the garden; organs of the body; the library; medicine and medication; board games; becoming familiar with Erie (Pennsylvania); the home; clothing; community services; prepositions; months and days; giving and getting directions; rhyming; opposites; safety signs; U.S. geography; expressing opinions; contractions; and spelling. At each level, a student evaluation instrument follows the lessons. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Erie City School District, PA.