ERIC Number: ED374691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
LifePrints 1: ESL for Adults. Teacher's Edition; Teacher's Resource File; [Student Book].
Martz, Nancy B.; And Others
LifePrints is a program that helps adult English-as-a-Second-Language learners develop language skills and cultural understanding they can use immediately in managing their daily lives in the United States. The approach is appropriate in large groups, small groups, and one-to-one teaching settings. This set of core instructional materials has three levels: low beginning, high beginning, and low intermediate. There are four components for each level: a student book and accompanying audiotape, a teacher's edition, and a teacher's resource file. The Student Books feature authentic, natural language and provide a balance of natural communication and structured practice. Interviews, listening tasks, matching exercises, games, and other activities help learners practice and manipulate language in learning situations typical of their everyday lives. Illustrations stimulate discussion and characters from the student books appear in dialogs on the audiotapes, which are also models for natural speech. The Teacher's Editions support lesson planning with reduced student pages paired with recommended steps for working with the student material. They also contain the audio tapescripts. Lessons include the following: neighborhoods, families, keeping in touch, feelings, costs, getting well, asking for help, etc. The Teacher's Resource Files contain reproducible worksheets, strip stories, games, cards, and board games. The LifePrints program is correlated to the Basic English Skills Test (BEST). (LB) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Audiotape Recordings, Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, North American Culture, Resource Materials, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, Verbal Communication, Workbooks
New Readers Press, Laubach Literacy International, Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210-0131 (Student Book/Audiotape: ISBN-0-88336-047-0, $8; Teacher's Edition: ISBN-0-88336-044-6, $12; Teacher's Resource File: ISBN-0-88336-037-3, $60).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A