ERIC Number: ED389201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Fossils and Dinosaurs--A Fully Integrated Instructional Unit.
Kuehl, Matt; And Others
This lesson plan for the second and third grades uses information on dinosaurs, their adaptations and survival, to provide science education for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in San Diego, California. The primary text is "Los Dinosaurios Gigantes," a core literature book used in the school district. Lessons are based on the whole language philosophy and cooperative grouping strategies, exploring language arts/science, mathematics, social studies, and English language development. Hands-on activities and opportunities are highly recommended. The lesson unit is for one week, 25-30 minutes per day. Language levels include pre- and early production, speech emergence, and intermediate fluency. Instructional components are second language development, primary language instruction, specially designed academic instruction in the second language, cross-cultural/self-esteem building, and parent/community involvement. Instructional objectives, unit goals, homework, and assessment are described. Appendixes contain English and Spanish handouts. (Contains 7 references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Learning, Dinosaurs, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Grade 2, Grade 3, Homework, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Self Esteem, Spanish, State Departments of Education, Student Evaluation, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related instructional units, see FL 023 405-410.