ERIC Number: ED408839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-8
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La literatura infantil en espanol en la clase bilingue (Children's Literature in Spanish in the Bilingual Class).
Techniques for using children's rhymes, games, tongue twisters, and fables in Spanish to teach bilingual education classes are described. It is argued that these abundant materials serve as natural sources for authentic Spanish from a variety of Hispanic cultures. With the appeal of rhythm, rhyme, and game-like feeling, they can be used to teach expressive vocabulary, numbers, colors, pronunciation, language rhythm, and even the use of accents while amusing students. Examples given here include short poems, a counting game, a color drill, a tongue twister, a proverb, three fables by different authors, a group guessing game, a short saying about accents, and an exercise in which students in a group create a story by chaining sentences. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Language, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Diacritical Marking, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables, Foreign Countries, Games, Instructional Materials, Language Patterns, Language Rhythm, Latin American Literature, Media Selection, Poetry, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Story Telling, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (Albuquerque, NM, February 5-8, 1997).