ERIC Number: ED411705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Read the Label. English as a Second Language Initiative. Teacher's Guide.
Council on Family Health, New York, NY.
The teacher's guide was developed as part of an initiative by the Council on Family Health to encourage speakers of English as a second language (ESL) to read and understand the information on over-the-counter and prescription drugs. It contains classroom activities, handout materials, and suggestions for presenting lessons on label reading. It is intended for adult and youth students of ESL at all skill levels, and does not require special medical expertise on the teacher's part. The materials are designed to serve as the framework for a larger unit on health. Contents include teacher instructions for three units (beginner, intermediate, advanced), each including learning objectives classroom procedures, and activities (dialogues, questions and answers, a matching exercise, a list of key concepts and meanings, completion exercises, new vocabulary, reading passages and comprehension exercise). A teacher's glossary consisting of health- and drug-related terms is appended. A large instructional poster on the medicine label and related handouts in English, Spanish, Creole, French, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese are included separately. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council on Family Health, New York, NY.