ERIC Number: ED416266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Three Roots and Papa's Advice. A Puerto Rican Migration Story. A Learner-Centered Model Guide for Teachers.
Herendeen, Noemi Carrera; Mitchell, Alaire; Dinos, Carmen
This document is part of a series of guides for teachers in which the Division of Bilingual Education of the New York City Board of Education presents a learner-centered model in which the learner sees himself or herself in the story. Learners are able to relive their own experiences or those of their parents or grandparents as they left their own countries and migrated to the United States. Each guide contains two versions of the same story, a shorter version with illustrations and a longer version with few or no illustrations. The shorter version, "Papa's Advice," tells the story of a child who comes to New York City from Puerto Rico and recounts his life from the time he is 7 years old until he has children of his own. The longer version, "The Three Roots and Papa's Advice," expands the story for an older age group. The model begins with reading the story aloud. From the story learners will connect many of the experiences to the different disciplines, including language arts, mathematics, and social studies. The guide contains many suggested activities using cooperative learning, hands-on experiences, and various types of group and individual work. The first appendix discusses authentic assessment, including portfolio assessment, and the second explores parent involvement. A third appendix suggests activities arranged by subject area. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Immigration, Life Events, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Personal Narratives, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Teaching Methods
Office of Instructional Publications, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico