ERIC Number: ED416471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Strategies for Improving Language across the Curriculum: Ideas and Activities for Every Classroom. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 14.
Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
This book contains 50 hands-on activities representing most subjects taught at the secondary school level in the Caribbean. It lists the order of activities by chapter and name of each activity in the general table of contents. The first chapter, Investigating and Organizing Ideas, presents six activities and discusses semantic mapping, mind maps, discussion webs, and the K-W-L (What I Know - What I Want to know - What I Learned) strategy. Chapter 2, Study Skills, presents eight activities and discusses using a textbook, library skills, research skills, outlining, and preparing for examinations. Chapter 3, Working with Texts, presents eight activities and discusses the DARTS (Directed Activities Related to Texts) approach which shows how textbooks can be adapted using a variety of techniques. Chapter 4, The Skills of Writing, presents 10 activities and discusses natural behaviors for writers, writing ideas, understanding children's spelling, dictionary games, and cohesive writing devices. Chapter 5, Ideas for Working with Less Academically Able Students, presents 18 activities and discusses reading difficulties; activities for listening, speaking, and drama across the curriculum; encouraging reading and writing in literature class; and science and mathematics activities. A 29-item list of written resources developed in compiling the book is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Library Skills, Low Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
VSO Resource Centre, 317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW 15 2PN, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A