ERIC Number: ED421000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
New Ways in Teaching Young Children. New Ways in TESOL Series II. Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Schinke-Llano, Linda, Ed.; Rauff, Rebecca, Ed.
The collection of class activities for teaching English as a second language (ESL) to young children consists of ideas contributed by classroom teachers. The book is divided into 14 sections: (1) social interaction, including activities ranging from first-time classroom encounters to learning about and working with special-needs children; (2) real-life situations, activities addressing skills needed beyond the classroom; (3) activities in the senses, which heighten students' self-awareness as well as awareness of their relationship to the world; (4) learning through actions, which acknowledge the unique role physical activity can play in reinforcing learning for children; (5) realia, increasing students' attention to the physical characteristics of objects around them; (6-10) literature, art, music, drama, and storytelling, demonstrating ways to enhance learning through forms of self-expression; (11) writing, with activities ranging from forming sentences to creating a school newspaper; (12) content areas, recognizing the role of ESL teachers in teaching or reinforcing content knowledge; and (13 and 14) dice, board, card, and other games, with purposeful language lessons framed in activities that appear to be solely entertainment. Each activity includes notes on appropriate instructional level, objectives, and class time and resources needed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Daily Living Skills, Drama, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Games, Literature Appreciation, Music Activities, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Realia, Second Language Instruction, Story Telling, Writing Exercises
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.