ERIC Number: ED425660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Effective ESL Methods and Materials. A "Recipe Book" Compiled by the ESL Work Group of the Minnesota Literacy Training Network (LTN).
Heikes, Lyle; Hetland, Darlene; Pecoraro, Diane; Willette, Linda; Olson, Laural
The resource guide, developed by the ESL (English-as-a- Second-Language) Group of the Minnesota Literacy Training Network, contains useful classroom techniques and activities for teaching ESL. The ideas are both conventional and innovative, and support development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The first section lists activities found to be effective by ESL teachers. The second section contains ideas drawn from an ESL teacher education program. These two sections include ideas for: warm-up exercises; use of instructional technology; grammar elements (articles, prepositions, adverbs, verb tenses); craft activities; sentence reconstruction; vocabulary development exercises; personal stories; functional work English; echo reading; daily conversation; cloze exercises; telephone message comprehension; word games; realia use; student journals; video and other visual aids; cultural sharing; proverbs; biography poems; progressive story writing; group work; exercises using newspaper advertising; gardening; job interviews; making comparisons; and giving complements. The third section lists recommended ESL instructional materials, with titles, publishers, and general comments for each, and organized by skill level and skill. Dictionaries, instructor resources, and publishers' addresses are also included in this section. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adverbs, Advertising, Art Activities, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Course Content, Determiners (Languages), Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Games, Gardening, Grammar, Homework, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Prepositions, Proverbs, Reading Instruction, Realia, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Sentence Structure, Speech Skills, Student Journals, Telephone Usage Instruction, Tenses (Grammar), Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.