ERIC Number: ED427557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Using Multicultural Children's Literature in Adult ESL Classes. ERIC Digest.
Smallwood, Betty Ansin
This digest focuses on the use of children's literature in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Because high quality children's literature is characterized by an economy of words, stunning illustrations, captivating and quickly moving plots, and universal themes, carefully chosen books can offer educational benefits for adult ESL learners. Separate sections of the digest highlight the following: book selection criteria, literature-based teaching strategies, and extension activities. Also included is an annotated book list for five English proficiency levels. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.