ERIC Number: ED427918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Primary Teachers. A Resource Guide for Educators of Limited English Proficient Migrant Students, Grades Pre-K-6. Third Edition.
State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Region IV Comprehensive Center, Arlington, VA.; Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Tucker, GA.; Region XIV Comprehensive Center, Tucker, GA.
This new edition provides helpful information to busy mainstream teachers seeking practical advice on how they can more effectively include, instruct, and nurture limited-English-proficient (LEP) migrant students. Most of the strategies promoted are recommended for all students, not just LEP students. Chapter 1 presents cultural information to help teachers better understand and appreciate language-minority migrant students and their families. Chapter 2 provides strategies for involving LEP students in the mainstream classroom: total physical response, cooperative learning, language experience approach, dialogue journals, and games. Chapters 3 and 4 introduce strategies for improving the reading and writing abilities of LEP students. Chapter 5 presents math exercises and strategies that combine basic math skills with language development activities. Chapter 6 proposes alternative assessment methods to monitor the progress of LEP students, who often cannot be fairly evaluated with the same criteria as mainstream students. Chapter 7 offers suggestions for involving language minority parents in their children's education. Each of these chaptes contains some equivalent exercises in Spanish and a list of resources. Chapter 8 provides more general resources: organizations and institutions serving linguistic and cultural minorities, teacher training materials, legal framework for serving LEP students, selected English-as-a-second-language software, on-line resources for teachers and students, comprehensive regional assistance centers, desegregation assistance centers, and research centers. Chapter 9 contains 14 articles of interest. (TD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training (ESCORT), Bugbee Hall, Room 305, Oneonta, NYY 13820; Tel: 800-451-8058 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Region IV Comprehensive Center, Arlington, VA.; Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Tucker, GA.; Region XIV Comprehensive Center, Tucker, GA.
Note: For second edition, see ED 347 024.