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ERIC Number: ED427918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 197
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
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
Language: English
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.