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ERIC Number: ED476122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Web-Based Lessons Using Municipal Government Sites.
Cackley, Philip
This paper suggests that in the search for authentic materials to use in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) reading practice, local government Web sites offer rich potential. Municipal sites for U.S. counties, cities, and townships usually contain text written at a lower reading level than other general Web pages. This makes it possible for high beginning and low intermediate students to start accessing the Web in English, at the same time building reading confidence and making community connections. Local government Web sites are also ideally suited for lessons that dovetail into life skills, such as finding a job, health, and community living. The paper presents examples of lessons created for use with pages from the Arlington County, Virginia, Web site; background notes on creating lessons; a conceptual mode; and links to finding municipal Web sites. Annotated references are included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A