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ERIC Number: EJ1016736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Literacy and FLES. Connecting to the Common Core Learning Standards
Martino, Al; Barnett, Harriet
Learning Languages, v18 n1 p16-20 Win 2013
At present, Whole Language (WL) teachers DO teach reading as a part of their curriculum. However, the new common core learning standards set the stage for Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) teachers to take a more active role, if not lead the way in developing important reading skills in children. Although this new challenge may at first seem to be daunting, if not an impossible task, teachers will surely find activities which they may have used in the past which they may need to dust off, upgrade and/or change. This is an exciting and positive challenge for FLES teachers. With a new and more focused attention to the development of reading skills and connection to the core curriculum, this paper focuses on three important skill components: (1) aural/oral language development; (2) Phonemic awareness or connecting sounds to the written symbols; and (3) Comprehension or deriving meaning from the written symbols. This article explores ways in which educators can take these elements and make them an integral part of the core curriculum and a part of daily instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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