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ERIC Number: EJ815742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Keeping the Language Focus in Content-Based ESL Instruction through Proactive Curriculum-Planning
Bigelow, Martha; Ranney, Susan; Dahlman, Anne
TESL Canada Journal, v24 n1 p40-58 Win 2006
For content-based instruction (CBI) to work to its maximum potential, a concerted planning effort must be made to address language objectives, combined with effective instructional strategies that target and assess student performance in relation to those objectives. In this article, after considering various models of content-language integration, we purpose a flexible and dynamic planning model for content-language integration. This model has been helpful in our work with ESL teachers learning to conceptualize lesson planning and curriculum development using CBI across a variety of K-12 settings. Examples implementing the planning model are provided using a curriculum about Arctic exploration and Inuit cultures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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