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ERIC Number: EJ830639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Advantages of a Thematic Approach
Heyman, Sarah; Morales, Patricia
Learning Languages, v13 n2 p21-22 Spr 2008
Thematic units are more than isolated lists of vocabulary, grammar points, or language functions. It is important to design thematic units from the national standards with clearly defined objectives. They should offer opportunities for connections with other content areas. Units should also have a strong cultural foundation, perhaps centered on a piece of authentic literature that provides a language-rich environment for learners. In this article, the authors discuss the benefits of using thematic units and offer tips on how teachers can develop thematic units.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A