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O'Connor, Rollanda E., Ed.; Vadasy, Patricia F., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2011
Comprehensive, authoritative, and designed for practical utility, this handbook presents evidence-based approaches for helping struggling readers and those at risk for literacy difficulties or delays. Leading experts explain how current research on all aspects of literacy translates into innovative classroom practices. Chapters include clear…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Reading Comprehension, Learning Problems
Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Practical examples from everyday life, spanning personal financial matters to traveling and even cooking conversions are the lessons offered in this useful guide. The vast majority of older students and adults who come to America come from countries that use the metric system. Learning a new system for measuring, telling time, and so forth is…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Statistics, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
Cook, Barbara; Urzua, Carole – 1993
The literacy club described is a model cross-aged, paired reading program that is being successfully used in an elementary school in Redwood City, California to teach literacy skills to non-native speakers of English. The literacy club pairs older students--"rapid readers"--with younger students--"little readers"--in a yearlong reading experience…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England). – 1977
The guide is addressed to the colleagues of the foreign language assistant in the languages departments since the assistant's work, to a large extent, depends on a successful relationship with them. The foreign language assistant is defined as a native speaker of a foreign language, e.g. French, German, Spanish, Italian, who serves in a British…
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs
Meeker, Sharon K. – 1978
This paper describes a technique for giving ESL (English as a second language) students with rather limited English ability an opportunity to talk on a regular basis. The technique takes into consideration: (1) the time limitations of the classroom; (2) the tendency of some students to dominate discussion and the need for giving others…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses
Sasaki, Ruth A. – 1978
A set of specific and practical ideas for teaching language skills are presented, centered around the use of charts or "squares" of pictures that represent ideas that can be expressed in basic English. The focus is a story square, a system of pictures tied together by a plot and presented to the class as a puzzle. Squares for pronunciation can be…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Media, English (Second Language)
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA. – 1977
The sound systems of Vietnamese and English have very little in common and therefore the Vietnamese learner of English will have great difficulty with pronunciation. This guide points out the specific problem areas and gives pronunciation exercises to deal with each problem. Twenty-eight pronunciation lessons are included, preceded by two…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language)
Zappala, Stephen – 1976
This instructor's manual accompanies the student text, "Italian (Programmed), Volume 1," which covers virtually the entire sound system of the Italian language and introduces the basic grammatical categories (gender, number, unit noun markers, person, and tense). The manual contains the instructions on how to use the materials and the following…
Descriptors: Grammar, Guides, Instructional Materials, Italian
Stanislawczyk, Irene E.; Yavener, Symond – 1976
This volume deals with different methods for teaching foreign languages, and is intended as an instrument to foster creative thinking and teaching. The first chapter, "The Need for Liberation," discusses the need to progress beyond structure drills towards meaningful language use. Chapters 2-5, "The Beginning Phase,""The Lower-Intermediate…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Aids, Communicative Competence (Languages), Creativity
Paulston, Christina Bratt; Bruder, Mary Newton – 1975
This book is meant to serve as a guide to more efficient language teaching. Although it is based on theories both from standard audiolingual theory and cognitive-code learning, the basic objectives remain those of the audiolingual approach. The book focusses on the teaching of grammar and on the most efficient way to use drills in the classroom in…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Form Classes (Languages), Grammar
Siegrist, David Stephen – 1977
This manual attempts to provide practical and useful linguistic information for classroom teachers and classroom aides in bilingual programs, K to 12. It stresses the importance of teamwork in any bilingual program, a team consisting of teachers, aides, volunteers and student tutors. The goal of the manual is to help teachers and aides become more…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Hallman, Clemens L., Ed. – 1976
This list of minimal competencies for foreign language teachers is broken down into the following categories: (1) practical command of the foreign language, (2) language analysis, (3) culture, (4) teaching-learning process, and (5) professional. Each category has three parts: competence, indicator (a brief description of the activity or ability by…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Job Skills, Language Instruction, Language Skills
Lister, Susan, Comp. – 1977
This volume is a collection of articles, activities and resources in the foreign language field from both state and national sources. The collection deals with teaching methods, trends in the field, instructional materials, learning activities and creative student work. Various kinds of resources for foreign language teachers, including…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Media, French, German
Chicago Board of Education, IL. – 1974
This handbook is designed for school administrators, teachers, parents, and community groups who are interested in establishing a bilingual education program in their school. Since it is intended to be a practical, step-by-step guide to bilingual education, the handbook emphasizes the process of developing a program, pointing out alternatives…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Community Involvement
Strasheim, Lorraine A. – 1978
Some general planning information for Latin language courses includes tips on (1) coverage in the textbook; (2) supplementing the textbook; and (3) combined or multi-level classes, which includes independent study, special interest courses, rotating levels and split-period approaches. Some specific considerations are given for the text "First Year…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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