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This guide is designed to provide teachers with instructional strategies and techniques to enhance the content area and language achievement of intermediate and advanced bilingual/English-as-a- Second-Language (ESL) learners in New York City (New York) public schools. Its content is geared to recently-developed city standards for curriculum design and student performance in English language arts. An introductory section gives background information on the materials, standards, and instructional scope and sequence. The second contains seven instructional units with activities keyed to specific standards, and including worksheets; each unit has activities bridging two instructional levels (beginning/intermediate, intermediate/advanced, advanced/transitional). The third section provides further information on: current ESL methodologies and approaches; teaching ESL through music, art, and multicultural literature; strategies for integrating ESL and the content areas; assessing student progress; curricular and instructional adaptations for ESL in special education; and ESL structures, themes, and functions, with examples, at three levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced). (MSE)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Instructional Improvement, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Modules, Middle Schools, Second Language Instruction, Special Education, Teaching Methods











Author: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12389&id=ED416697



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