Eric Carle in the classroom : language arts activities for LEP/ELL elementary students

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Show simple item record Davis, Emily S. en_US 2011-06-03T19:23:37Z 2011-06-03T19:23:37Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 2003 .D38 en_US
dc.description.abstract As stated above, the Eric Carle language arts activities I have created are based on current research presented in the literature review. First, it was found that activities that integrate the four main skill areas provide for the most rapid English development. For this reason, I divide the activities for each of the five Eric Carle books into four main categories: 1) Reading activities, 2) Writing activities, 3) Listening activities, and 4) Speaking activities (see "List 1" below for a quick reference to these). Teachers should select activities from each of these categories as they will build off each other and create an integrated unit.Second, special attention is given to the area of Reading/Literacy development as this is a crucial part of the curriculum in all kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms. I used the findings of the National Reading Panel (2000) as the basis for my literacy activities. As shown in the literature review, they found that in order for a child to become literate she must develop skill in: 1. Phonemic awareness, 2. Phonics, 3. Fluency, 4. Vocabulary use, and 5. Text comprehension (see "List 2" below for a quick reference to these). Due to the fact that phonemic awareness and phonics are the most basic of these skills, only the Eric Carle books for very young children include these activities. This correlates with early elementary Language Arts curriculum in general, in which phonemic awareness and phonics instruction ends at 2nd grade.Third, in the literature review I considered the ESL Standards (TESOL, 1997) because these provide goals for LEP students' development and academic achievement. In this handbook, I note when a specific activity implements one of the standards so that teachers can look for activities to meet a specific ESL standard that students need work on. See "List 3" below for a quick reference to the ESL goals and standards.By considering this current research, I hope that the tasks and activities I've developed may be used successfully to meet the linguistic, academic and affective needs of LEP/ELL students. In Part 1, teachers will be able to select one of the five Eric Carle books, and then choose from the variety of activities I've designed in order to meet the unique needs of their students. Furthermore they will be able to use Part 2 as a resource list of skills that can be taught from the other books. Because Eric Carle's books are highly interesting, children of all backgrounds will be excited about the activities. This will lead to rapid linguistic and academic development among LEP/ELL students.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 93 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Foreign speakers. en_US
dc.subject.other Carle, Eric. en_US
dc.title Eric Carle in the classroom : language arts activities for LEP/ELL elementary students en_US
dc.title.alternative Language arts activities for LEP/ELL elementary students en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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