With a focus on communicative language teaching as it reflects cognitive and second language acquisition theory, this classic in the field provides a wealth of strategies and activities ready to use in the K-8 classroom.
Languages and Children: Making the Match, Third Edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated. Standards-based planning and instruction are the guiding principles throughout the book. This long-awaited third edition provides extensive new information that is not easily accessible to the field. Publishing this information in one source is a tremendous service to methods instructors and teachers, as well as to students.
Table of Contents :
Section A: Focus on the Learner.
1. Characteristics of Young Learners.
2. Creating an Environment for Communication.
3. Person-to-Person Communication: The Interpersonal Standard
4. One-Way Communication: Interpretive and Presentational Modes.
5. Literacy Issues.
6. Interpersonal Communication: Partners and Small Groups.
Section C: Planning for Success in the Early Language Classroom.
7. Integrated Thematic Planning for Curriculum, Unit, and Lesson Design.
8. Using Assessment to Help Students and Programs Grow.
9. Managing the Successful Early Language Classroom.
10. Language, Culture, and Curriculum Interact
Section E: Connections.
11. The Connections Standard: Content-Related Instruction.
12. What We Can Learn from Immersion.
Section F: Resources and Technology.
13. Stocking the Early Language Classroom with Materials and Resources.
14. Bringing Language to Life.
15. Choosing and Using Technology Resources.
Section G: Planning and Sustaining Effective Programs.
17. Learning from the Past to Enhance the Present and the Future.
18. Program Models.
19. Program Planning, Assessment, and Articulation.
20. Developing Professional Teachers.