The Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum for English Language Learners (Book)
Use this comprehensive, child-centered ELL curriculum will reach ALL students in your class. Developed using accepted, research-based theories and strategies, experienced teachers will find it easy to integrate these new ideas into their existing curriculum. New teachers will appreciate the clear instructions, illustrations, and word-for-word suggestions.
By stressing the use of meaningful, engaging hands-on interest centers and well-organized physical environments, the program gives children many opportunities to experience and practice English in a social setting. Flexible thematic units help teachers respond and support language learning. The curriculum encourages the appreciation and respect of the diverse cultural and social backgrounds of young students and their families.
Each of the ten themes provides clear general objectives, language objectives, key vocabulary, suggested learning/interest centers, and lists of low-cost materials (usually found in classrooms). They also include an abundant variety of multisensory activities that emphasize language development through art, music, social studies, drama, movement, science and mathematics. ~~ Designed to quickly and effectively enhance language, social, intellectual, and pre-reading skills of early childhood English language learners, the curriculum is a practical guide for all professionals.
The Ten Themes are:
- Who Am I and Who Are You?
- My Family and Our Home
- Getting Along with Others
- My Body
- My Senses: Sight and Hearing
- My Senses: Touch, Smell and Taste
- Pets in My Neighborhood
- Camping We Will Go
- Taking Care of Our Earth
- Ways We Travel
NEW__ This comprehensive, child-centered ELL curriculum will reach ALL students in your class. Excellent for limited English speakers, Non-English Speakers and in mixed proficiency classes.