Friday, February 27, 2004

Mrs. Ayers' Kinder Themes

Mrs. Ayers' Kinder Themes. A small collection of thematic units for Kindergarten that can be adapted for other grades as well.

From the site:

Hello, my name is Donna Ayers and I would like to welcome you to my home page! I hope you enjoy some of the activities that I have listed in the pages. Please check back to my page often as I am adding new ideas and Units on a regular basis!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Elementary School Foreign Language Programs.

Elementary School Foreign Language Programs. This article reviews the methods and theories used by schools which have successful foreign language programs in the primary grades.

From the site:

A wide range of elementary school foreign language programs have been designed for the English-speaking child. These programs vary in intensity and outcome, depending on the goals and the availability of time and resources. Before starting a new language program, teachers and administrators should consider all possible program models and select the one that corresponds best to their goals and available resources.

At one end of the spectrum are total immersion programs, where virtually all classroom instruction is in the foreign language. At the other end are foreign language experience (FLEX) programs, where classes may meet only once or twice a week and where the goal is not to develop language proficiency, but rather to introduce children to one or more foreign languages and cultures. Elementary school foreign language programs fall into the following broad categories: total immersion, partial immersion, content-based FLES (foreign language in the elementary school), regular (non content-based) FLES, and

Monday, February 23, 2004

Mr. R's Songs That Teach

Mr. R's Songs That Teach. A language arts dictation music program for K-5 grade levels aligned with the California State Contents Standards and Open Court.

From the site:

Mr. R's Songs That Teach program offers all students an enriched integrated language arts music and dictation program. Engaging in this high potential practice, allows all students to have a wealth of language, which promotes English only and second language learners to become lifelong learners and effective communicators.