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Lesson Plans


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Chris Merriam (
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 16:24:44 -0600

Lindagrace Stephens wrote:
>I am taking some ESL classes after the encouragement of my administration.
>Does anyone one know of information specifically linking teaching ESL and
>art. I think this is different than teaching culture. Like myself many of
>you have students that are not English speaking- do you have seperate
>approaches of lesson plans for them- ??

Right off the top of my head, I have no official sources. I teach in a
school that is 98% Native American, and about 75% ESL.
One of my favorite lessons is to read a story in Navajo, have the Navajo
Speakers translate it for the rest of the class, Make puppets and act out
the story for the classroom teacher. The students choose which language
they want to use to act out the story. I am NOT bilingual.. I try... But
find that using creative approaches like this helps immerse both the
students and myself in a learning experience which broadens our language
and artistic knowledge.
Warm wishes,

Christine Merriam, Art Specialist
Kayenta Intermediate School
AKA KewlJewl