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Lesson Plans


Re: ESL

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Ken Rohrer (kenroar)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 21:48:11 -0600


>This is a great topic, and one I am glad so many of you are replying to.
> This will be an on-going discussion I am sure!
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Back in the days when I knew little Spanish, I was on a work camp to
Mexico. Several prospective teachers were with our group and knew as little
Spanish as I. We all attempted to teach a few lessons to elementary-aged
Mexicans. Even though I hardly said a word of Spanish and my students knew
no English, I was the only one that taught a lesson. I simply modeled by
doing a sample art lesson and the students followed along. When they were
done, I motioned to them with my hands at a blank piece of paper and then I
pointed at them. They knew immediately that this meant they were to create
their own picture.

My point is that art is a universal language. Visually, we all speak the
same language!

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