Adult Ed
Dream Street

OverviewActivities

Overview:

As a primary speaker of languages other than English, the desire to learn to communicate using different "rules" is a goal worth pursuing. This lesson will engage the English as a Second language learner in the task of learning to cope with challenges that arise during the pursuit of dreams. Listening skills, as a critical tool of communication, will be developed using an episode from the Connect with English series.

Subject Matter

  • Language Arts, Social Studies

Learning objectives:

Students will be able to:
  • Recognize social conflict and identify appropriate social customs and problem-solving strategies.

  • Sse listening skills to determine the meaning of various vocabulary items.

Standards

Languages Other than English, Standard 2
http://www.nysatl.nysed.gov/lotestand.html
Standard 2: Cultural Understanding
Students will develop cross-cultural skills and understandings.


English Language Arts, Standards 1, 2 and 4
http://www.nysatl.nysed.gov/engstand.html
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.

Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
Students will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation.

Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction. Students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.

Materials:

Media Components

Connect with English, individual program descriptions. http://learner.org/progdesc/series71.html#jump1

Connect with English, "Negotiations" (WNET Broadcast Episode 6/106); available online through Annenberg CPB (access requires free registration) Video on Demand at http://learner.org/resources/series71.html?pop=yes&vodid=3252&pid=952

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Handouts

Prep for Teachers

Load media player plug-in, register for free access to Annenberg CPB site (www.learner.org); bookmark site, print out word/phrase cards handout (or create cards using index cards); if using a broadcast video, cue tape to beginning of "Negotiations" episode or pause the video stream at the Annenberg web site.



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