Guest Discussion: Staying Healthy for Beginners Curriculum
Submitted by Julie McKinney on February 16, 2015 - 1:02pm
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Welcome to our guest discussion about an exciting new curriculum, created for beginner ESOL students:
In my years of collecting, training and writing about heath literacy curricula and materials for adult education, one of the biggest barriers I have always heard was a need for more materials for beginners. This new curriculum from LINCS and the Florida Literacy Coalition is both an authentic material (a colorful, picture-filled stand-alone booklet for beginning English learners) and a curriculum (an accompanying teachers guide). Together they allow you to teach literacy and language acquisition skills in the context of health topics like talking with doctors, taking medicine and eating healthy food.
This week we will talk with Greg Smith and Jennifer Young, from the Florida Literacy Coalition, who created the student and teacher’s guides. They will discuss how the guides were developed, how they work, and how they can be used in ESOL programs.
We will have a chance to hear from teachers who have used this curriculum, and would like to talk with teachers who may want to use it in the future.
Please take a look at the curriculum and post your questions and comments here! You can also look at these other threads from this group that addressed this new resource:
This resource had a predecessor, which was a slightly higher level version of Staying Healthy. Many more people have used that version, since it has been out for longer. I would love it if those of you who have used it will post your impressions here to get us started!
We will hear soon from Greg and Jennifer, but in the meantime, please share your thoughts and questions!
All the best,