Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2006

Grade(s): K - 5

Delivery Method: Print

Province: National

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Annette Rickert Smith, Lore Carrera-Carrilo

Language(s): English

7 Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion: A Brief Guide for Teachers and Administrators

In this book, you’ll find answers to these broad questions. You’ll also discover a blueprint for implementation and instruction at the K–5 level that works. Lore Carrera–Carrillo and Annette Rickert Smith describe a step-by-step, start-to-finish model for teaching across the content areas in two languages. They guide you through all of the seven key steps, including:

  • creating a program overview
  • organizing classroom space
  • planning instruction
  • using exemplary teaching methods
  • teaching through hands-on activities
  • supporting instruction and accountability through assessment
  • building community support
In addition, they show you how exemplary programs work, and their instructional plan includes familiar formats such as balanced literacy, integrated thematic instruction, hands-on math and science lessons, and cooperative learning. Their ideas and resources will also help you secure the support of parents and community members whose help is vital to the long-term success of any two-way initiative.