Publication Date

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Jack Millett

Abstract

This paper reports my personal story of using children’s books in the adult English as a Second Language classroom. The introduction explains how and why I came to the decision to use the books. Chapters One through Four are an overview of the books I used in my classroom and explain our collective classroom experience using them. Additionally the paper contains my classroom observations and reflections which helped guide me in selecting stories and lesson planning. The document highlights some of the advantages of using children’s books as well as some suggestions for ESL teachers who are interested in exploring their use in their own classrooms.

Disciplines

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition