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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


This project is a collection of ten lessons, each lesson based on a reading. The readings are for beginning adult students, whose reading ability is limited to identifying initial consonants and high-frequency sight words. The readings average three short paragraphs and include basic vocabulary and structures. They discuss themes which are relevant issues to refugees and/or immigrants adapting to United States culture -discrimination, moving to another city, losing a job, family relationships. The themes are not necessarily relevant only to refugees and immigrants but because these populations are newer to the society, issues such as losing a job can be more problematic.

The Introduction describes the background and objectives for developing this text. A second section provides a detailed description and analysis of what is included in each lesson. The ten lessons follow, each including a list of teaching objectives, a reading, instructions for introducing the reading, and a list of teaching activities.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education