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EL CIVICS: Developed by Caldwell Community College
This website is a great resource for lesson plan ideas.  Keep in mind that these are ideas that need to be tailored to the level of your students and made relevant to refugees from their unique background and experiences.
Project Synopsis:
This three-year project derived from a desire to teach the civic education skills that ESL learners need in order to contribute to and share in the local community.  Civic education was defined to include a range of topics: government, citizenship, community resources, the legal system, American culture, consumer education, money management, personal information, parenting, employment, and forms.
 

Making It Real: Teaching Pre-literate Adult Refugee Students

Written by:  Alysan Croydon   //   Illustrated by:  Jamie Treat  //  Developed by Tacoma Community House Training Project.  Funded by the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Section of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, 2005

This book attempts to answer these questions and reviews some effective practices for teaching pre-literate adult refugees. It describes techniques and activities that support these practices. It is divided into sections on teaching speaking and listening skills and reading and writing skills.  Although their literacy level is what makes pre-literate students especially challenging to teach, oral language still needs to be developed and actually developed first as many of the approaches to teaching literacy described here rely on learners reading their own words. Each of the sections on teaching language skills provides examples and descriptions of useful approaches, techniques, and activities. There is a checklist of language competencies that learners who are new to the language need to know, a section on teaching multi-level groups, and information on resources that teachers and service providers can use.

The book document is attached below.  Should you have trouble downloading it, you can access the book at this link: http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/abepds/making_it_real_teaching_pre-literate_adult_refugee_students.pdf

 

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