Say It Naturally: Verbal Strategies for Authentic Communication by Allie Patricia Wall. (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.) 1987. Based on a functional/notional approach to language learning. Text provides communicative strategies to help language learners adapt to social situations in which a certain amount of verbal knowhow, tact, and polite phrasing is required. Designed to strengthen social skills in a conversation class. Science for Language Learners by Ann K. Fathman and Mary Ellen Quinn. (Prentice Hall Regents). 1989. Presents integrated science and language lessons that combine authentic science activi- ties with language exercises. Activities are drawn from physical and life science curricula and include guided demonstrations, group study and independent investigations. Teaching Language in Context by Alice C. Omaggio. (Heinle and Heinle) 1986. Investigates issues related to proficiency in .second language learning. Includes current theories of language learning, methodological trends, and guidelines for con textualizing practice. Presents ideas for integrative activities in listening, speak- ing, reading, and writing. Explores the accuracy issue, formats for proficiency-oriented classroom testing, and the teaching of culture in a procifiency-oriented curriculum. 2:j 235
CHAPTER TWELVE Teaching Makes a Difference by Carol Cummings. (Teaching Inc., Edmonds, Washington) 1990. Practical, straight-forward book for classroom teachers. Includes chapters on task analysis, long-range planning, monitoring and adjusting, teaching for retention, active participation, planning better lessons, and concept development strategies. Explanations of concepts are clear with plenty of exam- ples and self-check exercises. Teaching Multilevel Classes in ESL by Jill Bell. (Dormac, Inc.) 1988. Practical guide for teachers of multilevel classes of adult learners. Students are considered active participants in the planning, learning, and evaluation process. Includes methodology and detailed suggestions for activities and exercises. The Teaching of Problem Solving by Ian Inston (Longman) 1991. Emphasis on the development of independent thinking skills. An invaluable guide to teachers who wish to give pupils the challenge of working on their own to develop their own ideas and independence. Teaching Science to English Learners, Grades 4-8 by Ann K. Fathman, Mary Ellen Quinn and Carolyn Kessler. (National Clear- inghouse for Bilingual Education). 1992. Guide describes learning and teaching principles for integrating sci- ence and language activities with emphasis on making science mean- ingful. Sample lessons are provided. Testing for Language Teachers by Arthur Hughes. (Cambridge University Press) 1989. Helps teachers understand the principles of testing and how they can be applied in practice. To help language teachers write better tests, this book takes the view that test con- struction is essentially a matter of problem solving, with every teach- ing situation setting a different testing problem.
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