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2.1  Use the telephone and telephone book

2.1.1  Use the telephone directory and related publications to locate information

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Using the Telephone"

   North Caroline Curriculum Guide

   "The Yellow Pages"

   Reading for Life

   "Recognizing Phone Numbers"

   Reading for Life

   "Finding Community Services"

 

2.1.2  Identify emergency numbers and place emergency calls

   EL Civics 2010-2011 (English Language and Literacy) - City College of San Francisco

   Click on "Materials for Reporting an Emergency"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Reporting Emergencies"

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Eight - "Reporting an Emergency"

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes and Accidents Unit (Beginning Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes and Accidents Unit (Intermediate Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes Unit (Advanced Level)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Recognizing and Communicating an Emergency"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Disaster Preparedness"

   Talking With Police and Teacher's Guide to Talking With Police

   Click on Lesson #4 " "Help!"

 

2.1.3  Interpret information about time zones

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Using the Telephone" 

 

2.1.7  Take and interpret telephone messages, leave messages on answering machines, and interpret recorded messages

   Hopelink Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Telephone Messages"

   Lanternfish

   "Can I Take a Message? Telephone English"

   Maryland Adult Resource Center - ESOL Customer Service Training

   Unit 4: "Using the Telephone" (Teacher's Guide) and (Student Book)

  

2.1.8  Use the telephone to make and receive routine personal and business calls

   Hopelink Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Using the Telephone"

   North Caroline Curriculum Guide

   "Using the Telephone"

  

2.2  Understand how to locate and use different types of transportation and interpret related travel information

2.2.1  Ask for, give, follow, or clarify directions

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   Click on "Field Trips"

   Lanternfish

   "Going for a Bite: Giving Directions to a Restaurant"

   Lesson Plans for Directions

   "Getting Simple Directions"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Directions"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Signs and Landmarks"

   Winona ABE

   "Map Skills"

 

2.2.2  Recognize and use signs related to transportation

   EL Civics Education Curriculum

   "Traffic Signs"

   EL Civics 2010-2011 (English Language and Literacy) - City College of San Francisco

   Click on "Safety Signs Identification Materials"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Subway Map"

 

2.2.3  Identify or use different types of transportation in the community, and interpret traffic information

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Bus Map" or "Subway Map"

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   Click on Lesson 7 "Transportation"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Wings, Wheels, and Rails"

   Talking Points Worksheets - "Transports of Delight?" (Student Handout)

   "Transports of Delight" (Teaching Suggestions)

   TP Homework - "Transports of Delight?"

   TEFL.net - Topics Worksheets

   Transport Vocabulary

 

2.2.4  Interpret transportation schedules and fares

   Lanternfish

   "I Need a Ticket to Osaka, Japan"

 

2.2.5  Use maps related to travel needs

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Bus Map" or "Subway Map"

   Lesson Plans for Directions

   "Getting Simple Directions"

   Multi-Cultural Educational Services

   Click on "Reading a Map"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Maps"

 

2.3  Understand concepts of time and weather

2.3.1  Interpret clock time

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   Click on "Numbers"

   Multi-Cultural Education Services

   Click on "Time in Numbers and on Clocks"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Reading the Clock"

   Reading for Life

   Reading for Life, Volume 1 - go to page 128, Unit 9, Clock Time

 

2.3.2  Identify the months of the year and the days of the week

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   Click on "Numbers"

   Multi-Cultural Education Services

   Click on "Calendar Exercises"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Days of the Week"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Months of the Year"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Recognizing and Writing Dates"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Seasons"

   VA Adult Learning Center

   "Work Schedules" (under General Construction)

 

2.3.3  Interpret information about weather conditions

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   Click on "Weather and Clothing"

   Enchanted Learning.com (Label Me! Printables)

   The following are links to printable handouts focusing on seasonal and weather vocabulary:

      Seasons

      Seasons (2)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Weather"

   Talking Points Worksheets - "Let It Snow" (Student Handout)

      "Let It Snow" (Teaching Suggestions)

      TP Homework - "Avalanches"

   Talking Points Worksheets - "Natural Disasters: Earthquakes and Tsunamis" (Student Handout)

      "Natural Disasters: Earthquakes and Tsunamis" (Teaching Suggestions)

      TP Homework - "Natural Disasters: Earthquakes and Tsunamis"

   Talking Points Worksheets - "'What's In the Wind?" (Student Handout)

      "What's In the Wind?" (Teaching Suggestions)

      TP Homework - "What In the Wind? Hurricanes and Tornadoes"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 5 - "Determining Where I Live"

     

2.4  Use postal services

2.4.1  Address letters and envelopes

   North Caroline Curriculum Guide

   "Sending and Receiving Mail"

   Reading For Life

   "Addressing Envelopes"

 

2.5  Use community agencies and services

2.5.1  Locate and utilize services of agencies that provide emergency services

   EL Civics 2010-2011 - City College of San Francisco

   Modules under "Emergency Services"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Reporting Emergencies"

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes and Accidents Unit (Beginner Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes and Accidents Unit (Intermediate Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Reporting Crimes Unit (Advanced Level)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Community Helpers"

   Reading For Life

   "Finding Community Services"

   Talking With Police and Teacher's Guide for Talking With Police

   Click on Lesson 7: "Domestic Violence"

 

2.5.3  Locate medical and health facilities in the community

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Health Unit (Beginner Unit)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Health Unit (Intermediate Unit)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Health Unit (Advanced Unit)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Visiting the Hospital"

 

2.5.4  Read, interpret, and follow directions found on public signs and building directories

   EL/Civics Education Curriculum

   Traffic Signs

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Grocery List"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Prescription"

 

2.5.5  Locate and use educational services in the community, including interpreting and writing school-related communications

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   Click on Lesson 2 - "Parents as First Teachers - A Parent Teacher Conference"

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Education Unit (Beginner Unit)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Education Unit (Intermediate Unit)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Education Unit (Advanced Unit)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Enrolling Your Child in Public School"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Communicating with Your Child's School"

 

2.5.6  Use library services

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Your Public Library"

 

2.5.7  Interpret permit and license requirements

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Department of Motor Vehicles"

 

2.5.9  Identify child care services in the community

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   Click on Lesson 8 - "Finding Childcare"

 

2.6  Use leisure time resources and facilities

2.6.3  Interprest information in order to plan for outings and vacations

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Planning a Vacation"

  

2.6.4  Interpret and order from fast food menus and compute related costs

   Lanternfish

   "Going to a Restaurant: Ordering Food"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Going to a Restaurant"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Fast Foods and Vending Machines"

   Reading For Life

   Go to "Menus" (page 30)

   The Internet TESL Journal

   Click on Unit 3

 

2.7  Understand aspects of society and culture

2.7.1  Interpret information about holidays

   EL Civics.com

   "Abraham Lincoln's Birthday"

   EL Civics.com

   "Arbor Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Christmas"

   EL Civics.com

   "Columbus Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Father's Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "4th of July"

   EL Civics.com

   "George Washington's Birthday"

   EL Civics.com

   "Groundhog Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Halloween"

   EL Civics.com

   "Labor Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Memorial Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Mother's Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "New Year's Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Presidents' Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Thanksgiving"

   EL Civics.com

   "Valentine's Day"

   EL Civics.com

   "Veterans' Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "American Independence Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "April Fool's Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Armistice Day (Veterans' Day)"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Columbus Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Earth Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Easter"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Father's Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Flag Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Halloween"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "George Washington's Birthday"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Labor Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Mothers' Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "St. Patrick's Day"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Thanksgiving"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Valentine's Day"

   Lesson Plans for Thanksgiving

   "Planning a Thanksgiving Meal"

   Lesson Plans for Thanksgiving

   "Thanksgiving"

   Talking Points Worksheet - "Is Halloween Harmful?" (Student Handout)

      "Is Halloween Harmful?" - Teaching Suggestions

      TP Homework - "Is Halloween Harmful?"

   TEFL.net - Topics Worksheets

   "Christmas Vocabulary

 

2.7.2  Interpret information about ethnic groups, cultural groups, language groups

   EL Civics.com

   "Black History Month"

   EL Civics.com

   "Cinco de Mayo"

   EL Civics.com

   "Hanakkuh"

   EL Civics.com

   "Kwanzaa"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Cinco de Mayo"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Hanakkuh"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "Kwanzaa"

   ESL Holiday Lessons

   "New Year's Eve"

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   Click on Lesson 4 - "Teaching Family History and Traditions"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Talking About Our Native Countries"

   Talking Points Worksheets

   "Too Hot to Handle" and TP Homework - "Freedom of Speech"

 

2.7.3  Interpret information about social issues

   EL Civics.com

   "Women's History Month"