Over the years the Sube team expanded to include educational specialists, bilingual teachers, and TESOL certified specialists working together to create a research-based model for language instruction. In this section of the website we will share the research that provided the foundation for the Sube methodology. We will share relevant articles, links to web sites and research based data on language learning. This information can also support your work in the classroom, with your school, in your relationship with parents and with your community as a whole. Here are some of the ways that this data can assist you:
• When writing a grant to receive bilingual funds, research based data can support your school plan.
• For schools wanting to start a language program, this information can help you gain the support of the parents and the community.
• As a teacher, reading about research that supports your work in the classroom or provides examples of best practices and successful learning models, is motivating and inspiring.
• When doing a presentation for bilingual certification or at a conference, this data will help to develop your outline and provide documented support.
• For new teachers with little classroom experience, reading articles and information from experienced teachers, researchers and experts in the field of Bilingual Education can be a great resource.
• School administrators benefit as this resource center gathers and organizes valuable data that can assist in grant writing, presentations. and report writing.
• As an individual wanting to teach Spanish in your neighborhood or wanting to start a small school, this data can greatly improve the response from the community.
The Sube Methodology outline provides a detailed explanation of the theories and research that formed the Sube program and how we have developed strategies and techniques based on this research, as well as from first hand experiences in the classroom.
Please read the papers below for research data that supports the SUBE methodology:
Eugene E. Garcia article (On engaging culturally and linguistically diverse students)
Jerome Bruner: The process of education (on spiraling curriculum)
Helena Curtain article (on early start Foreign language learning)
The SUBE curriculum is aligned with state and national standards. Below you will find all the standard alignments that are included in the correlating SUBE lesson manual. (Click on the following for PDF files.)
The SUBE curriculum includes an assessment chart for each unit to help you track each child's progress and determine areas of strength and weakness. When using the complete Sube program across grade levels, these charts are also used to help transition students from one grade to the next.