Term

Summer 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Susan Manikowski

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, how do relative constructions in Somali compare to relative constructions in English, what difficulties do Englishlanguage learners have acquiring relatives, and what teaching strategies are most appropriate for these learners? It documents one teacher’s creation of a unit focused entirely around the acquisition of relative constructions, using strategies that have been identified as most effective, such as learning subject relatives and object relatives in sequence and utilizing repeated timed reading. The author provides lesson plans and activities that align with the best practices outlined in the research, with particular consideration given to Somali-speaking students and students with limited or interrupted formal education

Project Type

Curriculum

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Education Commons

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