Aligning the learning: successful strategies for writing in the world language classroom
The research questions addressed in this capstone were, how can all students achieve a proficient level of writing skills in world language and how do classroom practices affect the success rate of students? By creating a writing curriculum that integrates best practice in brain based learning, culturally responsive teaching and language acquisition theory, all students can become proficient writers of French. Research supports the importance of a physical and mental environment that recognizes, respects and values the richness of diverse experiences that students bring to the classroom. The author develops a writing curriculum that will be taught in a third or fourth year French class. The curriculum focuses on building connections with students through carefully chosen content that respects diversity and engages a variety of learning styles.
Keller, Katherine H., "Aligning the learning: successful strategies for writing in the world language classroom" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2044.