Capstone Project Title
The purpose of this capstone project was to develop a heritage language curriculum that teaches Spanish literacy skills to Spanish-speaking students in second and third grade. This project was based on research that supports the importance of students maintaining their first language and developing reading skills in their first language to help them improve their reading abilities in English and improve their test scores. The creator based the curriculum on WIDA’s Spanish Language Arts Standards and used the Understanding by Design framework to develop the curriculum. The main focus of the curriculum is to teach decoding and phonics skills to students. The curriculum includes standards, enduring understandings, essential questions, formative and summative assessments, a performance task, twenty lesson plans, and activities.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Foreign Language, Literacy
Kum, Kelly, "A Curriculum For Teaching Elementary-Aged Spanish-Speaking Students To Read In Spanish" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 198.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations