Term

Summer 2018

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Susan Manikowski, Julianne Scullen

Content Expert

Kristin Butterfield

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project is, How can teachers best use independent reading with E-Books to benefit elementary English language learner students? The author describes how hearing Stephen Krashen speak about the importance of independent reading made him curious about using E-Books with ELLs. In his review of literature, he describes how E-Books can best provide comprehensible input to help ELLs learn language, how E-Books can best meet the needs of emergent readers, how they can best use special text-tools, and how teachers can make sure independent reading is successful in their classrooms. With this information he makes a website for teachers of elementary ELLs on the subject of using E-Books for independent reading. Hasan and Abuelrub (2010) provide a framework for ensuring the quality of the website. The author concludes that E-Books can be used effectively to promote language and literacy with ELLs if students have access to appropriate books and teachers structure independent reading with pre-teaching of expectations, monitoring of behavior during reading, and reflection activities after reading. He believes his website can help teachers make productive independent reading with E-Books a reality in their classrooms and better serve elementary ELL students. (196 words)

Project Type

Website Creation

Keywords

ESL/ ELLs, Literacy, Reading

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text

dc_publisher

DigitalCommons@Hamline

dc_format

application/pdf

dc_source

School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

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