Capstone Project Title
Dr. Kelly Killorn-Moravec
The demographics of classrooms all around the United States are steadily changing. Thus, educational practices must shift to meet the increasingly diverse needs of students entering the classroom. English Learners (ELs) require additional language support in mainstream classrooms to meet the rigorous Common Core standards, but many teachers feel ill-equipped to meet these needs. A review of the current literature concludes that strategies such as total physical response, accountable talk, think, pair and share, revoicing, sentence frames, reciprocal teaching, and thinking maps will increase ELs ability to use academic language effectively. This capstone provides lesson plans using the Making Meaning curriculum to answer the research question: What strategies can teachers use to build the academic language of EL students in academic conversations?
ESL/ ELLs, Literacy
Wilsey, Jill, "Strategies To Build The Academic Language Of English Language Students" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 291.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects