Capstone Project Title

Moving English Learners To The Discourse Level: The Impact Of Rubrics On El Students' Progress Toward Writing Proficiency

Term

Spring 2019

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAT

Facilitator(s)

Trish Harvey

Content Expert

Elizabeth Hanson

Abstract

This project addressed the research question: how can rubrics, based on the WIDA Key Uses, assist classroom teachers in improving English Learner (EL) student writing? It begins with an explanation of past personal and professional experiences that led the author to this research question. Then, it expounds upon the existing research in regards to writing strategies and challenges for EL students, in addition to outlining the proven benefits of instructional rubrics. After that, is an explanation of the project, which is a writing rubric that includes models of what students should produce at each grade level band for proficiency levels 3, 4, and 5 in the content areas of literacy and math. Finally, the author shares major learnings and the broad implications of this project.

Project Type

Exemplars with Rubrics

Keywords

Developmentally Appropriate Practice, ESL/ ELLs, Literacy, Mathematics, Teachers/ Teaching, Writing

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DigitalCommons@Hamline

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application/pdf

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School of Education Student Capstone Projects

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