Capstone Project Title
Patty Born Selly and Trish Harvey
The research question addressed in this project is: What are the most effective co-teaching strategies for teaching literacy skills in a middle school English Language Arts class that is culturally and linguistically diverse? It documents one teacher’s creation of an ELA-based curriculum that includes strategies for ELD co-teaching, learning activities to increase middle school literacy skills and supports for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Designing the curriculum using the Understanding by Design framework, it is for use when teaching Free? Stories Celebrating Human Rights ( Morpurgo et al., 2015) in a co-taught sixth grade classroom. The overall goal of the unit is to strengthen students' literacy skills while exploring issues of human rights, using methods that are scaffolded for ELL students through the utilization of effective ELA/ELD co-teaching strategies. Included with this curriculum are co-planning templates, performance tasks descriptions, differentiated assessments, and graphic organizers.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Literacy, Reading, Reflective Practice, Teachers/ Teaching
Berg, Adena, "Co-Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Middle School English Language Arts" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 475.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects