Capstone Project Title
learners. These students specifically struggle with mathematics, as it relies heavily on specific academic language that is constantly being scaffolded. Research has shown that writing in the mathematics classroom can assist English language learners develop academic vocabulary and therefore increase proficiency. This capstone project focuses on the research question: How can writing in the math classroom increase the academic language and proficiency in a classroom of 80% English language learners? The project gives an introduction into implementing writing in the middle school math classroom by providing a one-week introduction to journaling, a two-week eighth-grade curriculum with added writing pieces, and information for implementing writing into sixth and seventh-grade units. The project uses journal prompts as well as writing-based assessments to observe students’ growth in math academic vocabulary.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Mathematics, Writing
Bahnaman, Daniel, "Writing In the Math Classroom In Order to Increase the Academic Proficiency In English Language Learners" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 600.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects