Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Bette Blaisdell

Abstract

The research conducted in this capstone discusses appropriate methods of teaching grammar to ELL students. The project arose from the author’s realization that explicit grammar instruction was seldom taught and in many cases omitted completely during instructional time. Furthermore, the author realized that there was a great deal of confusion about the appropriate role of grammar within the curriculum. This led the author to study the history of grammar instruction in order to understand the various methodologies that have been implemented throughout the years. The goal was to try and gain a better understanding of the different schools of thought and arrive at a conclusion about what is now considered ‘best practice’ with regards to grammar instruction. This research led the author to the Focus on Form method of grammar teaching, a methodology that combines various aspects of previous methodologies. The author then goes on to describe the various ‘tasks’ that can be used within the classroom in order to implement the Focus on Form method.

Project Type

Resource Book

Keywords

ESL/ ELLs

Included in

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