Capstone Project Title
Research Based Strategies in Reading and Writing for Content Area Teachers: A Website to Support Growth in Academic Language
The population of English language learners in general education classrooms is growing every year and teachers are finding that they need strategies to support these learners in reading and writing along with helping them adapt to school in another culture. Without classroom support, it becomes more difficult for these students to acquire the academic language needed to be successful and the opportunity gap continues to widen. This website designed for this project focuses on research based reading and writing strategies for content area teachers at the secondary level, specifically grades six through 12. Strategies for skills such as comprehension, vocabulary development, summarizing, and writing are featured on this website. This project also involved creating additional resources for teachers to include information about language levels, challenges English learners at different levels face, and what English learners can do at different levels of language development when given classroom assignments. The goal of this project is to give content area teachers a place to go for information and strategies so they can support the English learners that are placed in their classes.
ESL/ ELLs, Reading, Teachers/ Teaching, Writing
Schmidbauer, Kathryn, "Research Based Strategies in Reading and Writing for Content Area Teachers: A Website to Support Growth in Academic Language" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 642.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects