Capstone Project Title
The research question addressed in this project was how can text analysis using a Systemic Functional Linguistic framework inform curriculum design in sheltered EL world history classes? Research in the theory and applications of systemic functional linguistics in education was described; emphasizing connections to instruction for secondary English language learners. The project was completed in parts: text analysis of theme progressions in history text, development of curriculum, and a pre-planning checklist for future unit development. This project documents one teacher’s creation of an integrated unit of world history content with language development lessons through a systemic functional linguistics approach. A text analysis of theme progressions was conducted on the lesson text prior to the unit creation. It culminated in the creation of a pre-planning checklist to guide teachers in integrating lesson components to support language development in the context of history content.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Literacy
Engelun, Mary, "World History Instruction For English Language Learners: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 68.