Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Laura Halldin

Content Expert

Betsy Lien

Abstract

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.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Literacy

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