Capstone Project Title
Supporting Beginner English Learner Success in Low-incidence Districts: Reading Accommodations for the Content Classroom
The research question addressed in this capstone project is: “How can low-incidence high school content teachers provide reading accommodation strategies with beginner ELs to impact student success?” This paper focuses on a way to provide equitable instruction for high school beginning English Learners (ELs), through researched reading accommodation strategies. The context in which this project was created was for low-incidence districts whose content-area teachers may not have formal training on working with beginner ELs. The professional development sessions include a focus on who ELs are, as well as the following reading strategies: oral scaffolds, text discussion activities, vocabulary instruction, and use of native language (Zwiers, 2014; Gibbons, 2009). To provide a meaningful learning experience, content-area teachers are given time for collaborative planning during the sessions for strategy implementation.
ESL/ ELLs, Reading, Staff Development
Gilbertson, Ashley, "Supporting Beginner English Learner Success in Low-incidence Districts: Reading Accommodations for the Content Classroom" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 758.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects