Capstone Project Title
Supporting Kindergarten Multilingual Learners During Morning Meeting
The guiding question of this capstone project is: “How can kindergarten classroom teachers support Multilingual Learners during Morning Meeting to improve their ability to engage and communicate with classmates?” Morning Meeting is a daily classroom time that supports the building of a shared classroom community. Students are seen and heard as they share about themselves and learn about their peers. Research has demonstrated the need for students to make connections with their classmates in order to feel safe taking academic risks. Multilingual learners in kindergarten classrooms can struggle to make social connections and actively engage in learning when they are new to the English language. Multilingual learners are the fastest growing population in schools today yet many teachers lack the training to fully support students who are learning English. This project involved the creation of a Morning Meeting Guide for kindergarten classroom teachers. The content of the guide is meant to provide tools and resources for teachers to use to understand and support their multilingual learners. The guide provides information about language acquisition for English language learners. It also contains ideas on how to enhance, scaffold, and modify morning meeting activities to support active engagement of multilingual learners. The goal of the guide is to provide support to classroom teachers so they can create a morning meeting where multilingual learners can actively participate in community building activities alongside their peers.
Morning Meeting Guide
Community Building, Early Childhood, ESL/ ELLs, Social Emotional Learning
Tripp, Tamara, "Supporting Kindergarten Multilingual Learners During Morning Meeting" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 890.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects