Capstone Project Title
Co-teaching is a common strategy used to support English Language Learners in the content classroom. However, English Language Learners can still struggle in these classrooms. Research has shown that co-teaching can be a benefit for students, but this takes collaboration between the content teacher and the English Language teacher to make the class accessible. This project was designed to take an existing English Language Arts curriculum and modify and adapt the curriculum to better meet the needs of English Language Learners. The WIDA 2020 standards and Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe’s Understanding by Design were used as resources in developing the curriculum. The project involved modifying the English 11 curriculum currently in place in my school setting. The curriculum will be used in the co-taught English 11 class, but the curriculum planning and design can be used to modify the curriculums of other content classes in a collaborative effort between English Language teachers and the content teachers. The goal of the curriculum is to support the English Language Learners who need extra language support with the ultimate goal of helping students complete their required classes and graduate from high school.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs
Witthuhn, Emilia, "Supporting English Language Learners in a Co-Taught Classroom through the Curriculum" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 972.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects