Improving English as a Second Language Instruction at the Secondary Level:

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dc.contributor.author Dake, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-23T21:22:00Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-23T21:22:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-23T21:22:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/572
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department Capstone Project en
dc.description.abstract Observations of six middle and high school Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools classrooms in the fall of 2007 raised questions about the clarity of the secondary ESL curriculum and about the knowledge that ESL teachers need to implement best teaching practices. The Tennessee and MNPS ESL standards were examined for guidance they provided to teachers, as these were the only documents that outlined the ESL curriculum. It was revealed that the neither standards document answered the question of what teachers should teach, instead focusing on the skills students should attain. Connections are made between the lack of a clear secondary ESL curriculum and the present/future achievement of higher-proficiency, secondary ESL students. What ESL teachers should know about theory and research on ESL education to be able to effectively enact the curriculum is discussed. Finally, a unit plan and supporting materials are provided that incorporate many of the features of secondary ESL best practices while relating them to the MNPS ESL standards. en
dc.description.tableofcontents Capstone Essay Appendix 1: Sample TN ELL SPI Appendix 2: Secondary ELL Literature-Based Unit Plan, Intermediate Level Appendix 3: MNPS ELL Standards, Intermediate Appendix 4: Student Question Guide: Hatchet Appendix 5: Unit Vocabulary Sample Assessment en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College
dc.subject ESL en
dc.subject Secondary en
dc.subject ELL en
dc.subject Standards en
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Foreign speakers en
dc.subject.lcsh English teachers -- Training of en
dc.title Improving English as a Second Language Instruction at the Secondary Level: en
dc.type Other en
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning

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