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Flint, Patricia; Dollar, Tamra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Adolescents who are newcomers in a country and beginning to acquire English as an additional language are often in secondary classrooms with teachers who do not speak their languages. Due to these communication obstacles, there is a great need for teachers to build relationships with their students while setting optimal conditions for literacy…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stewart, Mary Amanda; Walker, Katie – TESOL Journal, 2017
Although, traditionally, the purpose of the social studies class in secondary schools is to teach content knowledge, this article argues that historical learning can be a powerful vehicle for English language development for late-arrival English learners (ELs) in middle and high schools. ELs bring a wealth of life experiences, diverse…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, History
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article details a project with students who are refugees who read and wrote about the refugee experience to give the instructor important information about their lives. The high school students first read various texts about the refugee experience that guided their class discussions, journal writing, and graphic illustrations of their…
Descriptors: Refugees, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology, High School Students