Connections with Language: Affordances for Language Awareness in an E.L.A. Transitional Middle School Classroom

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This doctoral dissertation summary explores how multilingual middle school students make connections with academic language and content through affordances for Language Awareness. Affordances for Language Awareness represent possibilities available to students for accessing relevant information to make meaning of language within a classroom. As an ecologically inspired account, the goals of this study explored how students construct meaning, what resources they draw on, and what external policy measures influence language choices in the classroom. 
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2016
Event15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education - Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: Jan 1 2016 → …


Conference15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
Period1/1/16 → …


  • Education
  • Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Language and Literacy Education

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