This brief describes the experiences of a cohort of preservice teachers who co-created arts integration units with English learners (ELs). The students and preservice teachers created plays based on culturally relevant children's literature. This project was developed to help prepare teachers to better serve the needs of low income and culturally diverse students. The authors use excerpts from the preservice teachers' reflections on their pedagogy and EL students' engagement to illustrate how the arts can foster ELs' learning and communication.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
Preservice Teacher Preparation