Linguistics in K-12 Education

 

My primary research agenda involves the integration of linguistic knowledge into K-12 teaching. I am involved in a number of projects that work toward this common goal. That knowledge of language is important is reflected in teacher education programs in many states that require linguistics courses for prospective teachers, at least for English/Language Arts teachers. Also, collaboration between linguists and educators has begun to emerge on a national scale, producing work that aims to identify what aspects of linguistic knowledge are most useful for teachers to know, as well as producing a number of curricula, lesson plans, and resources.

 

Linguistics in the High School:

If you're a teacher interested in learning more about linguistics in the high school, check out the following links and articles. And please feel free to contact me!

AP Linguistics Committee of the Linguistic Society of America

Linguistics in the High School Informational Packet - August 2018

The AP Linguistics Initiative - Richard Larson, Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck

High School Linguistics: A secondary school elective course - Suzanne Loosen

My books on Linguistics in Education:

 

Linguistics at School: Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education

co-edited with Anne Lobeck

 

Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge into K-12 Teaching

co-edited with Anne Lobeck

 

Some of my linguistics in education chapters, articles, and handouts:

 

“Sustained Linguistic Inquiry as a Means of Confronting Language Ideology and Linguistic Prejudice,” (co-authored with David Pippin). In Teachers' and Linguists' Perspectives: Practical Strategies for Teaching Language Variation and Language Ideologies, edited by Michelle Devereaux and Chris Palmer, London: Routledge. 2019.

 

“Reflections on What Teachers Need to Know about Language,” (co-authored with Anne Lobeck). In What Teachers Need to Know about Language, 2nd Edition by Lily Wong Fillmore and Catherine Snow. Washington, DC: CAL. 2018.

Examining Linguistics in the Language Strand of the Common Core

published in Language and Linguistics Compass 9:3 (2015): 139-149. 

 

Language Study as Inquiry: Rediscovering Parts of Speech  

published in ATEG Journal, Summer 2014, Vol. 23: 1, 20-32.

 

White Paper: History of the Study of Grammar (And how historical knowledge of the controversies informs how and why to teach language in the K-12 classroom ) - August 2014

 

Teaching Teachers to Teach Scientifically - AAAS 2012 

 

 Linguistics in a Primary School 

published in Language and LInguistics Compass 1:4 (2007): 243-259. 

 

Linguistics in a One Room Schoolhouse - LSA 2006

 

Ludlings Teach Language Diversity and Change: From Pig Latin to Ubby Dubby - NCTE 2005

 

Teaching Kids about Language Change, Language Endangerment, and Language Death - 2005

 

Learning Grammar through Studying Language Change - ATEG 2004

 

Linguistics First, Then Grammar - ATEG 2003

 

My websites:

 

Exploring Language: Daily Language Investigations for English Language Arts, grades 3-8

 

TeachLing: Lessons plans on language and linguistics in K-12 education.

 

Middle School Linguistics: A blog about language in your upper elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Includes lesson plan ideas and links to lots of resources.


 

 

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© 2014 by Kristin Denham

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