Author Biography

Lindsay Vecchio teaches English learner (EL) students at Riverside Academy East, an elementary school in Dearborn, Michigan. Her teaching and research are focused on EL students with limited and interrupted schooling.


Learning both language and content simultaneously is a challenge for all English Learner (EL) students, especially those with very low proficiency. In public elementary school settings, classroom teachers have traditionally taught content, while EL teachers have taught language. In this practitioner inquiry project, an EL teacher explores strategies for collaborating with a mainstream classroom teacher to teach both language and content to low proficiency second grade EL students during an EL intervention block.