College of Education Theses and Dissertations

Title

Integrating Oral Language in English as a Second Language Literacy Instruction: A Case study

Date of Award

3-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Education

Abstract

This investigation demonstrates how the oral language proficiency that English Language Learners acquire within two years can be incorporated into literacy instruction. This case study seeks to show the implementation of instructional strategies which draw upon and Ecuadorian high school student's oral language skills for the purpose of literacy development. The study addresses the wide gulf between Latinos with underdeveloped mainstream literacy skills and the higher mainstream literacy development of non-Latinos and middle-and upper-class populations. The development of specific literacy skills can provide access to the academic success that is necessary for economic advancement in the wider society in the United States.

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