Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Marilyn Funk

Second Advisor

Heidi Watts


The purpose of this project is to provide ESL teachers of primary aged children with a guide to using a generative language approach. The guide includes teaching considerations relevant both to teaching children in general, and specifically to teaching ESL. A great variety of activities are presented, focusing on the total development of the child as well as the creative use of language. In addition, suggested readings and resources are listed, some for theoretical background and others for use in classroom.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education