Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alvino Fantini


This is a personal paper in which I address the delicate topic of correction strategies within the realm of student composition as they were applied specifically to a bilingual, Spanish/3nglish, first grade class- room located at the El Eirage Elementary School of El Eirage, Arizona.

I begin the paper with a statement of what are my personal assumptions in regard to what I call "subliminal" correction strategies as they relate to a language experience approach to teaching. I have supported these personal assumptions by developing ten "subliminal" correction strategies which have already been successfully implemented in my first grade classroom. The paper concludes with another personal statement on what I have learned from my research and its practical application.

Although this is an original paper, I have attached a list of references which I consider to be relevant to my study and which might prove to be useful to an interested reader who might wish to expand beyond my research.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education