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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Morganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:46Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:46Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-07192012-091612en_US
dc.identifierumi-10335en_US
dc.identifiercat-001840580en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4433
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Aug. 1, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Education; advisor, Molly Weinburgh.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis action research study examined a small cross-section of a Texas public school population. Participants were kindergarten through third grade students enrolled in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program who were pulled out of their general classroom to receive English support within the content area of science. This study looked at how effective a hands-on learning experience using a schoolyard garden enhanced the academic language and science content of the participants. The study began in mid-March and concluded at the end of April with each group receiving 40 minutes of instruction five days a week. Each group consisted of a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced/Advanced High student for a total of 12 participants. Four forms of data were used in this study: archival, pre-test, post-test, and journal. Rubrics were used to analyze individual students' level of academic language before and after the study. The results illustrate that the younger students (kindergarten and first grade) descriptions were very basic and concrete while the older students had more accurate and descriptive responses. Upon completion of this research, it was determined that the usage of a schoolyard garden compliments both the acquisition of academic language and the increase in science content knowledge.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleUsing a schoolyard garden to increase language acquisition and conceptual understanding of science in elementary ELL students [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.title.alternativeSchoolyard gardens and ELL studentsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Education
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitCollege of Education


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