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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Equitable and Culturally Responsive Examination of the Identification Practices of English Learners for Special Education in a Suburban East Metro District, Brandon Michael Auge

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Tales for a teacher’s toolbox: Stories of emergent bilinguals and their funds of knowledge, Erika Rae Bakkum

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Can’t I Speak Japanese? The Use of Students’ L1 as a Cognitive Tool for Collaborative Writing Tasks in a Japanese EFL Context, Brian Steven Berning

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Teacher Perspectives on Co-teaching in a Content Classroom with English Language Support, Donald Joseph Chapman

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How does learning about affixes (prefixes and suffixes) help English Language Learners (ELLS) understand the meaning and use of affixes?, Melissa Jean Cook

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Grade Retention and English Learners: A Literature Review And Teacher Interviews, Katie Jo Cordes

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The Perceived Impact of a Short-Term Monolingual Karen Language Learning Experience on the Teaching Practices of Low-Literacy Adult English Language Instructors, Loretta Dakin

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How Movie Dubbing Can Help Native Chinese Speakers’ English Pronunciation, Irene Lin Florente

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Visual Support in Discourse Writing for Students With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Brady John Fossenbell

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Evaluate the expression: An analysis of the linguistic features of directions in an upper elementary mathematics textbook, Melinda Freeland

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Speaking And Pronunciation Confidence Of Middle School ESL Students At Various Proficiency Levels, Marian Rose Gagliardi

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Family Engagement Interpretations: A Comparison of Primary Classroom Teachers and Chinese Families, Bridget Bergeson Gagnelius

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The Influence of Parent Language Use on the Dual Language Development of Simultaneous Bilinguals, Berit Erin Gelvez

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Teacher Identity, Motivation, and Career in the EFL Setting, Kevin Peter Gilman

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TEACHING ENGLISH RHYTHM: THE IMPORTANCE OF RHYTHM AND STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY INCORPORATE RHYTHM PRACTICE WITHIN CONTENT LESSONS, Angela L. Reinard Haasch

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English Only? Examining the Use of Students’ L1 in the ESL Classroom: A Systematic Literature Review, Erin Lynn Helland

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Rendaku: The Sociolinguistics of Its Use in Japanese, Matthew Sofus Joseph

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An Analysis of English Language Learning Needs for Latino Adults Associated with a Church Outreach Program, Ellen Elizabeth Keesling

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The Effects of Content-Based Academic Paired Conversations on the Speaking Skills of Fifth-Grade English Learners, Brandice Renee Kelzenberg

The Effect of Motivational Teaching Strategies on the Motivation of EFL Learners at a Bolivian University, Danielle Marie Lang

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Supporting Traumatized Students: A Toolkit for Teachers, Emily Leichtle

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MEASURING WHAT STUDENTS KNOW: ENSURING MATH WORD PROBLEMS ON SCHOOL WRITTEN ASSESSMENTS ACCURATELY DISPLAY ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF MATH SKILLS, Lori Magstadt

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JIJI CAN TALK! AN ORAL LANGUAGE STRATEGY GUIDE FOR BLENDED LEARNING MATH CLASSROOMS USING ST MATH, William Menz

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How Graphic Novels Affect Reading Comprehension and Memory Recall of Story Elements for Language Learners, Stephen Jerome Meuer

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Engagement of Kindergarten English Learners during the Dramatic Play Center, Megan Marie Morin

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Can a Speaker of Syllable-timed L1 (Spanish) Recognize the Stress-timed Pattern of the English Language?, Masooma Naqvi

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A Text Analysis of How Passive Voice in a Biology Textbook Impacts English Language Learners, Karli Jo Neilson

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We the People: We Survive, We Work, We Live, We Belong An Autobiographical Study of One Refugee’s Victory Over Poverty and Racism to Lead and English Learner Program, Sambath Ouk

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AN ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL THINKING AND MOTIVATION IN A KOREAN UNIVERSITY EFL CLASSROOM, Andrew Steven Parker

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How Reference with Demonstratives Creates Cohesion in a Physical Science Textbook, Amy Marie Petersen Sagrado

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How To Develop And Support The Academic Writing Of Our Students In The Science Classroom, Hannah Rose Hermanson Rivard

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Using a Functional Language Approach to Engage High School English Language Learners in Academic Language Arts Content, Robert Grant Schaller

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The Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Reading Test Score Improvement in Elementary English Learners, Daniel Patrick Sefkow

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Investigating Text Talk as a Tool for Improving Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills for English Learners in Response to Intervention Groups, Roshawn Terese Sook

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Teacher Perspectives on Co-teaching in a Content Classroom with English Language Support, Bradley Allan Thompson

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The Language of Movies: Using Film to Teach Visual Literacy in the EFL Classroom, Benjamin James Thurn

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Adverbial Clauses in 4th Grade Science Textbooks: A Structural and Functional Analysis, Nicole Renee Tuchscherer

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Improving Educational Practices for Karen Newcomers by Understanding the Schooling Experiences of Karen Refugee Students, Alice Ramona Vang

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A Correlation Between English Oral Language Proficiency and the Success of the Reading Recovery Program for Karen Students, Heidi Wheelock

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PERCEPTIONS OF CO-TEACHING, Ashlee Wicks

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Equitable Identification of EL students for Special Education by All Teachers, Hanna Winkelman

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Using Critical-Thinking Strategies To Develop Academic Reading Skills Among Saudi Iep Students, Betsy Lindeman Wong

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Aspect Instruction and Narrative Inferencing, Christine Marie Wytaske

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The Intersection of Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Technology: Implications for Adult ESL Learners using an Inquiry Approach, Mary Elizabeth Zamacona

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Peer Observation as a Professional Development Tool for Educators, Jared B. Belden

To What Extend Does Dramatic Storytelling Have On Adult ESL Learners’ Ability To Recognize And Use Emphatic Stress In English?, Abigail Lynn Bennett

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A Study of How the Components of Effective Co-Teaching are Implemented in Middle School Content Area Classrooms in One Suburban School District, Kathryn Rose Burley

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Preparing English Learners for Academic Language Demands of Mainstream Mathematics, Tracie Lynn Cavalli

Funk and Chunk: Can Music and Memorization Help Fluency Find its Groove?, Kelly Glenn Crocker

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Student Self-Regulated Learning Through Use Of The Linguafolio® Online In A Beginning Middle School El Class, Melissa Rose Davey

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Newcomer perceptions of identity and school membership: Program comparisons between English only and dual language immersion tracks, Jeanne Lorraine de la Riva

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Analysis of EFL Academic Writing in a Saudi University, Philline Mary Deraney

Layers in the Life of an English Learner, Jyl Rene Dieckhaus

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Cultural Factors in Implementing Communicative Language Teaching Methods with Karen English Language Learners, Jonathan Randall Dunnette

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Monitoring The Writing Progress Of English Learners In The Secondary Setting, Susan C. Ellis

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Teacher and Student Perceptions of DynEd Multimedia Courseware: An Evaluation of CALL in an American Technical College, Gail Katherine Ellsworth

How Can a Monthly Newsletter Raise a School Staff’s Awareness of the Cultural and Linguistic Needs of ELs?, Patti R. Elton

Parent Involvement in Family Literacy Programs, Peter John Elwell

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The Confluence of STEM Education and Language Learning: Curriculum Integration to Benefit Language Learners, Christian Joseph Engelbret

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Sports and Somali Girls: Increasing Participation and Acculturation, Mandy Rose Franz

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Perceptions of ESL Teachers’ Roles within School Communities, Angela Carolyn Froemming

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Coordinating Collaboration For An ELL / Special Education Student, Cynthia Ann Graham

The Impact of Robust Vocabulary Instruction on Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Vocabulary Learning, Sabrina Marie Harvey

How and Where? Types and Timing of Backchannels of Japanese Speakers in English Conversation, Chiaki Hasegawa

Teacher Perceptions of Their Preparation to Meet the Needs of Secondary English Learners with Limited Formal Education, Kristina Marie Herman Hill

Mainstream Teachers and the Response to Intervention Process for English Language Learners, Rachel Elizabeth Herman

Improving English Learners’ Attitude Towards Writing: Goal-Setting with WIDA CAN DO Descriptors, Danielle Kristine Johnson

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Implementation of WIDA Standards: A Cross-Case Analysis of Twelve Public School Districts in Minnesota, Ashley Elizabeth Karlsson

Finding Common Ground: The Effect of Cultural Awareness Professional Development on Teaching Practices, Jared Richard Robert King

Mandarin Immersion School: A Case Study, Susan Jean Koehn

Critical Thinking among High-Beginning English Language Learners through Peer Reviews, Zachary Joel Kostka

Learning Styles and English Language Proficiency of Adult Ecuadorian EFL Students, Mary Elizabeth Kuder

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Je me suis couché de bonne heure: The Explicit Teaching of Collocations to High School French 2 Students, Callie Anne Kunz

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A Needs Analysis of Intercultural Competency Skills for the Community Interpreter Preparatory Course, Tina Marie Kush

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The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction in Increasing English Reading Fluency for Arabic Speaking English Language Learner Students in Qatar: A Research Case Study, Jared Andrew Lorence

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Somali Stories: A Development of a Story-Based ESL Literacy Tool for Use With Older Adult Somali Women, Susan Renee Marshall

Factors that Contribute to Adult ESL Students Classroom Participation in Oral Language Activities in Oral Language Activities in a Family Literacy Program, Kellie Marie McGowan

Identity through Communication: International Teaching Assistants’ L2 Professional Identity Negotiation and Identity Gaps, Kimberly Merriman

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Former English Learners’ Perceptions of their K-12 Educational Experiences, Corissa Rae Michaelson

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English language proficiency, academic confidence, and academic success: A case study of first-year female students at an Ethiopian university, Jennifer Sue Miller

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Analysis of Nominalization in Elementary and Middle School Science Textbooks, Breanna Marie Mueller

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Processing of American Idioms by Native Speakers of Brazilian Portuguese: A Study Based on the Heuristic Model of T.J. Cooper, Brendan John Obern

Response to Intervention to Identify and Support Students who are English Learners and who may Have Learning Disabilities, Miriam Esther O'Brien

Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction and the Effect on Oral Reading Fluency of English Learners, Samantha Leigh Olson-Wyman

Literacy intervention for adolescents: A review of Spanish language heritage instruction, Heidi Noel Palms

Daily Narrow Reading and Changes in Unknown Vocabulary Over Time: A Korean Language Self-Study, Jory Eugene Pestorious

What Background Information Needs To Be Considered Before An ELL Is Referred For Special Education?, Emily Ann Peterson

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English Language Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Identifying Gaps in Learning, Jennifer Suzanne Reppond

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The Impact of Sentence Frames on Readers Workshop Responses, Joseph Peter Reyes Jr

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A Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach to the Academic Language in Seventh Grade Social Studies, Laura Beth Ripley

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Perceptions of Cultural and Linguistic Preparedness: Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students’ Beliefs About Their K-12 School Setting, Rebecca Rosenbarker

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Listening Strategies for English Language Learner Comprehension, a Teacher Resource Guide, Ana Marie Ruiz McLafferty

Researching the Effectiveness of Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity in Building Background as a Literacy Instruction Strategy, Lindsey Shannon Scanlon

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Academic Language in Book Clubs, Tanya Marie Schuh-Modelli

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Text Analysis: Sentence Initial Adverbials in a Second Grade Language Arts Book, Sherri Kathleen Silva

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Bilingual Adults’ Language Use: A Study of High Level Spanish English Speakers, Emma Kathleen Sinkler

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The Impact of Computer Assisted Language Learning on Language Proficiency, Shelley Lyn Sorenson

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Identity-Focused Second Language Acquisition: A Systematic Review of Classroom Applications, Heather Lynn Stockton

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The Most Effective EFL Approach for an Elementary School in Spain, Krista Emily Swanson

A Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) Teacher’s Experience Implementing a Standards-­‐Based Unit on Oral Clarification Strategies, Andrea Sheldon Tshihamba