Engagement of Kindergarten English Learners during the Dramatic Play Center
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent different activities within the dramatic play center engage English Learners in order to help increase oral language proficiency scores. Three kindergarten ELs were observed during their time at the dramatic play center and interviewed afterwards by the participant observer of the study to see what activities within the dramatic play center were the most engaging. This research was carried out using a mixed methods approach with an emphasis on the qualitative paradigm. The main findings were: students are more engaged when the dramatic play center is centered on a theme they have been studying and when students have a chance to make props themselves that they can use while at the dramatic play center.
Action Research, Ethnography
ESL/ ELLs, Student Engagement
Morin, Megan Marie, "Engagement of Kindergarten English Learners during the Dramatic Play Center" (2016). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4170.