Spring 2017



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Michelle Benegas

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Jessica Krohn

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Adam Laurenzo


Two guiding questions are addressed in this project. The first is: How can primary teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) use a Comprehensive Curriculum Integration Guide (CCIG) to integrate the teaching of social studies content and standards with ELD? The second questions: How can using Student Learning Experiences for Engagement (SLEE) provide support for English Language Development (ELD) in the domains of speaking and writing for ELLs in the primary grades? It provides the research and rationale for creating a guide, which includes instructions, templates and resources for unit planning, weekly lesson planning, SLEE and suggested scaffolds and supports for language learners for integrating ELD and social studies standards in primary grade classrooms. The guide is accessible in the appendix along with a list of web linked valuable resources.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development


Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Teachers/ Teaching, Writing

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