Capstone Project Title
Play-Based Curriculum During Literacy Instruction in Kindergarten
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Research has shown that play-based learning can be beneficial on students' academic and social growth when incorporated into a classroom. The curriculum designed for this project is designed using Wiggins and McTighe’s Understanding By Design framework (UbD) to create a play-based learning curriculum for literacy instruction in a kindergarten classroom. Research has shown that when incorporating play-based learning in a classroom environment it is developmentally appropriate for students. This project is a week long made up of 5 individual literacy lessons that are play-based and can be used in a kindergarten classroom. The goal of this project is to give teachers resources to start including play-based learning into their classrooms so that their students can benefit emotionally, socially and academically. (
Curriculum, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Early Childhood, Literacy
Mertes, Kayla, "Play-Based Curriculum During Literacy Instruction in Kindergarten" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 521.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects