Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lee Plourde

Second Committee Member

L. Fitch

Third Committee Member

C. Hughes


In a country filled with pressure for high academic achievement at the state and federal levels, it is necessary to implement "best practice" teaching strategies for student success. "Best practice" teaching strategies are strategies that are research based and have proven to be essential in increasing academic achievement. Among using "best practices," there are a variety of programs that focus on teaching second language learners English, one of them being dual language. Dual language is an additive bilingual program in which the second language is taught through the content areas as the native language continues to be developed. However, the necessary materials and resources are not always available to the minority language teacher. The focus of this project was to develop a unit of science lessons on the human body that were aligned with national and state standards and that encompassed second language teaching strategies to maximize student learning and achievement. The development and research of the project are further discussed in the report.


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