Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1983

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

D. Daryl Basler

Third Committee Member

Alan Ray Bergstrom


The purpose of this project was to develop and execute an effective method of teaching prereading and beginning reading skills to kindergarten children using the language experience approach in a center-oriented classroom. The ultimate goal was to have, at the end of the kindergarten year, a roomful of children who felt good about themselves, talked freely and expressively, demonstrated a measure of independence, imagination and creativity, understood and used some basic reading skills, [...]


Please note: scan is missing title page, pp. 3, 16-17, 22, 56, 102, 118.