Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

David N. Shorr

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


Literature and activities which support and enhance language learning in the early childhood classroom were examined. Seventy-six pieces of literature were selected along with thirty-two supporting activities. These were all described and matched for easy reference by the classroom teacher. A discussion of the importance of literature for the early childhood classroom, particularly that in which Engli~h is taught as a second language, has been included.