Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1987

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ronald W. Caples-Osorio

Second Committee Member

Calvin Greatsinger

Third Committee Member

Arne E. Sippola


Bilingual Language Arts objectives were established by grade level, K-4, in both Spanish and English. One hundred six limited English proficient students are participants in the bilingual program for which this curriculum was designed. This study suggests how selected objectives can be implemented using a whole language approach during a 1-week cultural unit. The intent of the curriculum design was that children learn language naturally when it is in a meaningful context. Implications for success in using a whole-language approach are discussed.