Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Candace E. Schulhauser

Second Committee Member

Randy Wallace

Third Committee Member

Dale LeFevre


The purpose of this study was to investigate how an oral language emphasis benefits pre-kindergarten children in preparation for entry into kindergarten. This study investigated the concept of enhancing oral language activities in the classroom. Growth in the cognitive, social, and emotional areas in pre-kindergarten children was noted.