Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1993

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Calvin Greatsinger

Second Committee Member

Joe Schomer

Third Committee Member

Nancy E. Jurenka


The purpose of this project was the development of a language arts program based on thematic units for limited English proficient students. Sample language activities are included for each unit. The contents of the project include: a review of literature related to the topics of using the whole language approach with limited English proficient students, procedures for the construction of thematic units, and an explanation of how to utilize the project. A summary with conclusions and recommendations is included.