Graduation Date

Spring 2019

Document Type



Master of Arts degree with a major in Education

Committee Chair Name

Dr. Libbi Miller

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. Tom Cook

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Subject Categories



Emergent bilinguals are a growing demographic in the United States, but little research has been completed on certain aspects of language acquisition, such as the commonly known practice of using sentence frames as a means for academic language acquisition in the middle school classroom. In order to learn more about practices being implemented within my own classroom and to add to the body of research on academic language acquisition, I analyzed the effectiveness of student writing with and without use of sentence frames within the existing curriculum in a pilot study utilizing a mixed methods approach.

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