Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Olga Romero


My independent study for my Integrative Masters consists of a bilingual (Spanish/English) picture book that is based on personal experience, and endeavors to describe the emotional distress and anxiety children can experience as second language learners entering a monolingual classroom for the first time. The book addresses not only the emotional and academic struggles of the child, but also the ways in which peers and teachers can intervene to ease the child's transition into English. Thus the book can serve as a resource to support monolingual classrooms. The study also includes a personal reflection of the process and journey, I underwent in completing this work, theoretical framework, suggestions for applications in the classroom, and an annotated bibliography of other children's picture books with similar topics.


Dual Language/Bilingual Education (Program of study)

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