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Title

The combine project: An experience in a dual-language classroom

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Early Childhood Research and Practice

Volume

3

Issue

1

Abstract

This article describes what happened when a bilingual kindergarten class in West Liberty, Iowa, investigated a combine. The dual-language program supports content area instruction in both Spanish and English. The first part of the article tells the story of the Combine Project, this class's first project work. The story begins with a typical kindergarten field trip to a farm and ends with a parent night to show a combine constructed by the kindergartners. The second part of the article discusses the teacher's reflections on learning how to guide projects. Reflections by the teacher include relating kindergarten goals to projects, supporting second-language learners, involving parents, and including children with special needs.

Original Publication Date

3-1-2001

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