Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Jose Zavala


My Capstone Project was intended to increase the language development of English Language Learners due to language barriers. Games became the method to address the need to increase the language and to motivate the students while learning. The audience was third-grade students at Chualar Elementary School. Vocabulary Definitions, syllables awareness, and spelling development were the three learning outcomes of the project. Diversity was also thought about while implementing this capstone project which was addressed through the student's ability to take what they learned from the games outside the class and play it with others. Lev Vygotsky's theory of the importance of cultural collaboration was the connection with my project.


I am happy that I had the opportunity to bring a different intervention to language development among elementary-age students. Games do change the motivation and excitement to collaborate and increase peer relationships positively and at the same to learning objectives.