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Shirley R Steinberg
Rachael L Helfrick
From an early age, we engage in building our narrative language through social interactions. These narrative language skills influence academic success. Many educational establishments focus solely on academic achievement. A focus on supporting emotional intelligence that can support narrative language development is imperative. In this ethnography study, students were taught feeling words lessons from RULER, a social-emotional learning curriculum. Using observations and interviews, I sought to understand how early childhood students apply emotional feeling words into their narrative language. By using inductive analysis and conducting interviews with the students, I coded data to narrate my research question to assist with using social-emotional learning curriculum to support narrative language development. The study found that teaching the RULER Feeling Words through Zoom tutoring sessions, students were able to increase their emotional vocabularies.
Biskup, Christine Alexandra, "Social Emotional Learning: Narrative Growth" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 378.