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    • Bacian staff

    • Branch Agricultural College (Cedar City, Utah); Southern Utah University -- History
    • Bacian staff of 1948. Staff members include: Glory Spendlove (editor), Gayle Anderson and Hope Harding (associate editors), Paul Roberts and Glen Jorgenson (business managers), Margaret Hunter (art business manager), Klien Rollo (sports editor),...
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    • 1986. Unanimous. (Water rate in 1968 was $8 per quarter, or $2.67 per month. Water rate is now 6 times higher. ) Motion to amend the Sewer Ordinance to put into effect a 33% increase, from $4.50 to $6 per month. Also, a motion was made setting the...
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    • apostles saw i t , was not so much the smelting of iron, vital though this was to the pioneer economy, b u t , more importantly, the building of a harmonious and unified community here on the borders of civilization. This was to be done in spite of...
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    • article, but cheap and speedy transportation to the points of demand. Also, Utah is bound at some time to be a great iron-producing and iron-consuming country." The abundance of human resources for this undertakmg was stressed because a large share...
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    • had left four days before and we felt that our fervent prayers had been heard and answered hy the kind Father above. My horse, 'Frank' lead us out of our lost condition toward camp before the storm broke, show ing us the superior instinct of...
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    • Johnny." This horse always pulled them out of the mud and got them started in the morning." .At the time that the Cedar City men were lumbering, other features of the h i l d i n g were being pushed. The college hill property containing 15 acres,...
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    • i Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction .......................................................................................................1 Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting ..........................1 Research...
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    • ii Chapter 5: Discussion .......................................................................................................51 Overall Effectiveness of Expository Text Comprehension Instruction .................51 Limitations of Assessments...
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    • iv List of Figures Figure 1: Comparing PALS 1-3 Pre and Post Assessments ..............................................39 Figure 2: PALS 1-3 Individual Pre and Post Assessments ................................................40 Figure 3: Individual...
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    • 2 knowledge. Students are explicitly taught in the younger grades how to identify characters, setting, and plot. Students entering fourth grade are provided with textbooks in the areas of Social Studies and Science. They are asked to read the...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review The National Center of Educational Statistics concluded that more than two thirds of students are not proficient readers (Biancarosa, 2005). This is a staggering statistic that leads one to question. How can teachers...
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    • 8 readers need to be taught strategies, as well as how, where, and when to apply these strategies. The National Reading Panel identified the five elements of reading. The five elements include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and...
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    • 14 Another suggestion to activate interest and increase students’ vocabulary about a specific topic is through the use of informational alphabet books (Yopp & Yopp, 2000). Prior to studying a specific topic, the teacher will have students...
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    • 15 get an idea about the topic. The students, using the pictures as guides, make predictions about the text and its contents. Just as picture walks are associated with narrative text, text feature walks should be associated with expository text...
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    • 23 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this action research study is to examine the effects of teaching expository text to primary grade students with developmental delays. Four different instructional strategies were used to teach all of the...
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    • 25 second grade level science and social studies core curriculums. The timeline of steps required to complete the study were as follows: 1. Administration of the pre-assessments on expository text comprehension, two days. 2. Whole class lessons...
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    • 26 Step 2. Second, after the PALS 1-3 and text retells rubrics were administered to study participants, whole-group lessons were taught on the differences between narrative and expository text. These lessons were important because the participants...
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    • 27 was also asked to verbalize why they identified the text as either narrative or expository. Although this instruction lasted only two class sessions, the introduction of texts as either expository or narrative prepared the students for the study...

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