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    • "By the later part of October 1879, the Sreater part of the pilgrims that were to make up the company booked for the San Juan Mission were on wheels headed for the Colorado River at a point east of the Escalante Desert. There were only a few in...
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    • 1 , 1920 for t h e following: 1. $9000 to install a modern a n d complete s t r e e t lighting system, owned a n d controlled b y t h e 2. $14,000 for establishing a n d improving t h e City City. Park. 3. $50,000 for increasing, improving,...
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    • 10 activity and myriad other factors also play into not only choosing a charter school, but the ongoing perception of that school. This study corroborates other research on the topic of school choice and parent satisfaction. Charles Hausman and...
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    • 10 and apply comprehension strategies on their own during reading, therefore making the text more meaningful. Instruction in reading expository text must be planned and well thought out to promote student thought throughout the reading to result in...
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    • 11 Limited early exposure is a factor that can easily be remedied by all teachers. Children need to experience expository texts through seeing, hearing, reading, and writing, prior to when they are expected to comprehend the material within the...
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    • 12 ability to design curricula and alternative forms of assessment that would set their school’s educational objectives and experience apart from the traditional model—the very principle charter schools have been tasked with in the first place. In...
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    • 13 ELLs as well as on EO students. As they set forth with different reading components, their study did confirm that the implementation of the vocabulary intervention in the mainstream classroom positively influenced both ELLs and EO students...
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    • 13 When results are positive, the school and its stakeholders can claim an excellent academic program; however, when results are negative, they list the many reasons why high-stakes testing is a poor indicator of school success. In order to...
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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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    • 2 need to score as proficient or better on its state’s standardized tests. Scores from these subgroups are compared to the scores of their peers. All students, including ethnic minority, low income, and special education students, must meet these...
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    • 20 Due to the complex nature of summaries, some students may require a paragraph frame. The paragraph frame consists of three to four sentences containing blanks for students to fill in with their newly acquired information. Students are initially...
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    • 21 The Four-Part Lesson Cycle created by Montelongo et al. (2010) addressed vocabulary, text structure, modified sentence completion, and rewriting the text. This four-step cycle spanned a five-week period and showed a significant amount...
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    • 28 References Bedsworth, W., Colby, S., & Doctor, J. (2006). Reclaiming the American dream. Retrieved from The Bridgespan Group website: http://www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ ResourceDetail.aspx?id=412 Cabrera, A.F. & La Nasa, S.M. (2002)....
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    • 29 References August, D., Carlo, M., Dressler, C., & Snow, C. (2005). The critical role of vocabulary development for English language learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 20(1), 50-57. Baumann, J. F., & Graves, M.F. (Sept. 2010)....
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    • 40 Gardner, H. (1995). Reflections on multiple intelligences: Myths and messages. Phi Delta Kappan, 77, 200-209. Geary, D. C. (1993). Mathematical disabilities: Cognitive, neuropsychological, and genetic components. Psychological Bulletin, 114,...
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    • 48 References Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s plan for lifetime success through education. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/PreK-12EducationFactSheet.pdf Brady, R. C. (2003). Can failing schools be fixed? Retrieved from...
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    • 5 Park City has a population of approximately 7,600. Due to its popularity as a vacation destination, the tourist population exceeds the number of permanent residents in the area. With most of the people investing in Park City being visitors to the...
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    • 54 References Brimijoin, K. (2005). Differentiation and high-stakes testing: An oxymoron? Theory Into Practice, 44(3), 254-261. Brimijoin, K. (2002). A journey toward expertise in differentiation: A preservice and inservice teacher make their way....
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review When attempting to close the academic achievement gap between English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers, it is necessary to examine interventions that have proven effective. The researcher has...

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