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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 41 Mullin-Rindler, N., (2003). Relational aggression: A different kind of bullying. Principal, 82(5). Pronk, R., & Zimmer- Gembeck, M. (2010). “It’s mean, but what does it mean to adolescents?” Relational aggression...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Over the years, there has been an influx of non-English speaking individuals in the United States. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They include immigrants, refugees, and international...
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    • 14 believed by Radcliffe and Stephens (2008) that at-risk students may not become adequately prepared for any post-secondary training unless schools join forces with parents and other bodies to promote post-secondary education. The researchers...
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    • 6 with but the expectation is still there for them to pass all required tests at grade level as set forth by agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Literacy and Vocabulary Unfortunately, according to Kamil (2003), more than 25 percent...
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    • 11 instruction makes use of meaningful repetition, effective instruction increases the depth of students’ vocabulary knowledge, effective instruction fosters independence” (p. 77-79). Reading Programs and Interventions Involving ELLs While...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 1 Chapter 1 Introduction In today’s educational society, teachers are expected to teach more curriculums in a short amount of time. This can be a daunting task, especially when there are students with learning...
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    • 12 literacy has been studied for better understanding and practice but there has not been as much attention to those adolescents who still struggle with content-area reading. One particular study by Denton, Wexler, Vaughn, and Bryan (2008) was...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 2 once stated that, “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself ("The quote garden," 2012). Music therapy has been used for many different...
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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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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review Victor Hugo once stated that music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent ("Sheet music fox," 2008). Music has a profound influence on all human minds...
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    • 29 Hektner, J.M. (1995). When moving up implies moving out: Rural adolescent conflict in the transition to adulthood. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 11(1), 3-14. Horn, L.J. & Chen, X. (1998). Toward Resiliency: At-Risk Students Who Make It...
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    • 6 now live in. Students not only need to learn reading and writing they also need to learn how to use today’s technology, cultures, and be able to think diversely. Our world is more connected internationally than it has ever been before and...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 11 communication skills. “Music is a medium that involves a complex range of expressive qualities, dynamic form and dialogue, an offers a means by which some form of alternative communication can be established to help...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 50 Daniels, T. D., Spiker, B. K., & Papa, M. J. (1997). Perspectives on organizational communication (4a ed.). Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill. DNA Public Relations- ABOUT. (n.d.). dna public relations. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from...
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    • 27 to meet standards for success set forth by state and nation. ELLs come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and with knowledge they attained from previous experience. As I started this project, like most teachers that want to make a...
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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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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction – Nature of the Problem It is well known that students go through what is commonly referred to as “the fourth grade slump.” Research presented by Hall, Sabey, & McClellan (2005) and Fang (2008) has shown that this “slump”...
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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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    • 7 text structure, retelling, and summarizing as some of the main components that aid in the comprehension of expository text. Different strategies for each, as well as multiple strategies are examined in this literature review. Breakdown in...

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