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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Recently there has been strong scientific evidence pointing to a potential link between the mind and the body, suggesting improved cognitive results when movement is added to the learning process (Jensen, 2005). However,...
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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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    • 10 Education, 2010). According to Education Week, the majority of Hispanic and Black males in Utah do not graduate from high school with a standard diploma (Utah Education Facts, 2011). The percentage of dropouts among Hispanic individuals is three...
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    • 11 would put forth effort and eventually pursue a postsecondary education in that particular field. Gemici and Rojewski (2010) used the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 to determine if having students take part in a work-based program while...
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    • 12 The researchers found there were some students who really enjoyed the project and learned a lot from it and those who completed it just for the grade. The researchers suggested that the project was most beneficial if the student could really...
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    • 12 Under conditions calculated to increase math anxiety in females, males tended to overwhelmingly outperform females (Beilock, 2008). However, both males and females can be negatively affected by math anxiety. In another study, after being given a...
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    • 13 assessment tool made especially for students with disabilities as the reason for the instances of mistaken diagnosis (Thahler, 2010). Teachers and Math Anxiety Ironically, the college population having the highest anxiety toward math and the...
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    • 13 equally important to the physical fitness and activity levels of our students (Taylor, Farmer, Cameron, Meredith-Jones, Williams & Mann, 2011). An effective PE curriculum has long-term benefits. At the middle school level, there are twelve...
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    • 13 Researchers from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) examined the levels of academic achievement by comparing how 14 different states set proficiency levels for both math and reading tests. The researchers determined that what is...
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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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    • 14 Gresham’s study illustrates that even students with significantly high levels of math anxiety can improve their attitudes toward math when the right treatment is utilized. Other treatments include a self-paced program (Gresham, 2007), graphic...
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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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    • 16 Text structure. Expository text is organized into different structures. These structures include sequence, compare and contrast, description, cause and effect, and problem and solution (Akhondi, Malayeri, & Samad, 2011; Moss, 2004). Each...
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    • 17 Evidence showed, if an adolescent has a positive experience or perceived positive experience and/or they participate in a competitive sport, they are more likely to stay physically fit when they are older. This leads to the belief that...
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    • 19 stepping, chanting and clapping as they read. After the kinesthetic exercise, students wrote a small paragraph that showed their comprehension of the reading (Peebles, 2007). Ms. Peebles is also an advocate for reader’s theater, which encourages...
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    • 2 Most Americans think testing is a spurious trend; a new Time poll found that only one out of five people surveyed felt that testing has had a positive effect in schools. But as the tests get better, we are starting to be able to see in the dark ....
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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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    • 2 teach concepts of geometry to two resource math classes and examined the effects of such implementation on students in the cognitive and affective domains. Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting Recently, there has been...
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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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