4. What are some important points to remember about teaching spelling? The key points
addressed are spelling must be taught, it must be individualized to meet the needs of the
students and it must be taught across the curriculum. Teachers...
the struggling speller. The differentiation is also seen in the practice activities, games and
This program has developed a five-day scope and sequence to help students improve
their spelling skills everyday. On day one, the...
many forms of assessments with their program. There are diagnostic tests, formative and
summative tests and measurements to allow for progress monitoring (Gentry, 2012). If mastery
is not met, these tests inform the teacher of where re-teaching...
Straight is the Gate: An Ethnographic Study of the Centennial Park Polygamist Community
A Thesis Submitted in
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Southern Utah University
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6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific
words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of
being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a...
research-based program, but it is the developmental theory that is research-based, not the
(Zaner-Bloser 2012, October 20).
Word sorting alone, which is learning spelling by analogy, may not take into account
other important strategies...
spelling instruction was to teachers and helped to illustrate the numerous ways spelling is taught
in the same school district and provided information regarding the possible opportunity to share
findings of the study throughout the local...
Turning Point is a therapeutic treatment facility that has a contract with Iron County
School District (ICSD). The district is required to provide teachers and supplies for the purpose
of instructing an average of 25 students per school year....
to an hour or less. To form a baseline of information concerning teachers’ overall understanding
of the RTI framework, the researcher began with interview questions created by Terry Ann
Paradis (2011) from her dissertation. The questions were...
In order to support the goal of increasing parent involvement, the researcher provided
parent disclaimers to be sent home with the behavior-tracking sheets at each stage in the
discipline plan. The disclaimers explain each step in the Pro-Active...
out of respect for the educator’s time as well as to be sure to observe the class for the entire time
allotted. An observational protocol (Creswell, 2012) was developed to focus on particular aspects
of instruction and classroom dynamics. This...
during the interview. All participants were given a timeframe of the completion of the study and
had the opportunity to view the final results of the study.
The interviews began in early January 2012, when all Institutional Review Board...
area. The identities of all participants have been kept confidential and findings will be reported in
this study without revealing their personal information.
A Brief Explanation of the Studied School’s Framework
The following is the...
Data Results – Participant Survey
In addition to tracking the number of students placed in the seclusion/skills classroom,
the researcher also conducted a survey in order to gain feedback from the participants, teachers
in this study (See...
of RTI implementation and an illustration of this school’s implementation of the framework. For
the purpose of this paper, the researcher focused on interventions at Tiers 1 and 2.
Figure 1: RTI Structure. This figure illustrates the structure...
Bear, D. R., Invernizzi, M., Templeton, S., & Johnston, F. (2004). Words their way: word study
for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.:
Burkhart, J. L....
Templeton, Shane (2003). Spelling: Best Ideas=Best Practices. Voices From the Middle 10(4),
USOE - Common Core - Common Core State Standards Resources. (n.d.). Utah State Office of
Education - USOE - Welcome. Retrieved November 30, 2011,...
Appendix A- IRB Approval and Parental Consent Form
Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development
Graduate Studies in Education
To: Dr. Deborah Hill, Interim Dean
From: Bruce Barker, Chair
College IRB Committee
Berkeley, S., Bender, W., Peaster, L. G., & Saunders, L. (2009). Implementation of Response to
Intervention. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(1), 85-95.
Bianco, M. (2010). Strength-based RTI:...