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    • 10 In the math classroom, the student with a specific learning disability in reading may have little difficulty with calculation fluency but is likely to struggle with problems relying on reading comprehension, such as story problems (Jordan,...
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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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    • 11 short-term improvement in their experimental group. After one year the experimental group continued to outperform the control group (Iseman, 2011). As beneficial as this strategy was for the experimental group, its efficacy is still only...
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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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    • 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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    • 14 Other vocabulary programs are available, but not many have been carefully researched and approved. “Few independent research studies have been conducted on popular commercial reading programs, but the use of such programs in secondary schools is...
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    • 22 Admittedly, just as evidence is lacking for learning-styles based teaching, there is also a dearth of hard evidence supporting the use of kinesthetic strategies in the classroom. Existing studies are small, limited, and inconclusive. Although...
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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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    • 32 References Aronson, R. (2001). At-risk students defy the odds: overcoming barriers to educational success. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press. Ascher, C., & Maguire, C. (2011). Beating the odds. Education Digest, 76(5), 13-20. Retrieved from...
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    • 4 was called the Bilingual Education Act. This Act “provided funding to establish bilingual programs for students who did not speak English and who were economically poor” (Carrasquillo, Kucer & Abrams, 2004, p. 2). Following this Act was the court...
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    • 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review Researching on the best approach for teaching elementary students mathematics, with the use of interactive whiteboards, one must, look at how mathematics with the use of interactive whiteboards has evolved. In this...
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    • 65 References Abadiano, H. R., & Turner, J. (2002). Reading expository text: The challenges of students with learning disabilities. The NERA Journal, 38(2), 49-55. Akhondi, M., Malayeri, F.A., & Samad, A.A. (2011). How to teach expository...
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    • 66 Fang, Z. (2008). Going beyond the Fab Five: Helping students cope with the unique linguistic challenges of expository reading in intermediate grades. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 51(6), 476-482. Gajria, M., Jitendra, A. K., Sood, S.,...
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    • 7 Chapter 2 Literature Review Before beginning a study evaluating the efficacy of using kinesthetic strategies to teach geometry to students receiving special education services in the resource classroom setting, it is necessary to examine the...
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    • 7 Vocabulary struggles are hard enough for many native English students but for ELLs the struggle becomes more difficult, particularly for those students who enter school for the first time at a higher grade. Many times it looks as if students are...
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    • 84 Arrange participants into teams to complete challenges. Have teams choose a team name and write down on sheet to keep track of points. Read challenge off of card and instruct participants on activity. Use stop watch to track sixty seconds. When...
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    • 89 Photo Scavenger Hunt Advise guests to bring a camera for each team participating in this activity. Print list of challenges off the V drive. Make one copy for each team. After 30 minutes, guests will return to review photos and earn points....
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    • Addressing teachers’ fear of technology and student success. “Two concerns that teachers have about using technology such as IM or blogs with their students is that students will not take the work seriously and will not use what they have learned...
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    • From Campus to Courtroom of permanently crippled feet as a result of wounds during the Battle of the Bulge; and Glen Barth, a bright youngster from North Dakota with whom we corresponded for many years. These were the ones we remember best. 33 A...

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