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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 9 This explication of character holistically addressed the divergent concerns of the character education movement while establishing the internally “distinct, yet overlapping” specificities of the field. This...
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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 12 attributes such as self-efficacy and social competence, originated as far back in history as Grecian notions of virtue. But the label “performance character” appeared in the 21st century, perhaps as part of the...
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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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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 27 directly (i.e., the utility of performance character traits) and indirectly (i.e., by “protecting students from barriers to learning such as mental distress, substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, and...

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