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    • 1 3 development of spelling content, and word study can effectively teach spelling in this manner. But, he warned about the different caveats that happen when teaching with this method. The first argument is that spelling is in theory “caught” not...
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    • 1 9 b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c) Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also,...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction- Nature of the Problem Every year students enter kindergarten with varying ability levels and with an array of educational backgrounds. While several students have attended a preschool or received some form of...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Nature of the problem There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed upon students and teachers to achieve proficient scores on end of level math testing. High expectations dealing with math have created many different...
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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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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction-Nature of the Problem In today’s public schools, every 8th grade girl is registered in a physical education (PE) class and expected to achieve the same norm-based criterion as the girl next to her. Schools need to provide a...
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    • 10 before they fell through the cracks. These students were then less likely to drop-out or quit their academic programs. The short-term interventions used included parental contact, after-school tutoring, Saturday school, lunchtime classes, and...
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    • 10 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • 10 Fewster, & McCormick (2010) further stated that “approximately eight million adolescents struggled with reading” (p. 636). High School (9th to 12th Grade) Cassidy, Valadez, Garrett, & Barrera (2010) reported that adolescent literacy is a hot...
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    • 10 for poor school outcomes, not only because of language issues, but also because of socioeconomic issues (Goldenberg, 2008). Most Hispanic Americans are characterized as having low levels of educational success and high rates of poverty, and this...
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    • 10 the new core standards while also using specific grammar, punctuation, phrases and clauses as required by the Core Curriculum State Standards. (Please see definitions for specifics.) Setting The setting for this study is in a regular 9th grade...
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    • 10 writing at this institution is not valued as human communication—and this in turn reduces the validity of the assessment (CCCC Executive Committee, 2004). They also have concerns with companies not communicating their algorithms with their...
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    • 108 References Armstrong, T. (1994). Multiple intelligences in the classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum. Art & social studies in math class?. (2004, February). enc focus review, 7. Bazeli, M. (1997, January). Visual...
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    • 11 Implications of Being a Reluctant Reader When a student is a reluctant reader in elementary school, they miss out on the benefits of the natural flow of reading progression. According to Louisa Moats (2009), “At second and third grade, students...
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    • 11 In a research study conducted by O’Connor et al. (2000), a group of kindergarteners’ literacy progress was monitored and tracked over two years. During this time, students who were considered “at-risk” were given four tiers of intervention. The...
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    • 11 on physical education may result in small gains in academic achievement and Grade Point Average. Observations show a positive connection between academic performance and physical activity, but not physical fitness. This meaning that a child’s phys...
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    • 11 One of those that focus on primarily on scoring is Project Essay Grader (PEG). This was the program developed by Ellis Page in the 60’s. PEG uses sample essays to generate its basis for what makes up a “good essay” given the topic. The number of...
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    • 11 student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school. A lack of...
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    • 11 today require some college education, and the needs for efficient literary skills are increasing in the fast-growing job market (National Governor’s Association, 2005). The research suggests that even adolescents are struggling with simple...
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    • 113 REQUEST FOR IRB EXEMPTION Name: Dr. James W. McCoy and Colleen Okeson Position at SUU: Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies in Education College: Education Telephone # and fax #: Phone: 435-865-8290 Fax: 435-865-8485 Exemption category...

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