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”...
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...
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...
Reading is an essential tool for existence in our modern society. While some
children and adults struggle with learning basic reading concepts, a common problem of
reading reluctance exists in classrooms across the nation....
ENGAGING SECONDARY STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS WITH PROJECTS
CREATED BY IMPLEMENTING HOWARD GARDNER’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
In the last couple of decades emphasis has been placed on Howard Gardner’s multiple
(2002) suggest that students must view reading as a pleasurable activity because
“children who dislike something may avoid it or give only partial attention to learning it,
although they have the self-confidence to learn lessons and attempt...
Another important contributing factor to the success or failure of a student is the
level of involvement parents provide in the home. Even as children transition through the
middle school ages “Parents continue to be an important source of...
are able to make “annual growth” in the first few years of school, they will not become further
behind others, but they still will be unable to reach appropriate benchmarks.
Research indicates that, although data vary from state to state,...
Community Service Act provided grants and vouchers for students involved in civic engagement
for education and worthwhile efforts. The 1995 Annual Conference of the American Association
of Higher Education re-dedicated leaders to the “engaged...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
philosophy that educators can recognize signs that indicate a potential for inappropriate behavior
(Murdick, 1996). It is preferable to prevent inappropriate behaviors rather than wait until after
the behaviors occur before responding. Students...
the National Research Council Study determined the classification of special education should be
considered to be valid based on the following criterion: 1) the general education program is high
quality and provides adequate learning, 2) the...
the statement, “Math is hard for me even when I study” and after the real-life math activities
involving the bodily/kinesthetic learning style disagreed strongly. Females were neutral but
changed slightly after the activities (see Figure...
High School are females? The boys also disagreed with the statement but not as strongly (see
Depending on the different types of activity the students were working on determined the
different learning styles they used. After the...
Eighteen out of the twenty-two students used six of the learning styles. Musical/rhythmic
learning style was not used in the presentation (see Figure 4.35).
The final project given to the student was a scale drawing. Six students did not...
I discovered through interviews that the majority of the students involved in the creative
project preferred working in groups. Allowing students to choose the group members exhibited
excitement. Explaining the assignments...