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    • specific sum to he used in the purchase of necessary rightof-way and depot g r o u n d s . ...a n d t h e City T r e a s u r e r is hereby authorized and empowered to pay to the p r o p e r p e r s o n , p e r s o n s , o r committee, upon...
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    • As a result of the Mountain Meadows tragedy, the Harmony Ward minute book contained the following conceming John D. Lee: March 5, 1864: Bishop Lunt was present. John D. Lee tendered his resignation as President of the Branch [Harmony] because of...
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    • Writing using technology hasn’t caused more convention errors Costanza (2013). One study compared 877 college freshman papers from 1917, 1930, 1986, and 2006 and found that the number of errors is about the same while the complexity of the papers...
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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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    • 2 knowledge. Students are explicitly taught in the younger grades how to identify characters, setting, and plot. Students entering fourth grade are provided with textbooks in the areas of Social Studies and Science. They are asked to read the...
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    • 3 1. With explicit instruction, did students’ comprehension of expository text improve? 2. Which instructional strategy was most effective in teaching expository text to primary grade students with disabilities? This study offers further insight...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review The National Center of Educational Statistics concluded that more than two thirds of students are not proficient readers (Biancarosa, 2005). This is a staggering statistic that leads one to question. How can teachers...
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    • 9 require specific instruction that focuses on the specific skills needed to comprehend expository text (Fang, 2008). Teaching Comprehension Strategies In order to help students with learning disabilities comprehend expository text, it must be...
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    • 11 Limited early exposure is a factor that can easily be remedied by all teachers. Children need to experience expository texts through seeing, hearing, reading, and writing, prior to when they are expected to comprehend the material within the...
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    • 12 (2007) attempted to help second grade students assimilate the new information they learned by utilizing Talking Drawings. In this study, students were asked to draw a picture of the topic prior to the lesson. Many of the drawings depicted...
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    • 13 will help students become more successful in their vocabulary usage. Therefore, tier two words should make up a majority of the vocabulary instruction. Tier three words are specific, technical terms that are important in understanding the topic...
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    • 14 Another suggestion to activate interest and increase students’ vocabulary about a specific topic is through the use of informational alphabet books (Yopp & Yopp, 2000). Prior to studying a specific topic, the teacher will have students...
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    • 18 covered three types of text structure list, main idea, and order. Students were taught how to identify each type of passage based upon text structure and then apply specific strategies for each type of structure. The study concluded that...
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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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    • 24 The study took place during the participants regularly scheduled school day, within their self-contained classroom setting. Study participants received research-based teaching practices designed by their special education teacher and implemented...
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    • 28 approach that is a combination of the other three instructional strategies, vocabulary, text features, and text structure. The instructors were each given an outline of instruction to follow (see Appendix D), a graphic organizer geared toward...

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