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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 139 Zins, J., Bloodworth, M., Weissberg, R., & Walberg, H. (2004). The scientific base linking social and emotional learning to school success. In J. Zins, R. Weissberg, M. Wang & H. Walberg (Eds.), Building...
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    • 9 adults should be used as examples. It was suggested that they be brought into schools as guest speakers to show that both rural living and having a college education can go hand in hand” (p. 13). Other influencing factors. Bedsworth, Colby, and...
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    • iii Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of a reading vocabulary intervention implemented in a mainstream classroom with middle school students. Participants were 25 students in sixth grade who were either ELLs or below grade-level...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 42 Sparks, S., (2011) Study finds academic payoffs in teaching students social skills. Education Week, 30 (20). Young, E., Nelsen, D., Hottle, A., Warburton, B., & Young, B., (2011). Relational agression among...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Over the years, there has been an influx of non-English speaking individuals in the United States. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They include immigrants, refugees, and international...
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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 disadvantage compared to fellow classmates who are native English speakers. “These students are not only required to compete with native speakers of English with respect to academic or literacy related language skills, they must also acquire the...
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    • 6 with but the expectation is still there for them to pass all required tests at grade level as set forth by agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Literacy and Vocabulary Unfortunately, according to Kamil (2003), more than 25 percent...
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    • 18 Instrumentation The data were collected through quantitative measures. I relied on the use of pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys. I used an adaptation of the Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) survey that our counselor has included on...
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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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    • 8 Vocabulary Breadth and Depth According to Wallace (2007), English-only (EO) students know basic words that usually never require instruction; these are known as Tier 1 words. Educators need to make sure that ELLs know these words and understand...
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    • 10 learning disabilities or those who just struggle in general. Many of these students also have difficulty understanding vocabulary as it relates to their world. Effective Instruction Finding the best programs and the most effective means of...
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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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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Our world, and surrounding environment, is nearly all technology based. Using modern technology in a classroom environment seems inevitable. The main issues of this research study are whether the use of technology truly...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 3 This study took place at ABC Elementary School in South Jordan, Utah. This study involved students in 3rd grade. The participants in this study involved students and students with disabilities. Delimitations This study...
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    • 2 money from the National Defense Education Act and began providing schools with technology (Jones, 2010). Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting Modern technology is becoming more advanced in how it is implemented as an...
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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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    • 3 concept mastery using an interactive whiteboard versus using traditional whiteboards and non-electronic manipulatives. The purpose of this study was to analyze how the implementation of an interactive whiteboard, such as a SMART Board, in an...
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    • 15 With regard to reading, basic oral English language vocabulary is not enough to help ELLs succeed academically. They may read and speak fluently but if they do not have the breadth and depth of the vocabulary, they struggle. They need to see...
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    • 17 Chapter 3 Methodology As Lesaux, Kieffer, Faller, and Kelly (2010) pointed out, “Despite the importance of vocabulary knowledge for older readers and its role in the academic difficulties of many learners, it is rarely an emphasis in middle...

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