letting students sort individually. The program “Words Their Way,” uses this method to teach
spelling. According to Gentry (2004), “this method of word sorting cannot function as a spelling
program, because there is too much word-specific...
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...
Allen Ramsey, instructor in Mathematics
tries each year to pull high school students
through geometry. An outstanding tennis
Gwendolyn Hansen, registrar and instruct-or
in Business. Is sensitive to bugs and funny
smells in her office...
Eleven successful years of leading the Branch Agricultural
College is the record now held by Director Henry Oberhansley.
During this eleven years he has been instrumental in bringing
about many improvments. Most prominent of these are: the...
(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...
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...
complained when anything they were required to accomplish took more time than they thought it
Students’ understanding of math was very interesting. Pupils leaned towards disagreeing
with the statement, “Math brings out my...
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...
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,...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...
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...
Analysis of Data
A total of 1,185 participants took the survey. After eliminating all potential
respondents who completed less than 85% of the survey and those that didn‘t meet the
residency and age restrictions, 973 of the received...
Insert Table 2 Here
The descriptive analysis for Section B: Travel Motives is shown in Table 3. The
most important travel motives rated by respondents were to: (1) experience a new culture,
activities with most participation (96.9%), followed closely by leisure activities such as
walks, skiing, beach-lounging, etc. (91.7%) and visits to museums (91.4%). Also, many
respondents participate in festivals or similar events with music...