Upon completion of the project, parents were again surveyed for opinions concerning
home reading attitudes.
Final Parent Survey Results
Observed/ Increased time...
Pep Girls were organized in
February, 1930, with Elliot Eat-ough
as their President and Arr
Nita Urie as Secretary.
The aim of the Pep Girls has been
to instill into the school "pep,"
"spirit," and "life," and to support
all Student Body...
Section I: The Request
Briefly describe the change. Indicate the primary activities impacted, especially focusing on any
Section II: Need
Indicate why such an administrative change, program, or center is...
Ben and Kaylee Wright are another example of how friendship can aid a couple in the
construction of commitment. Ben and Kaylee met in September 2007 while attending a small,
western university. Ben and his roommates lived in an...
assessment is to provide educators with a total proficiency score for use in their schools, districts,
and state, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Students will be assessed in the
four language acquisition modalities of...
I thought she was not only pretty, but a neat person.” Taryn provided greater clarity to the
gradual process that occurred in their relationship when she said the following:
Just looking back through all those qualities that I had...
community and family settings are valued in the development of literacy among students who are
not identified with the dominant culture. Factors such as language, culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic
status explain patterns of student...
Definition of Terms
Definitions of terms pertinent to this study include:
• Chemistry: "The study of matter and the changes it undergoes" (Buthelezi, et al, 2008, p.
• Kinetic-molecular theory: "Describes the behavior of gases in terms of...
External Review and Accreditation
Indicate whether any external consultants, either in- or out-of-state-, were involved in the development of
the proposed program, and describe the nature of that involvement. For a career and technical...
Student Journal Reflections
Weekly journal entries were implemented and drawn on as a reflection of
changing reading outlooks (appendix M). Participants were instructed to answer
researcher provided prompts once weekly. These telling journal...
closest to Emily and I really felt like I understood her when we were out and we were
alone. We weren’t just out in public, we were hiking in the woods or something and we
felt like we could really open up to each other, but I...
found such a concentration of steamboats. They stretched for four or five miles, curving with the river itse& sometimes two and three deep. By night, the procession of boats on the lower river was one of magical splendor. Hundreds of lights glanced...
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...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
community to display children’s work, bringing children’s artifacts from home to display at
school, and sharing photographs outside the classroom (Feiler et al., 2008).
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE)...
Inquiry-based instruction is, as stated previously, a key component of NSES. It is defined
by the authors of NSES as the following:
Scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world
and propose explanations...
For students who can read, but choose not to, the implications are vast and far
reaching. Demonstrating little or no motivation to immerse oneself in books sets the stage
for future deficits in exposure to learning...
the school by using funds from the Effective Teaching and Learning Literacy Program (USDOE,
These government programs are examples of how educators and scholars are redefining
literacy as the term expands into the experiences and lives...
students. Unfortunately, there is a connection between the number of students who qualify for
Title I services and “children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic
standards” (USDOE, 2010b). Schools that have at...