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    • 1 0 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...
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    • 1 Best Spelling Practices in Classroom Instruction Chapter 1 - Introduction There are many challenges that face educators regarding how to effectively teach spelling. Gentry stated, “Spelling really does matter and that, as educators, we need to...
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    • 10 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,...
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    • 10 Chapter 1 The Internet and the Web As previously mentioned, HTML was developed in the early 1990s by Tim Berners-Lee who was an independent contractor at CERN. The original intent of HTML was to provide a means where-by scientific information...
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    • 10 for poor school outcomes, not only because of language issues, but also because of socioeconomic issues (Goldenberg, 2008). Most Hispanic Americans are characterized as having low levels of educational success and high rates of poverty, and this...
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    • 11 In a research study conducted by O’Connor et al. (2000), a group of kindergarteners’ literacy progress was monitored and tracked over two years. During this time, students who were considered “at-risk” were given four tiers of...
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    • 12 opportunities. Compared to motivated classmates, reluctant readers surrender into the spiraling world of low exposure to text. The implications are grave. This lack of exposure to text and the lack of fruitful reading practice on the part of...
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    • 12 systematic and explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency” (Cavanough, Kim, Wanzek, & Vaughn, p. 9). The literature shows that kindergarten-reading skills can be predictive of...
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    • 12 Wise (2009) commented on why high school has been left out of the literacy debate: the policymakers under No Child Left Behind only focused on the elementary levels because the severity of struggling readers in the upper levels was not...
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    • 14 Students who are effectively monitoring and managing their own behavior tend to exhibit more appropriate on-task behavior. As a result, teachers are more available to address more pressing instructional matters (Loveless, 2010). Use of a Timeout...
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    • 15 achievement in reading is higher at the end of the school year than it was at the beginning of the year (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl, 2005). One study shows that, when using ability grouping for reading instruction,...
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    • 16 discussions,” para. 2). In addition to student satisfaction, instructors noted the pleasure of hearing the ideas—many of which are “surprisingly compelling”—of the more introverted class members (2003). This format can also decrease...
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    • 164 Chapter 9 Adobe Dreamweaver picker. The color picker will immediately close after you select a color. 7. Now click “Apply.” The color of the body background area will change to reflect your color choice. If you don’t like the color, click...
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    • 19 went to pre-kindergarten programs. In recent years, some politicians held the belief that pre-kindergarten programs would eventually impact scores recorded for the No Child Left Behind Act. This notion brought forth even more funding for...
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    • 2 behind academically they lose a certain amount of self-confidence. This is especially crucial when dealing with math. The time restraints in a regular education classroom make it difficult for a teacher to address the varying problems of each...
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    • 2 decisions in the regular classroom. Therefore, students who have been placed in the Pro-Active Skill Building Program will potentially be better apt to exhibit behaviors that are more acceptable, allowing them to experience success in the regular...
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    • 2 Three Score and Ten in Retrospect The pioneer settlement of Coalville was first called Chalk Creek, after a stream that watered the area, but when coal was discovered on the townsite the name was changed. John grew up on stories passed down...
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    • 20 is the firm belief that parental engagement makes a significant difference to educational outcomes and that parents have a key role to play in raising educational standards. In summary, the more engaged parents are in the education of their...
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    • 20 time, the students did show varying rates of progress when it came to specific target skills (West, Denton, & Reaney, 2000). A significant factor in student achievement is socioeconomic status. Low-income students have a higher probability of...
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    • 20 Utah Standard VI The sixth and final Utah Standard states: "Students will understand the properties that describe solutions in terms of concentration, solutes, solvents, and the behavior of acids and bases" (Utah State Office of Education, 2003,...

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