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    • 10 In the math classroom, the student with a specific learning disability in reading may have little difficulty with calculation fluency but is likely to struggle with problems relying on reading comprehension, such as story problems (Jordan,...
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    • 12 managerial and lower level employee input (Shockley-Zalabak, 2006). Snow College is fortunate to have leadership willing to see the importance of having the input of the employees. With the growing popularity of social media, Snow College...
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    • 13 what they are learning is applicable to their everyday lives as instructors within the content they teach. Brown, Dotson, and Yontz (2011) noted that “as adults, we need information that is applicable to what we do day-by-day” and further,...
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    • 14 (Rudner). It also reports a high correlation between IEA and human scored essays (Grimes, Warschauer, 2008; Valenti, 2003) IEA asserts that, “Over many diverse topics, the IEA scores agreed with human experts as accurately as expert scores...
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    • 15 own education and professional training. More and more states are adopting professional exams to illustrate a teacher’s content knowledge and professional ability; in many states, employment hinges on passing such tests. Pamela Esprivalo Harrell...
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    • 17 Motivating Reluctant Readers Finding the “magic potion” to motivate engagement in a young reader is important. “Learning requires active student engagement in classroom activities and interaction—engaged students are motivated for literacy...
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    • 17 strategies and altering attitudes, assessment can and should be a crucial part of all educational endeavors (Brimijoin, 2005). The public tends to look at assessment as a student issue; we need to understand the broad spectrum of people and...
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    • 2 teach concepts of geometry to two resource math classes and examined the effects of such implementation on students in the cognitive and affective domains. Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting Recently, there has been...
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    • 21 of their relationships. They attend to this sense of belonging by monitoring friends’ activities frequently, even obsessively” (p. 355). Each small bit of information that teens gather from social media combines to have a significant influence...
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    • 22 It has been observed that the most effective teachers are those who recognize that they have much more to learn and thus seek opportunities for continuing professional development (Parris & Block, 2008). The world of education is constantly...
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    • !25 method of auto-ethnography. From a broad perspective, ethnography is a form of research method that allows the researcher to be far more engaged in the research than other methods of gathering data. Given that my research required me to...
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    • 3 Purpose of the Study The purpose of this thesis was to discover if implementing a Spanish-English take-home library, or SETHL, would increase reading test scores as well as increase positive attitudes toward reading for Hispanic ELL kindergarten...
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    • 30 motivation to read and have been shown to improve students’ reading levels and performance on tests. Book clubs can provide new exposures to reading opportunities that many students have not been exposed to in the past. Diversity is welcomed and...
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    • 36 *Elements, Compounds, and Chemical Reactions A student will: a. Differentiate elements and compounds. b. Define chemical change. c. Compare and contrast substances and mixtures. d. Explain the reasoning behind the use of symbols for elements. e....
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    • 39 from outside parties. Overall, participants felt the experience was valuable, not wasted time, or simply “jumping through the hoop.” Unlike Levels 1 and 2, Level 3—organization support and change—becomes one of the greatest hurdles to overcome...
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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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    • 42 Chapter 3 Technical Considerations Figure 3.13 Not all image types will display in a web browser’s window. We limit the image types that will work to ones that utilize image com-pression. This enables us to make the files as small as possible...
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    • 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review Much research has been published concerning the need for effective discussions in the classroom, yet the research also outlines several underlying problems of typical discussion techniques, including the difficulties...
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    • 50 Chapter 6 Reflection Looking back at this project, I have been able to witness, first hand, the important role that parents play in their child’s academic success. As a teacher I understood that those students that did not receive help from home...
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    • 52 schools, state-mandated assessments do not overwhelming effect perception in either a negative or positive way. Many charter schools use their unique instructional model or philosophy to market to their community; this practice should continue,...

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