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    • 11 together (i.e. for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). Common Core State Standards- The new curriculum adopted by Utah to be in practice by 2014 and used by forty-three other states in the union. Conjunctive Adverb- A word like “however” that joins...
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    • 12 yearly progress. NCLB requires that ELLs be included in state yearly assessments for accountability purposes. Reasonable accommodations must be made for assessments administered to these students. Each state sets their own model for identifying...
    • Rock Day Shift in 1950

    • Iron mines and mining--Iron County (Utah); Mining machinery; Utah International, Inc.
    • 120-B worked most of the month in the common northwest section of Pit. SHE 52 worked most of the month in rock, in the southwest section. SHE 55 started digging on the rock day shift Aug. 26, 1950 at 22 West 5.5 North.
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    • 14 Another suggestion to activate interest and increase students’ vocabulary about a specific topic is through the use of informational alphabet books (Yopp & Yopp, 2000). Prior to studying a specific topic, the teacher will have students...
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    • 14 Chapter 2 Literature Review Introduction This review will examine the lengthy debate about how to teach English grammar to secondary students in order to improve their writing skills. It will also examine the process through which the teaching...
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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 classifies as “covenantal relationships” (Waters, 2011, para. 8). Covenantal relationships are identified by Waters as having “the common good of all parties involved [as] the relationship’s goal.” Networks were examined by the strength of their...
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    • 17 was available to define grammar’s purpose. It was not until the twentieth century that linguists and teachers really started diving into the realm of research to discover how the English language’s structure should work most effectively. The...
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    • 2 apply to English. For example, the cases require adjectives to agree with their antecedents in the singular, dual, and plural forms. In a Slovene grammar book, it says, “The selection and use of cases in Slovene is determined by the function of...
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    • 22 open-ended question were coded according to emerging themes. Finally, participants were given selected response items to choose from. Samples of surveys, as well as the open-ended question and selected response items are provided in appendices...
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    • 25 based on the number of errors they found, syntax did improve along with sentence-combining strategies. Studies that used sentence-combining strategies, rather than traditional grammar approach, turned out better student writing results because...
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    • 3 person is limited in learning opportunities and lacks the skills necessary to create communication beyond what he or she hears. Now, as an English teacher, this teacher-researcher wonders how much grammar to teach each year. The current Utah...
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    • 32 Chapter 5 Discussion Chapter 5 explains and recaps the researcher’s results as well as discusses the viewpoint and opinions of the researcher. The researcher discusses how the traditional and interactive whiteboard results were similar, how...
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    • 32 English? That's reason enough” (p. 1). This line of thinking is not enough for the average teenage American, though. Apparently it isn't enough for the average Language Arts teacher or state offices of education, either. Substantial proof needs...
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    • 33 every grade level with the “what” and the “when”, but not the “how.” For instance, a sixth grade teacher can easily find out what students should have been taught in previous grades as well as clearly understand what should be taught in the...
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    • 35 help. Sentence-combining exercises also have been proven to help students with syntax and better sentence construction. Furthermore, the core curriculum in Utah is changing. The new Common Core State Standards are now the authority for Utah...
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    • 36 Chapter 3 Methodology Action Research Introduction The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore why secondary students have a difficult time with sentence structure and punctuation. For years these students have had instruction on how to...
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    • 4 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS, http://www.corestandards.org, 2011). After the Utah State Office of Education presented this new curriculum manual...

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