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    • (squats/kettlebell swings) and the plyometric exercise (countermovement squat jumps). Subjects were allowed to miss no more than two nonconsecutive training days. Missing two consecutive training sessions or more than two nonconsecutive training...
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    • 15 targeted intervention to enable students to ‘catch up’ on critical reading skills” (Kamps et al., 2007, p. 155). In this tier, students receive “more intensive, research-based interventions with close progress monitoring” (Berkeley,...
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    • 16 letters out of body movements, or participating in a clapping game with a partner. Energizers are a playful way to incorporate physical activity and mental stimulation into tightly packed school days (Erlauer, 2003). Most energizers can be incorpo...
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    • 18 are many issues associated with traditional classroom discussions, including how to handle low-responding students (Connolly, 2002; Foster, et al., 2009; Young, 2007), how to arrange and measure student participation (Coke, 2008; Foster, et al.,...
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    • 20 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this thesis was to determine which of two assessments, the DRP (Degrees of Reading Power) or the QRI (Qualitative Reading Inventory), most effectively determined high school students’ reading levels. After...
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    • 22 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this study was to examine the academic gains of students entering kindergarten at below-grade level, on-grade level, and above-grade level, to determine the amount of progress made throughout the year....
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    • 24 Asperger Syndrome. There are zero students with physical disabilities that prevented them from participating in physical activity. Five first-­‐grade teachers from Willow Springs Elementary School along with the researcher were also be involved...
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    • 26 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this research project was to determine individual teacher understanding of the RTI framework in place in their school, allow opportunity for teachers to share their insights of how RTI influences their...
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    • 27 Week two started with ten minutes of unstructured recess. Week three started with ten minutes of resting, where students will sit quietly with their heads down at their desks. Week four started with ten minutes of a classroom energizer activity. T...
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    • 29 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this research project was to investigate whether the connection between literacy achievement among English language learners (ELLs) from low socio-economic status (SES) families and their home-literacy...
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    • 32 perspective about the HLEs of ELLs from low-SES families. The instruments used to collect data for this study are located in Appendices A through D. The tasks that were completed in sequential order to accomplish the purpose of the...
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    • 33 the questionnaires truthfully; therefore, a more comprehensive study that included follow-up qualitative measures was needed in order to balance the data. Lastly, conducting a home visit, a qualitative approach, created a window into the lives...
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    • 44 beginning of the year. For this reason, teachers and administrators began to allocate much more time and resources to children who were below-grade level. Kindergarten teachers in a local school district were surveyed mid-way through the year to...
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    • 44 district’s Technology Endorsement; or required conference attendance for schools and/or departments seeking to implement a new pedagogical strategy or element of technology into their curriculums. Despite a call to approximately thirty...
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    • 46 References Al Otaiba, S., Kosanovich-Grek, M., Torgesen, J., Hassler, L., & Wahl, M. (2005). Reviewing core kindergarten and first-grade reading programs in light of No Child Left Behind: An exploratory study. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 21(4),...
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    • 51 Appendix A Consent Letter to Teachers May 10, 2011 Dear Teachers, You are invited to take part in a research study about the academic progression of kindergarten students in mathematics and language arts. I am a kindergarten teacher and a...
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    • 55 Appendix A: Parental Permission Letter (English) Date January 25, 2011 Dear Parents, Your child is being invited to take part in a research study involving a kindergarten take-home library. Mrs. Sheila Howe, a teacher at Madison Elementary and a...
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    • 57 References Bradley, M. E., Thom, L. R., Hayes, J., & Hay, C. (2008). Ask and you will receive: How question type influences quantity and quality of online discussions. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39, 888–900....
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    • 58 References Borba, M. (2009). Caring closes the language-learning gap. Phi Delta Kappan, 681-685. Cheng, L.R.L. (1996). Enhancing communication: Toward optimal language learning for limited English proficient students. Language, Speech, and...
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    • 62 References Berkeley, S., Bender, W., Peaster, L. G., & Saunders, L. (2009). Implementation of Response to Intervention. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(1), 85-95. doi:10.1177/0022219408326214 Bianco, M. (2010). Strength-based RTI:...

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