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    • 10 teachers give students, the better choices they will make with this knowledge. Students are watching our society grow old and obese. In order for students to not suffer the same consequences of life adults are experiencing now, they must be...
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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...
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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 rest of their lives. When limits are given, options are taken and enjoyment limited to one area of life or fitness (Torres & Hager, 2007). Also, if we turn our PE classes into giant arenas for intense competitions, teachers leave out the major...
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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 believed by Radcliffe and Stephens (2008) that at-risk students may not become adequately prepared for any post-secondary training unless schools join forces with parents and other bodies to promote post-secondary education. The researchers...
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    • 14 Other vocabulary programs are available, but not many have been carefully researched and approved. “Few independent research studies have been conducted on popular commercial reading programs, but the use of such programs in secondary schools is...
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    • 15 need to be developed so that they provide new ways to assess the non-cognitive skills that students need to succeed in college and in the workplace. Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) proposes that a growth-based evaluation be included into...
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    • 15 students that had previously given up to learn what was necessary to graduate and move on with their lives. The teachers were a key factor to allowing the curriculum to work for the student and discover alternatives for making learning work. One...
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    • 17 can help educators guide instruction for all of the students in their charge. Assessments should be useful, meaningful, informative, and educative. They must capture and communicate judgments about student work and show students how to be better...
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    • 17 Chapter 3 Methodology As Lesaux, Kieffer, Faller, and Kelly (2010) pointed out, “Despite the importance of vocabulary knowledge for older readers and its role in the academic difficulties of many learners, it is rarely an emphasis in middle...
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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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    • 18 “transforming” the way we view sentence construction (Kolln & Hancock, 2005, p12). Before that time, there was a set number of sentence patterns that students learned to use in their writing. After Chomsky, evidence supported the fact that...
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    • 20 Tier two students are those students from tier one who fail to progress. Tier two students receive tutoring and small group instruction. Students in tier three are those who continue to fail to make progress and are placed in special educational...
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    • 20 whiteboard had greater concept retention after a three week time period, if they had reviewed the lessons on the interactive whiteboard. The students who enjoyed looking at past lessons at home or in their free time were able to recall...
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    • 21 Chapter 4 Results The focus of this study was to investigate whether a vocabulary program could be implemented in a mainstream classroom with relative ease while at the same time being effective in helping ELLs and below grade-level...
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    • 21 Chapter 4 Results The population of SEA changes drastically at the half-year semester mark. Those students who have gotten caught up on credits go back to their home schools and a new set of students who need to make up classes are enrolled....
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    • 22 a lot of teachers are able to dock students points for the misuse of structure with word order, punctuation, or whatever “rule” is broken upon submission of a paper. Now the trend is to find proficiency rather than errors, but if errors aren’t...
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    • 22 disabilities in recent years. These strategies, which have been shown to help students, should be implemented into classrooms today to help students better comprehend expository text. Students should be benefiting from the research-based...
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    • 22 needed to refer back to this information were unable to do so. Absent students had to learn the concept on their own, or find a time when the teacher and student could meet together to allow the educator to teach the student the concept missed....

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