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    • mcbooki010: Preface

    • Beaver County, Utah--History
    • Preface "Monuments to Courage" is a history of Beaver County from the time of the arrival of the first settlers on February 6, 1856, to the Centennial year of the state of Utah, 1947. The collection of the material and its publication was a...
    • mcbooki012: Preface (cont.)

    • Beaver County, Utah--History
    • given unnumbered days of her time to the gathering of historical data, old photographs, and biographies. Mrs. Mackerell's worthy aids contributed their share toward the completion of this project. Many committees and individuals worked untiringly...
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    • Excerpts from Cedar City Council Minutes Jan. 5, 1922.. .City Council met in regular session. Present: Mayor Parley Dalley and Councilmen--S. J. Foster, E . J . Palmer, Lehi M . Jones, Richard Williams, and John R . Robinson J r . F. Leigh as...
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    • follows: Paul Whetman, Weldon Bittick, Harold Hiskey, Jack Carpenter, MacRay Cloward, Tom Cardon, and Lee Fife. A donation from the Cedar Cycle Club of $639.85 was received. It is to be used for bleachers at the proposed "bike track. " Mar. 18,...
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    • iii Table of Contents List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................v List of Figures...
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    • 4 school connection and the HLEs of these students are just some of the reasons for these remarkable academic achievements. Delimitations This study did not collect data from any schools other than Dixie Sun Elementary. It focused on ELLs in the...
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    • 18 discovery that emerged from this qualitative study were the differences in the amounts of literacy activities that took place per hour. For example, even though these families were all from low- SES backgrounds, researchers categorized them into...
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    • 21 there is a possibility that someone else in the home is (Haneda, 2006). ELL out-of-school “literacy practices are typically bilingual or multilingual in nature” (Haneda, 2006, p. 339), as they are associated with religion and parental...
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    • 22 students’ investment in school learning appears to increase” (Haneda, 2006, p. 343). ELLs can then feel safe to learn in this type of school environment as it allows them become active readers and writers when exposed to new texts. It is not...
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    • 25 considered more popular modes of receiving printed messages. If educators understand this multimedia culture, and how students in the digital era interpret messages, they can use this knowledge to build on students’ current interests and...
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    • 30 English language proficiency and literacy skills, and were based on a 5-point scale: pre-emergent = 1, emergent = 2, intermediate = 3, advanced = 4, and fluent = 5. Table 1 Student Participant Selection Based on CRT and UALPA Scores CRT...
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    • 31 Instrumentation Questionnaires, language arts scores from end-of-level CRTs, UALPA scores, free and reduced lunch data (Title I), and ethnographic case studies were used to examine the connections between home-literacy environments and 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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    • 34 Chapter 4 Results Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used for data collection in this research project to answer questions about the high degree of variability in HLEs among ELLs from low-SES families. Investigative measures,...
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    • 35 Table 2 Home Visit Comparison Chart High-Literate ELL Home Visits Low-Literate ELL Home Visits All families were nuclear. There were more single-parent families than nuclear families. At least one parent spoke both English and Spanish...
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    • 38 boyfriend lives with the family in the home. Maria has two little sisters that she helps tend. Maria’s real dad lives in Texas and was very abusive to Maria’s mom in the past. Maria’s maternal grandma lives in St. George and Maria’s mom...

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