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    • "By the later part of October 1879, the Sreater part of the pilgrims that were to make up the company booked for the San Juan Mission were on wheels headed for the Colorado River at a point east of the Escalante Desert. There were only a few in...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction – Nature of the Problem It is well known that students go through what is commonly referred to as “the fourth grade slump.” Research presented by Hall, Sabey, & McClellan (2005) and Fang (2008) has shown that this “slump”...
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    • 10 Another important contributing factor to the success or failure of a student is the level of involvement parents provide in the home. Even as children transition through the middle school ages “Parents continue to be an important source of...
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    • 10 Community Service Act provided grants and vouchers for students involved in civic engagement for education and worthwhile efforts. The 1995 Annual Conference of the American Association of Higher Education re-dedicated leaders to the “engaged...
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    • 10 for poor school outcomes, not only because of language issues, but also because of socioeconomic issues (Goldenberg, 2008). Most Hispanic Americans are characterized as having low levels of educational success and high rates of poverty, and this...
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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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    • 10 learning disabilities or those who just struggle in general. Many of these students also have difficulty understanding vocabulary as it relates to their world. Effective Instruction Finding the best programs and the most effective means of...
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    • 11 today require some college education, and the needs for efficient literary skills are increasing in the fast-growing job market (National Governor’s Association, 2005). The research suggests that even adolescents are struggling with simple...
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    • 12 (2007) attempted to help second grade students assimilate the new information they learned by utilizing Talking Drawings. In this study, students were asked to draw a picture of the topic prior to the lesson. Many of the drawings depicted...
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    • 12 literacy has been studied for better understanding and practice but there has not been as much attention to those adolescents who still struggle with content-area reading. One particular study by Denton, Wexler, Vaughn, and Bryan (2008) was...
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    • 13 Mattos, & Weber, 2009, p. 28). Fuchs, Mock, Morgan, and Young (2003) prefer standard protocol because “everyone knows what to implement, and it is easier to train practitioners to conduct an intervention correctly and to assess the accuracy of...
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    • 16 The most probable obstacle facing many unmotivated readers is a lack of self-confidence. “Whether told by others that they are not as good a reader as their older siblings or whether they have developed the attitude from peers that reading is...
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    • 2 4 knowledge of words. The test is administered like a typical spelling test, the words ordered by their level of difficulty. After students have taken the test, teachers use the spelling feature guide to score the test. This feature guide scores...
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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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    • 20 1. The problem has important, useful mathematics embedded in it; 2. The problem requires higher-level thinking and problem solving; 3. The problem contributes to the conceptual development of students; 4. The problem creates an opportunity to...
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    • 20 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING carried out in the 2009-­‐2010 school year. The results were overwhelmingly successful, and not just for the students being served. This program provided the missing link that is helping to make the exception the nor...
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    • 21 counterparts (NAEP, 2011). RTI gives educators the flexibility to meet the needs of diverse learners to help all students find success in learning to read. Another group of students who would benefit from the focused and individualized nature of...
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    • 21 initially established with high correlations between CBM assessments and achievement tests such as the Peabody Individual Achievement Test and the Standford Achievement Test (Deno, 1985). Teachers can identify students who are in need of...
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    • 21 Problems With Implementation Several issues have been identified during the implementation of teaching mathematics using problem-centered instructional methods. Teachers have demonstrated a need to receive training on how to effectively teach...

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