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    • Question 3: Quality of Writing on iPads Results: Seventeen percent of the responding teachers felt that students had better quality of writing with iPads. One teacher commented, “Students in general have fewer errors and writing is more legible...
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    • Another implication of this study is whether the cost of the iPad is outweighed by its benefits. Teachers surveyed did see benefits to the iPad, but is it worth it to spend the money when teachers are not being trained to use them effectively? This...
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    • ii Chapter 5: Discussion .......................................................................................................51 Overall Effectiveness of Expository Text Comprehension Instruction .................51 Limitations of Assessments...
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    • 16 Text structure. Expository text is organized into different structures. These structures include sequence, compare and contrast, description, cause and effect, and problem and solution (Akhondi, Malayeri, & Samad, 2011; Moss, 2004). Each...
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    • 21 The Four-Part Lesson Cycle created by Montelongo et al. (2010) addressed vocabulary, text structure, modified sentence completion, and rewriting the text. This four-step cycle spanned a five-week period and showed a significant amount...
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    • 35 important to note is that with all of the graphic organizers in this study, pictures, words, and phrases were all incorporated to match the varied learning levels of the classroom. Step 6. Sixth, after the participants received instruction in...
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    • 36 Assessment resources included, the PALS 1-3 and a retell rubric were used in the gathering and analysis of comprehension data (see Appendix B). Also, graphic organizers were generated to help the participants record information and to assist...
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    • 37 A second evaluation instrument used in this study was a retell rubric. This rubric was designed to rate the oral retellings of each participant (see Appendix B). The retellings were used to measure the participants’ ability to analyze,...
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    • 39 Chapter 4 Results The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of teaching expository text to primary grade students with developmental delays and learning disabilities. Using a quasi-experimental design, the researcher examined the...
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    • 50 the second research question, “Which instructional strategy was most effective in teaching expository text to primary grade students with disabilities?” The data clearly illustrates the effectiveness of each strategy.
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    • 51 Chapter 5 Discussion This action research study was designed to assess the results of teaching expository text comprehension to primary grade students with disabilities. In teaching it is critical to identify which instructional strategies are...
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    • 53 choice questions to many of the participants may have had an adverse effect on the PALS 1-3 assessment results. The findings of the retell assessments however, portrayed a more accurate representation of the participants’ knowledge of the topics...
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    • 57 actively participated in both the creation of the group organizers and their own individual organizers. The only concern that this instructor had with the group was that they finished the lessons early. They probably could have used a few more...
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    • 58 frontloaded new vocabulary. After seeing all of the strategies that are incorporated in text features instruction, it did not seem so unusual that they scored higher than the vocabulary and text structure groups. During instruction, participants...
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    • 64 received in this action research, help the students as they enter into the upper elementary grades?” A follow-up study could also be conducted when these same participants enter the fourth grade in order to determine whether the attempts of...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 29 Chapter 3 – Methodology The purpose of this creative research project was to design, develop, and evaluate a sixteen lesson unit on Greek mythology (with a technology focus) for use with tenth grade...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 33 • A survey for the educators to complete • A Survey for students to complete Evaluation The completed project was evaluated by using the surveys that were given to the panel of professional English...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 34 • Did the students participate? • Did you learn something from this lesson? The professional educators were directed to respond in an extremely specific manner, and were asked to answer “Why?” or “Why not?”...
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    • 3 14% of White adults (Fry, 2010). As a result of the increased legislation and awareness to the achievement gap, Yearly ProgressPro™, a progress-monitoring instrument, is being implemented to help close it. This computer-administered program...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review When attempting to close the academic achievement gap between English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers, it is necessary to examine interventions that have proven effective. The researcher has...

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