b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other
information and examples related to the topic.
c) Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g.,
another, for example, also,...
In the religious classroom students interact with each other in a unique way that differs from that of a normal classroom experience. The nature of a religious course fosters an environment in which students have many opportunities...
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deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
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When a student is a reluctant reader in elementary school, they miss out on the benefits of
the natural flow of reading progression. According to Louisa Moats (2009), “At second
and third grade,...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
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the school by using funds from the Effective Teaching and Learning Literacy Program (USDOE,
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literacy as the term expands into the experiences and lives...
Where parents are capable of guiding the child and are inclined to supervise the
home study, their children succeed in school. But where the parents are illiterate
or for other reasons are unable to supervise the home study, their children as...
1986, 93). Service learning is one of the ways in which we maximize the benefits that students
receive from our nation’s universities. However, in order for service-learning to be successful, it
is essential for three specific criteria to be...
students. Unfortunately, there is a connection between the number of students who qualify for
Title I services and “children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic
standards” (USDOE, 2010b). Schools that have at...
understanding. Foldables encourage “reading, writing, thinking, organizing data, researching,
and other communication skills into an interdisciplinary mathematics curriculum” (Zike, n.d., p.
iv). Foldables can be used to implement other...
perceived experience of others and effectively wrote a comprehensive summation of those
experiences and perceptions.
The central research question for this study was the following:
• Does reflection enhance the students’ learning before,...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
in Indians, gave him a piece of black Indian pottery. He was extremely proud of his Indian pot, and it marked the beginning of his lifelong hobby of collecting Indian artifacts (now housed in the Chase Fine...
of how Purcell-Gates (1995) provided reading intervention for Donny in exchange for
documentation and careful examination of literacy development through the social and cultural
perspectives of a family from the “white underclass, a minority...
similarly was sentence structure. In the framework of this study, this is not surprising; the hard
rules of grammar are the same, regardless of culture or other human factors.
AES System Perceptions
In a study asking whether MyAccess! users...
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...
primary surveys were utilized to develop a survey that served as the instrument to test the
This study followed a group of Spring Service Expedition participants. The criteria used
to determine successful...
cognates is beneficial. All of these activities produce strong effects in mastery of targeted words,
and smaller, but significant gains in comprehension of the selected text (Goldenberg, 2008).
Other research supports the findings that...