development of spelling content, and word study can effectively teach spelling in this
manner. But, he warned about the different caveats that happen when teaching with this
method. The first argument is that spelling is in theory “caught”...
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,...
Introduction- Nature of the Problem
Every year students enter kindergarten with varying ability levels and with an array of
educational backgrounds. While several students have attended a preschool or received some
Nature of the problem
There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed upon students and teachers to
achieve proficient scores on end of level math testing. High expectations dealing with
math have created many different...
Fewster, & McCormick (2010) further stated that “approximately eight million adolescents struggled with reading” (p. 636).
High School (9th to 12th Grade)
Cassidy, Valadez, Garrett, & Barrera (2010) reported that adolescent literacy is a hot...
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...
writing at this institution is not valued as human communication—and this
in turn reduces the validity of the assessment (CCCC Executive Committee,
They also have concerns with companies not communicating their algorithms with their...
Armstrong, T. (1994). Multiple intelligences in the classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for
Supervision and Curriculum.
Art & social studies in math class?. (2004, February). enc focus review, 7.
Bazeli, M. (1997, January). Visual...
Implications of Being a Reluctant Reader
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 a research study conducted by O’Connor et al. (2000), a group of kindergarteners’
literacy progress was monitored and tracked over two years. During this time, students who
were considered “at-risk” were given four tiers of...
One of those that focus on primarily on scoring is Project Essay Grader (PEG). This was
the program developed by Ellis Page in the 60’s. PEG uses sample essays to generate its basis
for what makes up a “good essay” given the topic. The...
student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective
assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts
into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school.
A lack of...
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...
REQUEST FOR IRB EXEMPTION
Name: Dr. James W. McCoy and Colleen Okeson
Position at SUU: Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies in Education
Telephone # and fax #: Phone: 435-865-8290 Fax: 435-865-8485
March 2, 2010
Your child is being invited to take part in a research study to encourage an interest in
mathematics. The study will include real life math problems integrating Howard Gardner’s
multiple intelligences. For...
opportunities. Compared to motivated classmates, reluctant readers surrender into the
spiraling world of low exposure to text. The implications are grave. This lack of exposure
to text and the lack of fruitful reading practice on the part of...
supports” (Ysseldyke, Burns, Scholin, & Parker, 2010, p.58). Tier 2 intervention, generally
consists of small group differentiated instruction that is explicit and systematic (Bursuck &
Blanks, 2010; Greenfield et al., 2010; Vaughn & Fuchs,...
systematic and explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading
comprehension, and fluency” (Cavanough, Kim, Wanzek, & Vaughn, p. 9).
The literature shows that kindergarten-reading skills can be predictive of...