"turn up their coat collars and, as much as posible, tum their backs to the storm until it passed over." The Federal officers were clearly determined to stand by each other and manipulate the machinery of govemment for the oppression of the...
Oct. 1 , 1942.. . T h e fuel situation in Cedar City was discussed because of a shortage of miners and t r u c k e r s ( d u e to t h e w a r ) . The mines, adjacent to Cedar City, were threatening to close. Dec. 3, 1942.. . T h e new alley just...
oral language, and potentially positive effects for early reading, writing, and knowledge of print
(Institute of Education Sciences, 2006).
Ideally, intervention would come for low SES Hispanic ELLs when they are very young,
but this is...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
weekends at home. It probably was in the fall of those same years I learned that dazzling orange Oriental Poppies should be transplanted while dormant in August. A subscription to the magazine Better Homes...
increased vocabulary knowledge to achievement in high-stakes circumstances
(McCormick & Pasquarelli, 2010, p. 2). The cycle of non-reading and little or no gain of
fluency and automaticity then continues. As children become adults, the problems...
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...
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...
• The degree of repetition of topics (U.S. curriculum was highly repetitive; topics
were introduced too early, taught with too little depth, and were endlessly
• Logical order of topics (topics in U.S. were not presented in a...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
Indians. In spite of the Court's decision, the Hopi's were not allowed to exercise equal rights in the joint-use area by the stubborn Navajo Tribe and a reluctant Bureau of Indian Affairs. Steve recalls: When...
2 Chapter 1
The Internet and the Web
In today’s world, it is the rare person who has
not had some exposure to the Internet and the
World-Wide Web. According to recent research,
as of the year 2004 there were only about 20%...
Students Who Benefit from RTI
Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving
Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading.
The study found students...
recreation in the way of dancing, concerts, theatres and other social pastimes under the supervision of the teachers. Each class has an opportunity every year to give a dancing party for the purpose of raising funds for the class treasury....
their primary language (L1) as well as their second language (L2). When children are able to
read in both L1 and L2, they develop language skills in their L1, find it easier to read in English,
and learn to read or improve reading skills in both...
control group that received no books from the SETHL. The groups were formed to be as
academically equal as possible using the most recent DIBELS scores. These study participants
were found in the 58 percent of kindergarten students who spoke...
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.
Student Participant Selection Based on CRT and UALPA Scores
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...
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
At least one parent spoke both English and
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...
This project was implemented in the researchers’ sixth grade math class in hopes
of devising a structured remedy in aiding those students who receive insufficient help
from home on daily math concepts. The researcher...
and a mix of English and Spanish to their parents. Alma’s mom recognizes the value of acquiring
two languages and has learned English through her children. She has also learned English
through her job and finds it an asset to speak English...