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    • caught and arrested the man. Later, when his trial was to be held in Beaver, Mr. Phillips sent for Lehi to be a witness. Here he met the famous cattle rustler, Jim hlarshall, who had helonged to the Ku Klux Klan during the Civil War and was the...
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    • ing Rass took the sheep through New Castle and on toward the Holt Ranch. Lehi M. stopped at Willard's farm to get some more hay. \Vhile he was there he noted that at 9 : 00 A.M. it was 18 degress below zero. He caught up with Rass and they went on...
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    • 26 Three Score and Ten i ~Retrospect l United States Attorney and the Attorney General, Homer Cummings, appointed me as Dan's assistant. Dan later asked me why I did not come back to see him between the time 1 first approached him concerning the...
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    • 2 knowledge. Students are explicitly taught in the younger grades how to identify characters, setting, and plot. Students entering fourth grade are provided with textbooks in the areas of Social Studies and Science. They are asked to read the...
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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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    • 17 of structure and organize it, they are better equipped to comprehend the information presented in the text (Moss, 2004) When presenting students with text passages, the passages should be selected with great care. The text needs to be well...
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    • 18 covered three types of text structure list, main idea, and order. Students were taught how to identify each type of passage based upon text structure and then apply specific strategies for each type of structure. The study concluded that...
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    • 26 Step 2. Second, after the PALS 1-3 and text retells rubrics were administered to study participants, whole-group lessons were taught on the differences between narrative and expository text. These lessons were important because the participants...
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    • 32 On days seven and eight, yet another text was introduced. Prior to the reading of this text, participants experienced a text feature walk through the text and recorded information onto their graphic organizers receiving minimal guidance in this...
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    • 34 captions. After reviewing the information, the instructor recorded one supporting detail from every two pages on the group graphic organizer. By stopping at the pre-determined vocabulary words and prior to turning each page, the instructor and...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 54 Text features was the second most effective strategy resulting in a gain of 6.50 points with a 107.44% increase. This may be attributed to the large amount of time participants spent predicting about the text. Through the predicting and studying...
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    • 55 more difficult for the vocabulary groups than other groups, perhaps due to the participants not being able to identify clearly the most important vocabulary words in the text. During the post-assessments instead of choosing words that were...
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    • 56 with preselected vocabulary, the participants should also have had modeling and instruction on how to identify new vocabulary. In the future, this may prove to help participants give more accurate retells and improve their comprehension of...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 10 Since educators teach in a wide variety of geographic locales, it is important for students to understand that the myths taught correspond with a number of diverse cultural identities. Littleton (2002)...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 28 contained in a droplet or the whole mystery of life within the egg of a flea. For the symbols of mythology are not manufactured; they cannot be ordered, invented, or permanently suppressed. They are...
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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...

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