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    • iii Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of a reading vocabulary intervention implemented in a mainstream classroom with middle school students. Participants were 25 students in sixth grade who were either ELLs or below grade-level...
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    • 2 beginning-of-the-year to their mid-year scores on the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) to determine if the vocabulary intervention was a successful tool for helping them improve in reading achievement. Research...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 2 once stated that, “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself ("The quote garden," 2012). Music therapy has been used for many different...
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    • 2 money from the National Defense Education Act and began providing schools with technology (Jones, 2010). Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting Modern technology is becoming more advanced in how it is implemented as an...
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    • 15 With regard to reading, basic oral English language vocabulary is not enough to help ELLs succeed academically. They may read and speak fluently but if they do not have the breadth and depth of the vocabulary, they struggle. They need to see...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review Victor Hugo once stated that music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent ("Sheet music fox," 2008). Music has a profound influence on all human minds...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 10 performance with the group that had background music. The girls showed only a small improvement between the groups with no music as compared to the group with background music. The girls were already on task 99% of...
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    • 21 Chapter 4 Results The focus of this study was to investigate whether a vocabulary program could be implemented in a mainstream classroom with relative ease while at the same time being effective in helping ELLs and below grade-level...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 12 that did not involve music. In one individual study, 10 children with Autism, ages 5 months to 9 years old, participated in 20 sessions of using songs during the lesson to help improve their rhythmic speech and...
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    • 13 that considers the whole context of teaching interactively with interactive whiteboards. Teachers also need to consider a cross-curricular approach to using interactive whiteboards, giving more opportunities for pupil interaction with the board...
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    • 14 Chapter 3 Method The purpose of this study was to analyze how the interactive whiteboard, such as SMART Board, differs from the traditional whiteboard when comparing academic growth in elementary mathematics and to examine the students’...
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    • 26 Chapter 5 Discussion There will always be struggling readers of varying degrees and abilities. The 1974 court decision of Lau vs. Nichols forced action to be taken by all school districts in the United States, making sure that all students would...
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    • 27 to meet standards for success set forth by state and nation. ELLs come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and with knowledge they attained from previous experience. As I started this project, like most teachers that want to make a...
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    • 28 own, had issues in their daily lives that sometimes prevented them from achieving. Unfortunately, some students come to school with many sad circumstances and issues that children their age should not have to deal with. I see this time and time...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 19 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this study was to see the effect background music would have on elementary aged children, with and without disabilities, on on-task behavior, task performance, and mood levels....
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    • 19 Chapter 4 Results Chapter 4 explains and reports the researcher’s comparisons between 28 fourth-grade students and how traditional whiteboards and interactive whiteboards affect the performance of students’ academically in mathematics and...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 21 The first group of students was the control group. There was no music in this group. After giving direct instruction, either in math or language arts, the researcher observed how many students were staying on task and...
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    • 3 1. With explicit instruction, did students’ comprehension of expository text improve? 2. Which instructional strategy was most effective in teaching expository text to primary grade students with disabilities? This study offers further insight...
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    • EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AFFECTS ATTITUDE, HAPPINESS, AND JOB SATISFACTION i Abstract Organizations understand that effective communication at all levels of the organization improve organizational success and employee relations....

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