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Similar to Dr. Challis’s course format, Dr. Heuett allows students to choose their
own speech topic. Having the fortunate opportunity to attend speeches that have
impacted and changed me, I was determined to set the bar for my...
are the best way for a visual/spatial learner to learn (Utah State Office of Education, n.d.) (see
3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Students' Self-Assessed Visual/Spatial
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...
Fantuzzo et al., 2005; Mead, 2008). Caucasian and Asian children demonstrated higher levels of
skill in reading (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl). Research by
Fantuzzo et al. concluded “African American, Hispanic, and...
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A career as a Foreign Service Officer is incredibly interesting and rewarding in
several ways. For me, the most enticing aspect is being able to live in various countries.
For each country an officer moves to, he is provided with an...
Concerns for the Success of RTI
Understanding and integration of scientific research is a requirement for good instruction
using the RTI format. For this reason, it is imperative teachers not only have strong background
in research but also have...
tested in the subject of language arts using curriculum-based measurements. Formal research
began in February of 2011 and includes archival data from August 2010 to February 2011. The
gathered data were used to classify students as below-grade...
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The Best of the BRICs:
A Metaphorical Analysis
Contemporary approaches to metaphor have partly spawned from works of 16th
century researcher Giambattista Vico. Vico explained that percepts create our...
The tasks completed in order to meet the goals of this study were to administer the
AIMSweb language arts curriculum-based measurements and the kindergarten teacher
questionnaire using the following procedures to ensure reliability...
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First Year. First half Second half
English a 5 5
Oral Expression 3 3
Physiology and Hygiene 2 2
(Two of these are elective.)
Latin I 4 4
German I 4 4
French I 4 4
Algebra a (required of...
Perceptions of Teachers Concerning RTI
In their study, Greenfield et al. (2010) found that teachers in their first year of school-wide
RTI implementation used progress monitoring more strategically and became more
confident in using the data...
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extraneous conversation” (p. 269). However, from a Hyperpersonal point of view, the principal
advantage to the asynchronous channel is that there is an opportunity to be more mindful and
careful of one’s comments...
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A managerial approach to studying cultures comes from the work of Laurent (1983) and Victor (1992). Laurent identified four dimensions or parameters, as he refers to them: perception of organizations as political systems,...
The data collected during this thesis study offered information pertaining to the academic
gains of kindergarteners at a local elementary school. These data can be used to determine
which ability group shows the most progress...
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(Dobson, 1970), the U.S. redefines its authority as developing nations threaten its
authority (Barker & Tinnick, 2006).
This identity construction is brought about through social means. Sandhu
explained that countries viewed as...
area. The identities of all participants have been kept confidential and findings will be reported in
this study without revealing their personal information.
A Brief Explanation of the Studied School’s Framework
The following is the...
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understanding of spoken German and a real appreciation of the literary language. Conversational exercises, dictation, talks on German life, etc., are interspersed as the occasion permits. The principles of the relationship...
trying to become acquainted with the Indian character and language and to establish schools for that purpose. Brother Snow felt that the settlers should help the Indian children learn the English language, teach them to work, and show them the...
dedicated on Christmas day, which day will long be remembered among us. In the morning the Indians [Pihedes], to the amount of some 300, women and children included, gathered into the Fort. We preached to them in their own language and made them a...
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The speech suggests interesting conclusions regarding the metaphorical findings.
It has been shown that the U.S. uses discourse to reify its power and dominance
internationally. The speech is a medium for such discourse, and the...