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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Recently there has been strong scientific evidence pointing to a potential link between the mind and the body, suggesting improved cognitive results when movement is added to the learning process (Jensen, 2005). However,...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction-Nature of the Problem In today’s public schools, every 8th grade girl is registered in a physical education (PE) class and expected to achieve the same norm-based criterion as the girl next to her. Schools need to provide a...
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    • 10 In the math classroom, the student with a specific learning disability in reading may have little difficulty with calculation fluency but is likely to struggle with problems relying on reading comprehension, such as story problems (Jordan,...
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    • 11 & Solomon, 2006). There are many parents that feel competition in PE and lower grades of elementary needs to be eliminated altogether to foster feelings of comfort and safety so more students will participate and have a positive...
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    • 15 A Historical Lens: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Benjamin Franklin (1788) provides great insight into how languages were taught during his time period. America’s language acquisition curriculum started with years of learning Latin in...
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    • 16 In a study involving children with specific learning disabilities, three children were selected and taught the “Touch Math” system. Next followed an intervention phase where the students were offered support as they solved addition and...
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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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    • 18 “transforming” the way we view sentence construction (Kolln & Hancock, 2005, p12). Before that time, there was a set number of sentence patterns that students learned to use in their writing. After Chomsky, evidence supported the fact that...
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    • 2 apply to English. For example, the cases require adjectives to agree with their antecedents in the singular, dual, and plural forms. In a Slovene grammar book, it says, “The selection and use of cases in Slovene is determined by the function of...
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    • 2 ensures each level of student feels safe, happy and successful at their ability level. Differentiated instruction in a whole-group setting does not have to add to the burdens of a regular classroom. Rather, it can bring fun and excitement to...
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    • 20 Tier two students are those students from tier one who fail to progress. Tier two students receive tutoring and small group instruction. Students in tier three are those who continue to fail to make progress and are placed in special educational...
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    • 21 Kolln and Hancock’s (2005) argument against the anti-grammar movement maintains that as the free-writing trend took off, linguists such as W. Nelson Francis, Harold B. Allen and Noam Chomsky were researching English grammar and discovering...
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    • 21 The Four-Part Lesson Cycle created by Montelongo et al. (2010) addressed vocabulary, text structure, modified sentence completion, and rewriting the text. This four-step cycle spanned a five-week period and showed a significant amount...
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    • 23 is that students will learn to apply more grammatically correct sentences if given the opportunity to revise their work after discussing it. Kolln supports this theory by saying, “If grammar knowledge doesn’t appear to improve writing...
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    • 23 may be in a wheel chair and throw from a sitting position; others may not be able to kick and, therefore, use a modified stick to kick. This allows all students to participate in some way and enjoy fitness at their level. Team sports may not be...
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    • 24 research in the 1970s . . . claim[ed] that students can learn grammar simply by writing" (Vavra, 1996, p. 32), but there was no evidence to support that from Vavra’s study. In response to that research, Vavra asks, "Where is the research study...
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    • 25 based on the number of errors they found, syntax did improve along with sentence-combining strategies. Studies that used sentence-combining strategies, rather than traditional grammar approach, turned out better student writing results because...
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    • 26 continues with the suggestion that the way teachers present grammar lessons is the problem, not the grammar itself. Constance Weaver (1996), an author of many grammar books for teachers, weighs in on the grammar teaching debate by saying, “In...

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