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    • Excerpts from Cedar City Council Minutes Jan. 5, 1922.. .City Council met in regular session. Present: Mayor Parley Dalley and Councilmen--S. J. Foster, E . J . Palmer, Lehi M . Jones, Richard Williams, and John R . Robinson J r . F. Leigh as...
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    • Writing using technology hasn’t caused more convention errors Costanza (2013). One study compared 877 college freshman papers from 1917, 1930, 1986, and 2006 and found that the number of errors is about the same while the complexity of the papers...
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    • Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this study was to investigate how writing assignments change when iPads are used in instruction, did the type of writing teachers assign change, and did students’ attitudes towards writing change? The research...
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    • Chapter 4 Results This study was examines students’ and teachers’ attitudes toward iPads and their use in the classroom for writing. The data was collected using two different Google Document surveys. Students were given 26 multiple choice...
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    • i Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction .......................................................................................................1 Background, Significance, Purpose Statement, and Study Setting ..........................1 Research...
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    • ii Chapter 5: Discussion .......................................................................................................51 Overall Effectiveness of Expository Text Comprehension Instruction .................51 Limitations of Assessments...
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    • iv List of Figures Figure 1: Comparing PALS 1-3 Pre and Post Assessments ..............................................39 Figure 2: PALS 1-3 Individual Pre and Post Assessments ................................................40 Figure 3: Individual...
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    • 4 be helpful in determining how small-group instruction is administered but may not be beneficial for whole-class instruction. Definition of Terms Definitions of terms pertinent to this study include: • Learning Disability- A discrepancy between...
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    • 7 text structure, retelling, and summarizing as some of the main components that aid in the comprehension of expository text. Different strategies for each, as well as multiple strategies are examined in this literature review. Breakdown in...
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    • 11 Limited early exposure is a factor that can easily be remedied by all teachers. Children need to experience expository texts through seeing, hearing, reading, and writing, prior to when they are expected to comprehend the material within 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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    • 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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    • 20 Due to the complex nature of summaries, some students may require a paragraph frame. The paragraph frame consists of three to four sentences containing blanks for students to fill in with their newly acquired information. Students are initially...
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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 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this action research study is to examine the effects of teaching expository text to primary grade students with developmental delays. Four different instructional strategies were used to teach all of the...
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    • 25 second grade level science and social studies core curriculums. The timeline of steps required to complete the study were as follows: 1. Administration of the pre-assessments on expository text comprehension, two days. 2. Whole class lessons...

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