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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...
Amount of Time Spent Reading
Students were asked to report an estimated amount of time they read during the day. In total, 28 out of 46 participants – 60.8% – declared reading up to an hour or more a day. This percentage included those...
The purpose of this research project was to investigate whether the connection between
literacy achievement among English language learners (ELLs) from low socio-economic status
(SES) families and their home-literacy...
fostering engagement. Positivity, optimism, and hopefulness can help override negative
feelings students have connected with reading. McRae & Guthrie propose
…We maintain that when teachers model their own personal identification as
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and open air sketching. with colored crayon, water color, pencil, and pen and inks.
4 hours per week (2 hours credit.)
READING A.-The object of this course is to give a practical and scientific basis for...
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American History and Civics. A thoro elementary course in national history, preceded by a review of the periods of exploration and colonization. The work in civics is introduced in connection with the study of...
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Catiline are read and translated with a more careful study of conditional sentences. Work in writing Latin and conversational exercises in Latin are given throughout the year.
Three hours per week throughout the...
The bilingual SETHL was formed by downloading and printing commercially available
books from Reading A-Z. These books are professionally-developed, leveled readers, and the
same books were available in both Spanish and English. Two of the...
Chapter 4 – Results
The objective of this study was to use the information gained from researching and
utilizing the program Spelling Connections and instructional methods of Words Their Way, to
find the most productive method of teaching...
feature points that can be awarded is 53. Thus, the total number of points given on the spelling
inventory appropriate for 4th graders is 78. The students overall raw score on each benchmark
was then averaged with other students in their group...
5. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being the least important and 10 being the most important, where
would you put spelling instruction in the classroom on this scale? 26% of the teachers
put a 7 on the scale for spelling instruction. They felt that it...
Chapter 5 – Implications for the Future
It is certain that spelling is important and needs to be part of instruction in the classroom.
Spelling is something that needs to be taught on a daily basis and connections in spelling must...
on the notion that social interaction nurtures cognitive development. With a new perspective of
how learning takes place, Vygotsky felt social learning happens first before child development
occurs. As cited in the Learning Theories Knowledgebase...
practice of grouping students by ability, interest, or another similarity and changing instructional
approaches according to each academic group’s needs (Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2003). This
method can be applied in whole-group or individual...
primary grades, little funding or effort has been given in the high school grades (Wise, 2009; Denti & Guerin, 1999). Since there is a lack of resources at the high school level and especially in the researcher’s district to explicitly teach...
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study was to understand the ramifications of RTI from the teacher’s
perspective. Within this, the researcher examined individual teacher understanding of the RTI
framework in place in a particular...
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this thesis was to discover if implementing a Spanish-English take-home
library, or SETHL, would increase reading test scores as well as increase positive attitudes
toward reading for Hispanic ELL kindergarten...
Relations. These stages describe students’ spelling behavior as they move from one level of word
knowledge to the next.
Alphabetic Spelling: consonants, short vowels, segmentations, which compasses the period in
time from kindergarten and first...
• What effects do positive reading experiences have on unmotivated and
apathetical readers who are currently scoring at or near benchmark levels
on reading assessments?
• Can participating in positive reading interventions and learning...
majority of definitions centered around three main concepts: understanding what is read, reading quickly and fluently, and understanding words. A comparison of definitions from participants in each group is shown in Table 4.5 (pg 35).