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    • Effects of a Teacher-Developed, Mainstream Classroom Vocabulary Intervention on Improving Reading Test Scores for English Language Learners and Students Below Grade-Level Reading Proficiency in Sixth Grade A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah...
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    • ii Table of Contents Abstract ......................................................................................................................................... iii List of Tables...
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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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    • iv List of Tables Table 1: Paired-Sample Correlations of GRADE Pretest and Posttest of Reading and Vocabulary Levels .........................................................................................................................24 Table...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Over the years, there has been an influx of non-English speaking individuals in the United States. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They include immigrants, refugees, and international...
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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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    • 3 Chapter 2 Literature Review The focus of this literature review was on adolescent ELLs in terms of reading struggles and comprehension in the American mainstream classroom and what can be done in the classroom to help meet their current needs. In...
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    • 5 disadvantage compared to fellow classmates who are native English speakers. “These students are not only required to compete with native speakers of English with respect to academic or literacy related language skills, they must also acquire the...
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    • 6 with but the expectation is still there for them to pass all required tests at grade level as set forth by agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Literacy and Vocabulary Unfortunately, according to Kamil (2003), more than 25 percent...
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    • 7 Vocabulary struggles are hard enough for many native English students but for ELLs the struggle becomes more difficult, particularly for those students who enter school for the first time at a higher grade. Many times it looks as if students are...
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    • 8 Vocabulary Breadth and Depth According to Wallace (2007), English-only (EO) students know basic words that usually never require instruction; these are known as Tier 1 words. Educators need to make sure that ELLs know these words and understand...
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    • 9 It is a well-known fact that extensive reading helps develop sufficient vocabulary; but without an adequate vocabulary, it is hard to read effectively and with understanding. “Although extensive reading has been found to help develop sight...
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    • From your observations, do students write better quality (fewer errors, address the topic better) with iPads or handwritten? Why? Student's in general have fewer errors and writing is more legible using iPads. About equal. My 7th graders make more...
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    • 11 instruction makes use of meaningful repetition, effective instruction increases the depth of students’ vocabulary knowledge, effective instruction fosters independence” (p. 77-79). Reading Programs and Interventions Involving ELLs While...
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    • resources already out there. I use the iPad mostly with reading. Students can look up information and books or articles of interest and they can read narrative texts easily there. I use the iPads mostly with writing. Even in the reading class, we...
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    • 12 literacy has been studied for better understanding and practice but there has not been as much attention to those adolescents who still struggle with content-area reading. One particular study by Denton, Wexler, Vaughn, and Bryan (2008) was...
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    • 13 ELLs as well as on EO students. As they set forth with different reading components, their study did confirm that the implementation of the vocabulary intervention in the mainstream classroom positively influenced both ELLs and EO students...
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    • 14 Other vocabulary programs are available, but not many have been carefully researched and approved. “Few independent research studies have been conducted on popular commercial reading programs, but the use of such programs in secondary schools is...

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