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    • City Manager Anderson reported on the properties that may be available for an additional 9 holes for the Golf Course. Nov. 17, 1 9 6 6 . . . A letter was read from Governor Rampton about home fallout protection. Survey will be conducted to...
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    • we had brought along a pair of cast iron 'hand irons ' Soon after I had spoken, Dr. Sprig brought the hand irons out of the vestry and placed them on the front of the stand. The saints appeared quite excited and well pleased at the sample of cast...
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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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    • 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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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 14 They were asked to rate them on a five-point scale. The purpose of the study was to see if the majority of the students would characterize the music in the same categories. The students were then split into three...
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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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    • 4 Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS, http://www.corestandards.org, 2011). After the Utah State Office of Education presented this new curriculum manual...
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    • 10 the new core standards while also using specific grammar, punctuation, phrases and clauses as required by the Core Curriculum State Standards. (Please see definitions for specifics.) Setting The setting for this study is in a regular 9th grade...
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    • 11 together (i.e. for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). Common Core State Standards- The new curriculum adopted by Utah to be in practice by 2014 and used by forty-three other states in the union. Conjunctive Adverb- A word like “however” that joins...
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    • 12 Simple Sentence- A sentence that has a subject, verb, sometimes an object and represented by the abbreviation “SV” for subject-verb or “IC” for independent clause. Six-Traits of Writing- six characteristics for good writing approved by the...
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    • 16 Also in the 1800s, Edgar Allen Poe, a famous nineteenth century author said, “Even where the sense is perfectly clear, a sentence may be deprived of half its force—its spirit—its point by improper punctuation” (as quoted in Shaw, 1963, p. 15);...
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    • 17 was available to define grammar’s purpose. It was not until the twentieth century that linguists and teachers really started diving into the realm of research to discover how the English language’s structure should work most effectively. The...
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    • 19 one of the major quotes for their position changed many educators’ minds about teaching grammar at all. They responded by claiming that they “performed carefully and methodically” when they analyzed five studies for their synthesis on the link...
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    • 20 which is first, Prewrite; second, Write; third, Revise; fourth, Edit; and finally, Publish. As paradigms shifted, “The writing process was at the heart of the student-centered composition class, where the product was de-emphasized, along with a...
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    • 22 a lot of teachers are able to dock students points for the misuse of structure with word order, punctuation, or whatever “rule” is broken upon submission of a paper. Now the trend is to find proficiency rather than errors, but if errors aren’t...
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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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    • 27 because they weren’t taught them in high school. Also at that time, many teacher training classes required few or no grammar classes to prepare them to teach Language Arts. As a result, the term "grammar" took on a confusing definition during...
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    • 34 “1. Writing Strategies, which involves teaching students strategies for planning, revising, and editing their compositions 2. Summarization, which involves explicitly and systematically teaching students how to summarize texts. 3. Collaborative...
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    • 36 Chapter 3 Methodology Action Research Introduction The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore why secondary students have a difficult time with sentence structure and punctuation. For years these students have had instruction on how to...
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    • 37 structure and in thought. Writing was evaluated by the emergence of the sentence patterns more consistently used by student writers as seen in multiple essays; also, students’ feelings of confidence were taken into account by verbal feedback....

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