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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 21 Narrative Paradigm Defining Narrative Paradigm Fisher originated the narrative paradigm in 1984 after he came to the realization that humans are rhetorical beings. Simply put, this paradigm argues that “humans are essentially...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 23 suggested that both paradigms “represent and inform the various ways humans recount and account for human choice and action” (Littlejohn & Foss, 2011, p. 144). Narratives and Public Relations Public relations is a field where...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 27 Chapter 4: Results As discussed above, Jones and Pittman’s (1982) self-presentational strategies were categorized and studied in multiple communication settings. The five classes in the taxonomy include ingratiation,...
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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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    • 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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    • 15 With regard to reading, basic oral English language vocabulary is not enough to help ELLs succeed academically. They may read and speak fluently but if they do not have the breadth and depth of the vocabulary, they struggle. They need to see...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 43 years or even removed. The content on each page may be different today than when it was originally studied, so an exact replication of this study is not an option. Another limitation is the information on each website may not...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 45 Conclusion The results found in this study opens the doorway for understanding what boutiques believe to be the strengths great enough that they broadcast it to the world. Previous studies in the area of impressions and...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 47 Many scholars and storytellers have referenced David and Goliath, but a modern take on the story is done by Malcom Gladwell. He tells The Unheard Story of David and Goliath, “So the Israelites up on the mountain ridge looking...
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    • 12 higher motivation levels, compared to students of teachers who were less supportive, but the effect was very small. The researcher also noted the following: Claims about the motivation-enhancing effects of the interactive whiteboard are not...
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    • 28 own, had issues in their daily lives that sometimes prevented them from achieving. Unfortunately, some students come to school with many sad circumstances and issues that children their age should not have to deal with. I see this time and time...
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    • 2 knowledge. Students are explicitly taught in the younger grades how to identify characters, setting, and plot. Students entering fourth grade are provided with textbooks in the areas of Social Studies and Science. They are asked to read the...

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