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Washington, Julie A.; Branum-Martin, Lee; Lee-James, Ryan; Sun, Congying – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This investigation examined the gender gap in language and reading skills in a sample of low-income African American boys compared to African American girls from the same neighborhoods and schools. Using a longitudinal, accelerated cohort design, we used individual growth curve models to evaluate the reading and language performance of 1st through…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, African American Students, Males, Grade 1
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Mehari, Krista R.; Waasdorp, Tracy Evian; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Peer report of aggression has typically been obtained through peer nominations. The purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which peer nominations and peer ratings identified the same children as aggressive and to explore whether the two methods were equally accurate in identifying children at risk for poor social adjustment.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Comparative Analysis, Social Adjustment, Grade 3
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Schmitt, Lara Johanna; Weinberger, Armin – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Multi-touch interfaces allow for direct and simultaneous input by several co-present learners and afford hands-on learning experiences. Additional scaffolding for strategic behavior and/or verbalizations may constructively complement collaborative learning with a multi-touch device. In this study, the tablet app "Proportion" is supposed…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Lin, Pei-Hsin – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Calibration between judged and actual performance related to cognitive certitude is known as "cognitive certitude of calibration" (CCC). CCC is an essential factor that can affect an individual's calibration behavior related to his/her learning effectiveness mediated by cognitive and affective factors, such as cognitive anxiety, learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Behavior, Affective Behavior, Anxiety
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Somerville, Jessica; Faltis, Christian – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article we draw on translanguaging theory and notions of strategies and tactics as a way to understand what we refer to as dual languaging in the context of TWDL schooling. We provide examples of dual languaging practices in fourth-grade math and social studies lessons that took place in a Spanish-English TWDL elementary school located in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Declining academic achievement across U.S. schools, particularly in mathematics and science, has prompted several initiatives to increase the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Foundation initiated the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu; Harris, Violet J. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Bakhtinian concepts of persuasive and authoritative discourse, this study reports on science and English language arts instructional practices in a multilingual, rural, fourth-grade classroom in Kenya. Situated in English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and through the use of case study, the study explores classroom discourse data to illustrate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction
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Cramer, Kathleen; Monson, Debra; Ahrendt, Susan; Wyberg, Terry; Pettis, Christy; Fagerlund, Chelsey – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
This paper shares how fourth grade students solved a unique type of number line task. Instead of giving students the unit and asking them to locate a fraction on the number line, students were given two points on the number line and asked to either find 1, or another number on the number line. This type of task is called "reconstructing the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Fractions, Numbers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lan, Shu-Wen; de Oliveira, Luciana C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Recent science-education reforms have targeted students' ability to 'talk science', especially in science classrooms. Prior research has shown that participation in scientific discourse in class is one of the most challenging scientific-literacy tasks, and particularly complex for English language learners (ELLs) at the upper elementary level. The…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Science Instruction, Student Participation, Scientific Literacy
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van der Graaf, Joep; van de Sande, Eva; Gijsel, Martine; Segers, Eliane – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Inquiry-based lessons have been demonstrated to improve children's scientific thinking (i.e. reasoning abilities and domain-specific knowledge). Although empirical evidence shows that inquiry-based learning requires instruction, research comes from two approaches that have not been bridged yet: direct instruction of scientific reasoning and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Direct Instruction, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Ruiz de Castilla, Verónica – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Aware of the challenges set before the Houston Independent school District by rapid growth in the numbers of English learner students, and a critical shortage of teachers with bilingual certification for more than a decade, members of Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest's English Learners Research Alliance sought information that districts…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Young, Chase; Mohr, Kathleen A. J. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Research indicates that literature circles are an authentic means for literacy development that students typically enjoy. To better understand the potential value and to add to the research base regarding literature circles, this study, involving 17 fourth graders, explores factors that may influence the quality of literature discussions,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Grade 4, Regression (Statistics), Elementary School Students
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