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Magro, Sophia W.; Utesch, Till; Dreiskämper, Dennis; Wagner, Jenny – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Though it is well-established that self-esteem develops from childhood well into old age, little is known about the processes that influence this change, especially among young populations. This international, cross-sequential study examined the development of self-esteem in 1599 second-graders (Age M[subscript T1] = 7.99, SD[subscript T1] = 0.52…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Child Development, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: This small-scale study investigated English vocabulary exposure from graded readers and teacher talk in Grade 3 classrooms in poorly resourced township schools in South Africa. Vocabulary is one of the key building blocks for becoming a fluent reader. Most words are learnt through incidental exposure to oral or written language.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Qin, Wenjuan; Kingston, Helen C.; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2019
Book retelling has been frequently used as an indicator of children's reading proficiency. However, how children's performance varies across retelling narrative and expository texts and whether that has different implications for reading proficiency remains understudied. The present study examined 85 high-poverty second- and third-graders'…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Skills, Reading Processes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Geer, Elyssa A.; Quinn, Jamie M.; Ganley, Colleen M. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated a link between spatial and math skills. However, little research has examined this relation longitudinally. The present study examines the development of and reciprocal relations between spatial and math skills in elementary school students. We administered two spatial tasks and a math task to 312 first- through…
Descriptors: Correlation, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Johnson, Anna D.; Finch, Jenna E.; Phillips, Deborah A. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Publicly funded center-based preschool programs were designed to enhance low-income children's early cognitive and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. In the U.S., the federal Head Start program and state-funded public school-based pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs are the two primary center-based settings in which low-income…
Descriptors: Low Income, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Kaufmann, Odd Tore – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
This study examined third-grade students' reasoning and discussions on multiplication when they initially encounter it in the classroom. The aim of the study was to analyse the data from teaching and learning multiplication in 24 classrooms and, thus make a contribution to the research and conceptualisations about students' reasoning and strategy…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Multiplication, Elementary School Mathematics
Reynolds, Arthur J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur Reynolds describes the significance, development, and effects of preschool to 3rd grade approaches. This school reform strategy integrates services and supports transitions, thereby increasing achievement, sustaining gains, and realistically reducing achievement gaps. Evidence from the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is reviewed to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, Instructional Effectiveness
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Alenizi, Mogbel Aid K. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The current study aims to assess the effectiveness of a program based on a multi-sensory strategy in developing of visual perception for primary school learners with learning disabilities. The study employed the quasi-experimental method on the experimental group of learners. A training program based on multi-sensory strategy was employed on a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Briceño, Allison; Klein, Adria F. – Reading Teacher, 2019
Using running records as a lens to facilitate multilingual students' language and literacy development can help teachers recognize and build on students' linguistic capital. The authors analyzed 123 running records of Spanish-speaking first graders to begin to identify the types of language-related errors they made when reading. Using an assets…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Literacy
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Bacchioni, Shelby; Kurstedt, Rosanne L. – Reading Teacher, 2019
If you were to walk into this second-grade classroom during reading workshop, you would notice students reading books specific to their reading level and interest. You would also notice students using different tools to support their reading development. One of the teacher's goals is to help students become independent readers who are able to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Independent Reading
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Lowe, Patricia A. – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This study examined the expression and level of test anxiety in a sample of 1221 elementary school students. The Test Anxiety Scale for Elementary Students (TAS-E), a new multidimensional measure developed based on recent conceptualizations of the test anxiety construct, was administered to elementary school-age students. The TAS-E consists of…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Grade 2
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Westaway, Lise; Graven, Mellony – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2019
This article addresses the question: Why teachers of mathematics have yet to 'take up' progressive roles? Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and its methodological equivalent, social realism, we analyse interview and observation data of four grade 3 teachers, with the view to identifying the mechanisms conditioning the expression of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Resistance to Change
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McNiff, Matthew T.; Maag, John W.; Peterson, Reece L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
Video self-modeling (VSM) has been an effective intervention for individuals with a variety of disabilities and behavioral issues. However, no studies have addressed the impact of VSM on behaviors that are displayed by groups of students. The purpose of the present study was to determine the efficacy of VSM to improve the speed with which students…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Conus, Xavier; Fahrni, Laurent – Educational Review, 2019
The family--school relationship develops largely during face-to-face interactions between parents and teachers. Research shows that reciprocal and informal communication reinforces collaboration, especially between schools and families from minority groups. Yet, teacher practices regularly express a reluctance to implement reciprocal…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Foreign Countries
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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