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Germeroth, Carrie; Kelleman, Becky; Spartz, Jeremy – Education Sciences, 2018
Since 1992, our nation's report card (NAEP) has indicated minimal improvement in reading. One of every three fourth grade students cannot read or understand text at a basic proficient level. At the same time, reading curricula publishers have approached reading improvement in similar ways. Recent advancements in technology allow educators to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Music Activities
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Relyea, Jackie Eunjung; Fitzgerald, Jill – Reading Psychology, 2018
The present study used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 to examine whether the relationship between first-grade word-reading and reading-comprehension growth through eighth grade was different for language-minority learners (LMs) versus native English-speaking students (NEs). Among high word…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Reading Comprehension
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Ibrahim, Raphiq – Reading Psychology, 2018
Several studies have tested the validity of the simple view of reading model by examining various degrees of orthographic depth. This study aims to validate this model in both transparent and deep versions of Arabic. In addition, the contribution of the basic components of decoding and listening comprehension to reading comprehension in the…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Validity, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Youmans, Alexandra; Coombs, Andrew; Colgan, Lynda – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
In the spring of 2017, an educational needs assessment of early mathematics education in Ontario was conducted using an online survey for early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers, and Grade 1 teachers. The purpose of the needs assessment was to acquire a brief account of the state of early mathematics education in the province and to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Gentrup, Sarah; Rjosk, Camilla – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
This study examined the role of teacher expectations in the emerging gender gaps in reading and mathematics in the first year of schooling. Therefore, we first investigated whether boys and girls differ in their vulnerability to teacher expectancy effects. Second, we analysed whether gender-specific effects of teacher expectations contribute to…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Achievement Gap, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Merritt, Eileen G.; Chiu, Jennie; Peters-Burton, Erin; Bell, Randy – Research in Science Education, 2018
The Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge primary teachers and students to work and think like scientists and engineers as they strive to understand complex concepts. Teachers and teacher educators can leverage what is already known about inquiry teaching as they plan instruction to help students meet the new standards. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Kliziene, Irina; Cibulskas, Gintautas; Ambrase, Nida; Cizauskas, Ginas – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
Background: The World Health Organization recommends that children should participate in sufficient PA by engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 min daily per week. Schools are important settings for the promotion of children's physical activity. Through commuting, break times, and physical education lessons they…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Grade 1
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Quinn, David M.; Le, Q. Tien – AERA Open, 2018
Scholars have argued that schools are "equalizers" because inequalities in test scores by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) grow faster over summer vacation than over the school year. In this study, we use nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten Classes of 1998-1999 and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Jones, Curtis – School Community Journal, 2018
This report presents the SPARK literacy model, an innovative approach developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, for addressing the literacy needs of low-income and minority schools in Milwaukee. It also presents the results of a two-year randomized control trial evaluation of the SPARK literacy program's impact on reading…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Gerzel-Short, Lydia – School Community Journal, 2018
Family involvement in a child's education is vital to student success. This article presents qualitative findings from a more extensive study that examined family participation within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework for K-1 grade students receiving Tier 2 reading interventions. RtI is a problem-solving tiered framework designed to…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Response to Intervention, Kindergarten
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D'Abate, Rosa L.; McVee, Mary B.; Rinker, Tyler W.; Schiller, Jennifer A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated that tutoring is an effective instructional model that relies upon the relationships among the tutor, the tutee, and the curriculum and not merely instructional skills or strategies. In our microethnographic case study, we investigated interactional patterns of two tutors who were pre-service literacy teachers working…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Literacy, Reading Centers, Preservice Teachers
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Hwang, Sophia H. J.; Cappella, Elise – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Grade retention, the practice of requiring a student to remain in the same grade the following year, disproportionately affects students with sociodemographic risk and facing academic challenges. Each year, the United States spends $20 billion on retention and two million children are retained. Extant studies examining early elementary grade…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 1
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Short, Nathan; Best, Sara; Bhowmick, Ankan; Brenner, Danielle; Cundall, Corey; Farmer, Melissa; Patel, Monal; Ross, Mitchell – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Use of iPad technology in the classroom may facilitate learning, engagement, motivation, and interest (Crescenzi, Jewitt, & Price, 2014). The Dexteria™ iPad application was implemented into first grade curriculum using a nonequivalent control group design to explore impact on visual-motor integration (VMI) skills using the Beery-Buktenica…
Descriptors: Perceptual Motor Coordination, Computer Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Grade 1
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Donica, Denise K.; Massengill, Meghan; Gooden, Mary Jessup – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Literature has indicated conflicting results regarding the relationship between grasp patterns and legible handwriting. Historically, the dynamic tripod grasp was viewed as the gold standard, but more recent literature indicates that grasp may not have as much of an effect on handwriting legibility as once thought. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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