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Day, Joanne – Online Submission, 2004
This action research study was designed to raise environmental awareness and improve the social responsibility and actions of students in Grades 2 and 3 at Montecito Elementary in Burnaby. Implemented was a strategy pairing environmental education lessons with artwork projects, to engage the students and improve their awareness of aquatic…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Art Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 2
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Rock, Donald A.; Pollack, Judy M.; Weiss, Michael – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This study attempts to identify different patterns of cognitive growth in kindergarten and first grade associated with selected subpopulations. The results are based upon a nationally representative sample of fall kindergartners who were retested in the spring of their kindergarten year and then again in the fall and spring of their first grade…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Age Differences
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Glenberg, Arthur M.; Gutierrez, Tiana; Levin, Joel R.; Japuntich, Sandra; Kaschak, Michael P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
The Indexical Hypothesis suggests a new method for enhancing children's reading comprehension. Young readers may not consistently "index," or map, words to the objects the words represent. Consequently, these readers fail to derive much meaning from the text. The instructional method involves manipulating toy objects referred to in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Indexing
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Tobin, Kevin G. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2004
This study is a follow-up on a previous study of the effects of 2 beginning reading programs implemented in 1st grade. In the previous study, 40 1st-grade students who were matched based on their Concepts About Print Test (Clay, 1979) and Phonological Segmentation Fluency from the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS; Good…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Cooke, Nancy L.; Gibbs, Susan L.; Campbell, Monica L.; Shalvis, Shawnna L. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2004
This study examined the reading gains of students with mild disabilities who were taught with one of two programs: "Horizons Fast Track A-B" (Engelmann, Engelmann, & Seitz-Davis, 1997) or "Reading Mastery Fast Cycle" (Engelmann & Bruner, 1995). A quasi-experimental design with preexisting groups was used to examine…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Mild Disabilities
Jenkins, Diana – Teacher Ideas Press, 2004
A collection of humorous plays with real-life settings and contemporary characters, Just Deal with It!, includes readers theatre scripts that poke gentle fun at annoying traits, school-based dilemmas, or the embarrassing moments that are part of growing up. With resolutions that emphasize creative solutions, good humor, or cleverness, these…
Descriptors: Scripts, Humor, Reading Instruction, Language Arts
Grootenboer, Peter – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This paper documents a study concerned with examining the affective response to mathematics among 45 primary school students. The study sought to examine how the children's emerging beliefs, attitudes and feelings about mathematics impacted on their learning of the subject. A particular finding was that these beliefs, attitudes and feelings were…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Number Concepts, Primary Education, Mathematics
Mousley, Judith A. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
One mathematics lesson was planned by two Grade 2 teachers together. Their separate teaching of it was videotaped, and each teacher was interviewed before and after her lesson. The "same" lesson resulted in different sets of worthwhile learning outcomes. In this research report, the notion of situated cognition is used as a tool for analysis of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 2, Visual Aids
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McCartney, Elspeth; Boyle, James; Bannatyne, Susan; Jessiman, Emma; Campbell, Cathy; Kelsey, Cherry; Smith, Jennifer; O'Hare, Anne – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2003
The construction of therapy protocols for a large-scale randomized controlled trial comparing speech and language therapists and assistants, and group and individual therapy approaches for children aged 6-11 in mainstream schools is outlined. The aim was to outline the decision-making processes that led to the construction of the research therapy…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy
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Ableser, Judith – Journal of School Violence, 2003
This ethnographic study's intent was to understand and interpret elementary teachers' evolving attitudes, perceptions and practices towards non-violence curriculum, the "Second Step" violence-prevention program, and a project model utilizing consultants to implement instruction. Findings included that the curriculum was not implemented as intended…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Ethnography, Elementary School Teachers
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Murphy, Karen; DePasquale, Roseanne; McNamara, Erin – Young Children, 2003
A teacher educator introduces issues around using technology with primary children. Two teachers then describe science units they created that integrate technology through purposeful, hands-on activities, including children writing an online newsletter, exploring the Internet guided by tracking software, creating webs using webbing software, doing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Software, Teacher Educators, Primary Education
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Tomblin, J. Bruce; Zhang, Xuyang; Buckwalter, Paula; O'Brien, Marlea – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2003
The rates of change in the language status of children with language impairment unaccompanied by other developmental or sensory disorders (primary language disorder) were studied in a longitudinal sample of 196 children who were followed from kindergarten through 4th grade. Previous studies have shown that children with such language impairments…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Change, Improvement, Longitudinal Studies
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Van Horn, M. Lee; Ramey, Sharon L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
The educational ideology of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) in childhood education is influential, despite remarkably little empirical study. This article relates DAP to changes in achievement and receptive language among former Head Start children and classmates in Grades 1-3 (including between 1,564 and 4,764 children in 869 to 1,537…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Receptive Language
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de Abreu, Guida; Cline, Tony – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2003
In this article it is argued that due recognition of the cultural nature of schooled mathematics requires an analysis that locates these practices in their social-political context. That analysis will need to provide an account of the social valorisation of mathematical practices and its impact on learning. It is suggested that the link between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Educational Practices, Individual Development
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Johnston, Jane – Primary Science Review, 2003
Scientific learning in the early years quite correctly focuses on the development of skills. However, at this stage of learning, science should also be about developing motivational attitudes to encourage children to explore the world around them and convince them that science is an exciting subject. Practical experiential play activities do this…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Science Interests, Interaction
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