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Kim, Ahyoung Alicia; Lee, Shinhye; Chapman, Mark; Wilmes, Carsten – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study aimed to investigate how Grade 1-2 English language learners (ELLs) differ in their performance on a writing test in two test modes: paper and online. Participants were 139 ELLs in the United States. They completed three writing tasks, representing three test modes: (1) a paper in which students completed their writing using a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Truax, Megan L. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
In recent years, many students have developed a fixed mindset as a result of the national focus on raising test scores. The present study aims to investigate the effects of teacher language and the inclusion of growth mindset feedback on the writing motivation of second and third grade students. The researcher used a mixed-methods,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Motivation, Writing (Composition), Mixed Methods Research
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Baker, Joseph M.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Tucker, Stephen I.; Shumway, Jessica F.; Jordan, Kerry E.; Gillam, Ronald B. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an easy to use neuroimaging technique that is portable and maintains a liberal tolerance to movement. As such, fNIRS represents an ideal tool to observe children's neural activity as they engage in real-world classroom activities, such as the interaction with digital math apps on an iPad. Here, we…
Descriptors: Brain, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Pilot Projects
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Nash, Kindel; Panther, Leah; Arce-Boardman, Alicia – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article features a culturally sustaining practice that many early literacy teachers can adapt and use: "la historia de mi nombre"/the story of my name. The practice is described in the context of a second-grade bi/multilingual class as the Latinx students are learning about their names through culturally authentic literature,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Grade 2
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Larson, Lotta C.; Rumsey, Chepina – Reading Teacher, 2018
This Teaching Tip describes the use of children's literature to help second-grade students meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and for Mathematics. During a shared reading experience, students used manipulatives to represent plot and characters while demonstrating mathematical reasoning. The article offers instructional…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides, Common Core State Standards
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Polotskaia, Elena; Savard, Annie – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
Pupils' difficulties in solving word problems continue to attract attention: while researchers highlight the importance of relational reasoning and modelling, school curricula typically use short word problems to develop pupils' knowledge of arithmetic operations and calculation strategies. The Relational Paradigm attributes the leading role in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Grade 2, Experimental Groups
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Gosse, Claire; Carbonnelle, Simon; de Vleeschouwer, Christophe; Van Reybroeck, Marie – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
Research about the development of the graphomotor side of writing is very scarce. The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of what constitutes graphic complexity of written material by determining the impact of graphic characteristics on handwriting production. In this end, the pen stroke of cursive handwriting was precisely…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Difficulty Level
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Yang, Kai-Hsiang; Chu, Hui-Chun; Chiang, Li-Yu – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Game-based learning (GBL) has been proven to be an attractive learning model by many studies; however, scholars have pointed out that the effectiveness of game-based learning could be limited if proper learning strategies are not incorporated. Prompting is a strategy that plays the important role of providing hints and guidance in interactive…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
Abou Afach, Sara; Kiwan, Elias; Semaan, Charbel – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose for this study is to be able to deliver messages and life tips for special needs students in an easy way. For that, we used a web 2.0 visual tool "EdPuzzle" to show a video about bullying, having in it some questions to know if the message is delivered and understood by these students. The outcome of the study was positive…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Web 2.0 Technologies, Video Technology
Olson, Carol Booth; Balius, Angie; McCourtney, Emily; Widtmann, Mary – Teachers College Press, 2018
In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olson and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools"…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Evidence Based Practice
Nesmith, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine school administrators' perspectives regarding grade-level retention in grades kindergarten through third in a New Jersey school district. Furthermore, this study explored how often school administrators reviewed retention literature and whether the literature influenced their overall opinion of retention.…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Administrator Attitudes, Kindergarten
McIntosh, Kristi Renee Barnes – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This investigation explored the relationship between educator preparation programs and teachers' perceptions of instructional readiness in foundational literacy skills. This study also examined the impact that early childhood, elementary, and specialty endorsement education programs of study, reading methods courses, and clinical field experiences…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Clinical Experience, Reading Readiness
Feldman, Lexie P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This action research study describes the effects of implementing performance-based assessments in a second grade mathematics classroom. The focus of this study is on reducing traditional testing methods and moving toward more authentic assessments within mathematics, specifically in the form of performance assessments. The study was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
Yaman, Ismail – Online Submission, 2018
English holds a lingua franca status all around the world today and foreign language education in most countries is primarily based on English. As a result of this high popularity of English language, primary school students now take English course as of Grade 2 in state schools in Turkey. Furthermore, private schools mostly offer English course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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