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Košak-Babuder, Milena; Kormos, Judit; Ratajczak, Michael; Pižorn, Karmen – Language Testing, 2019
One of the special arrangements in testing contexts is to allow dyslexic students to listen to the text while they read. In our study, we investigated the effect of read-aloud assistance on young English learners' language comprehension scores. We also examined whether students with dyslexia identification benefit from this assistance differently…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Identification, Scores, English (Second Language)
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Zeytinoglu, Selin; Calkins, Susan D.; Leerkes, Esther M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Cognitive flexibility is a sophisticated form of executive functions that predicts a range of adaptive outcomes; however, little is known about which caregiving behaviors predict the rapid improvements in children's cognitive flexibility during early childhood. This study examined whether ordinary variations in mothers' provision of emotional and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Mothers, Cognitive Ability
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Knopp, Katarzyna A. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The abilities comprising social intelligence are critical to children's development and interpersonal functioning, and there is a need for reliable and valid tools for measuring them. This paper describes the Children's Social Comprehension Scale (CSCS), which is a performance-based test of the cognitive component of social intelligence for young…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Child Development, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals)
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Iwai, Yuko – Educational Forum, 2019
This study focused on preservice teachers' perceptions of culturally responsive teaching using multicultural literature. They learned about diversity issues, multicultural literature, and culturally responsive teaching, worked on a multicultural literature project, developed hands-on literacy lessons, and taught them to elementary school students.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Literature
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Smith, Rebecca; Ralston, Nicole; Naegele, Zulema; Waggoner, Jacqueline – Educational Forum, 2019
This study explored how one district-community partnership, comprised of seven nonprofit community partners that serve five elementary schools in a single urban school district, improved community literacy. This collective case study used semi-structured interviews to investigate the perspectives of 17 partners and analyzed student assessment…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Elementary Schools
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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M.; King, James R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
We examined how infusing an inquiry-based Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) into a graduate literacy education class influenced elementary teachers' knowledge about disciplinary literacies and how this knowledge influenced their instructional practices. Through the DLP, teachers in this study developed an awareness of the nuances of the literate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy, Graduate Study, Knowledge Level
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Parchomiuk, Monika – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The article presents research results of a study aimed at determining the correlation between empathy understood as a personality disposition and general attitudes towards individuals with disability. The sample consisted of 300 special education teachers working with persons with intellectual disabilities in primary and secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Freeman, Niecea D.; Townsend, Dianna; Templeton, Shane – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors detail word-learning strategies from a small-scale early reading intervention for first graders (N = 3) focused on Greek and Latin roots in science-based informational texts. Educators can provide explicit instruction to support student awareness of word structures in content-specific vocabulary, and this instruction can be adapted to…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Morphemes, Morphology (Languages)
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara – Reading Teacher, 2019
Poetry has often been described as the neglected genre despite its potential to engage and motivate students of all abilities in reading and writing. Indeed, poetry provides an excellent forum for the development of literacy skills and strategies in a meaningful context. The author describes how a teacher implemented a poetry genre study in a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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McTigue, Erin M.; Uppstad, Per Henning – Reading Teacher, 2019
Computer games and computer-assisted instruction have become prevalent in reading classrooms. However, research-based guidance for teacher use of such resources has not progressed at the same rate. In lieu of research, myths circulate about the utility of these resources, particularly when students use computer games independently. The authors…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Games, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Enqvist, Ida; Kulmala, Janne; Kallio, Jouni; Tammelin, Tuija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this study, we aimed at comparing Finnish primary school students' physical activity and sedentary time during outdoor-learning and traditional school days. Outdoor learning is defined as purposeful and planned learning experiences in the outdoors . The study population consisted 20 students in grades 1-6 at one primary school. Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
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Takeda, Jenny – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What are ways to draw attention to the need for an annual library budget? How can school library leaders advocate for equitable library budgets across a school district? These are questions the library services team of three district librarians researched before taking the first steps toward making transformational change in the Beaverton School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Budgets, Advocacy
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Juhasz, Barbara J.; Yap, Melvin J.; Raoul, Akila; Kaye, Micaela – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Word frequency is an important predictor of lexical-decision task performance. The current study further examined the role of this variable by exploring the influence of frequency trajectory. Frequency trajectory is measured by how often a word occurs in childhood relative to adulthood. Past research on the role of this variable in word…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Predictor Variables, Grade 1, College Students
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