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Kim, Deoksoon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The strength of English learners' second language reading is closely associated with academic success. Using qualitative research methods and verbal protocols, this study examines four elementary-level English learners' uses of reading strategies and describes how each English learner employs these strategies while reading both culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Clark, Amy; Fleming, Jane – Reading Horizons, 2019
This qualitative research study examined 13 preschool to third-grade teachers' experiences reading and discussing culturally relevant texts (CRTs) with their students. Teachers worked at four schools in a large urban school district and with child populations from different sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds. We employed provisional and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
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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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Cullen, Amanda; Eames, Cheryl L.; Cullen, Craig J.; Barrett, Jeffrey E.; Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.; Van Dine, Douglas W. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
We examine the effects of 3 interventions designed to support Grades 2-5 children's growth in measuring rectangular regions in different ways. We employed the microgenetic method to observe and describe conceptual transitions and investigate how they may have been prompted by the interventions. We compared the interventions with respect to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Smith, Kevin G.; Burk, Kymyona; Oakley, Nathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Substantial research points to the importance of developing strong early literacy skills. However, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, between 2007 and 2013, no more than 55 percent of Mississippi grade 4 students were reading at or above the proficiency level that demonstrates solid academic performance for the grade…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Sahin, Ömer; Soylu, Yasin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Explanatory-confirmatory research design, one of the mixed methods research designs, was used in this study to investigate Curriculum Knowledge developments of prospective teachers regarding algebra. Cross-sectional study method, as a type of descriptive research and one of the non-experimental research designs, was used to collect quantitative…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Ness, Molly – Reading Improvement, 2017
As they are naturally curious about the world around them, young children ask lots and lots of questions. In classrooms today, however, there seems to be little space for these student-generated questions as teachers are more likely to pose the questions. Research indicates that question generation is an effective strategy to motivate young…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Student Developed Materials, Thinking Skills, Common Core State Standards
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly; Hipps, Jerry; Schneider, Steve – WestEd, 2017
NGSS Early Implementers is a four-year initiative created to help eight California school districts and two charter management organizations, supported by WestEd's K-12 Alliance, implement Next Generation Science Standards. The Initiative focuses on NGSS implementation in grades K-8 and incorporates the integrated course model (preferred by the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Science Instruction, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Kosanovich, Marcia; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitators Guide to support educators in the implementation of recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse's. The practice guide focuses on the foundational reading skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Guides, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Hu, Weiping; Jia, Xiaojuan; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Shan, Xinxin – Roeper Review, 2016
Learning motivation has a significant effect on student learning, which is a key determinant of academic performance and creativity. It is increasingly popular and important to cultivate learning motivation in schools. To consider this trend, a long-term intervention program named "Learn to Think" (LTT) was designed not only to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Kahn, Josh; Nese, Joseph T.; Alonzo, Julie – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2016
There is strong theoretical support for oral reading fluency (ORF) as an essential building block of reading proficiency. The current and standard ORF assessment procedure requires that students read aloud a grade-level passage (˜ 250 words) in a one-to-one administration, with the number of words read correctly in 60 seconds constituting their…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Oral Reading, Reading Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study aims to explore the nature of the identities constructed by EFL learners through picture-book read-alouds and the possible relationship between these identities and their literacy learning. Eight Korean students were encouraged to connect with stories through picture-book workshops. Before and after the picture-book read-alouds, tests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
Corcoran, Roisin P.; Ross, Steven M. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2015
The study was implemented in the Title I Marinette School District using a randomized experimental design and parallel quasi experimental design spanning three grades 1-3 in 3 district elementary schools. The Remediation Plus Intervention is a multi-sensory, systematic synthetic phonics curriculum for all ages of students who struggle with…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Remedial Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Osterhaus, Christopher; Koerber, Susanne; Sodian, Beate – Frontline Learning Research, 2015
Experimentation skills are a central component of scientific thinking, and many studies have investigated whether and when primary-school children develop adequate experimentation strategies. However, the answers to these questions vary substantially depending on the type of task that is used: while discovery tasks, which require children to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Experiments, Knowledge Level, Psychometrics
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