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Franklin, Robin Kesterson – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This case study examined ways elementary school students from diverse populations (minorities and children from low socioeconomic status environments) were included in a talent development program, and determined if that inclusion proved to be beneficial for gifted identification. With intentional regard for the idea of talent development, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Pilot Projects, School Districts, Gifted
Tracey, Iline P. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This research explored the relationship of the Reading First Initiative (RFI) in terms of its impact on students' early reading development K-3 and teachers' delivery of instruction. Extant test data were used to establish quantitative data. Direct observation utilizing a checklist consisting of five categories--management, environment, setting…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Academic Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Program Effectiveness
Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Clarke, Benjamin; Gersten, Russell – Center on Instruction, 2009
This summary of nine studies provides information about evidence-based practices for Tier 2 interventions and how to use Response to Intervention (RTI) in mathematics. It gives a critical technical analysis and review of research on RTI and multi-tiered instructional systems. In an earlier Center on Instruction publication, the authors described…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research
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Geary, David C.; Bailey, Drew H.; Hoard, Mary K. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2009
The Number Sets Test was developed to assess the speed and accuracy with which children can identify and process quantities represented by Arabic numerals and object sets. The utility of this test for predicting mathematics achievement and risk for mathematical learning disability (MLD) was assessed for a sample of 223 children. A signal detection…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Achievement, Short Term Memory
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Eason, Roberta; Giannangelo, Duane M.; Franceschini, Louis A., III – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2009
This research study investigated the perspectives of teachers on student creativity. A group of 15 teachers from public schools and 24 teachers from private schools completed an Early Childhood Creativity Rating Scale (ECCRS) on four of their students. A total of 156 students were rated on this ECCRS. The major question asked in this study was:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Public Schools, Private Schools, Preschool Teachers
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Schneider, Naomi; Goldstein, Howard – Journal of Early Intervention, 2009
On-task behaviors are examined for three elementary-aged children who had impaired language and challenging behaviors that compromised their classroom participation and inclusion. A multiple-baseline design across participants was used. Each participant showed improvements in on-task behavior following Social Story[TM] intervention. Participants…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Impairments, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
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Wolke, Dieter; Woods, Sarah; Samara, Muthanna – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
The stability of both direct and relational victimization and factors that contribute to remaining, escaping or becoming a victim of bullying were investigated. 663 children at baseline aged 6-9 (years 2-4) were interviewed about their bullying experiences and parents completed a behaviour and health measure. Children's perception of the degree…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Bullying, Peer Relationship, Victims of Crime
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Dreher, Mariam Jean; Gray, Jennifer Letcher – Reading Teacher, 2009
In this article, we describe how to help primary-grade English language learners use compare-contrast text structures. Specifically, we explain (a) how to teach students to identify the compare-contrast text structure, and to use this structure to support their comprehension, (b) how to use compare-contrast texts to activate and extend students'…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Pilonieta, Paola; Medina, Adriana L. – Reading Teacher, 2009
Despite over 25 years of research supporting the instruction of comprehension strategies, it seems that such instruction is not readily found in many classrooms or basal readers, resulting in students that struggle with analyzing and comprehending text. This is particularly true in the primary grades. Originally designed with seventh grade…
Descriptors: Scripts, Reading Comprehension, Grades (Scholastic), Primary Education
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Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2009
This article presents picture books that are considered as a sample of children's literature selections on war, terrorism, and natural disasters for pre-K to 3rd-grade children which were chosen with both young children and their teachers and parents in mind. The authors recommend these books to be used as read-alouds, so that caring adults who…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Reading Aloud to Others
Kauerz, Kristie Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2009
State-level policy attention to young children's early learning opportunities burgeons; a sense of urgency exists to identify reform agendas that are both effective and sustainable. "P-3" often is used as the term for the first level of a seamless P-20 system that stretches from early childhood through post-secondary education. While it…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Delphi Technique, Educational Change
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Even the youngest readers and writers in today's classrooms can benefit enormously from engagement with a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. This teacher-friendly handbook is packed with creative strategies for introducing K-3 students to fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling;…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Visual Aids, Biographies
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2009
Facing mounting evidence that California has fallen behind on many key indicators of educational performance, policymakers and the public share considerable interest in exploring whether California should expand public funding for preschool education. This expanded funding will be most effective if resources can be directed to their most efficient…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement
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Pappas, Christine C.; Varelas, Maria – Language Arts, 2009
This article presents a review of the author's long-term research in urban classrooms. The authors explore six illustrated information books created by children as culminating activities of integrated science-literacy units, Forest and Matter, that they developed, implemented, and studied in several 1st-3rd grade classrooms in Chicago Public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Scientific Literacy, Books, Public Schools
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Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Kuhn, Melanie R.; Morris, Robin D.; Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Woo, Deborah Gee; Quirk, Matthew; Sevcik, Rose – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine short- and long-term effects of two instructional approaches designed to improve the reading fluency of second-grade children: Fluency-Oriented Reading Instruction (or FORI; Stahl & Heubach, 2005) and a wide reading approach (Kuhn et al., 2006). By the end of second grade, children in the wide reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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