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Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
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Alenizi, Mogbel Aid K. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The current study aims to assess the effectiveness of a program based on a multi-sensory strategy in developing of visual perception for primary school learners with learning disabilities. The study employed the quasi-experimental method on the experimental group of learners. A training program based on multi-sensory strategy was employed on a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Bulunuz, Mizrap; Koç, Demet – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The aim of the study is to evaluate pre-service teachers' views and experiences regarding integrated guided reading practices in kindergarten. 66 senior pre-service teachers participated in the study. The views and experiences of the pre-service preschool teachers were analyzed qualitatively. The analysis of the interviews and observations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Wexler, Lindsay Joseph – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
Using a framework of activity theory, I follow one mentor/student teacher pair through a yearlong student teaching experience, investigating their interactions around the practice of educative co-planning. Evidence from multiple data sources collected over the course of one year is analyzed to understand the role co-planning played in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Role
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Giordano, Keri; LoCascio, Steven; Inoa, Rafael – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case is designed to help school leaders develop skills needed to work with interdisciplinary groups while demonstrating the complex issues faced while considering the special education needs of students. The case further examines a child study team meeting from the lens of different participants, including the principal, teacher, school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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Wilburn, Victoria G.; Wasmuth, Sally; Fehr, Callie; Brokamp, Kristen; Shupe, Mallory; Hursey, Brianna; Ross, Katie; Nelson, Jessica – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Numerous studies have illustrated that participation in occupations--defined as meaningful life activities--is essential to wellness (AOTA, 2014). Social interaction is an important area of occupational participation for children in their roles as students (AOTA, 2014). Classroom design can impact student social participation; however, there is a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interaction, Grade 3, Furniture
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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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Davis, Allison; Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Decision-making is essential for the work of teaching. Preservice teachers must learn to leverage knowledge about young readers' strengths, needs, and interests in order to plan and teach guided reading lessons skillfully. However, limited research examines preservice teachers' decision-making based on what they know about individual children. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
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Duggins, Shaunté; Acosta, Melanie M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Within the last decade, two large reading reform efforts have directed state and local state school reading instruction, the Reading First Initiative (2002) and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (2010). These initiatives have heavily shaped literacy teaching and learning with a focus on disparity reduction in literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Chiu, Ming Ming; Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina – AERA Open, 2019
Given the increasing use of app books with young children, research is needed to inform their selection and design. Although broad guidelines exist, more fine-grained guidance is needed. To address this need, we explored the relations among app books' digital affordances, readers' behaviors with these affordances during both buddy and individual…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Kindergarten, Electronic Publishing, Books
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Jee, Benjamin D.; Anggoro, Florencia K. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Models are central to the practice and teaching of science. Yet people often fail to grasp how scientific models explain their observations of the world. Realizing the explanatory power of a model may require aligning its relational structure to that of the observable phenomena. The present research tested whether "relational…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Children, Comprehension, Models
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Köksalan, Bahadir; Zelyurt, Hikmet – Research in Pedagogy, 2019
The study is aimed at developing a valid and reliable measurement instrument intended to identify the perception of the third and fourth grade primary school pupils in relation to their teachers' behaviour throughout their education. The analysis of the related literature and the draft version of the scale were prepared after obtaining expert…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Attitude Measures
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Walter, Ofra; Gil-Glazer, Ya'ara; Eilam, Billie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This study, using a mixed methods design, examined the use of a photograph-based model to improve students' language and writing skills. Classes were assigned to receive the photograph-based intervention (experimental) or to receive the regular language-based curriculum (control). Both second and fifth grade students in the experimental group…
Descriptors: Photography, Language Skills, Intervention, Writing Skills
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