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McKeown, Debra; FitzPatrick, Erin; Brown, Megan; Brindle, Mary; Owens, Julie; Hendrick, Robert – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Writing allows access to venues often limited by poverty, disabilities, and geography. Promoting writing skills can create bridges to overcome the isolation that often keeps communities from engaging with one another. However, most of the students in the nation's schools are not capable writers and find the persuasive genres challenging. In this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Writing Instruction
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Lundberg, Ashlee R.; Ray, Jannine E.; Dela Paz, Iwalani N.; Riss, Carrington L.; Panahon, Carlos J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spaced practice, or the distribution of practice opportunities across time, is a well-known and effective practice for improving retention. However, spaced practice is not effectively implemented in schools, perhaps as a result of a lack of educationally relevant research in the area. We conducted an educationally relevant investigation of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Fox, Emily; Parkinson, Meghan M.; Bilgili, Devrim – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Explanatory patterns regarding situational differences in reading comprehension performance may be best captured by multidimensional reader profiles. Data from 56 third- and fifth-grade students were collected to investigate the applicability, scope, and convergent validity of a reader profiling scheme based on Alexander's (2005) reader profile…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Di Martino, Pietro – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Educators and several national standards highlight the role that problem solving should play in students' mathematics education: problem solving is recognized as one of the most significant activities of doing mathematics. From the research point of view, nowadays, it is well established that cognitive and affective factors come into play in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Problem Solving
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Weidinger, Anne F.; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Spinath, Birgit – Developmental Psychology, 2019
In line with the reciprocal internal/external frame of reference model (RI/E model), it is well-established that secondary school students generate domain-specific ability self-concepts by comparing their own performance in a domain socially (i.e., with others' performance in this domain) and dimensionally (i.e., with their own performance in…
Descriptors: Ability, Self Concept, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Mehari, Krista R.; Waasdorp, Tracy Evian; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Peer report of aggression has typically been obtained through peer nominations. The purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which peer nominations and peer ratings identified the same children as aggressive and to explore whether the two methods were equally accurate in identifying children at risk for poor social adjustment.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Comparative Analysis, Social Adjustment, Grade 3
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Khelifi, Rachid; Sparrow, Laurent; Casalis, Séverine – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
In the present study, the frequency effect was examined specifically in text reading in developing and expert readers. Third graders, fifth graders, and expert readers read the same short text containing high- and low-frequency words while their eye movements were recorded. The frequency effect was observed in temporal and spatial measures of eye…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Desoete, Annemie; Baten, Elke; Vercaemst, Vera; De Busschere, Ann; Baudonck, Myriam; Vanhaeke, Jennis – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
In this paper, we investigate the role of metacognitive postdiction skills, intrinsic motivation and prior proficiency in mathematics as Propensity factors within the opportunity-propensity (O-P) model of learning. We tested Belgian children from Grade 1 till 6 in January and June. The study revealed overlapping yet different predictors for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Prior Learning
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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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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This report presents findings from a follow-up exploratory study of the development of writing ability in an attempt to identify key component skills and competencies for elementary school literacy learners, grades 2nd, 4th and 6th. The first evaluation consisted in scoring first draft narrative texts for coherence, the second, an assessment of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna; Swenson, Kristin; Mayne, Zachary – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article reports on a study that investigated achievement in math of third and fourth grade dual language immersion (DLI) students, building on research that has demonstrated the academic achievement of students who receive content instruction predominantly in the target language. Our study expands the scope and methodology of prior research…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Orhan, Ahmet Turan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study aims to conduct a multidimensional analysis of the 2017 Science Curriculum taking the previous three curricula into account. The document analysis technique, which is a qualitative research method, was used. The Science curricula of 2000, 2005, 2013 and 2017 were analyzed in detail for this purpose. The 2017 Science Curriculum, which is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Guo, Daibao; Wright, Katherine Landau; McTigue, Erin M. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Although visual complexity is increasing and graphics are essential to support readers' comprehension of disciplinary texts, visual literacy receives scant attention. Research suggests that effectively instructing students to interpret discipline-specific graphics would yield better comprehension. However, before this line of inquiry can be…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Textbooks, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction
Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Kilpatrick, Jennifer; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2018
A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction on 3rd-5th grade deaf and hard of hearing students' writing and written language compared to a business-as-usual condition (treatment group N = 41, comparison group N = 22). A total of 18 hours of instruction was provided for each of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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