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Sharp, Kimberlee A.; Purdum, Kelsey L. – Online Submission, 2019
One component of the United States' public school curriculum core is social studies. Since the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), elementary social studies has been marginalized, and in some cases, eliminated from the school day in favor of increased time for literacy and mathematics instruction. Kentucky's adoption of the ELA Common Core standards…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Common Core State Standards, Information Sources
Kloos, Heidi; Sliemers, Stephanie; Cartwright, Macey; Mano, Quintino; Stage, Scott – Online Submission, 2019
Important strides have been made in the science of learning to read. Yet, many students still struggle to attain reading proficiency. This calls for sustained efforts to bridge theoretical insights with applied considerations about ideal pedagogy. The current study was designed to contribute to this conversation, namely by looking at the efficacy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
Taylor, Mark – Online Submission, 2018
This study evaluated the efficiency of the Lexia Reading Program in 132 early elementary school students in an inner-city school in Hartford, Connecticut. Students who met the criteria were assigned to the experimental Lexia group, and other students were randomly assigned to a comparison group. The NWEA MAP was used to provide pre and post…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
Güngör, Zühre Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this study is to detect the effect of using cooperative learning for teaching idioms to first grade students, learning French as a foreign language. The study was carried out on two groups -- experimental group and control group -- during the academic year of 2017-2018 in the lesson "Reading in French". The lesson was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
Smith, Andrea; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of literature circles on the reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading of gifted students in an elementary school. Using a quasi-experimental design, this action research compared two groups of gifted fourth grade students in the reading programs. The experimental group included…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Group Activities, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
Weih, Timothy G. – Online Submission, 2018
Reading comprehension refers to elementary children's levels of understandings of written text. Building on Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, Hill, & Krathwohl, 1956), children can understand text at various levels including the literal, inferential, application, and evaluation. When teachers build on the levels of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Reading Instruction
Elliot, Scott – Online Submission, 2018
During the 2017-2018 school year, SEG Measurement conducted a study of the effectiveness of Imagine Language & Literacy, an online system that provides individualized adaptive instruction and breaks down skills into component parts to help students become proficient readers. The study was conducted in three districts in Texas. Research…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Program Implementation