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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study examined how specific instructional supports intended to scaffold emergent bilinguals' oral production of explanations facilitated or constrained students' attempts to explain. Findings demonstrate that explanations were very rarely produced, and when they were produced, the explanations were not particularly informative.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Kong, Jennifer E.; Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
English learners (ELs) experience difficulty with mathematical problem solving because word problems require complex processes beyond basic math skills, such as the use of linguistic information, identifying relevant information, and constructing the appropriate problem statement. This study used a combined multiple baseline design and criterion…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, English Language Learners, Difficulty Level
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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
We examined the degree to which civic learning activities and civic discussion in the classroom were associated with children's civic engagement in the upper elementary grades. We also explored the types of civic activities used by teachers during middle childhood. Survey data were collected from 359 ethnically and economically diverse 4th-6th…
Descriptors: Civics, Learning Activities, Correlation, Learner Engagement
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study examines how emergent bilinguals seek help in language arts and how peers respond to their requests for help. Using 6 months of naturally occurring student talk in a U.S. fourth grade classroom, this article shows that (a) emergent bilinguals more frequently use general requests than specific requests to obtain help, (b) only 41% of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Language Arts, Help Seeking, Peer Relationship
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Balfanz, Robert – Education Next, 2019
What do K-12 schools need to do to prepare their students for adult success? This was the question that originally catalyzed the standards-and-accountability movement some 30 years ago, though it seems somehow to have gotten lost. Today the question merits revisiting, because addressing it makes a strong case for taking an integrated approach to…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Emotional Development, Social Development, Emotional Intelligence
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Nakutin, Sarah N.; Gutierrez, Garbriel – School Psychology Review, 2019
Numerous interventions have been identified as evidence-based practices for educating students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Physical activity (PA) has recently been recognized as an evidence-based practice to decrease maladaptive behaviors and increase desired behaviors. Exercise has been found to increase academic engagement in students…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Learner Engagement, Executive Function, Autism
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Saravia, Lydia A.; Pérez-Iribe, María Fernanda – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the reported experiences of three focal students who participated in a Spanish/English dual language program in their southern California school district throughout their elementary and middle school years. All three students identify as Mexican-origin and speak Spanish, English, and the Indigenous language of Zapoteco and…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Native Language
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Goral, Despina P.; Bailey, Alison L. – Language Testing, 2019
Students' self-assessment of language features in their oral explanations of a mathematics task was supported by language learning progressions. Learning progressions map a continuum of knowledge or skills development as they increase in sophistication over time. Learning progressions can be a framework to support formative assessment by both…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Skill Development
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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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Acosta, Jatnna; Williams, John, III; Hunt, Brittany – Journal of Educational Issues, 2019
This paper examines the literacy results of English language learners (ELLs) in two California schools following either the 50/50 or the 90/10 dual language (DL) program model. The purpose of this paper is to provide a literature review of dual language programs with an analysis of two schools' websites and literacy assessment data in order to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Language Proficiency, Immigrants, Literacy
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Alred, Ashley R.; Doherty, Jennifer H.; Hartley, Laurel M.; Harris, Cornelia B.; Dauer, Jenny M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
An understanding of biological variation is important for understanding ecological interactions, ecosystem function, and species' response to environmental change. Biological variation is essential to species survival because natural selection acts upon the phenotypic variation within a population: the more varied the population's genetic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts
Glasier, Victoria; Palmer, Jessica L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Using current and historical data, the U.S. Census Bureau offers geography teachers activities with resources to use in the classroom. The activities are aligned to the National Geography Standards (2012) and provide real-world data examples while teaching concepts such as environmental changes and population changes. In a geography activity for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Census Figures, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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