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Brown, Kimberly M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School administrators have the challenge of providing high-quality education in all subject areas. Along with this task, administrators must wade through countless programs, curriculums, while ensuring that student needs are met along with required state and local test scores. While the focus on reform has been in math and science, writing…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Obitz-Bukartek, Melanie Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Through a sociocultural theoretical perspective, this mixed-methods study examines four lines of inquiry related to writing within school spaces. First, the notion of unhindered writing is conceptualized through an in-depth review of empirical studies illuminating elements that young writers employ. Next, based on the elements of unhindered…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers, Transformative Learning
McCann, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The influence of sign language comprehension on reading has been well-documented in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary-aged deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HOH) children and adults. There is limited research into the predictive nature of sign language comprehension on literacy outcomes in D/HOH children in preschool and early elementary school,…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Partial Hearing
Newman, Adina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since 9/11, the repercussions of religious intolerance have reached center stage, highlighted by religious hate crime statistics, governmental policies, and documented cases of increased anxiety. Religious illiteracy is also highlighted as a phenomenon across the American landscape. Conceptual arguments hold that knowledge of other religions can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Units of Study, Religious Education
Green, Maureen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The ability to read proficiently is a comprehensive skill necessary for success at all academic levels. Students who consistently read below grade level continue to struggle throughout their school years with little chance of recovery. The administrative leaders of the Ocean View School District (a pseudonym) noticed a decline in reading scores…
Descriptors: School Districts, Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, Reading Programs
Reid, Muriel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
School accountability is necessary to measure school and student success. School accountability status, parent-teacher communication, and parent involvement since the online gradebook implementation have been factors in education. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify and evaluate patterns among teachers using the online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Greene, Jonas B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study identified the relationship between instructional coach usage and elementary teacher perceptions on an instructional coach evaluation instrument for one North Texas school district. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the instructional coaching program in the participating district using instructional coach…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Bulley-Simpson, Sheril – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an urban Title 1 school district, the average number of Grade 3-5 students who scored proficient or advanced on the state standardized assessment was 37.3% below Grade 3-5 students countywide and 19.4% below Grade 3-5 students statewide. Low mathematics scores may indicate a gap in practice that affects student achievement. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, School Districts
Khousadian, Sophia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a result of the changing educational expectations and regulatory environment, there is a need for elementary school teachers to consider carefully curriculum development. The purpose of this research is to identify key transformational leadership strategies for curriculum development in elementary schools. Other than the requirements of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Transformational Leadership, Curriculum Development, Leadership Styles
Shumaker, Susanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem addressed in this study was that at risk readers lack the prior background knowledge in order to allow reading comprehension to take place. The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental case study was to analyze if the use of developing and building background knowledge and experience assisted at-risk readers in reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Barkel, Ashley Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With Common Core State Standards (CCSS), all students are held to the same high expectations, including students learning English and other learners who may have academic difficulties. Many students learning English have trouble writing and need effective writing strategies to meet the demands the standards present. Ten fourth and fifth grade…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learning Strategies, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Mickey, Diane J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this intrinsic, collective case study was to learn what skilled practitioners do to engage elementary students in the disciplinary literacy of reading like historians. Four high-implementation cases were selected to learn what is "possible" rather than what is "typical" behavior when teaching elementary students…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Intellectual Disciplines
Oltman, Julia Leonhardt – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Game-based learning has entered the mainstream, yet little research has examined its influence within an early elementary setting, in the subject of history, or within the context of entire curricular unit. This dissertation examines two years' worth of data during which an augmented reality, geolocated mobile game was embedded within a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Werunga, Robai Nasaba – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Building on existing research on Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), the current study investigated the collateral effects of social skills prompts on the writing outcomes and problem behavior of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Generalization measures involved the use of video prompts to explore their impact (if…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Emotional Disturbances
Johnson, Maureen Cecilia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the qualitative explanatory case study was to identify the barriers teachers encounter when integrating technology in the classroom. Twelve, Kindergarten-Grade 12 teachers working in the Lakeland Joint School District 272 and the Coeur d'Alene Public schools took part in the study. Study participants completed one questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers
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