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Stivers-Blaebaum, Janet E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research has shown that there is a strong link between reading comprehension and vocabulary, yet many children lack the required vocabulary needed to perform adequately on reading comprehension assessments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the teaching of Larry Bell's 12 Powerful Words vocabulary program in order to raise third, fourth…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Grade 3
Sabin, Jenny T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study explored the current state of teacher morale in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in three low socioeconomic schools. Additional research questions addressed correlational relationships among the variables of teacher morale, student engagement, and student achievement growth as measured by the North Carolina Teacher Working…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Grade 5