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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
Brownell, Mary; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Haager, Diane; Boardman, Alison; Corbett, Nancy; Algina, James; Dingle, Mary Patricia; Urbach, Jennifer – Exceptional Children, 2017
Two professional development (PD) models for teachers were compared on teacher and student outcomes. Special education teachers participated in Literacy Learning Cohorts (LLC), a PD innovation designed to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for providing reading instruction to upper elementary students with learning disabilities. The LLC,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Education, Learning Disabilities
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Williams, Olajide; DeSorbo, Alexandra; Sawyer, Vanessa; Apakama, Donald; Shaffer, Michele; Gerin, William; Noble, James – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Objectives: We explored the effect of a culturally targeted calorie label intervention on food purchasing behavior of elementary school students. Method: We used a quasi-experimental design with two intervention schools and one control school to assess food purchases of third through fifth graders at standardized school food sales before and after…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Purchasing, Food
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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Duesbery, Luke; Justice, Paul – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Teaching young students to think critically has always been important, however, as the United States transitions to a national set of learning standards which emphasizes higher-order thinking, it becomes essential. In this quasi-experimental study we evaluate the effects of exposure to the Journeys and Destinations (J&D) unit from the William…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Language Arts
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Van Klaveren, Chris; De Witte, Kristof – Education Economics, 2015
Schools frequently increase the instructional time to improve primary school children's math and reading skills. There is, however, little evidence that math and reading skills are effectively improved by these instruction-time increases. This study evaluates "Playing for Success" (PfS), an extended school day program for underachieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Sports, Extended School Day, Elementary School Students
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Lewis, Catherine; Perry, Rebecca – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2014
Teams of educators conducted lesson study independently, supported by a resource kit that included mathematical tasks, curriculum materials, lesson videos and plans, and research articles, as well as protocols to support lesson study. The mathematical resources focused on linear measurement interpretation of fractions. This report examines the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Roth, Kathleen; Wilson, Christopher D.; Stuhlsatz, Molly A. M.; Tipton, Elizabeth – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This article describes the effects of an analysis-of-practice professional development (PD) program on elementary school students' (Grades 4-6) science outcomes. The study design was a cluster-randomized trial with an analysis sample of 77 schools, 144 teachers and 2,823 students. Forty-two schools were randomly assigned to treatment, (88.5┬áhours)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Science, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Bara, Florence; Morin, Marie-France – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
An important issue relating to the teaching of handwriting concerns the style that should be learned at school (manuscript or cursive). Whereas some countries choose to teach both styles (e.g., Canada), other countries choose to teach only one (e.g., France). Our research had three main underlying goals, namely (1) to observe and describe the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Al-Makahleh, Ahmad Abdulhameed Aufan – International Education Studies, 2011
This study seeks to verify the effect of direct instruction strategy on Math achievment of students with learning difficulties in the fourth and fifth grade levels and measure the improvement in their attitudes to Mathematics. Sample consisted of sixty (60) students with Math learning difficulties attending 4th and 5th grade level resource rooms…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Teaching Methods
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Vitale, Michael R.; Medland, Michael B.; Kaniuka, Theodore S. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2010
This study investigated whether the use of "Spelling Through Morphographs" (Lessons 1-45) designed for grade 3-adult students could be effective when implemented in an above-average educational setting with grade 2 students. Using a cross-grade, longitudinal design, designed to provide a methodological foundation for addressing the acceleration of…
Descriptors: Spelling, Effect Size, Grade 5, Grade 4