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Wightman, Shawn Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study was undertaken as an attempt to assess the effects of storytelling and reading aloud on fourth and fifth grade children's comprehension and oral reading fluency of both narrative and expository texts. The independent variable involved two strategies for introducing stories to children (storytelling and story reading) and a comparison…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Statistical Analysis, Reading Comprehension
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Stubbe, Tobias C. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2011
The challenge inherent in cross-national research of providing instruments in different languages measuring the same construct is well known. But even instruments in a single language may be biased towards certain countries or regions due to local linguistic specificities. Consequently, it may be appropriate to use different versions of an…
Descriptors: Test Items, International Studies, Foreign Countries, German
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Keihner, Angie Jo; Meigs, Reba; Sugerman, Sharon; Backman, Desiree; Garbolino, Tanya; Mitchell, Patrick – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Objective: Examine the effect of the "California Children's Power Play! Campaign's School Idea & Resource Kits" for fourth/fifth grades on the psychosocial determinants of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and physical activity (PA). Methods: Randomized, controlled trial (n = 31 low-resource public schools; 1,154 children). Ten…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Grade 5
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Rosen, Yigal; Manny-Ikan, Edith – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2011
This article explores the effects of the Time To Know program, a comprehensive technology-rich learning environment, on low socio-economic status (SES) students' learning achievements in Mathematics, Hebrew, and English as a Foreign Language (EFL)in Israel. The study is based on the assumption that one of the possible solutions for bridging the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Constructivism (Learning), Socioeconomic Status
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Frede, Valerie; Nobes, Gavin; Frappart, Soren; Panagiotaki, Georgia; Troadec, Bertrand; Martin, Alan – Infant and Child Development, 2011
Studies of children's knowledge of the Earth have led to very different conclusions: some appear to show that children construct their own, non-scientific "theories" (mental models) of the flat, hollow or dual Earth. Others indicate that many young children have some understanding of the spherical (scientific) Earth, and that their…
Descriptors: Interviews, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Models
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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
Marulcu, Ismail – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This mixed method study examined the impact of a LEGO-based, engineering-oriented curriculum compared to an inquiry-based curriculum on fifth graders' content learning of simple machines. This study takes a social constructivist theoretical stance that science learning involves learning scientific concepts and their relations to each other. From…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia W.; Fayol, Michel – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Longitudinal structural equation modeling was used to evaluate longitudinal relationships across adjacent grade levels 1 to 7 for levels of language in writing (Model 1, subword letter writing, word spelling, and text composing) or writing and reading (Model 2, subword letter writing and word spelling and reading; Model 3, word spelling and…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Writing (Composition), Spelling, Beginning Reading
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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
Xiong, Ia Vang – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of information processing and cognitive learning instructional strategies that were succinctly prescribed, scripted, and followed through in the Beyond the Basic Facts math program, which was uniformly implemented in a large, urban school district in the Central Valley of California in…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals)
Garcia, Cynthia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many school districts have reduced instructional time for the arts in order to focus on reading and mathematics. Accordingly, fine arts programs across the nation have become subject to budget cuts or elimination in order to meet federal accountability measures. Hit especially hard are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Fine Arts, Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged
Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Dean, Alicia; Carlson, Deven – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2010
The general purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of independent charter schools in promoting two desirable student outcomes: student achievement growth and educational attainment. Independent charter schools are authorized by non-district entities and are considered "independent" because they are not a part of the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
Kent, Kimberly Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between self-contained and departmentalized classroom organization on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) in reading and mathematics for students in fourth and fifth grade. A secondary purpose of this study was to consider how these organizational structures affect the…
Descriptors: School Organization, Grade 4, Grade 5, Reading Achievement
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Botes, Hendrik; Mji, Andile – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Language and education are interrelated because all teaching is given through the medium of language. Language is considered to be both a precondition for thought and a bearer of thought and therefore influences the extent to which a child's intelligence is actualised. In the South African context linguistic diversity is a complex issue. It has…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Quasiexperimental Design
Leonard, Timothy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the effects of reading and discussing of poetry in a fifth grade setting in a suburban school district in the Northeast. A protocol designed by Nancie Atwell (2006) was used as the treatment in the study utilizing a pretest posttest quasi-experimental design. The sample of convenience (n = 141) was drawn from the fifth grade in…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Poetry, Reading Achievement
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