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Barone, Toni-Ann; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Brasco, Robert – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The present case study investigated the impact of a short-term summer literacy approach on writing performance and self-perception of writing for young adolescents of low-income families residing in urban housing projects. The approach offered intensive literacy engagement to offset summer achievement loss; assisted ethnic-minority, low…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Self Concept, Low Income Groups, Case Studies
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Robb, Elizabeth; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
This mixed methods counterbalanced study compared the gain score means of two different approaches to vocabulary acquisition--Vocabulary Theater (VT) and Teacher Directed Instruction (TDI) for 8th grade students from three schools in New York. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of a peer teaching approach on students' vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Peer Teaching, Grade 8, Academic Discourse