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Young, Tiffany T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Elementary school students are often placed into groups with peers of similar reading ability in a practice called within-class ability grouping for guided reading instruction. Through this practice, students are differentially exposed to reading skills, strategies, and texts that are presumed to match their current level of ability. This…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Ability Grouping
Yazbec, Angele – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Learning in the sciences is difficult for students from elementary school to university due to misconceptions, or incorrect prior knowledge, interfering with the acquisition of new knowledge. The process of replacing previously incorrect ideas with new and accurate ones is referred to as conceptual change. Which factors and to what extent they…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Individual Differences, Beliefs
Tsiokris, Konstantina T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In this mixed method study I evaluated the relationship between teachers' perceptions of text complexity and data of text complexity assessed by standard and non-standard measures in the disciplines of English Language Arts (ELA), science, and social studies. For the quantitative portion of this study, I evaluated and correlated the text…
Descriptors: Readability, Readability Formulas, Correlation, Teacher Attitudes
McDonald, Stacy L. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to systematically review research on the relationship between parent engagement and student reading outcomes in Title I schools at Kindergarten level. The following research questions guided this study: (1) What is the relationship between parent engagement and student reading literacy outcomes in low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Parent Participation, Beginning Reading
Stepien-Bernabe, Natalie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Rapid advances in technology are facilitating the electronic distribution of information, especially via auditory formats. These methods of acquiring information are prevalent in educational settings, such as the use of audiobooks. While auditory formats may be more convenient and economical, they may not be the most beneficial for comprehension…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blindness
Estruch, Marcie Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to determine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards and three predetermined factors. These factors were (1) teachers' attitudes toward the practicality of pedagogical shift three, balancing informational and literary texts, (2) teachers' attitudes toward school support with the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
Shin, Kyoung Wan Cathy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
LGBTQ representations in media and novels, especially in young adult (YA) literature, have become more recurrent and reliable in recent years. While little research exists on youth and transgender stories, existing LGBTQ texts predominantly deal with men, chiefly White gay men (Cart & Jenkins, 2006; Garcia, 2013). To address this imbalanced…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Attitudes
Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
Nasim, Abu Muhammad – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The general public harbors misconceptions about mental illnesses; particularly, auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs). Misconceptions about the causes, dangerousness, and treatment of mental illnesses constitute barriers for treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a neurobiological refutation text was more effective than a…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Misconceptions, Etiology, Intervention
Lauritzen, Jacob Dee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Native American secondary students have consistently scored lower in reading than other racial groups. Research has suggested that increasing student reading engagement and using a culturally-responsive pedagogy may help Native American students to improve reading levels. The problem addressed by this study is the need to identify best practices…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, American Indian Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
Smith, Delphia S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Communication in the 21st century is no longer limited to a mastery of literal level comprehension, although it is an essential element of understanding. Now, more than ever, it is paramount that students are able to read and critically analyze texts in various genres. Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear and Leu (2008) outline the notion of New Literacies as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 2, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Materials
Platt, Wendy Harriford – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This paper describes an action research question focused on how explicit instruction in reading, coupled with culturally responsive teaching, can affect the confidence levels of African-American male ninth-graders regarding their reading comprehension abilities. The research question seeks to illustrate the benefits of using explicit instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Comprehension
Rutherford, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Information text can be utilized to enhance both reading and science instruction in the kindergarten classroom. These books bring abstract concepts to life for young learners, and can serve as the focal point for numerous topics of study. Although many teachers incorporate information books into their teaching, it is important that teachers…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
Hopkins, Laura J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading comprehension instruction in the United States has historically been weak and provided limited support for diverse learners. Though the majority of teachers in the United States use core reading programs to design and teach reading comprehension lessons, virtually nothing is known about how teachers interact with core programs to develop…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Elementary School Teachers
Chang, Shu-Ching – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research is to develop understanding of elementary language arts teachers' practices of multicultural literature in relation to their intercultural competence. To investigate this specific topic of interest, a two-phase design was employed. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) was used for the initial phase of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Arts, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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