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Kasay, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare and evaluate two types of vocabulary interventions using grade 9 physics vocabulary terms using two lists of 10 words. A quasi-experimental crossover research design was used to compare the two interventions, presented during two separate sessions, 1) active, multimedia that includes the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Physics, Intervention
Fleetwood, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Determining effective instructional strategies for the attitudes and achievement of middle school social studies students and the attitudes of their teachers was the focus of this study. Specifically, the researcher looked at the difference in the impacts that direct and indirect instruction made on attitude and achievement of students, attitude…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Middle School Students
Forney, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
When it comes to content area material, much of what students read and learn is predicated on information they have read before and are supposed to remember. Teachers often use silent reading and round robin reading as preferred reading methods to help students learn content area material. The objective of this study was to test reader's theater…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Retention (Psychology), Silent Reading
Johnson, Kade Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
High opportunities to respond (OTR) have been touted as being a key factor in a popular and effective drill procedure called incremental rehearsal (IR). However, IR has also been criticized because it takes more instructional time than other drill procedures and can be less time efficient. The current study compared the effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Sight Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Artificial Languages, Retention (Psychology)