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Kwong, Elena; Burns, Matthew K. – School Psychology International, 2016
The current study examined the effectiveness of Incremental Rehearsal (IR) for teaching Chinese character recognition using a single-case experimental design. In addition, a morphological component was added to standard IR procedures (IRM) to take into account the role of morphological awareness in Chinese reading. Three kindergarten students in…
Descriptors: Character Recognition, Chinese, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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AlShaiji, Ohoud Abdullatif – Education, 2015
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of Video Games and their role on promoting Saudi Kids' English vocabulary retention. The study attempted to answer whether there was a statistically significant difference (a = 0.05) between the Saudi children's subjects' mean score on the English vocabulary test due to using Video Games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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van Gorp, Karly; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
The direct, transfer and retention effects of a repeated reading intervention study of single CVC (consonant in the onset and a vowel and consonant in the rime) words in kindergartners with partial letter knowledge were examined. A total of 26 second-year kindergartners participated in this study. Participants were divided over two feedback…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Feedback (Response)
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Ghamrawi, Norma – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
This study examined teachers' use of the Multiple Intelligences Theory on vocabulary acquisition by preschoolers during English as a second language (ESL) classes in a K-12 school in Lebanon. Eighty kindergartners (KG II, aged 5 years) and eight teachers constituted the sample. The study used mixed methods, including observations of videotaped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Intelligences, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Baroody, Arthur J.; Purpura, David J.; Eiland, Michael D.; Reid, Erin E. – Grantee Submission, 2015
A 9-month training experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of highly and minimally guided discovery interventions targeting the add-1 rule (the sum of a number and one is the next number on the mental number list) and doubles relations (e.g., an everyday example of the double 5 + 5 is five fingers on the left hand and five fingers on the…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Intervention
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Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Prevezanou, Barbara; Kabouropoulou, Mary; Konsolas, Manos – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This paper reports on a study undertaken with the primary aim of investigating the effect of the storytelling teaching approach on kindergarten children's retention of ideas about the importance of trees. The study also assessed the effect of storytelling on children's intention to participate in a tree planting activity that they had to select…
Descriptors: Evidence, Kindergarten, Forestry, Environmental Education
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 5900 Culminating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Economics Education
Muncy, Marla R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
To focus on the need to improve literacy in rural Appalachia, this study investigates the use of Text Talk during read-aloud to increase the receptive vocabulary of participants. The investigator read six picturebooks to two groups of kindergarteners. Group A had 21 participants and Group B had 20 participants. Each group received instruction on…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Reading Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Vocabulary Development
Hayes, Orla C. – Online Submission, 2009
Mnemonic strategies that use imagery and visual cues to facilitate memory recall are commonly used in the classroom. A familiar tune, song or jingle, used as a mnemonic device is another popular memory aid. Studies of the brain and memory reveal that exposure to music not only alters but increases brain function in students. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Elementary School Students
Dong, Nianbo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), this paper applied optimal propensity score matching method to evaluate the effects of Head Start on children's kindergarten retention, reading and math achievement in fall kindergarten comparing with center-based care. Both parametric and nonparametric…
Descriptors: Intervals, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Kindergarten