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Vander Heyden, Karin M.; Huizinga, Mariette; Jolles, Jelle – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Children practice their spatial skills when playing with spatial toys, such as construction materials, board games, and puzzles. Sex and SES differences are observed in the engagement in such spatial play activities at home, which relate to individual differences in spatial performance. The current study investigated the effects of explicitly…
Descriptors: Intervention, Play, Games, Puzzles
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Al-Odwan, Yaser – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
This research aims to get acquainted with the effectiveness of the active learning strategy in improving the acoustic awareness skills and understanding what is heard by the basic stage students in Jordan by answering the two following questions: This research has been applied to a sample of 60 students from the basic third grade in Al-Ahnaf Ben…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Acoustics, Listening Skills
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Hu, Weiping; Jia, Xiaojuan; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Shan, Xinxin – Roeper Review, 2016
Learning motivation has a significant effect on student learning, which is a key determinant of academic performance and creativity. It is increasingly popular and important to cultivate learning motivation in schools. To consider this trend, a long-term intervention program named "Learn to Think" (LTT) was designed not only to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Sparrow, Wendy; Butvilofsky, Sandra; Escamilla, Kathy; Hopewell, Susan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2016
This longitudinal study examined whether the implementation of a Spanish-English paired literacy approach provides an academic advantage to emerging bilingual students over a sequential literacy approach. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. It compared the biliteracy outcomes of third-grade emerging bilingual learners participating in…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education
Flynn, Kerry A. – Online Submission, 2015
The effect of Leveled Literacy Intervention were examined using a group of ten third grade students at Crosswell Elementary School. The students were selected to participate by using their Fall 2014 MAP score. Students that had a Fall 2014 MAP score of =189 were placed into the research group. The focus of the research was to determine if Leveled…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Parent Attitudes
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Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3
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Gonzalez, Michelle – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
Limited research exists concerning the effect of interactive electronic texts or eBooks on the reading comprehension of students with reading disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in oral retelling and comprehension performance on multiple-choice questions when 17 students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Hartley, Kylie A.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
The purpose of these exploratory studies was to examine Chinese and American elementary teachers' perceptions of how various classroom activities contribute to student creativity, and how often teachers report engaging their students in these activities. Third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in the Midwestern United States (N = 51) and in…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Elimat, Amal Khalil; AbuSeileek, Ali Farhan – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This study aimed to explore the effect of using automatic speech recognition technology (ASR) on the third grade EFL students' performance in pronunciation, whether teaching pronunciation through ASR is better than regular instruction, and the most effective teaching technique (individual work, pair work, or group work) in teaching pronunciation…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Experimental Groups
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Mostow, Jack; Nelson-Taylor, Jessica; Beck, Joseph E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
A 7-month study of 178 students in grades 1-4 at two Blue Ribbon schools compared two daily 20-minute treatments. Eighty-eight students used the 2000-2001 version of Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor (www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen) in 10-computer labs, averaging 19 hours over the course of the year. The Reading Tutor served as a computerized implementation…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Sustained Silent Reading, Comparative Analysis
Gubbins, E. Jean; McCoach, D. Betsy; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Gilson, Cindy M.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Savino, Jennifer; Rambo, Karen; Waterman, Craig – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013
The present study seeks to determine how exposure to pre-differentiated and enriched curricula incorporating educative curriculum materials affects students' achievement as well as teacher and administrator responses to the intervention. A 2-year multi-site cluster randomized control trial study recruited a national sample of 4,530 grade 3…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Individualized Instruction
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Thompson, Carla J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2012
Improving student performance for high-need student populations by improving the use of data in decision-making for early reading intervention programs in northwest Florida is the focus of this research to practice effort. The study is conceptually based on using a relational-feedback intervention (RFI) database model in early learning…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Data Collection
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Thompson, Marnie; Goe, Laura; Paek, Pamela; Ponte, Eva – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This report is the first of four that stem from a study of The Impact of Approved Induction Programs on Student Learning (IAIPSL), conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and funded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The IAIPSL study began in July 2002 and continued through April 2004. The purpose of the study is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Beginning Teacher Induction