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Gillespie Rouse, Amy; Graham, Steve; Compton, Donald – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this study, we randomly assigned 69 Grade 4 students to a writing-to-learn treatment (n = 23), comparison (n = 23), or no-treatment control (n = 23). Treatment and comparison students completed a science experiment involving balance. During the experiment, treatment students wrote four short responses and an extended response to document their…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Science Experiments
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Vandevelde, Sabrina; Van Keer, Hilde; Merchie, Emmelien – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors explore the effects of student tutoring as an approach to provide support on self-regulated learning (SRL) to fifth- and sixth-grade students with a low socioeconomic or immigrant background. In total, 401 Flemish (Belgium) students participated. A quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, and retention test control group design…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Immigrants, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Chiu, Chiung-Hui; Cheng, Hsiao-Wei; Wu, Chiu-Yi – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors examined whether applying questioning review better enhances elementary level students' learning from technology-enhanced coediting-based note taking than does traditional reading review. A nonequivalent comparison group quasi-experimental design was implemented and replicated on four independent units. Two sixth grade elementary…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students
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De Naeghel, Jessie; Van Keer, Hilde; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Haerens, Leen; Aelterman, Nathalie – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Responding to the declining trend in reading motivation in and beyond the elementary school years, the authors aimed to enhance late-elementary school students' autonomous reading motivation. Toward this end, the authors evaluated the influence of a teacher professional development grounded in self-determination theory on fifth-grade students' (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Workshops, Reading Motivation