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Bouchard, Karen L.; Berg, Derek H. – School Community Journal, 2017
Student belonging to school has been consistently correlated with many significant outcomes, yet there is little research that depicts how this sense is developed. This study explores the factors through which late elementary/middle school students (Grades 4-8) develop a sense of belonging to their school. Individual interviews with teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The Internet has become the primary source for obtaining information at work, at home, and for school. Because Internet reading increasingly is becoming one of the central ways students are acquiring information, in 2016, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was extended to include ePIRLS--an innovative assessment of online…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Limpert, Stefanie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between flexible learning environments and student attitudes about reading. Flexible learning environments are spaces wherein learners can choose from different seating or standing options, locations within the learning space, and the size group with which to work. This allows the learner to find the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Flexible Progression, Grade 4
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Beck, Paula D. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The current study by Beck (2014) investigated whether any relationship exists between a cross-section of 48 fourth-grade elementary-school students and their artistic judgments regarding the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Each of these elements of art affects our senses and might offer a better…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Art, Student Diversity
Barrington, Melissa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Building a culture of success in schools has been a goal in Texas public schools since standardized tests were developed in 1979. Many schools have begun instilling grit in the classrooms in hopes of increasing student achievement and teaching students how to push themselves through difficult tasks. The primary purpose of the study was to assess…
Descriptors: Success, Public Schools, Correlation, Persistence
Harmon, Stefanie Anderson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The problem at an elementary school is teachers' lack of knowledge and information on the perceptions and motivation of students to complete independent mathematics homework. The purpose of this study was to identify students' perceptions regarding their homework environment and academic motivation in mathematics. The study's conceptual framework,…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Student Attitudes, Homework, Elementary School Mathematics
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Núñez, Amy J.; Meráz García, Martín – SAGE Open, 2017
This study uses empirical data from a version of the Clark doll experiment and Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to determine the factors that shape the perceptions of college among 35 randomly selected Latina/o children in Grades 2nd to 5th. The findings of this study lead to two conclusions: (a) that Latina/o children hold their…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Educational Attitudes
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Boberova, Zuzana; Paakkari, Leena; Ropovik, Ivan; Liba, Jozef – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the findings of an intervention program built on the concept of children's health literacy, particularly on its citizenship component. This intervention program employed the Investigation-Vision-Action-Change model for action-oriented teaching, where children were supported to investigate different…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Political Issues, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Bucura, Elizabeth; Weissberg, JulieAnne – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' creating processes and perspectives through composition. Two fourth-grade classes took part in this action research, which consisted of creating four compositions--two with acoustic instruments and two with computer software. For each of the two sound sources, the first composition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Action Research, Music Education
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Sciurba, Katie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
This article combines interview data from a group of boys of color at an urban single-sex school and content analysis of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to demonstrate the complexities of readers' responses to literature. Textual relevance, or the ability to construct personal…
Descriptors: Males, Minority Group Students, Single Sex Schools, Autobiographies
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2017
The monitoring of meaning and the correction of miscues that fail to make sense are a hallmark of a proficient reader. Much of the research, however, has focused on the reading of fictional, narrative texts. In contrast, this research examines the monitoring and response behaviours of 35 proficient fourth grade readers (nine and 10 years of age)…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Miscue Analysis, Reading Rate
Chand O'Neal, Ivonne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Integration of art into school curricula has the potential to increase multiple abilities in student populations. However, the process through which cognition and behavior are affected is not well understood. The current study is among the first large-scale, longitudinal examinations of arts integration on improving student creativity and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Integrated Curriculum
Poock, William Henry – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literacy educators hold different beliefs about the best approaches to teach students how to read and about the reading process including a skills view of reading and learning to read versus a transactional, sociopsycholinguistic view of reading and learning to read (Weaver, 2002). Reading for understanding is an important skill to develop in…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Teachers, Video Technology
Mosley, Sherea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study primarily explores the types of books African American children in a local fourth grade classroom like and enjoy. Books students are interested in reading and other related aspects that contribute to their literary enjoyment are also explored. It is during the upper elementary years that many students who eventually express little or no…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Books
Nellis, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Self-regulation is a significant predictor of student academic performance, over those traditional measures of intelligence and socioeconomic status. The failure to develop these skills may produce students who are at a four-times greater risk of behavioral issues, school dropout, and poor academic performance. This multiple qualitative case study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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