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Meacham, Shuaib James; Meacham, Sohyun; Thompson, Misty; Graves, Hattie – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors employ hip-hop music as a literacy heuristic aimed at supporting the literacy development of kindergarten and first-grade students. How do young students learn to write hip-hop lyrics? How do young students engage in hip-hop reading and writing processes? The classroom examples show that students engaged in individual and interactive…
Descriptors: Music, Literacy Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Clements, Douglas H.; Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
In this Appendix, we provide details about the data used for the current study, the curricula used in the classrooms from which data were collected, and the current study's methodological approach. (Contains 14 tables and 5 footnotes.)[For full report, see ED544189.]
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Institutional Characteristics
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Williams, Madelyn M.; Casa, Tutita M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2011
As recommended by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the first author regularly relies on her first graders' writing to assess their reasoning about important math concepts. Their writing serves as a culminating activity that allows her to better assess the depth of each student's understanding following class activities and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Discussion, Mathematics Teachers
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Alberts, Rebecca – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Art and science are intrinsically linked; the essence of art and science is discovery. Both artists and scientists work in a systematic but creative way--knowledge and understanding are built up through pieces of art or a series of labs. In the classroom, integrating science and visual art can provide students with the latitude to think, discover,…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Learning Disabilities, Grade 1, Thinking Skills
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Gresham, Frank M.; Vellutino, Frank R. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2010
A fundamental assumption in the identification of specific learning disabilities (SLD) has been that the presence of a severe discrepancy between ability and academic achievement is a valid marker for the presence of a SLD. This assumption is based on the notion that discrepant low achievers constitute a unique group of children who are different…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intelligence Quotient, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 created the Reading First program to help ensure that all students could read at or above grade level by the end of grade 3. The program promotes practices recommended by the National Reading Panel for early reading instruction, highlighting essential components of reading instruction. As required by the…
Descriptors: State Programs, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, School Personnel
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Sims, David – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2008
The California class size reduction program provided schools with cash rewards for K-3 classes of 20 or fewer students. I show how program rules made it possible for schools to save money by using mixed-grade classes to meet class size reduction obligations while maintaining larger average class sizes. I also show that this smoothing of students…
Descriptors: Class Size, Scores, Rewards, Teaching Experience