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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Sawyer, Brook E. – Elementary School Journal, 2004
In this study we examined the ways in which experience with a relational approach to education, the Responsive Classroom (RC) Approach, related to teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and teaching priorities. Questionnaire and Q-sort data were collected for a sample of 69 teachers in grades kindergarten through 3 at 6 schools (3 schools in their first…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Primary Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Cooper, Eileen E.; Ness, Maryann; Smith, Mary – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2004
This case study details the history and K-5 school experience of a boy with dyslexia and spatial-temporal gifts. It describes assessment, evaluation, and identification procedures; the learning specialist's interventions and program; the critical role of the parent; and the services provided by the gifted program. Specific interventions are…
Descriptors: Specialists, Educational Experience, Dyslexia, Gifted
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Lopez, Maria G.; Tashakkori, Abbas – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This study examines the short-term effects of a two-way bilingual education program on the literacy development of students in kindergarten and first grade. This study compared the literacy development of two groups of children who received different proportions of instruction in English and Spanish. Both the experimental and control groups…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Experimental Groups
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Church, Ruth Breckinridge; Ayman-Nolley, Saba; Mahootian, Shahrzad – International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 2004
Studies investigating the role gesture plays in communication claim gesture has a minimal role, while others claim that gesture carries a large communicative load. In these studies, however, the role of gesture has been assessed in a context where speech is understood and could easily carry the entire communicative burden. We examine the role of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Speech Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Bilingual Education
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Bomer, Randy; Laman, Tasha – Research in the Teaching of English, 2004
Drawn from a year-long study in a combined first- and second-grade classroom, this article presents an interpretive portrait of two young students engaged in spontaneous talk while writing. We analyze their conversations to explore the subject positions these student writers assumed, those they assigned each other, and the related functions they…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Englert, Carol Sue; Manalo, Maragaret; Zhao, Yong – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine how a Web-based software program impacted lower elementary students' composition of personal narratives when using a supported paragraph activity. The subjects in this experiment were first and second grade students in a multi-age classroom in a low socio-economic urban community. The participants were…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition)
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Garner, Joanna K.; Bochna, Cynthia R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
Instruction in narrative text structure on first graders' listening and reading comprehension was examined with a view to documenting strategy instruction and transfer of learning in beginning readers. Of interest was whether or not first-grade students (n=35) would, following instruction within the context of listening to stories, gain in…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Independent Reading, Grade 1, Text Structure
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Boxie, Paula – T.H.E. Journal, 2004
This case study looks at teacher candidates who were enrolled in a content-area literacy course and used online technologies and literacy strategies to promote meaningful learning among students at a remote elementary school some 45 miles away from the university campus. As they worked under the guidance of a classroom teacher, a professor and a…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Chessin, Debby A.; Moore, Virginia J. – Science and Children, 2004
Most of teachers are familiar with the 5-E model of science instruction-engage, Explore, Explain, Expand, and Evaluate (Trowbridge and Bybee 1990). It is a valuable tool that allows teachers to structure science experiences so students use the processes of scientific inquiry to construct and connect ideas rather than simply memorize seemingly…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Science Education, Science Instruction, Models
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Stewart, James A.; Dennison, David A.; Kohl, Harold W., III; Doyle, J. Andrew – Journal of School Health, 2004
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an innovative, classroom-based physical activity prevention program designed to integrate academic curriculum elements along with a physical activity program in providing moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity. A convenience sample of three public school classrooms (one first, third, and fifth…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 5, Grade 3, Prevention
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DuPaul, G.J.; Volpe, R. J.; Jitendra, A. K.; Lutz, J. G.; Lorah, K. S.; Gruber, R. – Journal of School Psychology, 2004
Academic underachievement frequently is associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD); however, the role of variables beyond AD/HD symptoms and cognitive mediators is unknown. Further, whether prediction models vary (a) relative to non-AD/HD students, (b) between math and reading, and (c) based on how achievement is defined has…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Elementary School Students, Report Cards, Hyperactivity
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Dearing, Eric; McCartney, Kathleen; Weiss, Heather B.; Kreider, Holly.; Simpkins, Sandra – Journal of School Psychology, 2004
Longitudinal data for 167 low-income children were analyzed to examine associations between family educational involvement during kindergarten, children's feelings about literacy, and children's literacy achievement from kindergarten through fifth grade. The promotive effect of family educational involvement for feelings about literacy and…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Educational Attainment, Kindergarten
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MacCoubrey, Sharon J.; Wade-Woolley, L.; Klinger, D.; Kirby, J.R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
The present study examined which measures best identify English-speaking French immersion (FI) students at risk of future reading difficulties in French and English. Using reading scores taken in both languages at the end of Grade 1 and beginning of Grade 2, typical and poor reader groups were identified. Measures taken at the beginning of Grade 1…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, High Risk Students, Grade 1
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Guilbault, Denise Marie – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2004
The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of harmonic accompaniment on the tonal achievement and tonal improvisations of young children. The specific problems of this study were the following: (1) Does the addition of a root melody accompaniment to song instruction affect the tonal achievement of children in kindergarten and first…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Intonation
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Groce, Robin D. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this manuscript is to describe how elementary teachers used their experiences in a storytelling inservice training to teach lessons in language arts, science, social studies, and bilingual education. Qualitative research methods were used in simultaneously collecting and analyzing data. Storytelling was found to be a valuable tool…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Story Telling, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Improvement
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