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Fox, Barbara J. – 1996
Based on the idea that word identification is a group of strategies that children develop as they learn to read, not a single letter-sound by letter-sound pathway to pronunciation, this book invites teachers to support readers as they develop and use many different world identification strategies. Chapters in the book are: (1) Using the Alphabetic…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Phonics
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit. – 1973
In order to expand the base of foreign language study in an increasingly international society, a general curriculum guide to Latin instruction has been developed for all grades from kindergarten through junior college. The guide provides for the coordination of language programs at all grade levels within a school system. The curriculum guide,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Mollison, Andrew – Education Next, 2006
In 1956, 1,220 college-bound juniors and seniors in 104 American high schools took the first Advanced Placement (AP) exams conducted by the Educational Testing Service for the College Board. The AP program was unabashedly elitist and designed to fortify the education of the nation's future leaders in anticipation of Cold War national security…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Advanced Placement, Educational Testing
Sheridan, Rita – 1976
A project was begun in 1973 in the Indianapolis Public School system based on the hypothesis that English language skills and the control of syntactic structures can be measurably improved through participation in a specially designed Latin FLES program stressing the importance of Latin root words. Goals of the project were to assess whether or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Cultural Education
Einbecker, Pauline Godwin – 1973
The purpose of this practicum was to determine if the teaching of Latin root words would result in an increase in English vocabulary for college students. The subjects in this study were 86 junior college business education freshmen. The subjects were divided into three groups, each of which was assigned a different method of study: group A was…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Students, Higher Education, Latin
Payne, Jean W. – 1973
A Latin Pilot Study was initiated by the Alexandria City Schools in the school year 1972-73 and continued in 1973-74 in an attempt to increase the English reading skills of elementary students. It was proposed that Latin instruction with strong emphasis on relating English words to their Latin roots and affixes would strengthen reading skills, in…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Elementary Education, English, Etymology
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Brown, Justine – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
Mary Rooney, an eighth-grade English and language arts teacher at the K-8 John Welsh School in Philadelphia, spotted a problem. On one of the recent "mini" tests the school administers every six weeks to help students prepare for the state assessments, her classes averaged scores in the 80s, but in evaluating the results, Rooney noticed there were…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Management Systems, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction
McGavin, Barbara H. – 1990
To improve students' self-concept and vocabulary scores, a practicum unit based in Graeco/Latin derivatives studies in varied learning styles strategies was developed for use in an eleventh grade English class (18 students). After the language analysis and preferred modalities of the target class were identified, students were assigned a target…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Etymology
Blanchard, Cherie – 2002
This workbook is designed to help students expand their spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension skills through the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Noting that roots, prefixes, and suffixes are the building blocks upon which all words are formed, the introduction contends that a thorough knowledge of these elements will greatly enhance…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Prefixes (Grammar)
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1970
This curriculum guide, developed for use in a sixth-grade FLES (foreign language in elementary school) program, embraces a visual-audiolingual approach to the teaching of Latin while providing a source of materials for the teaching of the culture of ancient Rome. The course is organized around eight major units on: (1) Jupiter and His Siblings,…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness
Williford, Miriam, Ed.; Casteel, J. Doyle, Ed. – 1977
This publication is a collection of the presentations made at the 1977 National Seminar of the Latin American Studies Association. Each article or presentation can stand alone; together they provide a sweeping view of the complexities of Latin America and suggestions for more effective secondary and college teaching about the area. There are three…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Economics, Filmographies, Higher Education
Lacey, Andria; Walker, William J. – 1991
The use of small group work in the classroom can increase student motivation, interest, participation, learning, and retention. Small group work can also increase the quality and quantity of participation among students, elevate the level of thinking skills developed in the classroom, increase the level of self-esteem among participants, and teach…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Group Activities
NASSP Curriculum Report, 1980
This report, based on the findings of the report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies, outlines recommendations, remedies, and proposals of measures to counteract foreign language illiteracy. The discussion is divided into seven sections: (1) some of the commission's recommendations that pertain to high…
Descriptors: Career Education, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Improvement, Language Enrollment
Neuchatel Univ. (Switzerland). Inst. de Linguistique. – 1988
This collection of working papers in linguistics includes four works. "Autour de la racine indo-europeenne 'pet-' ('voler') (pour servir a l'histoire des faits latins)" ("Concerning the Indo-European Root 'Pet-' ('To Fly') (To Serve as an Example of Latin Facts)" by Claude Sandoz looks at the Latin manifestations of the root and illustrates the…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Discourse Analysis
Attewell, Paul, Ed.; Newman, Katherine S., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2010
The last half century has seen a dramatic expansion in access to primary, secondary, and higher education in many nations around the world. Educational expansion is desirable for a country's economy, beneficial for educated individuals themselves, and is also a strategy for greater social harmony. But has greater access to education reduced or…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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