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Bickett, Marianne – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
In this article, the author describes how a visit from a flock of chickens provided inspiration for the children's chicken art. The gentle clucking of the hens, the rooster crowing, and the softness of the feathers all provided rich aural, tactile, visual, and emotional experiences. The experience affirms the importance and value of direct…
Descriptors: Animals, Studio Art, Art Activities, Freehand Drawing
Edwards, Jennifer – Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2012
For many schools, membership in PTA can become "expected," instead of being a positive, fun opportunity to involve parents and support students and teachers. With more than 800 students each year, Rooster Springs Elementary PTA (RSE PTA) in Dripping Springs, Texas, never worried about membership recruitment. The PTA often assumed that…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Districts
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Henn, Cynthia – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2004
The rooster is an important symbol in Cuban culture. It represents strength and power. It is considered a compliment for a male to be called a rooster. Jesus Rivera, a folk artist, who is best known for using Cuban symbolism in his ceramics and illustrations, visited the class described in this article. Senor Rivera described the culture of Cuba…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Art Education, Art Activities
Brady, Susan – Arts & Activities, 2011
On perusing American collage artist Eric Carle's book, "Rooster's Off to See the World," at an annual school book fair, the author, mesmerized by the carnival of colors and collage on each page, thought "What a wonderful visual aid for a combination painting and collage unit." Her first-graders were involved in a painting unit, and knowing their…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Art Products, Studio Art, Art Activities
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Gygi, Brian; Shafiro, Valeriy – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2011
The effect of context on the identification of common environmental sounds (e.g., dogs barking or cars honking) was tested by embedding them in familiar auditory background scenes (street ambience, restaurants). Initial results with subjects trained on both the scenes and the sounds to be identified showed a significant advantage of about five…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Auditory Perception, Context Effect, Identification
McCorkle, Sarapage, Ed.; Suiter, Mary, Ed. – 2003
This publication contains six lessons for elementary, secondary, and high school classrooms developed by writers from Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. The authors of these lessons were participants in the Training of Writers program developed and conducted by the National Council on Economic Education,…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Smith, Ruth S. – Linguistics and Education, 1995
Describes a text and some children's readings of a fictional animal story in which a bossy rooster is "tamed" by a female sheep dog. The article's analysis of the children's discussions of the story focuses on modality to trace their acceptance of "credibility" in the text with respect to the construction of gender and the story's resolution. (23…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students, Feminism
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Podsen, India J. – NASSP Bulletin, 1991
A random sample of 305 principals was drawn from the membership roosters of 4 Principal Centers. Responses from 100 principals (33 percent) show that there is a relationship between writing apprehension level on performance of job writing skills. Advises school administrators to take courses in current written communication practices. (six…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, Principals, Writing Apprehension
McLaughlin, Kathy; And Others – 1976
The guide includes the English and Spanish versions of five legends. Ten to twelve questions in Spanish follow each legend. A list of Spanish words taken from each legend is given, along with their English counterparts. Patterns of drawings of the main characters or objects of each legend are also included. The legends are "Pajaro Cu" which is…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, English
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
The message of this series of books, "Parents and Children Together," is that parents should get together with their children, talk about stories, and learn together. This book, "Learning Together," contains several stories that parents and children can read together and talk about in a relaxed way. The book has a companion…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship
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Jones, Lara L.; Estes, Zachary – Journal of Memory and Language, 2006
Bowdle and Gentner (2005) proposed a reconciliation of the comparison and categorization models of metaphor comprehension. Their career of metaphor model posits that, as a metaphorical term becomes more conventional, its mode of processing shifts from comparison to categorization. However, other recent studies (Chiappe, Kennedy, & Chiappe, 2003;…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Comprehension, Reaction Time, Cognitive Processes
Bruce, Bertram – 1978
Children learning to read are often exposed to "stories" which are really little more than lists of sentences. A good story has at least continuity and conflict which may be analyzed in two ways: story grammar (analysis of setting and plot) and plans and beliefs (analysis of the plans and beliefs of the characters, including the reader's…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Reading Comprehension
Bernson, Mary Hammond, Ed. – 1996
These lessons were developed by participants in a 1986 Fulbright Group Project Abroad sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. The lessons were developed cooperatively and are aimed at the middle school student. Lessons include: (1) "The Qin Dynasty" (Marte…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Foreign Countries
Rietz, Sandra A. – 1976
Children will meet one less obstacle to making the transition from spoken to written fluency in language if, during the transition period, they experience written language that corresponds structurally to their spoken language patterns. Familiar children's folksongs, because they contain some of the structure of children's oral language, provide…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Language, Folk Culture, Language Experience Approach
Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA. – 1981
The Christmas season in Mexico starts on December 16 with "las posadas," a series of religious processions in which families or neighbors reenact Joseph's search for shelter for Mary en route to Bethlehem. Those representing pilgrims travel from home to home until they are finally accepted by those representing innkeepers at a home with…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Folk Culture, Holidays
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