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Laroche, Gaetano A. – Art Education, 2015
In this article, the author provides a brief synopsis of a study he conducted about the nature of children's drawing among first and second grade students. Laroche noticed that when first and second grade students sat at a table of four or had their individual desks grouped in fours, frequently the drawings from that group of students had similar…
Descriptors: Socialization, Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Imitation
Child, Angela R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Classroom teachers are provided instructional recommendations for teaching reading from their adopted core reading programs (CRPs). Explicit instruction elements or what is also called instructional moves, including direct explanation, modeling, guided practice, independent practice, discussion, feedback, and monitoring, were examined within CRP…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Content Analysis
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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
Coleman, Mary Catherine – Knowledge Quest, 2016
This past school year, the author set out to develop lessons that incorporated the design thinking process into her literature exploration curriculum in the school library. Design thinking is a term that the author has heard many times over the past few years in the context of education. Design thinking has been incorporated into the school…
Descriptors: Design, School Libraries, Cognitive Processes, Thinking Skills
Vaughn, Sharon; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
At last, a truly helpful, practical guide for K-4 teachers who want to ensure that their approach to teaching young English language learners is based on research and grounded in proven classroom practices. The authors of ASCD's best-selling book "Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3" explain how you can help the English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Doabler, Christian T.; Fien, Hank – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
This article describes the essential instructional elements necessary for delivering explicit mathematics instruction to students with mathematics difficulties. Mathematics intervention research indicates that explicit instruction is one of the most effective instructional approaches for teaching students with or at risk for math difficulties.…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, At Risk Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Ranker, Jason – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article features a first-grade, ESL classroom in which students engaged in learning to read and write nonfiction as part of a genre study. The most effective way of teaching genres has been an important topic in literacy education. On the one hand, literacy scholars have drawn attention to how overt instruction and scaffolding on the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Opportunities, Reading Instruction, Nonfiction
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Mills, Tammy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
A recent movement in teacher education research encompasses working with and through theory. In response to the call from Jackson and Mazzei (2013) to use theory to think with data and use data to think with theory, the author hopes to portray the complexities of teacher learning by avoiding models of teacher learning and development that tend to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Even though studies of the accessibility of digital technologies in educational contexts have become progressively more extensive, understanding children's motive for play or for learning is essential for identifying the way they relate to touch technology. This research paper seeks to understand the relation between the motive for play and the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Cress, Susan W.; Holm, Daniel T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
With an emphasis on high-stakes testing and a focused curriculum, it would seem at times, the joy of creativity is missing from the classroom. This article describes a curricular approach the children named "Creative Endeavors", as implemented by a first grade teacher. The approach is described in three phases. In the exploratory stage…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Sornson, Bob – Corwin, 2012
Helping children experience early learning success and acquire essential skills by third grade is a crucial part of any school reform effort. Yet, many teachers and children are overwhelmed by the ineffective curriculum-driven education system and the "rush to cover" climate in schools. "Fanatically Formative" shows how you can rediscover the joy…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, School Culture, Formative Evaluation, Primary Education
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
It's easy to see the connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in daily life, but they may not be so obvious in the classroom. This month's lessons allow students to explore the components of STEAM through a favorite art supply, the crayon, and a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Freehand Drawing, Art
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Kiili, Kristian; Ketamo, Harri; Koivisto, Antti; Finn, Enda – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2014
This paper presents the first findings from Math Elements user experience (UX) studies. Math Elements is a game that makes the whole Finnish maths K-2 curriculum (kindergarten and primary school grades 1 and 2) available for players all over the world. The game is based on teachable agent approach, which means that in the game players can teach…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Games, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
Flint, Tori K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Play in the school setting is a highly contested issue in today's restrictive academic environment. Although many early childhood educators advocate the use of play in their classrooms and emphasize the importance of play for children's learning and development, children beyond the preschool and kindergarten years are not often afforded…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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