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Boon, Richard T.; Barbetta, Patricia M.; Paal, Michael – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
In this paper, we provide a research synthesis of single-case studies on the efficacy of graphic organizers to improve the writing composition outcomes of students with learning disabilities in grades K-12. A series of electronic searches, a hand search, and an ancestral search were conducted to locate relevant articles from 1975 to July 2017. Ten…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Learning Disabilities, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Flatt, Kevin N.; Haskell, D. Millard – Religious Education, 2016
Adolescent religion is increasingly well researched but the youth rallies staged by many Christian groups remain understudied. This article adds to our understanding of these rallies through a case study of a large Catholic youth rally in Toronto. We identify the reported religious experiences of rally participants and compare them with the goals…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Socialization, Intention
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Chien, Chin-Wen – English Language Teaching, 2012
Starting from 2009 academic year, the instructional coaches in a school district in a northwest American city began to provide Workshop II (pseudonym) to elementary school English teachers. This study aims to discuss the use of graphic organizers in English teachers' professional development. Different types of graphic organizers such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, English Teacher Education
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Ilter, Ilhan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of three graphic organizers for teaching vocabulary and the development of the emotions-related to achievement. The study focused on the effects of different types of graphic organizers on word-learning and various emotions in social studies. This study was designed as a…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Vocabulary Development, Emotional Response, Social Studies
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Jung, Karl G.; Brown, Julie C. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
To engage in the practices of science, students must have a strong command of science academic language. However, content area teachers often make academic language an incidental part of their lesson planning, which leads to missed opportunities to enhance students' language development. To support pre-service elementary science teachers (PSTs) in…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Planning, Academic Discourse, Preservice Teachers
Rana, Shalu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the functional relation between the use of a computer-based graphic organizer (CBGO) with embedded technology features and the improvements in the personal narrative writing by upper elementary students with high-incidence disabilities. In addition, this study explored the improvements in the students' digital literacy skills…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
Jiang, Xiangying – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2012
This study investigated the effects of a 16-week reading instruction program with discourse structure graphic organizers (DSGOs) on the development of English reading comprehension among college-level English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students. A total of 340 first and third semester students of non-English majors at a Chinese university…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Reading Comprehension, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction
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Yang, Hui-Yu – CALICO Journal, 2014
The present research reports the findings of three experiments which explore how subtitles and advance organizers affect EFL learners' listening comprehension of authentic videos. EFL learners are randomly assigned to one of two groups. The control group receives no treatment and the experimental group receives the experimental conditions of one…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension, Transcripts (Written Records), Video Technology
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Conner, Jerusha – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study examines the learning outcomes and learning environment of a youth organizing program that has been effective in promoting individual as well as social change. Drawing on interviews with 25 former youth organizers from the program, this study explores the lessons that stay with them as they transition to young adulthood and the factors…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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Roy, Carole – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2014
Various authors have recently written about the importance of collective learning. Cultural events, like documentary film festivals, provide important sites for collective learning. Organizers of such events are necessary catalysts that play different roles, from programming to fundraising and audience development to promotion and volunteer…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Resistance to Change, Media Literacy, Documentaries
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Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
Students with disabilities often find expressive writing frustrating and difficult. The prospect of writing a well-developed five-paragraph essay can be especially daunting. One reason is that struggling writers may have difficulty conceptualizing how the elements of an effective essay are developed. This article describes an instructional…
Descriptors: Essays, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Writing Assignments
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Cheon, Jongpil; Chung, Sungwon; Song, Jaeki; Kim, Yongjin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
A serious game, which is designed for learning purposes rather than recreational purposes, has been applied for digital game-based Learning. This study investigated the effects of graphic organizers in a serious game, "The Transistor", on learning outcomes and attitudinal perceptions. A total of 99 participants were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Educational Games, Attitude Measures, Technology Uses in Education
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Bishop, Anne E.; Sawyer, Mary; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Boggs, Melissa – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
This study examined the effects of a graphic organizer intervention package on the quality and quantity of persuasive writing of three middle school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The intervention included a 3-day training which consisted of explicit instruction on the components of a persuasive essay, modeling and guided practice…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Visual Aids, Intervention, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Ahn, Soo Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study used a single-subject, multiple-baseline across participants design to replicate previous research on the functional relation between the use of a mobile-based graphic organizer (MBGO) and the persuasive writing performance of middle school students with high incidence disabilities. The current study extended the previous research by…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Barbieri, Kim E. – Social Education, 2011
Graphic organizers are immensely popular--and much utilized--in many classrooms, particularly at the elementary level. These creative and innovate teaching tools are a very effective addition to the teaching repertoire and may be designed to maximize precious class time. For the secondary social studies teacher, their instant appeal and universal…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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