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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip highlights three writing minilessons that help students construct vivid sensory detail (textual detail related to the five senses) in their fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Learning to show, not tell, is a difficult task for novice writers. The author explores reasons why this is the case and provides directions for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Creative Writing, Fiction
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Brown, Natalya; Ferguson, Kristen – Childhood Education, 2017
Teaching financial literacy is important at all stages of life, but is often neglected with elementary students. In this article, the authors describe a strategy for teaching financial literacy using the books about Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells. These books can help introduce the five key concepts of financial literacy: scarcity, exchange,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Kenna, Joshua L.; Waters, Stewart – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Geography is a fun and exciting discipline involving the interrogation of place and space. Film is a powerful and meaningful tool, which also transmits perceptions of place and space. Therefore, this article builds a rationale for utilizing film in the teaching of geography, particularly animated film. Next, it discusses two classroom-tested…
Descriptors: Geography, Films, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Hendrix, Beth; Williamson, Evan – Journal of Extension, 2017
When University of Idaho (UI) Extension brought the Idaho 4-H Teen Conference to UI's main campus, the conference organizers collaborated with UI librarians to organize a workshop in the library's newly established makerspace, the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (MILL). In the MILL, the students used cutting-edge technology to foster…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Library Instruction, Workshops
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Gordon, Linda K. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a pilot study conducted in a graduate action research class that sought to investigate the impact of multicultural literature experiences on third-grade students' ability to make empathetic connections in their writing and discussions about literature. Conducted as participant action research, five…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Empathy, Childrens Literature, Multicultural Education
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Jasperson, Jill O. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this article is to answer the "how" and "why" of a Legal Studies internship experience at a public university. Internship is an integral part of student learning. Although the Faculty/Organizers conducted a free legal clinic for five years previous, this case study discusses a first time internship attempt by faculty…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Case Studies, Legal Education (Professions), College Students
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Abidi, Syed Hani; Pasha, Aamna; Moran, Greg; Ali, Syed – Learning, Media and Technology, 2017
MOOCs are massive open online courses that are globally accessible, free of charge. Given their cost-free and open accessibility, it is surprising that only a few institutions have offered MOOCs from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Pakistan recently made this short list of LMICs as the first two MOOCs were launched from the country, in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Low Income, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Daniel, Julia A. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This paper explores how social movement organizers are utilizing forms of healing that shape their knowledge of root causes of trauma, creating new knowledge and forms of resistance to state violence. Understanding that systems of oppression in the neoliberal global economy seek to pathologize and privatize human experiences with trauma and grief,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Feminism, Trauma
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Ozmen, Ruya Guzel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two different presentations of graphic organizers on recalling information from compare/contrast text which is a kind of expository text in intellectually disabled students. The first presentation included graphic organizers which were presented before reading whereas in the second…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Dolan, Tom; Christens, Brian D.; Lin, Cynthia – Teachers College Record, 2015
Community organizing efforts employ different types of research as they seek to address community issues. This chapter details the evolving use of research in a youth organizing effort in San Bernardino, CA that has addressed issues in schools, the educational system, and the broader community. We examine the youth organizers' use of organizing…
Descriptors: Activism, Action Research, Participatory Research, Student Attitudes
National High School Center, 2012
The National High School Center has created a college and career development organizer to synthesize and organize an increasingly complicated and crowded field of college and career readiness initiatives. The organizer, composed of three strands, can be used to map the efforts of state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs)…
Descriptors: School Districts, State Departments of Education, Career Development, Careers
Britt, Alexander P. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A single-subject, multiple-baseline across participants design was used to examine the functional relation between systematic instruction and the ability to complete a graphic organizer and recall facts about informational texts by students with significant development disabilities. Four high school students enrolled in an adapted academic program…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Instructional Materials, High School Students, Intellectual Disability
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Unzueta, Caridad H.; Barbetta, Patricia M. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2012
A multiple baseline design investigated the effects of computer graphic organizers on the persuasive composition writing skills of four Hispanic students with specific learning disabilities. Participants reviewed the elements of persuasive writing and then developed compositions using a word processing program. Baseline planning was done with a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Computers, Writing Skills, Instructional Materials
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Hansen, S. J. R.; Hu, B.; Riedlova, D.; Kelly, R. M.; Akaygun, S.; Villalta-Cerdas, A. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This mixed method study investigation uses eye tracking and qualitative analysis to investigate the impact of animation variation and visual feedback on the critique of submicroscopic representations of experimental phenomena. Undergraduate general chemistry students first viewed an experimental video of a precipitation or oxidation reduction…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Learning Processes, Visual Aids
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Gallagher, Melissa A.; Barber, Ana Taboada; Beck, Jori S.; Buehl, Michelle M. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Vocabulary knowledge is a crucial element of reading comprehension. Academic vocabulary poses particular challenges for students and should be a focus of instruction, particularly for students from diverse language backgrounds. This study was part of a larger literacy in social studies intervention aimed at increasing students' reading…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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