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Lloyd, Blair P.; Barton, Erin E.; Ledbetter-Cho, Katherine; Pennington, Brittany; Pokorski, Elizabeth A. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We reviewed the literature on function-based interventions (FBIs) implemented by school personnel in K-8 general education settings with a focus on intervention implementation. We identified 34 studies (70 students and FBIs) that met criteria for this review. For more than half of studies and participants, FBIs were implemented by general…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Elementary Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Jones, Nathan D.; Bettini, Elizabeth; Brownell, Mary – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Collaborative school reforms and teacher evaluation reforms both show promise for improving teaching and learning in American schools. However, these reform movements have largely been implemented separately from each other, and because they are predicated on very different assumptions about how schools and teachers contribute to student learning,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Team Teaching
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Wei, Liwei; Murphy, P. Karen; Firetto, Carla M. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Small-group discussions in which teachers and students interact with text are common in language arts classrooms. As documented in the extant literature, teacher discourse moves affect how the discussion unfolds and the resulting quality of the talk. What is not present in the literature is a unified lexicon or taxonomy for defining and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), Group Discussion, Taxonomy
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Jones, Cindy D.; Clark, Sarah K.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study investigated the affordances of informational texts to serve as model texts for teaching text structure to elementary school children. Content analysis of a random sampling of children's informational texts from top publishers was conducted on text structure organization and on the inclusion of text features as signals of text…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Elementary School Students, Content Analysis, Information Skills
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Graham, Steve; Hebert, Michael; Harris, Karen R. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
To determine whether formative writing assessments that are directly tied to everyday classroom teaching and learning enhance students' writing performance, we conducted a meta-analysis of true and quasi-experiments conducted with students in grades 1 to 8. We found that feedback to students about writing from adults, peers, self, and computers…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Meta Analysis, Writing Tests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Santangelo, Tanya – Elementary School Journal, 2015
In order to meet writing objectives specified in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), many teachers need to make significant changes in how writing is taught. While CCSS identified what students need to master, it did not provide guidance on how teachers are to meet these writing benchmarks. The current article presents research-supported…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A.; Chen, Angela; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Though writing plays an important role in academic, social, and economic success, typical writing instruction generally does not reflect evidence-based practices (EBPs). One potential reason for this is limited signposting of EBPs in standards. We analyzed the content of writing standards from a representative sample of states and the Common Core…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Writing Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Common Core State Standards
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Bauman, Sheri – Elementary School Journal, 2008
In this article, I review the literature on school bullying with an emphasis on elementary schools. Bullying is defined and described, 3 types of bullying are discussed, and the importance of relational bullying is emphasized. I review existing programs to reduce bullying with attention to empirical studies. Barriers to implementation of effective…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Counseling, School Counselors, Elementary Schools
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Newman, Richard S. – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Examines how what is known about academic help seeking can inform an understanding of children's response to peer harassment. Details: (1) What is adaptive help seeking?; (2) Which students are most likely to seek help?; and (3) Under what conditions are students likely to seek help? Presents directions for future research. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Help Seeking
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Baker, Scott; Gersten, Russell; Lee, Dae-Sik – Elementary School Journal, 2002
Used meta analysis to synthesize research on the effects of interventions to improve mathematics achievement of students considered at risk for academic failure. Found that effective interventions included providing teachers and students with student performance data; using peer tutors; providing clear, specific feedback to parents on children's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Gersten, Russell; Baker, Scott – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Presents analysis of 13 studies designed to teach students with learning disabilities to write better expository or narrative text. Notes the success of these interventions, and details three components for any comprehensive instructional program: instruction in writing process, critical dimensions of different writing genres, and structures for…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Meta Analysis, Special Education
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Ferretti, Ralph P.; Okolo, Cynthia M.; Cavalier, Albert R. – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Reviews research published in the past 15 years on the use of technology to teach or support literacy among students with mild disabilities. Addresses research on computer-assisted instruction and synthesized speech feedback to improve phonemic awareness and decoding skills; use of electronic texts to enhance comprehension by compensating for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Feedback, Instruction, Learning Activities
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Elbaum, Batya; Vaughn, Sharon – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Details meta-analysis of 64 intervention studies measuring the effect of school-based interventions for students with learning disabilities. Discusses findings that middle school students benefited most from interventions and that the type of interventions that were most effective differed by grade levels. (JPB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention
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Swanson, H. Lee – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Details meta-analysis of 58 intervention studies related to higher-order processing (i.e., problem solving) for adolescents with learning disabilities. Discusses factors that increased effect sizes: (1) measures of metacognition and text understanding; (2) instruction including advanced organizers, new skills, and extended practice; and (3)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research
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Hillerich, Robert L. – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Examines research evidence concerning the feasibility of a diagnostic approach to the teaching of spelling, presenting some suggestions based on that evidence for improving spelling instruction. (MP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Identification
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