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Cisco, Brooke Kandel; Padron, Yolanda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
Recent data indicate that many adolescent English language learners (ELLs) comprehend English texts at only a limited literal level. The purpose of this research synthesis was to systematically identify and describe the research related to the English reading comprehension of middle grades ELLs while also making practical connections to…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Smith, Antony T. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This qualitative case study investigated middle grades literacy coaches' perspectives on their efforts to facilitate teacher change and impact classroom practice. Data were collected from three coaches as they worked with a variety of teachers in middle school settings, using field observation and interviews with coaches, teachers, and principals.…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Raphael, Lisa M.; Burke, Meghan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
During an evaluation of a new middle grades reform initiative, the program participants (i.e., teachers, coaches, and principals) reported they perceived that students' social and emotional needs interfaced with implementation of the reform. In particular, participants perceived that students' need for a safe, supportive, and engaging environment…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Implementation, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Strahan, David; Kronenberg, Jessy; Burgner, Richard; Doherty, Jennifer; Hedt, Melissa – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
Research has suggested that differentiation is a responsive approach to teaching rather than a set of strategies. In this study, researchers generated a logic model to describe how members of a two-teacher team collaborated to differentiate instruction and to examine the learning connections that five seventh graders made in an integrated unit.…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Grade 7, Teaching Methods, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Johnson, Carla C.; Zhang, Danhui; Kahle, Jane Butler – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This longitudinal prospective cohort study was conducted to determine the impact of effective science instruction on performance on high-stakes high school graduation assessments in science. This study provides powerful findings to support authentic science teaching to enhance long-term retention of learning and performance on state-mandated…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Science Teachers, Educational Experience, Science Instruction
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Guerra, Fred R., Jr.; Brown, Michelle S. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This quantitative study examined the knowledge levels middle school teachers in South Texas have in relation to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study specifically compared teacher knowledge levels among three specific ADHD knowledge areas: (a) general knowledge of ADHD, (b) knowledge of symptoms/diagnosis of ADHD, and (c)…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Competencies, Student Characteristics
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Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
The goal of this study was to examine perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices of a group of middle level Language Arts teachers concerning sexuality-related issues. Through interviews with 15 teachers, the study found that sexuality was in one sense pervasive, as it came up frequently in the teachers' practice. Yet at the same time the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Sexuality
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Martin, Rachel; Williams, Judy – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
The investigation examined a collaborative teaching and learning house structure at a New Zealand intermediate (or middle) school. Using observations, questionnaires, and interviews, we explored the perceptions of staff, children, and parents about the educational value of such a model and whether it meets the principles of good education for the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
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DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gradwell, Jill M. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
In this year-long qualitative study we explore the case of two eighth grade U.S. History teachers who use simulations on a regular basis to teach heterogeneously-grouped students in a high-stakes testing environment. We describe the purposes the teachers espoused for implementing simulations and provide detailed portraits of three types of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Grade 8, Accountability, Simulation
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Spires, Hiller A.; Morris, Gwynn; Zhang, Junzheng – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This study focuses on middle grades teachers from the United States and China, the two countries with the highest Internet use, in an attempt to understand both groups' perspectives on integrating new literacies and technologies into their teaching. Survey and focus group results indicate that, although U.S. and Chinese teachers are operating…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Experience
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Smith, Ann Marie; Lennon, Sean – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
The purpose of this action research study was to investigate undergraduate preservice student-teachers' interpretations of written reflections and how these written reflections impacted their thoughts about teaching practices. A second question was to investigate how preservice teachers talked about their processes of reflection beyond the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Reflective Teaching, Student Teachers
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Daniels, Erika; Steres, Michael – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
This case study examined a middle school where a new administration had made school-wide reading an immediate and significant priority. The study investigated how and why the culture shift to schoolwide reading appeared to influence student engagement. Existing research suggested that students must feel motivated about their learning to be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, School Culture, Silent Reading
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Weinberg, Andrea E.; Basile, Carole G.; Albright, Leonard – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
A mixed methods design was used to evaluate the effects of four experiential learning programs on the interest and motivation of middle school students toward mathematics and science. The Expectancy-Value model provided a theoretical framework for the exploration of 336 middle school student participants. Initially, participants were generally…
Descriptors: Evidence, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Motivation
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Liang, Lauren Aimonette – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
Teaching narrative text selections is an important part of the middle grades English curriculum. As middle grades educators search for ways to best support their students' reading, it is important to consider carefully the effects of various approaches to teaching literature. This study focused on the two most popular approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Reader Response, Literary Genres, Grade 6
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Caldarella, Paul; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Gray, Kristy M.; Young, K. Richard; Young, Ellie L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
This study investigated the effects of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) on middle school climate and student outcomes. Data consisted of more than 300 teacher responses and 10,000 student responses in two middle schools in the western United States. This study used a quasi-experimental (non-equivalent two-group, pretest-posttest)…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders
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