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Lilly, Elizabeth; Fields, Charla – Childhood Education, 2014
Writing and photography are composition processes that help develop children's linguistic and visual competencies, respectively. Using photography in teaching writing has been found to enhance students' literacy skills by naturally invoking their interest and motivation, and eventually strengthening the reading-writing relationship. Children can…
Descriptors: Photography, Writing Instruction, Grade 4, Student Motivation
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Brown, Christopher; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2009
In this article, the authors present findings from a case study of alignment that occurred between a Pre-K program and the larger K-12 system in which it was housed, to consider what this change process means for early childhood education. Specifically, they discuss and analyze the work of a collection of Pre-K stakeholders who proactively…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Piotrowski, Debra; Hoot, James – Childhood Education, 2008
Bullying should not be considered a "normal" stage of child development. Rather, it should be seen as a precursor for more serious violent behaviors that necessitate immediate and appropriate intervention by a caring adult. Those who bully are four times more likely than non-bullies to be convicted of a serious crime by age 24 (Center for the…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Prevention, Teachers
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Fello, Susan E.; Paquette, Kelli R.; Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 2006
With the advent of the standards movement, most states have produced statewide tests that evaluate children's understanding of expository science text. Expository texts are designed to explain, describe, or present a logical argument. Usually, the purpose of expository texts is to present new information. This article describes a research-based…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Listening Comprehension, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades