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Leyva, Diana; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We examined associations between maternal writing support, math support, and directiveness and children's literacy and math outcomes. Participants were 208 African American, Dominican, Mexican, and Chinese mothers and their first-grade children from low-income households. Mothers were video-recorded playing a grocery game with their children…
Descriptors: Mothers, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Literacy Education
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Wills, Howard P.; Mason, Rose; Gregori, Emily; Veatch, Melissa – Elementary School Journal, 2019
The limitations and challenges of paraprofessional training are well documented. These issues are magnified by the increasing reliance on paraprofessionals to provide vital support for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Despite evidence supporting self-monitoring for improving teacher and paraprofessional skills, there are…
Descriptors: Self Management, Positive Reinforcement, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Students with Disabilities
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; French, Brian F.; Patrick, Helen – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We examined associations between the quality of kindergarten teachers' mathematics instruction and their students' achievement and motivation in mathematics. Using a sample of 20 kindergarten teachers and their 285 students, we rated 5 video-recorded mathematics lessons per teacher throughout the spring semester with the Mathematical Quality of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Motivation, Kindergarten
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Bruhn, Allison L. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This study examined the effects of coping power (CP) and the combination of CP with check-in/check-out (CICO) to determine whether the addition of CICO as a classroom component enhances the effects of CP alone. CP was delivered outside the classroom by research assistants, and all CICO components were implemented by classroom teachers. We…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Coping, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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Chow, Jason C.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
The purposes of this study were (a) to test the efficacy of whole-class equal-sign instruction, (b) to contrast the effects of symbolic and nonsymbolic instructional representation, (c) to determine whether visual representation compensated for language deficits, and (d) to evaluate maintenance of intervention. We randomly assigned 195 children…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Symbols (Mathematics), Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Hirsch, Shanna E.; Lloyd, John Wills; Kennedy, Michael J. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Employing universal classroom management practices (e.g., opportunities to respond, praise, precorrect) can reduce disruptive behavior and improve academic engagement for students with and without disabilities; however, novice educators often possess minimal knowledge of universal classroom management practices. This study examined the effect of a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops
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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Newcomer, Sarah N.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Morrison, Steven J.; Morrison, Judith A.; Carbonneau, Kira J.; Lightner, Lindsay K. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
In this case study, we investigate upper elementary teachers' decision-making practices regarding grouping configurations and purposes set for small group instruction (SGI) across content areas. Five experienced teachers working in linguistically and culturally diverse settings participated in this study. Data analyses with regard to student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Decision Making, Small Group Instruction, English Language Learners
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Grimm, Ryan; Solari, Emily J.; Gerber, Michael M.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Swanson, H. Lee – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Research with English monolinguals has identified key subskills of reading comprehension that can differentiate subgroups of readers. There remains a dearth of research examining these subskills in Spanish-speaking bilingual students, and few studies have identified subgroups of readers whose home language is Spanish. This study used latent…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Bilingual Students, Reading Skills, Profiles
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Dack, Hilary; O'Reilly, Neil; Youngs, Peter; Hopper, Eugenia – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This longitudinal qualitative multicase study explored the development of 2 elementary school teachers' practical visions, or "enactment images," of differentiation. Spanning participants' final year in a teacher preparation program and first 4 years of teaching, the study traced the evolution of their practical visions of enacting…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Louick, Rebecca; Daley, Samantha G.; Robinson, Kristin H. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
Teachers' thought processes are critical in the adoption of any new teaching practices, including those emphasizing students' autonomous motivation. Teachers' experiences may be particularly important in classes for struggling readers, as these educators must not only support students' development of autonomous learning skills but also deliver…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to explore elementary teachers' beliefs about data and data use. Archived data from 2 research projects were used to address the following research questions: What are kindergarten and fifth-grade literacy teachers' beliefs about data and data use? What functions do the beliefs serve in teachers' actual use of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Spichtig, Alexandra N.; Gehsmann, Kristin M.; Pascoe, Jeffrey P.; Ferrara, John D. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This randomized controlled trial examined the impact of adaptive, web-based, scaffolded silent reading instruction on 426 fourth- and fifth-grade students in an urban US school district. Reading proficiency was evaluated in the fall and spring using the Group Reading Assessment Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) and an eye movement recording system…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Grade 4
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Fishman, Evan; Houston, Julia; Wijekumar, Kausalai; Lei, Pui-Wa; Ray, Amber B. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This study tested whether writing skills, knowledge, motivation, and strategic behaviors (within the context of robust writing instruction) each made a statistically unique contribution to predicting fifth-grade students' (123 girls, 104 boys) composition quality and length on a persuasive writing task involving source material, after variance due…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation, Student Behavior
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Graves, Michael F.; Elmore, Jeff; Fitzgerald, Jill – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This study described and analyzed the vocabulary of 4 current, best-selling core reading programs and developed word lists based on these analyses. Results showed a good deal of similarity but also some significant differences among the programs. Across grades 1-6, all of them included a substantial number of tokens (approximately 380,000-660,000)…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Programs, Word Lists, Elementary Education
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Goldin, Simona; O'Neill, Michaela Krug; Naik, Shweta Shripad; Zaccarelli, Florencia Gomez – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We examine (a) the development of 3 student learning practices (SLPs)--listening, speaking publicly, and making and using records--that are central to participation and engagement in academically ambitious classrooms and (b) the teacher's work supporting the enactment of the SLPs in the context of a summer mathematics laboratory. We identify…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Listening, Public Speaking, Teacher Role
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