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Dray, Amy J. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
This study examines associations between reading comprehension and perspective taking for children who read 2 fictional stories. One story is rich in social and emotional content, describing a girl making new friends and experiencing an intergroup conflict. The other story contains less social content. The study uses hierarchical linear modeling…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Fiction, Comparative Analysis, Reading Comprehension
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Merchie, Emmelien; Van Keer, Hilde – Elementary School Journal, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of two instructional mind-mapping approaches to stimulate fifth and sixth graders' graphical summarization skills. Thirty-five fifth- and sixth-grade teachers and 644 students from 17 different elementary schools participated. A randomized quasi-experimental repeated-measures design was set up with two…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Kim, Young-Suk; Puranik, Cynthia; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children's socioeconomic status and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First-grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children's SES had a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments, Child Development
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Conklin, Hilary G. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this article, I explore the relationship between teachers' preparation for the middle grades and their students' learning opportunities. I draw on data from a longitudinal case study to compare how a specialized middle grades preparation and a secondary social studies preparation relate to middle grades students' learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teacher Education, Social Studies, Role
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Robinson, Keith – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Multilevel modeling was used to investigate the relationship between poverty status, mathematics achievement gains, and behavioral engagement in learning over kindergarten. Data included information on 11,680 poor, low-income, and non-poor kindergartners from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). Results…
Descriptors: Poverty, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Learner Engagement
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
International comparisons have highlighted that the U.S. mathematics curriculum, both in terms of curriculum influences (e.g., textbooks, standards) and actual instruction, is broad and shallow. Standards-based reform is explicitly designed to improve coherence and reduce redundancy across grades. This article evaluates the redundancy of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Redundancy, Mathematics Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Driscoll, Steven A.; Graham, Steve; Wilson, Kristen; Sandmel, Karin; Brindle, Mary; Schatschneider, Chris – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study took place in the context of schools collaborating with a local university to implement an evidence-based, 3-tiered model of prevention and supports targeting academic, behavioral, and social goals. We examined whether Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction, delivered by grade 2 and 3 general education teachers to all…
Descriptors: Evidence, Outcome Measures, Behavior Disorders, Grade 2
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Camburn, Eric M.; Huff, Jason T.; Goldring, Ellen B.; May, Henry – Elementary School Journal, 2010
Because research has shown that principals' practices can significantly impact teaching and learning in their schools through multiple avenues, it is critical to understand the validity of tools that measure principal practice. While the field has relied heavily on self-report surveys, little is known about their validity. This study compares…
Descriptors: Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Surveys