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Yilmaz, Zuhal – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Children start to develop number sense even well before they start the school. Developing number sense serves as an intermediate tool for learning conventional mathematics taught in schools. This number sense has three key areas: number knowledge, counting and arithmetic operations. As a result, the aim of this study was to examine aged related…
Descriptors: Numbers, Young Children, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Mohd-Asraf, Ratnawati; Abdullah, Hazlina; Mat Zamin, Ainul Azmin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The performance of boys in literacy has become an issue of increasing concern around the globe. This paper discusses the results of a study that sought to determine the literacy performance of Malaysian primary schoolers. Using one of the states in the country as a case study, data on approximately 85,000 students from grades 1, 2, and 3 were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Dogan Temur, Özlem; Akbaba Dag, Serap; Turgut, Sedat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
With developing technology statistical information and data sources become a very important issues and from primary school it has become necessary to gain the skills for making interpreting and making sense of data. These skills consist of collecting information, arrangement and analysis of collected data and the interpretation of the results. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Mathematics Instruction
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Neel, Joanna L.; Kaiser, Forrest; Le, Hong-Hai – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
In this exploratory quasi-experimental case study, we assessed the promise of a yearlong supplemental reading intervention with a small pilot group of at-risk first grade readers in an elementary school setting. Using standardized measures of reading proficiency, we found that after 47 hours of one-on-one tutoring instruction, students read…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1
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Berridge, Gina; Thomas, Jeff – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Quality incorporation of children's literature has long been supported to help students learn. The purpose of this study was to examine the 79 fiction selections of our state's sponsored reading list for grades K-2. The list was examined for original publication date, selections recognized as award winners, sex of authors, sex of protagonist, race…
Descriptors: Validity, Reading Lists, Childrens Literature, Primary Education
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Gallant, Dorinda J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Early childhood professional organizations support teachers as the best assessors of students' academic, social, emotional, and physical development. This study investigates the predictive nature of teacher ratings of first-grade students' performance on a standards-based curriculum-embedded performance assessment within the context of a state…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Grade 1, Grade 3, Correlation
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Zousel, Miranda L.; Rule, Audrey C.; Logan, Stephanie R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
This experimental study compared concept acquisition and enjoyment of learning about perfectionism under two conditions: bibliotherapy (control) and analysis and construction of cartoons (experimental) in first, second and third grade students (N = 46). Posttest results showed students learned significantly more content in the experimental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Varela, Paulo – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the process of construction of meaning about the shape of the Earth and the alternation of day and night, which is inherent to the practice of experimental science teaching. This teaching practice was gradually done by the researcher in a 1st grade class of a Portuguese primary school. The class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Grade 1
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Özsoy, Sibel – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to explore primary school children's understandings about the shape of the Earth. The sample is consisted of 124 first-graders from five primary schools located in an urban city of Turkey. The data of the study were collected through children's drawings and semi-structured interviews. Results obtained from the drawings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 1
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Joy, Rhonda – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The study reported on in this paper investigated the concurrent development of spelling in children learning two languages. The study compared over time and between languages the types of spelling errors made in English as a first language and French as a second. Fortyseven grade one English-speaking children completed an English and French…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Spelling, Spelling Instruction
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Pae, Hye K.; Sevcik, Rose A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This study examined the respective contribution of verbal working memory, which was operationalized as immediate digit and sentence recall, to bilingual children's reading fluency and comprehension in the first language (L1) and second language (L2). Fifty children from two international sites took part in this study: One group was English-Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingual Students
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Harwood, Debra; Bosacki, Sandra; Borcsok, Kristina – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
The paper analyzed children's perceptions of teasing within their real world peer relationships through participants' drawings and accompanying narratives. The case study research was approached from an ethic of listening to children to discover and uncover children's perceptions and experiences with the phenomenon of peer teasing. Fifteen…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students