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Sügümlü, Üzeyir; Mutlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Çinpolat, Enes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the writing motivation levels and written expression skills among secondary school students. The study was carried out using the correlational research model of the quantitative research methods. The study group for this study consisted of 230 students attending three different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Writing Skills, Student Motivation, Writing Evaluation
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Hima, Lina Rihatul; Nusantara, Toto; Hidayanto, Erry; Rahardjo, Swasono – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the mathematical identity of elementary school students during studying mathematics. When studying mathematics, the students often face difficulties in understanding the concepts which results the decrease in their learning motivation. It will lead to the lack of development of their mathematical identity. The…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study begins by connecting semantic elaboration with conceptual understanding and syntactic elaboration with procedural understanding in the context of fractions. Through case studies and discourse analysis, the work and communication of students in fourth through sixth grade is analyzed to determine the extent of their semantic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Case Studies
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Preston, Ron; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study applies the Mathematics Acquisition Framework (MAF) (Bossé, Ringler, Bayaga, Fountain, & Young, 2018) to investigate fifth- through seventh-grade students' comprehension of fractions and decimals and examines how students build understanding of mathematical principles and concepts regarding fractions and decimals. Based on case…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Stapp, Alicia Cooper; Karr, Jenny Kate – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Recess is an integral part of the school day where children are afforded the opportunity to create and organize games, socialize with their peers, and explore nature. When implemented effectively, recess has the potential to offer significant academic, physical, and social benefits (London, Westrich, Stokes-Guinan, & McGlaughlin, 2015).…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Grade 5, Time on Task, Elementary School Students
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Fragouli, Stiliani; Rokka, Aggeliki – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this study we introduce an infusion model to "inject" ammonites and ammonite fossils in current subjects of Greek primary curriculum. Paleontology and mainly fossils attract more and more elementary students and teachers, yet in Greece this trend is solely about dinosaurs, despite the fact that the most common Greek fossils are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction
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Kiziltoprak, Ayhan; Köse, Nilüfer Yavuzsoy – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of relational thinking skill, which is an important component of the transition from arithmetic to algebra, of 5th grade students. In the study, the qualitative research method of teaching experiment was used. The research data were collected from six secondary school 5th grade students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Arithmetic, Grade 5
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael D.; Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Objective: Increased action is needed to combat the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity. It is imperative that researchers investigate psychological and demographic variables that may be associated with pediatric obesity in order to formulate and implement more appropriate and effective interventions. The present study examined the univariate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Beliefs
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Luo, Yi – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study examining 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' design fixation and cooperative learning in an engineering design project. A mixed methods instrument, the Cooperative Learning Observation Protocol (CLOP), was adapted to record frequency and class observation on cooperative learning engagement through detailed field notes.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Design, Engineering, Cooperative Learning
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Akyol, Hayati; Çakiroglu, Ahmet; Kuruyer, Hayriye Gül – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
The aim of this study is to improve the reading skills of the students having difficulty in reading through an enrichment reading program. The current study was conducted by means of one-subject research technique and between-subjects multiple-baseline levels model belonging to this technique. The study was carried out with three participants from…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Skill Development, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs
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Jennings, Kimberly Ann; Rule, Audrey C.; Vander Zanden, Sarah M. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
The comparative effectiveness of graphic novels, heavily illustrated novels, and traditional novels as reading teaching tools has been sparsely researched. During the 2011-2012 school year, 24 mixed-ability fifth grade students chose to read six novels: two traditional novels, two highly illustrated novels and two graphic novels. Students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Literature Appreciation, Student Interests, Reading Interests
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Bebetsos, Evangelos; Zafeiriadis, Stratos; Derri, Vassiliki; Kyrgiridis, Pavlos – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Students' attitudes, intentions and behaviours towards their peers with disabilities are important to their mutual co-existence and development. The aim of this study was to investigate a) whether students' attitudes and intentions towards their schoolmates with disabilities are related to their general and modified behavior in mainstream physical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Correlation, Intention, Student Behavior
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Niederhauser, Dale S. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
In this study, we examined 5th grade students' levels of vocabulary knowledge and syntactic awareness relative to their reading comprehension performance. The aim was to explore the contributions of vocabulary and syntactic awareness as potential sources of reading comprehension difficulty for these readers. Overall, we found that both vocabulary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development
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Lee, Georgette G.; Hughes, Marie Tejero – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
Poetry is a genre that supports all aspects of literacy, and it is the first to which most children are exposed through motherly lullabies. Yet, while many studies have been conducted on prose comprehension, there is little empirical research on poetry comprehension, and none published on the specific strategies elementary students with learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Poetry, Learning Disabilities, Comprehension
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