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Ilter, Ilhan – Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the context clue instruction program to infer meaning from context as a way to enhance reading comprehension. Participants were fifth-grade middle school students (four boys) who were at a frustration reading level (initial comprehension score range = 40%-48%) at their grade level. In…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Middle School Students, Inferences, Reading Comprehension
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Education, 2016
This mixed methods study explored students' learning following an intervention unit, which focused on discipline-specific practices in elementary social studies/history. The research questions were: To what extent does students' learning in social studies/history change following their participation in a unit emphasizing disciplinary-specific…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Coiro, Julie; Sekeres, Diane Carver; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth – Journal of Education, 2014
This study examined the social and cognitive interaction patterns of third, fourth, and fifth graders as they collaboratively read on the Internet and responded to an inquiry prompt. Data analysis revealed patterns of cognitive strategy use that intersected with social forms and functions of dialogue. Dyads that exhibited higher levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Cognitive Style
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Morsink, Paul M.; Hagerman, Michelle Schira; Heintz, Anne; Boyer, D. Matthew; Harris, Robin; Kereluik, Kristen; Hartman, Douglas K.; Wood, Anne; White, Amber; Woodruff, Carmen; Anderson, Tracey; Goldstein, Shelly; Hamm, Beth; Lewis, Cindy; Lewis, Paul; Mitchell, Cindy; Murphy, Jill; Rogers, Lyn; Sherrieb, Anne; Siegler, Tammy; Withey, Kevin – Journal of Education, 2011
This study examined the initial learning trajectories of 13 upper elementary teachers as they developed technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge during a 7-month professional development program to integrate technology into classroom practice. The program was collaborative and non-prescriptive; teachers worked on self-chosen summer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technological Literacy, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Journal of Education, 2011
The "Common Core State Standards/English Language Arts" include the ability to become increasingly more capable with complex text over the school career, redirecting attention to the measurement of text complexity. While suggesting multiple criteria, the Standards offer a single measure of text complexity--Lexiles. Additional…
Descriptors: Readability Formulas, Readability, Information Sources, Difficulty Level