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Pilonieta, Paola; Hathaway, Jennifer; Medina, Adriana; Casto, Amanda – Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined the impact of explicit comprehension strategy instruction supported by guided reading and partner reading on at-risk students' strategy knowledge and reading comprehension. Participants were 47 first graders (25 in the treatment group; 22 in the control group) and 44 second graders (19 in the treatment group; 25 in the control…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students
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Gil-Glazer, Ya'ara; Walter, Ofra; Eilam, Billie – Journal of Education, 2019
This article presents the major findings of a longitudinal study on the use of photograph-based assignments to improve higher-order thinking and language skills among second- and fifth-grade students using an intervention framework and a convergent mixed method (quantitative and qualitative) approach. The method promoted oriented study skills for…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Photography, Assignments
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Reid, Tingting; Heck, Ronald H. – Journal of Education, 2018
The steady increase in immigration in the United States over the past few decades has focused attention on the necessity for school districts to provide English language services in order for children with diverse language backgrounds to participate fully in public education. In this study, we utilize a large state-representative sample of…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Reading Achievement, Cultural Background, English Language Learners
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Westensko, Arla; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Child, Barbara – Journal of Education, 2017
This study describes 3 years of mathematics intervention research examining the effectiveness of a summer individualized tutoring program for rising fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students with low mathematics achievement. Based on an iceberg model of learning, an instructional framework was developed that identified and targeted students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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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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Wagner, Christopher J. – Journal of Education, 2016
Although young dual language students (DLLs) learn to write and use language expressively in ways that differ from monolingual English speakers, these differences are rarely addressed in curricula and instruction. In particular, despite a recent shift in attention to how identities shape literacy practices and motivations, common frameworks for…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Expressive Language, Bilingualism
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Gholson, Maisie; Martin, Danny B. – Journal of Education, 2014
By taking an intersectional and emic view to studying a group of African American girls in a third-grade class, we attempted to capture the complexity of mathematics learning for these girls. Traditionally, children's social networks in school are framed as external to mathematics content learning. Our preliminary analyses of student interviews…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Baker, Joseph; Westenskow, Arla; Anderson, Katie; Shumway, Jessica; Rodzon, Kati; Jordan, Kerry – Journal of Education, 2013
The study reported here examined virtual manipulatives as an instructional treatment in 17 third- and fourth-grade classrooms. Students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: texts and physical manipulatives, and virtual manipulatives. Results revealed no significant differences in achievement between the treatments. Additional results…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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de Corte, Erik – Journal of Education, 2012
In today's learning society, education must focus on fostering adaptive competence (AC) defined as the ability to apply knowledge and skills flexibly in different contexts. In this article, four major types of learning are discussed--constructive, self-regulated, situated, and collaborative--in relation to what students must learn in order to…
Descriptors: Competence, Adjustment (to Environment), Student Adjustment, Learning Processes
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Cervetti, Gina N.; Tilson, Jennifer L.; Castek, Jill; Bravo, Marco A.; Trainin, Guy – Journal of Education, 2012
This study traces the development of a vocabulary measure designed to assess multiple types of word knowledge. The assessment, which was administered in conjunction with a science unit about weather and the water cycle for third-and-fourth graders, included items for six knowledge types--recognition, definition, classification/example, context,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Gehsmann, Kristin M.; Templeton, Shane – Journal of Education, 2012
This article describes a model of literacy development as reflected in students' spelling. The model, based on research that identified five stages of word knowledge, explains the development of this knowledge in readers and writers, and provides a framework for elementary-grade instruction that is intended to: (1) address grade-level expectations…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Spelling, Word Recognition, Knowledge Level
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that, while teacher and school efforts are important, the conditions outside of schools hold the key to increasing academic achievement substantially. Family socialization practices in American and Asian families are reviewed; and children's early cognitive and social behaviors are linked to later school behavior, including academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Menyuk, Paula – Journal of Education, 1995
Discusses the role of language development in educational achievement and the implications of this role for curriculum development. Children's preschool knowledge of language and its development in early school years is discussed. How their language experiences in school might enhance their language development also is outlined. Highlighted are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Indrisano, Roselmina; Chall, Jeanne S. – Journal of Education, 1995
Presents definitions of literacy followed by an overview of selected views of literacy development, and suggests how these constructs inform the teaching of reading. A recent model of reading development is described, along with suggestions for using the model, particularly for learners at risk. The article concludes with a discussion of…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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