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Han, Myae; Roskos, Kathleen; Christie, James; Mandzuk, Sonia; Vukelich, Carol – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
This study examines the role of curriculum as a vocabulary learning environment by comparing teacher's Large Group Time instruction in two curricula--Creative Curriculum (Dodge, Colker, & Heroman, 2000) and the Doors to Discovery program (2002). Discourse samples were retrieved from the video data of the Large Group Time activity in five Head…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Grade 2, Grade 3, Vocabulary Development
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Roe, Mary F.; Vukelich, Carol – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2001
Investigated the relationship between the goals of the AmericaReads program for K-3 students and tutors' adherence to these goals by examining artifacts from the tutoring sessions, including audiotapes, interviews with supervisors, and questionnaires completed by tutors. Found an inconsistent fidelity to tutoring expectations, which was explained…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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Vukelich, Carol; Leverson, LuAnn D. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1988
Describes ways in which two second-grade writers used questions and comments made primarily by their teacher during teacher-student conferences to guide revision of their texts. Evidence indicates students typically chose to modify aspects of their texts that were identified as unclear. (RJC)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Females, Grade 2
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Vukelich, Carol; Roe, Mary F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1997
Used portfolio and teacher change literatures as frames for analyzing four teachers' use of classroom portfolios over a three-year period. Found marked shifts in (1) portfolio document; (2) ability to document literacy learning; (3) students' involvement with the portfolio; and (4) use of portfolios to drive instruction for individual children.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Literacy Education, Portfolio Assessment, Primary Education
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Roe, Mary; Vukelich, Carol – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Describes seven primary grade teachers' uses of portfolios to illustrate students' literacy learning, and discusses these teachers' perceptions of the challenges and benefits of portfolio use. Suggests that while portfolio assessment occurs at the classroom level, only when the wider environment supports and is synchronized with the efforts of…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment