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Young, Chase; Durham, Patricia; Rosenbaum-Martinez, Crystal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Fifty 2nd- and 3rd-grade students identified as experiencing difficulty reading were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, students received a reading intervention called Read Two Impress for a total of 360 min. Students in the control continued to receive regular instruction from their teacher. A 2 × 3…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Independent Reading, Grade 2
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Skoning, Stacey N.; Wegner, Theresa; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although past literature regarding the use of dance and creative movement to teach content has been supportive, it has been primarily anecdotal in nature. This study provided a systematic approach to evaluating the relationship between the use of dance and creative movement to teach character-trait vocabulary and students' understanding of those…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Movement Education, Outcomes of Education, Dance
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Kanani, Zahed; Adibsereshki, Narges; Haghgoo, Hojjat Allah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-monitoring training on the motivation of elementary school students with dyslexia. This quasi-experimental study was conducted along with a pre-test, post-test, with a control group and a follow-up test. 32 students with dyslexia (2nd to 5th grades) were chosen and divided into two…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Management, Training, Academic Achievement
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Flores-Koulish, Stephanie A.; Smith-D'Arezzo, Wendy Marie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In this article, the authors show how groups of 2nd- and 4th-grade students in an urban school district responded to a postmodern children's book, The "Three Pigs" by David Wiesner (2001). The students came to the project from basal-based direct instruction, and here they were offered a more constructivist opportunity to engage with a…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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Brown, Sally – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This year-long qualitative study draws from multimodal theory and New Literacies Studies to document the digital literacy experiences of a diverse group of 2nd-graders using e-readers. Twenty-first century classrooms must expand traditional notions of literacy to prepare students for the ever-changing, media-rich world. Students participated in…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Picture Books
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Lenihan, Dawn; McCobb, Emily; Diurba, Amanda; Linder, Deborah; Freeman, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Reading assistance dogs can be incorporated into reading programs to increase a child's desire and ability to read. However, more data is needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of such programs. A 5-week reading assistance dog program was implemented to assess feasibility and effectiveness. Participants included 18 children entering the 2nd grade…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Animals, Teaching Methods, Reading Attitudes
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
During a multifaceted classroom-based study, 22 7- and 8-year-old children had opportunities to develop their understanding of visual art and design elements and diverse narrative structures in picturebooks. The culminating activity of the case study research involved application and transformation of knowledge of the instructional foci as the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Story Telling, Picture Books, Case Studies
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research indicates the primary difference between strong and weak readers is their phonemic awareness skills. However, there is no consensus regarding which specific components of phonemic awareness contribute most robustly to reading comprehension. In this study, the relationship among sound blending, sound segmentation, and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Reading Comprehension, African American Students, Charter Schools
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Short-Meyerson, Katherine; Sandrin, Susannah; Edwards, Chris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Gender is a critical social factor influencing how children view the world from very early childhood. Additionally, during the early elementary years, parents can have a significant influence on their child's behaviors and dispositions in fields such as science. This study examined the influence of parent gender and child gender on 2nd- and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Grade 2
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Vu, Jennifer A.; Locke, Jill J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study characterized the social network roles and peer relationship features of early elementary school-age children from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Children were asked to identify who they liked and did not like to play with and peer groups who played together from their classroom. Consistent with the literature, we found similar patterns for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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DeLuca, Christopher; Hughes, Scott – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Within the current standards-based framework of early primary education, teachers must negotiate the integration of assessment with traditional, developmental orientations to teaching and learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine teachers' approaches to early primary assessment within five different school contexts: public,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud; Shawareb, Aseel Akram – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Parenting styles are known to have a powerful influence on child development, and as such they can significantly influence children's Internet use. The purpose of this study is to examine the Internet parenting style of Jordanian parents and their perspectives on their children's Internet use. Children's Internet use was evaluated in terms of four…
Descriptors: Internet, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Access to Computers
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McKenzie, Ellen Nancy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
The study investigated a relationship between National Board certification and perceived use of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). A self-developed survey, the Early-childhood Teacher Inventory of Practices, was e-mailed to participants. Participants included 246 non-National Board-certified (non-NBCT) and 135 National Board-certified…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Léger, Paul David; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
The authors' interest in the associations between beginners' reading and writing performance led them to devise an index of children's meaning construction in reading by increasing the specificity of the Reading Miscue Inventory meaning change index to include finer discriminations between superficial and meaning disruptive miscues potentially…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Early Reading, Miscue Analysis, Emergent Literacy
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Van Horn, M. Lee; Karlin, Emilie; Ramey, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The guidelines published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children on the use of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) have, over the last two decades, had an important influence on young children's educational experiences. The efficacy of these guidelines for changing children's outcomes has been examined by only a…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Young Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Guidelines
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