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The Effects Of Expository Text Structure Instruction On The Reading Outcomes Of 4th And 5th Graders Experiencing Reading Difficulties, Janet J. Bohaty 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effects Of Expository Text Structure Instruction On The Reading Outcomes Of 4th And 5th Graders Experiencing Reading Difficulties, Janet J. Bohaty

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a standard protocol supplemental expository text structure intervention (i.e., Structures) on 45 4th and 5th graders experiencing reading difficulties. Students were enrolled in six K-8 parochial schools located in a Midwestern suburban city. Within classrooms, students were randomly assigned to Structures intervention or a business-as-usual control condition. Students in the Structures condition were taught to identify and discriminate among the five text structures used by authors of expository text (Meyer, 1975, 1985): description, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem/solution. Students in the business-as-usual control ...


Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles LeBel 2015 City University of New York

Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles Lebel

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Translation specialists Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck and Alyson Waters respond to the TQC question:

“Lost in translation”; “Found in translation”: Are these just useless commonplaces or are they indicative of something relevant to your own practice?


Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association 2015 Marshall University

Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association

Appalink

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Reverand Burr Hastings Papers, Brantley Palmer 2015 Keene State College

Reverand Burr Hastings Papers, Brantley Palmer

Finding Guides

Rev. Burr Hastings Baughman (BHB) was born on October 21, 1910 in Buitzenborg, Java. He earned his baccalaureate from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1930 and his B.D. degree from Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois in 1938. In 1932-1942 BHB taught in various Methodist boys schools in Penang and Singapore and also preached in local churches on Sundays. He also worked with the Methodist mission to the Sengoi. Between 1942 and1945, BHB was interned by the Japanese. After his release, BHB continued to work with the Sengoi mission until 1948. In 1946, he married Giam Tek ...


Notes On How To Rework A Ph.D. Dissertation For Publication As A Book, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2015 Purdue University

Notes On How To Rework A Ph.D. Dissertation For Publication As A Book, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Identifying The Critical Reading Strategies Employed By Iranian Efl Learners, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Pramela Krish N.Krishnasamy, Noorizah Mohd Noor 2015 Technical & Vocational University of Iran

Identifying The Critical Reading Strategies Employed By Iranian Efl Learners, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Pramela Krish N.Krishnasamy, Noorizah Mohd Noor

Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi

Critical reading refers the way in which the students and teachers interact in the classroom to practice a higher form of comprehension. The study focuses on the introduction of critical reading strategies, and attempts to show how much Iranian EFL student use the level of thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) as expounded in the cognitive domain of Bloom’s taxonomy during reading.The objective of this research is to identify the critical reading strategies employed by Iranian EFL students. In order to achieve the aim, this study employed the first phase of Stringer’s Action Research Model that is Look ...


Process Of Implementing Critical Reading Strategies In An Iranian Efl Classroom: An Action Research, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Pramela Krish N.Krishnasamy, Noorizah Mohd Noor 2015 Technical & Vocational University of Iran

Process Of Implementing Critical Reading Strategies In An Iranian Efl Classroom: An Action Research, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Pramela Krish N.Krishnasamy, Noorizah Mohd Noor

Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi

Action research designs are systematic procedures used by teachers to gather quantitative and qualitative data to address improvements in their educational setting, their teaching, and the learning of their students. Action research enables teachers to keep track and take account of the many aspects of their work with students through a systematic routine. This study aims to investigate the critical reading strategies employed by Iranian EFL students. To achieve the aim of the study, the Stringer’s Action Research Model that is a cyclical and repetitive process of inquiry i.e. Look, Think, and Act was utilized. This study used ...


History Of Clcweb: Comparative Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2015 Purdue University Press

History Of Clcweb: Comparative Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of An Early Intervention Reading Program For First Grade Students, Elizabeth Nicole Matthews 2015 Walden University

Analysis Of An Early Intervention Reading Program For First Grade Students, Elizabeth Nicole Matthews

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Poor early literacy performance in public elementary schools has been a concern for many years. To that end, the purpose of this study was to examine an Early Intervention Program (EIP) in a public school. First grade students at the participating elementary school struggled with reading skills and were not meeting the grade standards of the local school district. In order to remedy this problem, the school implemented early support to provide struggling students with specific and targeted small group reading instruction. This quantitative program evaluation was intended to explore the effect of the EIP used at the participating elementary ...


The Myonâ® Reader Program And Reading Proficiency Among High School Students, Tommie Kuykendall 2015 Walden University

The Myonâ® Reader Program And Reading Proficiency Among High School Students, Tommie Kuykendall

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In the United States, educators have struggled with low student achievement in reading proficiency, which affects student success in school and leads to higher dropout rates. To address low reading proficiency scores, a local charter high school implemented the myON® reader program. The myON reader program is an electronic library that allows students to choose their own reading based on their reading level and interest. The program tracks students' reading habits and level of reading, so teachers can determine students' progress. Guided by self-directed learning and social constructivism, the purpose of this study was to review available data to determine ...


Read 180 Evaluation: Balanced Literacy In A Low-Income, Underperforming Urban High School, Daniel Lombardi 2015 Walden University

Read 180 Evaluation: Balanced Literacy In A Low-Income, Underperforming Urban High School, Daniel Lombardi

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This study investigated the effectiveness of the READ 180 balanced literacy program in addressing the problem of low reading achievement among urban minority high school students. Research has shown low reading achievement to negatively impact academic and economic success. Holdaway's theory of natural literacy, which suggests reading instruction should be purposeful and realistic, supports READ 180 as a remedial intervention. The specific purpose of the study was to evaluate READ 180 in relation to improving classroom reading achievement, standardized language arts test scores, and graduation rates among students in a low-income, high-minority urban high school. Subjects were 2 cohorts ...


Boys, Writing, And The Literacy Gender Gap: What We Know, What We Think We Know, Nancy Disenhaus 2015 University of Vermont

Boys, Writing, And The Literacy Gender Gap: What We Know, What We Think We Know, Nancy Disenhaus

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

The existence of a persistent gender gap in literacy achievement, and particularly in writing, is not in dispute: boys trail girls in every assessment at state, national, and international levels. Yet although this basic fact is not in dispute, nearly everything else concerning the gender gap in literacy achievement--its causes, consequences, and potential solutions--remains hotly contested, particularly in the public and professional discourse. Scholarly research offers insights that frequently challenge the prevailing public discourse, but this research has been conducted primarily in the U.K., Australia, and Canada, leaving the experiences of U.S. students largely unexplored. Herein lies the ...


The Religious Imperative Of Confucianism, Samuel Davies 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Religious Imperative Of Confucianism, Samuel Davies

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Confucianism prescribes for society an immensely rich, sophisticated, and utilitarian modality of social relationship. Not only has this served as China's social and political bedrock, but it has actually evolved from, and thus suggests, the deep religious dimensionality of Confucian thought. I aim to, through the medium of Confucianism, unveil the social entity of this religious dimension as an intuitive depth and unifying reciprocity which has since the dawn of civilization been preserved and expressed as the most quintessential aspect of human life.

With an exploratory dive into the farthest metaphysics that underlie the foundational Confucian society, the true ...


Cumulative Index Of Clcweb: Comparative Literature And Culture (1999-), Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2015 Purdue University Press

Cumulative Index Of Clcweb: Comparative Literature And Culture (1999-), Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Introduction To New Work On Electronic Literature And Cyberculture, Maya Zalbidea, Mark C. Marino, Asunción López-Varela 2014 Don Bosco University Madrid

Introduction To New Work On Electronic Literature And Cyberculture, Maya Zalbidea, Mark C. Marino, Asunción López-Varela

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


E-Literature, New Media Art, And E-Literary Criticism, Janez Strehovec 2014 Ljubljana

E-Literature, New Media Art, And E-Literary Criticism, Janez Strehovec

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "E-Literature, New Media Art, and E-Literary Criticism" Janez Strehovec explores the commonalities between electronic literature and new media art. Rather than deploying the traditional conceptual apparatus of e-literary criticism directed first and foremost to the new media elements of e-literature, Strehovec takes into account approaches from current theories in the social sciences and humanities. In doing so, he draws upon examples of new media art as a practice in which the novel's social paradigms change the way of art-making and challenge the very function of art. Close-readings of some new media art projects including Bookchin's ...


A Survey Of Electronic Literature Collections, Luis Pablo, María Goicoechea 2014 Madrid

A Survey Of Electronic Literature Collections, Luis Pablo, María Goicoechea

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "A Survey of Electronic Literature Collections" Luis Pablo and María Goicoechea describe characteristics and functions of collections of electronic literature and analyze descriptors used and the way information can be accessed. Based on their observations, Pablo and Goicoechea advocate a database structure which is flexible and can produce a dynamic archiving model as texts are registered and collected so that tags form a close set for the texts in the collection and this set can expand as new texts make new tags necessary. Further, the organization of tags into ever more complex taxonomies seems inevitable, since this ...


New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann 2014 University of Trier

New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "New Challenges for the Archiving of Digital Writing" Heiko Zimmermann discusses the challenges of the preservation of digital texts. In addition to the problems already at the focus of attention of digital archivists, there are elements in digital literature which need to be taken into consideration when trying to archive them. Zimmermann analyses two works of digital literature, the collaborative writing project A Million Penguins (2006-2007) and Renée Tuner's She… (2008) and shows how the ontology of these texts is bound to elements of performance, to direct social interaction of writers and readers to the uniquely ...


The Meaning And Relevance Of Video Game Literacy, Jeroen Bourgonjon 2014 Ghent University

The Meaning And Relevance Of Video Game Literacy, Jeroen Bourgonjon

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "The Meaning and Relevance of Video Game Literacy" Jeroen Bourgonjon argues that video gaming deserves scholarly attention as a social practice and a site for meaning-making and learning. Based on an overview of contemporary trends in literacy and cultural studies, he argues that video games cannot be approached like traditional text forms. He contends that video games serve as an important frame of reference for young people and call for informed decision making in the context of culture, education, and policy. Bourgonjon provides an integrated perspective on video game literacy by employing theoretical insights about their distinctive ...


Gender Identity Construction Through Talk About Video Games, Sara M. Cole 2014 Baltimore

Gender Identity Construction Through Talk About Video Games, Sara M. Cole

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Gender Identity Construction through Talk about Video Games" Sara Cole discusses the construction of gender identity in terms of experiences of digital media and interactive play. Digital literacy expresses, shares, and reaffirms gendered self-identification through experiences of video game play with narratives that either confirm or deny stereotypical biases. In-depth interviews were used to explore the effects of play practices on conceptions of masculinity and personal identity in males who grew up in the 1980s by focusing on a linguistic analysis of the pragmatics of their shared thoughts on play, fantasy, use of digital media, and violence ...


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