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The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire 2017 Utah State University

The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The population of English learners (ELs) is growing rapidly across the U.S. Concurrently, elementary students throughout the country are being required to produce more sophisticated writing products than ever before as a result of the heavy emphasis on writing instruction in the recently adopted Common Core State Standards. This qualitative study examined how to best support ELs as they develop as writers. It also addressed the strong need to investigate the impact of students discussing ideas with a partner throughout the writing process.

In order to determine how ELs develop as writers, a multiple case study was conducted in ...


Perceptions Of Co-Teaching In The Middle School English Language Arts Classroom, Joseph M. Downey 2017 Rowan University

Perceptions Of Co-Teaching In The Middle School English Language Arts Classroom, Joseph M. Downey

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to investigate the perceptions of the co-teaching model in the middle school English Language Arts classroom. Data was kept over a three-week period and tracked through individual interviews with teachers in the English Language Arts department. Each interview included the same number of questions with the same prompts. These questions led teachers to discuss their experiences implementing co-teaching, working with a co-teacher and the time and effort that went into the process. As a result of the data collected, I was able to analyze the findings into specific themes including the roles and ...


How Do Student Responses Develop In Second Grade Reading Conferences, Lindsey Ervin 2017 Rowan University

How Do Student Responses Develop In Second Grade Reading Conferences, Lindsey Ervin

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this investigation was to investigate and track the development of student responses during individual reading conferences in second grade. Data was kept over a two-week period and tracked through individual student reading conferences, student jots during reading, reading logs and anecdotal notes. Throughout the study, the student responses developed through the use of question stems and prompts. Through the use of self-selected text and holding student accountable for the reading, the students remained engaged. The structure of the conference helped to build on students' strengths and provide a teaching point in order for the students to practice ...


Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

Dr Sue Thomson

This dataset (SPSS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

Dr Sue Thomson

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

Dr Sue Thomson

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

Dr Sue Thomson

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international comparative study of student achievement directed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). PISA measures how well 15-year-olds, who are nearing the end of their compulsory schooling in most participating educational systems, are prepared to use the knowledge and skills in particular areas to meet real-life opportunities and challenges. PISA 2015 is the sixth cycle of PISA since it was first conducted in 2000. Seventy-two OECD countries or partner economies participated in PISA 2015. In Australia, PISA is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and ...


Popular Culture And Academic Literacies Situated In A Pedagogical Third Space, Stephanie Buelow 2017 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Popular Culture And Academic Literacies Situated In A Pedagogical Third Space, Stephanie Buelow

Reading Horizons

This critical participatory action research study sought to understand what happens when students’ interest and experiences with popular culture are integrated into a standards-based sixth grade English language arts curriculum. Multiple data sources were analyzed using the theoretical concept of third space. Findings showed that (a) a democratic, collaborative learning zone was established for all members of the classroom community, (b) students were successful in a curriculum that was situated in academic literacies and their popular culture interests and literacies, and (c) this experience resulted in a transformation of teacher practice. Given the current educational climate, these findings suggest the ...


A Socio-Psycholinguistic Perspective On Biliteracy: The Use Of Miscue Analysis As A Culturally Relevant Assessment Tool, Bobbie Kabuto 2017 Queens College, CUNY

A Socio-Psycholinguistic Perspective On Biliteracy: The Use Of Miscue Analysis As A Culturally Relevant Assessment Tool, Bobbie Kabuto

Reading Horizons

Through the presentation of two bilingual reader profiles, this article will illustrate how miscue analysis can act as a culturally relevant assessment tool as it allows for the study of reading across different spoken and written languages. The research presented in this article integrates a socio-psycholinguistic perspective to reading and a translanguaging perspective to language use to highlight how differences in language and writing systems did not lead to difficulties or barriers in orally reading or comprehending texts. Contrarily, the use of miscue analysis was a culturally relevant assessment that provided a multidimensional perspective into the ways in which the ...


Implementation Of Common Core–Based Curriculum In A Fourth-Grade Literacy Classroom: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth Jaeger 2017 University of Arizona

Implementation Of Common Core–Based Curriculum In A Fourth-Grade Literacy Classroom: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth Jaeger

Reading Horizons

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by most states by 2010. Yet, many teachers still lack confidence in their ability to integrate these standards into their classroom instruction and this uncertainty undermines their effectiveness. This article presents findings from a study of a fourth grade literacy curriculum informed by the CCSS. The study mobilized the Vygotskian notion of mediation as it applies in a literacy learning context and addresses the following research questions: (a) What were fourth grade student English language arts achievement levels and beliefs about literacy prior to and following the implementation of a CCSS-based curriculum ...


Learning To Facilitate Highly Interactive Literary Discussions To Engage Students As Thinkers, Cheryl L. Rosaen, Amber Meyer, Stephanie Strachan, Jessica Meier 2017 Michigan State University

Learning To Facilitate Highly Interactive Literary Discussions To Engage Students As Thinkers, Cheryl L. Rosaen, Amber Meyer, Stephanie Strachan, Jessica Meier

Reading Horizons

Helping novices learn to facilitate interactive whole-class discussions is an important “high-leverage practice” for becoming an effective teacher due to its strong potential to increase students’ learning opportunities. A semester-long classroom-based assignment in a senior-level elementary literacy methods course supported preservice teachers in developing the practice of leading one text-based interactive literary discussion, along with learning to establish norms and routines for discussions, and to analyze instruction for the purpose of improving it. Analysis of 83 preservice teachers’ written work investigated their learning during the beginning stages of developing the complex practice of leading discussions. We propose a learning trajectory ...


Academic Achievement And Course Taking Among Language Minority Youth In U.S. Schools: Effects Of Esl Placement, Rebecca Callahan, Lindsey Wilkinson, Chandra Muller 2017 University of Texas at Austin

Academic Achievement And Course Taking Among Language Minority Youth In U.S. Schools: Effects Of Esl Placement, Rebecca Callahan, Lindsey Wilkinson, Chandra Muller

Lindsey Wilkinson

The 1974 Lau decision requires that U.S. public schools ensure a meaningful education for students learning English. English as a Second Language (ESL) placement is an institutional response to the linguistic needs of these students; however, its academic implications remain largely unexplored. Using nationally representative data from the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS), the effects of ESL placement on college preparatory course enrollment and academic achievement of language minority students are estimated, first with fixed effects regression models and then with multi-level propensity score matching techniques. While numerous school and individual level factors beyond language proficiency predict ESL placement, a ...


"Reading Is Boring": A Qualitative Study On Motivating First Grade Students Through Reading Workshop, Lisa Marie Papandrea 2017 Rowan University

"Reading Is Boring": A Qualitative Study On Motivating First Grade Students Through Reading Workshop, Lisa Marie Papandrea

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to document changes in student motivation, self-perception, and comprehension as readers. The specific aim was to determine the impact of one-to-one conferencing and flexible strategy groups on the comprehension of first graders. Pre- and post- reading motivation surveys, conversational excerpts, and work samples have been analyzed. The focus group of students demonstrated gradual positive changes in reading motivation and reading achievement. The implications for using the components of reading workshop in a first grade classroom are discussed.


Don’T Skirt The Subject: Using Canonical Texts As Opportunities For Race Discussion, Emily Gardner 2017 University of Toledo

Don’T Skirt The Subject: Using Canonical Texts As Opportunities For Race Discussion, Emily Gardner

Learning to Teach

While administrators, parents, and scholars across the nation ceaselessly debate the issue of whether or not racially challenging texts, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Heart of Darkness, should be included in English language arts curriculum, many English teachers are left to teach these controversial texts with often insufficient training in how to utilize them in their classrooms. It is the responsibility of teachers to help students become empathetic citizens by developing the skills necessary to navigate through a racially diverse world. Therefore, teachers ought to use texts containing racism as opportunities to open a ...


In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, Marc Driscoll 2017 University of Toledo

In Defense Of Young Adult Literature, Marc Driscoll

Learning to Teach

English language arts teachers have forever relied on the English literature canon for their selection of text to use in the classroom. This article asks the question if this method is the most effective way to choose classroom texts based on the interest level of the students. It is argued that young adult literature, or literature that is written about characters that are the same age as students facing similar issues, can capture the interest of students and motivate them to be engaged in the English language arts lessons.


Do You Know I(Nformational) T(Ext) When You See It? Towards A Workable Definition Of Informational Text, Kevin O'Connor 2017 University of Toledo

Do You Know I(Nformational) T(Ext) When You See It? Towards A Workable Definition Of Informational Text, Kevin O'Connor

Learning to Teach

Scholars have noted that schools use very little informational text in instruction. This scholarship intersected with the movement to establish common learning standards for the English language arts. One of the results of this confluence is that the Common Core State Standards and, in turn, Ohio’s English language arts learning standards require that a “significant amount” of informational text be used in instruction. Unfortunately, there is confusion about what sort of texts are considered to be informational texts. Practicing English language arts teachers would be greatly assisted by a reliable and understandable definition of informational text. This practitioner’s ...


Revision Crítica Del Concepto De Género En El Discurso Escrito Y Su Aplicación Didáctica A La Enseñanza De Las Lenguas Con Propósitos Específicos. Critical Review Of The Genre Concept In Written Discourse And Its Pedagogical Application To Language Teaching For Specific Purposes, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Revision Crítica Del Concepto De Género En El Discurso Escrito Y Su Aplicación Didáctica A La Enseñanza De Las Lenguas Con Propósitos Específicos. Critical Review Of The Genre Concept In Written Discourse And Its Pedagogical Application To Language Teaching For Specific Purposes, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

This paper provides a theoretical review of how the concept of academic and professional discursive genres has evolved, from a linguistic perspective when it first emerged to its current sociocognitive perspective. The stage it has reached is due to intertextuality and interdiscursivity processes caused by the contact between different disciplines. Similarly, the paper discusses some of the most current didactic recommendations on genre teaching proposed by the languages for specific purposes (lps) approach. The discursive genre has been regularly used in lps since learning how to develop the typical genres of a discourse community is a fundamental requirement to succeed ...


Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SPSS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SPSS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood 2017 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


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