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Writer's Workshop: Teaching Students To Own Their Work, Amanda Kaye Naimy Jan 2006

Writer's Workshop: Teaching Students To Own Their Work, Amanda Kaye Naimy

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis shows one way of presenting a writing process to students in conjunction with other writing programs which are mandated to be taught by the school district.


Boys And Literacy: Disengaging From Reading, Barbara Ann Ell Jan 2006

Boys And Literacy: Disengaging From Reading, Barbara Ann Ell

Theses Digitization Project

This quantitative study investigates the disparity that exists between girls and boys and how changes can be implemented to keep boys from disengaging from reading. It examines the reading materials that are available to increase boys' interest in reading and discusses ways in which teachers can develop programs and parents can take action to change boys reading habits. The study employed teacher surveys and student surveys from sixth grade boys in three San Bernardino middle schools.


Teaching Vocabulary Through Integrated Curriculum Improves Reading Comprehension, Linda Carol Cox Jan 2005

Teaching Vocabulary Through Integrated Curriculum Improves Reading Comprehension, Linda Carol Cox

Theses Digitization Project

This investigation was designed to determine if teaching vocabulary through integrating English and Social Studies curricula would provide tenth grade students who are poor readers with strategies to improve their reading comprehension. The strategies used were designed to support struggling readers and English language development students to connect denotative and connotative meanings of words found in the novel Animal Farm to their social studies class' content.


Use Of A Video Based Instruction Program To Enhance English Literature And Writing Concepts, Jeffrey Christian Pitcher Jan 2005

Use Of A Video Based Instruction Program To Enhance English Literature And Writing Concepts, Jeffrey Christian Pitcher

Theses Digitization Project

In this project an educational DVD about the life and writing styles of John Steinbeck was developed for use in high school freshman classrooms at Yucaipa High School. Additional activities to stimulate students' writing and composition in the style of Steinbeck were created to match educational theory and state standards.


College-Level Reading And Writing: Considering Curriculum From A Postmodern Perspective, Brenda Jean Littleton Jan 2005

College-Level Reading And Writing: Considering Curriculum From A Postmodern Perspective, Brenda Jean Littleton

Theses Digitization Project

This project presents qualitative investigations into the relation of science systems to education systems, and suggests post modern constructs as models of systemic change, with application toward reading and writing literacy for the college-level adult learning.


Creating A Student-Centered Learning Community In The College Reading Classroom By Incorporating Web-Based Technology, Michael James Shefchik Jan 2005

Creating A Student-Centered Learning Community In The College Reading Classroom By Incorporating Web-Based Technology, Michael James Shefchik

Theses Digitization Project

This project investigated the problem of how to enable a student-centered environment in reading instruction through effectively incorporating meaningful web-based technology into the community college reading curriculum. Three multimedia strategies were tested to promote individual and collaborative meaning making: ePortfolios, eJournals, and the Class Know-It-All. The success of these strategies was measured against that of a previous course with identical materials and resources with the exception of multimedia integration.


Does California's Scripted Curriculum Affect Students' Motivation To Read, Francene Marie Fisher Jan 2005

Does California's Scripted Curriculum Affect Students' Motivation To Read, Francene Marie Fisher

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis looked at the effects of California's adopted scripted learning programs on students' motivation for reading. There is much research about the efficacy of these types of one-size-fits all programs, which claim to be on scientific research.


Planting The Seeds Of Environmental Sensitivity Using Children's Literature, Kristin Alayne Sanderson Jan 2005

Planting The Seeds Of Environmental Sensitivity Using Children's Literature, Kristin Alayne Sanderson

Theses Digitization Project

This project is aimed at helping children in elementary grades 1-6 develop a deep awareness of and empathy for the environment through children's fictional literature. This project takes a selection of children's books that encourage feelings of love, respect, and concern for the environment, and pairs them with an array of activities that put children more in touch with our planet and its problems. This combination of shared stories and related activities may be influential in developing environmental sensitivity in young children.


Comparison Of Effectiveness Between Merit Software And Traditional Grammar Instruction For Ninth Grade Students, Cynthia Joann Furr Jan 2005

Comparison Of Effectiveness Between Merit Software And Traditional Grammar Instruction For Ninth Grade Students, Cynthia Joann Furr

Theses Digitization Project

Purpose of the project is to determine whether Merit Software program, "Write it right" could be effective in a whole class setting (using one computer) rather than in a computer lab. The further purpose was to identify if this strategy was more effective than the use of the traditional textbook method of grammar study in the ninth grade. Lesson plans and a software description are included.


The Most Effective Way To Teach Spelling, Mandy Lea Strange Jan 2005

The Most Effective Way To Teach Spelling, Mandy Lea Strange

Theses Digitization Project

The research in this project shows that spelling needs to be taught through patterns, rhymes and the use of analogies. Weekly spelling tests are effective to assess spelling patterns, instead of useing a pre-determined collection of random words. Additionally, spelling needs to be taught within writing, not as a completely separate subject.


Using Music To Create Effective Curriculum For English Language Development, Steven John Schulz Jan 2005

Using Music To Create Effective Curriculum For English Language Development, Steven John Schulz

Theses Digitization Project

Research supporting the viability of music to promote language and literacy development as well as the theory of multiple intelligences suggests that any sound educational program employ a multifaceted approach to teaching and learning. This project created a thematically based multiple intelligence curriculum for first grade English language learners that emphasized the use of song.


Tell Me A Story About Feathers: Teaching Discipline Through Literature, Carol Tripoli Rondeau Jan 2005

Tell Me A Story About Feathers: Teaching Discipline Through Literature, Carol Tripoli Rondeau

Theses Digitization Project

This project contends that the instructional time given to language arts is the appropriate time to teach discipline. Sample lesson plans incorporating the teaching of discipline into California's third grade curriculum are offered to inspire and inform educators to become teachers of self-discipline.


Assisting Students With Concept Acquisition In Basic Skills Reading Through The Use Of An Interactive Website, Michele Barbara Laveaux Jan 2005

Assisting Students With Concept Acquisition In Basic Skills Reading Through The Use Of An Interactive Website, Michele Barbara Laveaux

Theses Digitization Project

This project creates an interactive website on the literature surrounding reading and concept acquisition skills in adult learners. This website used in conjunction with the Basic Skills English 10A course given in community colleges will enhance reading and concept acquisitions skills enabling student the self cofidence, encouragement and motivation to complete the course.


Computerized Reading Assessment Using The Star Reading Software, Brian Michael Bartlett Jan 2004

Computerized Reading Assessment Using The Star Reading Software, Brian Michael Bartlett

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis focused on the use of a computerized reading assessment program called Star Reading. Reading has been one of the most difficult areas across the curriculum to assess. Reading asssessment differs widely from teacher to teacher, and has traditionally been very subjective.


Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst Jan 2004

Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to create a program of instruction that seamlessly meshed with my current emergent literacy curriculum, a popularly used phonics program entitled Zoo-phonics, which can easily be applied by other kindergarten teachers using the same phonics instruction program.


Teaching Literacy To First Grade Bilingual Students, Ana María Pérez Jan 2004

Teaching Literacy To First Grade Bilingual Students, Ana María Pérez

Theses Digitization Project

This research examined the effects of using a mediated reading strategy called "Mini Shared Reading" with five first graders, male bilingual students identified as struggling readers. These five students were all instructed in their primary language, which was Spanish.


An Intervention Plan For "At Risk" Students, Bonnie Janine Chilton Jan 2003

An Intervention Plan For "At Risk" Students, Bonnie Janine Chilton

Theses Digitization Project

This project consists of two, two-week thematically planned language arts units containing all the components of a balanced literacy. It was created to teach second and third grade at risk students at Chester Morrison Elementary School, in Menifee, California during two weeks of their off track time. Both sessions have daily detailed plans for the teacher outlining all the components of a balanced literacy program. Both sessions contain relevent books that students make and take, shared reading to increase comprehension and skill building, and constant literacy opportunities.


Irlen Syndrome And The Reading Process, Jodi Beth Altman Jan 2003

Irlen Syndrome And The Reading Process, Jodi Beth Altman

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to determine if a school-wide intervention for students demonstrating symptons of Irlen Syndrome would result in improvements in reading skills and a reduction in physical symptoms that might impede visual processing necessary for successful reading.


Using Interactive Reading And Writing Activities To Promote Literacy In A Kindergarten Class, Chaches Garcia Ross Jan 2003

Using Interactive Reading And Writing Activities To Promote Literacy In A Kindergarten Class, Chaches Garcia Ross

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Are Nursery Rhymes/Chants Helpful In Pre-Reading Skills For Kindergarteners And English As A Second Language Students?, Louise Jeanine Valencia Jan 2003

Are Nursery Rhymes/Chants Helpful In Pre-Reading Skills For Kindergarteners And English As A Second Language Students?, Louise Jeanine Valencia

Theses Digitization Project

This project will focus on a different method to teach pre-reading skills to kindergarten students and to ESL students. The strategy of using nursery rhymes as a tool for teaching pre-reading skills to kindergarteners and second language learners is an avenue to explore while addressing the different challenges facing a teacher. As an educator, we know that children learn through different modalities including auditory, kinesthetic and tactile.


A Guide To Motivating Students To Twist To Better Spelling, Kim Elaine Du Cloux Jan 2003

A Guide To Motivating Students To Twist To Better Spelling, Kim Elaine Du Cloux

Theses Digitization Project

Students learn and retain more when they enjoy the process or avenue of learning. Students have fun learning to spell when visual, auditory, and hands-on learning are included in the process. In addition, the intervention project can be used to support and assist second language learners. The benefits from this intervention project will not only strengthen students' phonemic and spelling foundation, but will also enhance their reading comprehension and writing effectiveness.


Three Key Factors That Influence Reading Comprehension, Denise Michelle Cates-Darnell Jan 2002

Three Key Factors That Influence Reading Comprehension, Denise Michelle Cates-Darnell

Theses Digitization Project

This study explores the factors that influence the ways in which intermediate students learn comprehension strategies. A substantial scholarship offers evidence of the success of three factors: the teacher, Support structures, and the efficacy of the specific comprehension strategies taught.


Strategies For Monolingual Instructions To Use When Teaching Reading Comprehension To Bilingual Students, Toni Marie Bastian Jan 2001

Strategies For Monolingual Instructions To Use When Teaching Reading Comprehension To Bilingual Students, Toni Marie Bastian

Theses Digitization Project

The major finding of this project is that through the use of multiple sign systems, monolingual teachers can support their bilingual students. These strategies employ the use of comprehensible input from the teacher, peer interaction, extended lanuage and activities for the students whose primary focus is to help the students make connections from the text to their own lives.


Research-Based Phonics Instruction For Beginning Readers, Laura Lyn Diamond Jan 2000

Research-Based Phonics Instruction For Beginning Readers, Laura Lyn Diamond

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Parents Reading Aloud To Their Children, Margaret Anne Smith Jan 2000

Parents Reading Aloud To Their Children, Margaret Anne Smith

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Strategies To Increase The Critical Reading Skills Of Secondary Students, Laurie Ann Guy Jan 2000

Strategies To Increase The Critical Reading Skills Of Secondary Students, Laurie Ann Guy

Theses Digitization Project

This paper will examine what research has revealed about reading and learning in the areas of word recognition, scaffolding to develop understanding, metacognition and application of new knowledge in real world situations. The study then will go on to link what is known about learning to strategies that have already been developed by secondary teachers to increase critical reading skills.


Applying English-As-A-Second-Language Methodologies To The Teaching Of Reading To Deaf Students, Cindy Michelle Walker Jan 1999

Applying English-As-A-Second-Language Methodologies To The Teaching Of Reading To Deaf Students, Cindy Michelle Walker

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Indigenously Authored And Illustrated Literature: An Answer To Esoteric Notions Of Literacy Among The Numanggang Adults Of Papua New Guinea, Barbara J. Hynum Jan 1999

Indigenously Authored And Illustrated Literature: An Answer To Esoteric Notions Of Literacy Among The Numanggang Adults Of Papua New Guinea, Barbara J. Hynum

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Increasing Reading Comprehension Through Mediated Joint Activity, Stephanie Suzanne Lucero Jan 1999

Increasing Reading Comprehension Through Mediated Joint Activity, Stephanie Suzanne Lucero

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Reading Aloud: Preparing Young Children For School, Melissa Erickson Jan 1998

Reading Aloud: Preparing Young Children For School, Melissa Erickson

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.