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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

2003

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The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Curriculum On Literacy Achievement Among First Graders, Kathleen A. Provost May 2003

The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Curriculum On Literacy Achievement Among First Graders, Kathleen A. Provost

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an integrated curriculum on literacy achievement. Twenty-four first graders from western New York elementary schools were the subjects of this research study. Twelve of the students received an integrated curriculum approach for first grade, while the other twelve did not. An integrated curriculum model is an interdisciplinary approach to guiding learners, accessing multiple intelligences through thematic curriculum, utilized by all teaching professionals. All twenty-four students also received supplemental Reading Recovery instruction. Running reading records and written vocabulary lists from all twenty-four students were analyzed over a twelve-week period to ...


The Effects Of Instruction In Prereading Strategies On Reading Comprehension, Dana Formicola Young Apr 2003

The Effects Of Instruction In Prereading Strategies On Reading Comprehension, Dana Formicola Young

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study evaluated the effects of instruction in prereading strategies on reading comprehension. Through using Running Reading Records as an assessment tool, I compared reading growth over an eight week period without prereading instruction against reading growth over an eight week period with prereading instruction . This study consisted of 12 students over a sixteen week period . Running Reading Records were initially given in order to find each student's instructional reading level. Over the course of eight weeks, I instructed the students, in small groups according to their ability level, in guided reading groups. After eight weeks, Running Reading Records ...


The Perceptions Of Elementary School Aged Children, Grades Four Through Six, On Traditional Masculine And Feminine School Subjects, Karen Macomber- Antinore Apr 2003

The Perceptions Of Elementary School Aged Children, Grades Four Through Six, On Traditional Masculine And Feminine School Subjects, Karen Macomber- Antinore

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine what school subjects elementary school aged children perceived as more masculine and feminine.

A researcher-developed survey was used to obtain students’ perceptions and attitudes regarding a variety of school subjects and areas. The subjects for this study were 300 elementary school boys and girls, grades four through six from both urban and suburban school districts. The surveys were given to various elementary school teachers to administer to their students, which the students were required to complete and return to the teacher. Once these surveys were completed and returned to the researcher, the ...


The Effects Of Visualization Instruction On First Graders' Story Retelling, Tracy Zimmerman Apr 2003

The Effects Of Visualization Instruction On First Graders' Story Retelling, Tracy Zimmerman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the effects of visualization instruction on first graders' comprehension as shown in their retelling scores that preceded a running reading record. The premise of this study was based on the need to teach students how to actively engage in comprehending text while reading. Students in this study were taught the importance of visualization as it aids comprehension of text. Students were taught how to visualize stories with no print, stories with no illustrations, and stories with illustrations and print. Journals and story maps were utilized to increase visualization usage and retelling abilities. Students were given pre and ...


A Single-Subject Experimental Design: A Reading Recovery Child's Change Over Time In Writing, Kristina A. Clark Apr 2003

A Single-Subject Experimental Design: A Reading Recovery Child's Change Over Time In Writing, Kristina A. Clark

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A single-subject experimental design of one Reading Recov􀀲ry child's change over time in writing. In this thesis I will observe one of my first round Reading Recovery students writing over a twenty-week period. After the fifth, tenth, fifteenth and twentieth week intervals the child's writing will be examined against a rubric to observe the changes in vocabulary/spelling, sentence structure, directional principles and language quality. The scores of each section will be examined to see if a change in the child's writing has occurred.


Are Urban Parents Familiar With Ways To Be Involved In A Child's Education?, Patrick S. Doe Apr 2003

Are Urban Parents Familiar With Ways To Be Involved In A Child's Education?, Patrick S. Doe

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the research was to ascertain if parents of students who attend school in an urban setting could identify ways to be involved in a child's education at home and at school.

The research was conducted over an eight week period. The subjects of the research were adults from various parts of the country. However, it should be noted that out of the twenty urban parents that took part in the research, the vast majority of them resided in the Rochester, New York area.

The research was collected through interviewing the participants. The interviews were conducted over ...