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What’S The Deal With Junie?: Responses From Second And Third Graders To Junie B. Jones, Sarah C. Hull Oct 2012

What’S The Deal With Junie?: Responses From Second And Third Graders To Junie B. Jones, Sarah C. Hull

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined what children noticed from the Junie B. Jones popular culture series through the use of a book club. The two books read were Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Park, 1997) and Cheater Pants (Park, 2003). Semi-structured and open-ended questions were utilized to gather data. Then, the participants collaboratively created a script based on one of the books. All six sessions were videotaped so that I could review them for accurate data collection.

The children shared many comments throughout the sessions. Generally, the comments indicated that Junie’s language did not always sound “right,” and the ...


How Elementary Teachers Craft Their Instruction During A 90-Minute Reading Block To Meet The Needs Of Readers Who Struggle, Jennifer Berrigan Jun 2012

How Elementary Teachers Craft Their Instruction During A 90-Minute Reading Block To Meet The Needs Of Readers Who Struggle, Jennifer Berrigan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this six week study was to investigate how elementary teachers craft their literacy instruction during a whole group 90-minute reading block to support students who struggle with reading. I designed this study of seven classroom teachers to parallel my personal philosophy that all students can learn how to read. As a new special education and consultant teacher I struggled with effective ways to plan my reading lessons to accommodate the range of students, particularly those students who struggle with reading and writing. Conducting this study has given me a better understanding of some of the processes teachers ...


How Fifth-Grade Inclusion Teachers Within A Suburban School District, Use Assessments To Guide The Literacy Needs Of Their Students, Christine Erne Jun 2012

How Fifth-Grade Inclusion Teachers Within A Suburban School District, Use Assessments To Guide The Literacy Needs Of Their Students, Christine Erne

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Much research has been conducted on inclusion classrooms as well as on assessments. However, little research exists on how teachers within inclusion classrooms use assessments to provide literacy instruction. I conducted a six-week study in two fifth-grade inclusion classrooms within a suburban school district, in order to determine how teachers use assessments to guide the literacy needs of their students. I interviewed two general education teachers and two special education teachers, and observed them during their ELA blocks. I explored formal and informal assessments the teachers used throughout the study. The participating teachers used more informal assessments than formal assessments ...


How Reading Newspapers Influences The Literacy Leaming Of The African American Male Student, Debra Ann Joseph-Mcewen Jun 2012

How Reading Newspapers Influences The Literacy Leaming Of The African American Male Student, Debra Ann Joseph-Mcewen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of my research is to explore how, through conducting several literacy lessons, the use of newspapers influences the literacy learning of African American male students. My research questions are how does reading newspapers influence the literacy learning of African American male students? Through reading newspapers are African American male students able to make connections to them with regard to their life experiences? Does the reading of newspapers promote critical thinking in African American male students? The methods used to collect data for my research will be inclusive of field notes, audio tape recordings, observations and student work samples ...


Interest Books And Engagement In Reading, Stephanie Rufina Peckham May 2012

Interest Books And Engagement In Reading, Stephanie Rufina Peckham

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Interest plays an important role in a child's reading development. When a text appeals to a child's interest, that child is motivated to read more. The more children read the better readers they become. Teachers want students to read as often as possible. This will have a positive effect on a child's development. In order for students to be motivated to read, they must have an interest. When students reach preadolescence the desire and motivation to read tends to decrease. Once this occurs students begin to fall behind their classmates. Teachers need to foster the desire to ...


How Does Incorporating Multi-Sensory Approaches Into Literacy Instruction Influence The Literacy Development Of Preschoolers?, Jennifer Stonier Jan 2012

How Does Incorporating Multi-Sensory Approaches Into Literacy Instruction Influence The Literacy Development Of Preschoolers?, Jennifer Stonier

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

According to Marie Clay (2005), preschoolers know something about the world of print because of their environments. Viewing or experiencing environmental print, the print, symbols, and logos, which surrounds young children on a daily basis, is just one of the ways through which they start to understand that there is meaning behind a symbol or that print carries meaning. During this developmental stage, children are beginning to understand sound-symbol relationship (Pullen & Justice, 2003) and to associate sounds and letters with their name or with environmental print around them. They begin to manipulate those sounds to form sentences and express their ...