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The Effect Of Learning Vocabulary Words In American Sign Language On Hearing Fourth Grade Students, Brenda Kay Birge Zdrojewski Dec 1998

The Effect Of Learning Vocabulary Words In American Sign Language On Hearing Fourth Grade Students, Brenda Kay Birge Zdrojewski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a positive effect on heterogeneously grouped fourth graders when taught the American Sign Language sign for reading vocabulary words.

The subjects for the research consisted of forty-eight students from a suburban, upstate New York state school district. The subjects participated in weekly vocabulary instruction. The treatment group (N=24) was involved in the vocabulary lessons taught by the researcher including instruction of American Sign Language signs for each new vocabulary word for the week. The .control group (N=24) also participated in vocabulary lessons at the same time, and ...


A Multi-Sensory Approach To Teaching Sight Word Recognition, Dana L. Annechino Aug 1998

A Multi-Sensory Approach To Teaching Sight Word Recognition, Dana L. Annechino

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two approaches to sight word acquisition: audio-visual versus multi-sensory among second graders reading below grade level.

The subjects consisted of sixteen second grade students who were reading below grade level in a suburban school district. The subjects were given a pretest to determine twenty unknown sight words among sixteen students. During week 1, eight students were taught the sight words using an audio-visual method (flash cards). The remaining eight students were taught the same sight words using a multi-sensory approach that contains audio, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic modes (mobility ...


Principles And Practices Of Reading Instruction Provided In Grades K-5 In The Fairport Central Schools, Sheila M. Spiesz May 1998

Principles And Practices Of Reading Instruction Provided In Grades K-5 In The Fairport Central Schools, Sheila M. Spiesz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify the principles and practices currently implemented in providing reading instruction in kindergarten through grade five in the Fairport Central School District. The subjects in this study included 149 elementary classroom teachers and 11 elementary reading teachers from the four elementary school buildings in the Fairport Central School District. Of these 160 teachers, 10 of them were also interviewed. The survey responses were presented quantitatively. All of the answers on the survey questions were compared by percentages of the total number of responses. Both the survey results and the interview responses were analyzed ...


The Relationship Between Grouping Format Used For Reading Instruction And Fourth Grade Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Cindy Lee Clare May 1998

The Relationship Between Grouping Format Used For Reading Instruction And Fourth Grade Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Cindy Lee Clare

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the reading attitude scores of fourth-grade students who are grouped homogeneously for reading instruction to those who are grouped heterogeneously. The null hypothesis stated that there would be no statistically significant differences between the mean reading attitude scores of students from the homogeneous or heterogeneous groups on the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey.

The subjects were ninety-six fourth grade students from two different suburban area school districts located in western New York. Heterogeneous grouping was used for reading instruction in one school district while homogeneous grouping was used in the other district. Both ...