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Health Knowledge And Health Teaching Self-Efficacy Among Preservice Elementary School Teachers, Amy Hellenschmidt-Preston May 2001

Health Knowledge And Health Teaching Self-Efficacy Among Preservice Elementary School Teachers, Amy Hellenschmidt-Preston

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Although implementation of health curriculum in elementary schools is generally the responsibility of classroom teachers, many elementary school teachers have had little to no health education training. This lack of training is significant because components of teacher preparation, such as teaching self-efficacy and curriculum content knowledge, have been linked with student educational outcomes and time spent implementing curriculum. This study examined the health knowledge and health teaching self-efficacy of preservice elementary school teachers who did not major in health science (non-health education majors), by comparing them to preservice elementary school teachers who did major in health, along with professional majors ...


What Are The Effects Of Requiring Independent Reading And Culminating Projects On Seventh Graders' Attitudes Toward Reading?, Julie A. Judge May 2001

What Are The Effects Of Requiring Independent Reading And Culminating Projects On Seventh Graders' Attitudes Toward Reading?, Julie A. Judge

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine how requiring independent reading and culminating projects affects seventh graders' attitudes toward reading.

The study involved administering a survey to 96 seventh graders upon entry into the grade. They were then instructed to read a novel of their choice on their own time over a six-week period. When they finished reading, they completed a project of their choice from a list of 16 based on Gardner's first seven multiple intelligences to present to the class. This reading/project completion happened twice during the study. At the end of the second project ...


The Effects Of A Balanced Reading Program On Second Grade Reading Achievement, Theron Mong May 2001

The Effects Of A Balanced Reading Program On Second Grade Reading Achievement, Theron Mong

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the thesis was to examine the positive effects a well-balanced reading program had on second graders reading achievement. There are many components that go into a well-balanced reading program. This study defined how some of the components were implemented, and in turn how the students benefited from a program that has the essential components students need to become successful independent readers.

The subjects in this study were ten second-grade students from an urban elementary school. Each of the subjects was in the same first and second grade classroom with the same teacher. The students looped with the ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Using Literature To Promote The Understanding Of Mathematical Concepts In Children With Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Miller May 2001

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Using Literature To Promote The Understanding Of Mathematical Concepts In Children With Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Miller

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to test the hypothesis that including children's literature in the mathematics curriculum improves understanding of math concepts for children with learning disabilities. The subjects included 47 third grade students from a suburban school district outside of Rochester, New York. The children were divided into experimental and control groups. The control group received their regular mathematics curriculum, while the experimental group received the addition of children's literature to the regular curriculum. No statistical significance was noted quantitatively, while qualitatively, improvements were noted in children's attitudes and involvement with the curriculum.


Mathematics Journals In A Time Of Flux, Andrew D. Mitchell May 2001

Mathematics Journals In A Time Of Flux, Andrew D. Mitchell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between learning style and level of engagement in math journal writing. After students completed a learning style assessment, they composed a series of 6 journal entries. Each entry was scored "Engaged" or "Not Engaged." There is no statistically significant relationship between a student's learning style and level of engagement. Thus, using a learning style intake assessment to qualify students for a journal writing program may not be appropriate. A teacher should examine the research literature for personally relevant examples and find a colleague at his or her school to ...


Use Of Conventions In Second Grade Students’ Journals, Cheryl A. Papponetti May 2001

Use Of Conventions In Second Grade Students’ Journals, Cheryl A. Papponetti

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between consistent journal writing in a natural environment and students' use of conventions. The subjects of this study included five, second-grade students from a rural elementary school. They were chosen randomly from a class of fifteen. Approximately three times a week students were asked to write their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a journal. Spelling, punctuation and grammar was done to the best of their ability. The teacher collected the journals weekly and responded based upon students' content and effort. No corrections were made on students' use of conventions rather ...


Behavior And Long-Term Out-Of-School Suspension – The Correlation To Low Sixth Grade Reading Scores, Gayle W. Keating May 2001

Behavior And Long-Term Out-Of-School Suspension – The Correlation To Low Sixth Grade Reading Scores, Gayle W. Keating

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Thirty-three ninth and tenth grade regular education students were randomly selected from an alternative high school in Rochester, New York. Many of the subjects were repetitive long-term out-of-school suspended students. All of the students have a history of disruptive behaviors within a public school setting.

This qualitative study examines the correlation between long-term out-of-school suspended students to low standardized reading test scores. Therefore, disruptive behavior and low standardized test scores are connected. Additional issues discussed are, the rise in long-term out-of-school suspension and the possible causes for the rise.

Some factors contributing to the rise in long-term out-of-school suspensions are ...


The Effect Of The Use Of Graphic Organizers On Eighth Graders' Writing Of Essays, Kristie J. Laird May 2001

The Effect Of The Use Of Graphic Organizers On Eighth Graders' Writing Of Essays, Kristie J. Laird

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to analyze the effect of the use of graphic organizers on eighth graders' writing of essays and the students' feelings about using those graphic organizers.

Eighty-eight eighth grade students from a diverse rural school district in New York participated in this study. This study occurred for a duration of 3.5 months. Two essays were used as a baseline; four essays were written in which the graphic organizers were required. For the two remaining essays, students were given the choice of using the graphic organizers or not using them.

All essays were graded according to a ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Repeated Reading And Listening While Reading On Third Grade Students With Reading Problems, Felicia Lawson May 2001

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Repeated Reading And Listening While Reading On Third Grade Students With Reading Problems, Felicia Lawson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Repeated reading and listening while reading are both effective strategies used to improve reading fluency. There is a great deal of research showing that both strategies when used appropriately will help children to read faster and with better accuracy. However, there is only limited research that takes a look at both strategies to see if one approach is more effective or has better results than the other.

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of repeated reading and listening while reading on reading fluency. Fifteen third-grade students from an urban elementary school were selected to participate in ...


Kindergarten Readiness: Teacher And Parent Expectations, Debra M. Ramsey May 2001

Kindergarten Readiness: Teacher And Parent Expectations, Debra M. Ramsey

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the expectations of kindergarten teachers and parents of pre-school-aged children on school readiness. Clarifying expectations can provide guidance and direction for parents in order to prepare their children in ways that meet teachers expectations.

The subjects of this study were parents of pre-school-aged children and kindergarten teachers from the Rochester area. A survey was distributed to determine which readiness skills both parents and teachers found as critical for entrance into kindergarten.

The data from the survey reveal that teachers and parents in the Rochester area have similar expectations when it comes to ...


The Effects Of Using The Modified Neurological Impress Method To Improve The Fluency Of Second And Third-Grade Low Achieving Readers, Denise T. Sprout May 2001

The Effects Of Using The Modified Neurological Impress Method To Improve The Fluency Of Second And Third-Grade Low Achieving Readers, Denise T. Sprout

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using the modified neurological impress method to improve the reading fluency of five low achieving second and third grade students. All of the subjects attended a rural public elementary school in western New York. Students in the study received remedial reading support in addition to the modified NIM sessions. The study was conducted over an eight-week period. The researcher trained four parent volunteers and a classroom monitor to implement the modified NIM and recording procedures. Parent volunteers met with students four times a week for approximately 10 to 15 ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Reading Aloud To Intermediate Students, Tracey L. Coccitto May 2001

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Reading Aloud To Intermediate Students, Tracey L. Coccitto

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explored the effects of reading aloud to intermediate school students. The researcher read aloud to her students from September through February. The study used twenty-six fifth grade students in a suburban school district in Monroe County, New York. A survey was used to measure the students’ perceived effects and/or benefits of listening to a read aloud story daily. It was divided into two sections: One section was short answer and Section Two was extended response. The researcher also made use of informal interviews, observation, as well as anecdotal notes to determine if reading aloud indeed had a ...


The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo May 2001

The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This case study of one child was conducted during the school year when the child was a third grader. His reading ability was below grade level. He was unable to read fluently although he was able to speak fluently and articulate his thoughts. This study showed that, through word building using onset and rime patterns and analogies along with reading leveled and series books, reading ability could be improved. Metacognition played an important role in this study. The child was able to understand the need to think as he was reading and writing. This was probably the most significant aspect ...


Case Study: An Examination Of The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And Repeated Reading On A Severely Disabled Middle School Reader, Alice A. Abrams Apr 2001

Case Study: An Examination Of The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And Repeated Reading On A Severely Disabled Middle School Reader, Alice A. Abrams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the Neurological Impress Method, combined with the Method of Repeated Readings, on a severely impaired middle school reader. These methods were chosen due to the instructor's needs to find techniques which might help students who have reached the upper grades as unsuccessful readers, and are therefore more resistant to instruction due to prolonged failure.

The Neurological Impress Method was chosen as the primary technique to be used in the study because of the ability to give the student the feeling of success almost immediately. It seemed to be ...


The Effects Of Using Peer Tutors To Implement The Neurological Impress Method, Jennifer Gibson Apr 2001

The Effects Of Using Peer Tutors To Implement The Neurological Impress Method, Jennifer Gibson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using the Neurological Impress Method to increase fluency and improve reading attitude of three learning disabled fourth graders who had received fluency training by fourth grade tutors. A related purpose was to determine the attitudes and opinions of the tutors and tutees about the NIM tutoring program. The tutees of this study had documented difficulties in reading and each had an IEP. The peer tutors for this study were fluent and expressive readers who were reading above grade level. Both tutors and tutees were part of the same inclusive ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Sight Words Learned In Kindergarten And Reading Ability In First Grade, Paul D. Kesler Mar 2001

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Sight Words Learned In Kindergarten And Reading Ability In First Grade, Paul D. Kesler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between kindergarten sight word recognition and first grade reading ability. The subjects included 20 first graders in an urban school who had been in the researcher's kindergarten class. In kindergarten, the students were instructed in recognizing 135 sight words. The sight words were comprised from the Dolch List as well as words that were frequently used in the classroom. Their recognition of sight words varied from 10-135.

The students were tested in December of first grade to determine their reading level. The data were analyzed quantitatively to determine the ...