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The Use Of Vocabulary In The Mathematics Classroom, Elizabeth A. Worthington May 2008

The Use Of Vocabulary In The Mathematics Classroom, Elizabeth A. Worthington

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether becoming mathematically literate, through the use of vocabulary development strategies will increase students success in completing mathematical word problems. It begins with a Literature Review which finds that the use of vocabulary in the mathematics classroom can help students gain a stronger reading comprehension, which in turn helps them to become better mathematicians. In chapter three is a Unit Plan on Logic for Math 10 and Math AB, and includes teacher lesson plan and many student worksheets. Chapter Four reviews the results, with an overview, summary of the Unit Plan, test ...


Incorporating Vocabulary Into Math To Support Student Comprehension, Kasey Gharet Aug 2007

Incorporating Vocabulary Into Math To Support Student Comprehension, Kasey Gharet

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to find out if incorporating vocabulary into math improved student comprehension of mathematical concepts. The researcher used several instructional strategies to incorporate vocabulary directly into the math curriculum in an urban school. Data was collected from a focus group as well as the whole class. Observation checklists and math manipulative bags were used to collect data from the focus group. A vocabulary pre and post-test, weekly math quizzes, and a math pre and post-test were used to collect data from the whole group. The results of this research support that the incorporation of math ...


The Effect Teaching Methods Have On The Learning Of New Vocabulary For 7th Grade Students, Jennifer J. Young Aug 2006

The Effect Teaching Methods Have On The Learning Of New Vocabulary For 7th Grade Students, Jennifer J. Young

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted to help the author meet the instructional needs of 7th grade students in a Life Science classroom. The author used two different vocabulary instruction styles and collected data on 25 students. The first style of instruction had students complete a worksheet using the vocabulary words and then a quiz was given. The second style of instruction had the students defining the vocabulary in their own words, drawing a picture to illustrate the words, and using an antonym & synonym activity. Data was collect on student worksheets and quizzes. The results were compiled and analyzed for trends in ...


The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz Apr 2003

The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the integration of reading in the content area would improve students' vocabulary and content knowledge test scores. The belief of content area literacy is that students learn with text, not from them. An interaction with text provides opportunities for students to enhance their own mental models of the material. This research report reveals the positive effects of teaching reading skills in all curricular areas, and it emphasizes the benefits of immersing students with literature in science, social studies and math, as well as language arts. The researcher compared two fifth grade ...


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.


The Effects Of Detailed Visual Analysis Of Words Using Magnetic Letters For Remedial Reading Students In The First Grade, Rosemary Viscardi Custer May 2000

The Effects Of Detailed Visual Analysis Of Words Using Magnetic Letters For Remedial Reading Students In The First Grade, Rosemary Viscardi Custer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a detailed analysis of words using magnetic letters during instructional lessons with first grade remedial reading students would improve word recognition.

The eight subjects were first grade males and females in the Chapter 1 Remedial Reading Program in a Western New York State suburban school district. The subjects received instruction introducing new vocabulary sight words. The lessons for the acquisition of these new words incorporated the use of magnetic letters for every other new word introduced. The subjects completed a pre-test to determine if the new word was known by the ...


Hunter Vs. Lazeer: Which Lesson Design Is Most Effective?, Michelle New Dec 1998

Hunter Vs. Lazeer: Which Lesson Design Is Most Effective?, Michelle New

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if one particular lesson design is more-effective in teaching vocabulary words and definitions to second grade students. Eight separate paired two sample t-tests were used to investigate the research questions presented in this study:

(1) Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean post-test scores of the students who were taught vocabulary words and definitions using the Hunter lesson design, and students who were taught vocabulary definitions using the multiple intelligence model, created by David Lazeer?

(2) Which lesson design will produce greater student success for retention of the already learned ...


Retention In Spelling Learning Through Isolation Vs. Context Thesis, Amy L. Brotherton Aug 1997

Retention In Spelling Learning Through Isolation Vs. Context Thesis, Amy L. Brotherton

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted to gain insight as to whether students retain spelling better if they learn the words through the context of literature or through the use of words in isolation.

The students used in this study were heterogeneously grouped eighth graders who attended a rural high school in western New York. Two English classes with the same teacher were used for a total of 40 students. The students were given six spelling lists. Three of the lists were taken from the novel Across Five Aprils which was being read and studied at the time. The other three lists ...


Deaf Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Of The Reading Process And The Characteristics They Feel Are Inherent In Proficient Readers, Suzanne R. Shafer Sep 1996

Deaf Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Of The Reading Process And The Characteristics They Feel Are Inherent In Proficient Readers, Suzanne R. Shafer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted to gain insight into deaf students' awareness of the skills and strategies they utilize during the reading process and those they feel are inherent in proficient readers. The subjects involved in this study included fourteen tenth-grade and thirteen fourth-grade deaf students taking Language Arts/English classes from various residential and nonresidential school districts in Monroe County. The students were given the Index of Reading Awareness (IRA) developed by Jacobs and Paris (1987) in the form of a questionnaire. The questionnaires were completed independently or with the help of an interpreter or teacher of the deaf to ...


Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr. May 1994

Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr.

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the following study, the Program Evaluation Test in Science (S-PET) scores for students in the fourth grade at PS #44 within the Rochester city School District, were compared to their scores on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) test. The tests are administered to all fourth grade students every May.

Two groups of students were included: the first group was composed of those fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1992. The second group was made up of the fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1993. These same students also took the ...


The Use Of Self-Generated Drawings As A Strategy For Teaching Sight Vocabulary, Mary Kline Dec 1984

The Use Of Self-Generated Drawings As A Strategy For Teaching Sight Vocabulary, Mary Kline

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a drawing approach to teaching sight vocabulary compared to a more traditional teaching method.

This study involved thirty-one second graders divided into two groups. The students in the self-generated drawing group wrote the word on their paper, drew a picture about the word, and wrote a sentence about their picture utilizing the selected vocabulary word. The traditional or sentence group followed the same procedure but omitting the drawing. Both groups read their sentences aloud with the thirty minute lesson ending with a flash card reading of the three words ...


The Use Of Simultaneously Guided Television Viewing And Script Reading As A Means Of Improving Comprehension And Vocabulary, Connie J. Bropst Aug 1981

The Use Of Simultaneously Guided Television Viewing And Script Reading As A Means Of Improving Comprehension And Vocabulary, Connie J. Bropst

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of simultaneously guided television viewing and script reading on the comprehension and vocabulary scores of twenty academically weak seventh grade students. A secondary purpose was to determine what change, if any, materialized in the student's attitude toward reading and leisure activities as a result of participation in the program.

Twenty students who had obtained a comprehension score at or below the 7.0 reading level on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, and who did not have an apparent physical or mental handicap as indicated by school records, were selected to ...


The Effect Of Guided And Unguided Television Viewing On Vocabulary And Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Viewers, Cheryl Allen May 1977

The Effect Of Guided And Unguided Television Viewing On Vocabulary And Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Viewers, Cheryl Allen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this study, two questions were posed for examination. The first problem measured the significance in the gain scores of comprehension and vocabulary presented in a television program to students viewing a telecast with a guided purpose and to students viewing a telecast unguided. Students who watched the guided program yielded growth in both areas of comprehension and vocabulary. However, satisfactory academic growth was observed also in unguided television viewing.

Secondly, differences were measured in posttest scores of comprehension and vocabulary presented in a television program between students viewing a telecast with a guided purpose and students viewing the telecast ...


The Acquisition Of Vocabulary Presented In Categorized Word Lists Compared With Random Word Lists, Phyllis Gordon Jun 1976

The Acquisition Of Vocabulary Presented In Categorized Word Lists Compared With Random Word Lists, Phyllis Gordon

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of teaching vocabulary through the use of categorized word lists as compared to random word lists. An oral pretest and posttest was used as an evaluating device. Two groups of fifth-grade students were presented vocabulary by categorized lists while two groups were presented the identical vocabulary by random lists.

A correlated t-test to compare individual students’ scores and an analysis of covariance computing an F-ratio were used to test the hypotheses presented in this study.

The findings of this study suggest that performance of fifth-grade students on an oral ...