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First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence On The Learning Of Elementary School Students In English Language Arts (Ela) And Reading, Carole A. Barkin May 2017

First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence On The Learning Of Elementary School Students In English Language Arts (Ela) And Reading, Carole A. Barkin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This qualitative case study investigated the literacy educational practices of five general education first grade teachers in a charter school in Western New York. Charter schools typically hire teachers with less experience; therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore how first grade teachers in English Language Arts (ELA) and reading modified their literacy instruction to support all students, including, but not limited to, students with a variety of different disabilities. Through semi-structured interviews and classroom observations, this study focused on how specific literacy instructional tools and teaching methods, such as the arts and/or technology, impacted students’ literacy ...


Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Jeanette Adams Atkinson May 1995

Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Jeanette Adams Atkinson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze individual and group patterns in written responses to literature.

The subjects for this study were six fifth-graders of average reading ability. The subjects attended a suburban public school which was structurally designed on an open plan model. Each day in class, the subjects read two novels, The Black Pearl, and The Moldanado Miracle. The children composed written responses in their personal reading logs to what they read the previous night. The teacher wrote back to the children in their reading logs on a daily basis. Individual student responses were then categorized into ...


Lateral Dominance And Second Grade Reading Performance, Kurt Koehler Aug 1994

Lateral Dominance And Second Grade Reading Performance, Kurt Koehler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover if second grade students having a unilateral dominance will be academically higher in reading than their bilaterally dominant, or mixed laterally dominant classroom peers. Two separate t-tests were used to test the research questions presented in this study: a) Will there be a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the unilateral dominant group and the mean score of the bilateral dominant group on a standardized reading achievement test? b) Will there be a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the unilateral dominant group and the mean score of ...


Kindergartner’S Oral Responses To Stories Either Told Or Read To Them, Mary Beth Ash-Jones Aug 1991

Kindergartner’S Oral Responses To Stories Either Told Or Read To Them, Mary Beth Ash-Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the quantity of words generated by kindergartners when retelling a story read to them from a book (read aloud) as compared to when a story was told orally, without a book (storytelling). The subjects of this study were 42 kindergarten students attending an urban school district in Western New York. The students listened to a story read aloud from a book. They then retold the story to an adult. The retellings were recorded. The same students listened to another story told orally, by an ...


An Investigation On The Effect Of Context Method Versus The Traditional Dictionary Method On Vocabulary Development, Laurie Ault Dec 1982

An Investigation On The Effect Of Context Method Versus The Traditional Dictionary Method On Vocabulary Development, Laurie Ault

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a context approach to vocabulary instruction versus a more traditional dictionary method of vocabulary instruction. Research favored the use of context for teaching vocabulary in a meaningful way. Words acquire meaning for a person after they have been seen and heard in relation to familiar concepts. A student's personal experiences should also be fully utilized in both vocabulary and concept development.

This study combined the areas of personal experience and use of context. The study involved thirty high school students who were randomly assigned to two groups. One ...


The Child’S Concept Of Reading: Its Relationship With Cognitive Development And Reading Achievement, Patricia M. Fletcher Aug 1977

The Child’S Concept Of Reading: Its Relationship With Cognitive Development And Reading Achievement, Patricia M. Fletcher

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between the child's cognitive level of development and his concept of reading. The secondary purpose was to explore the relationship between the child’s concept of reading and his performance on a standardized reading measure, the Metropolitan Reading Achievement Test. The subjects, eight girls and twelve boys from a self-contained second grade class in a suburban school in western New York, ranged in age from 7.3 years to 9.2 years. The child's cognitive level of development, either preoperational-transitional or concrete operational, was determined by performance ...