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Utilization Of The American Book Company Social Studies Text As A Reinforcement Tool For Teaching Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension, Context Clue And Study Skills, Mary Joann Stuckrath Nov 1981

Utilization Of The American Book Company Social Studies Text As A Reinforcement Tool For Teaching Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension, Context Clue And Study Skills, Mary Joann Stuckrath

All Graduate Projects

A series of 50 lessons were developed to transfer the reading skills of comprehension, context clues and study skills to their use in gaining information from the social studies textbook. The lessons were developed to be used in conjunction with the fourth grade social studies textbook, Environments, American Book Company. The lessons include objectives for each skill, the strategy to be developed and extra enrichment materials required for the implementation of the skill. The purpose of the strategies focused on the student's ability to transfer the reading skills to the social studies textbook and to improve their ability to ...


Encouraging Academic Interests Outside School, Randall David Hauff Nov 1981

Encouraging Academic Interests Outside School, Randall David Hauff

All Graduate Projects

The intention of this project is to develop a middle school extracurricular program which encourages academic excellence. Providing an enrichment program was the stated goal of a community- staff meeting on district priorities. A questionnaire sent to area schools and a thorough review of available literature revealed no existing program to use as a role model . The Corps of Discovery program attempts to meet the need for encouraging and rewarding academic excellence.


Experiencing Literature Through The Use Of The Caldecott Books, Janet Marie Jansen Nov 1981

Experiencing Literature Through The Use Of The Caldecott Books, Janet Marie Jansen

All Graduate Projects

A handbook was developed to assist teachers and librarians in the presentation of the Caldecott books to elementary children. This handbook provides suggested enrichment materials and activities which can be used with children. Through these related activities children should become more aware of the importance of the Caldecott books as special picture books in the field of literature.


Orientation Handbooks For Incoming Junior High Students And Their Parents For Winlock School District Number 232, Patricia J. Imler Nov 1981

Orientation Handbooks For Incoming Junior High Students And Their Parents For Winlock School District Number 232, Patricia J. Imler

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project is to develop for Winlock School District, a handbook for student and parent orientation into seventh grade. The project will include: 1) A review of recent trends and literature in the area of student and parent orientation; 2) a plan for implementation of the handbook; 3) handbooks for students and parents; and 4) an evaluation of the success of the handbooks.


Effectiveness Of In-School Suspension As Used In Selected Washington State Public Schools, Lois J. Bernath Aug 1981

Effectiveness Of In-School Suspension As Used In Selected Washington State Public Schools, Lois J. Bernath

All Graduate Projects

Current in-school suspension programs and their effectiveness were studied. Selected junior high schools and middle schools in the state of Washington were surveyed, and twenty-one responded with information concerning their in-school suspension programs. The results showed that in-school suspension programs in Washington state, if established with certain fundamental criteria, are an effective alternative to out of school suspension. They also provide a learning process for discipline cases at the junior high school and middle school levels.


An Analysis Of Secondary School Alternative Programs In Relationship To The Needs Of Tumwater High School, Kathy Fryar-Odegaard Aug 1981

An Analysis Of Secondary School Alternative Programs In Relationship To The Needs Of Tumwater High School, Kathy Fryar-Odegaard

All Graduate Projects

This project report presents the development of an alternative education program for Tumwater School District, Tumwater, Washington. The program was examined in four parts: the existent conditions as the program began, the initial organization of the program, development and implementation, and the reorganization and closure of the program. The recommendations included additional research on the effect of alternative education program's on student achievement.


Study Guide For Community College Students To Use With The Psychology Textbook, Anne J. Teigen Jul 1981

Study Guide For Community College Students To Use With The Psychology Textbook, Anne J. Teigen

All Graduate Projects

The need for developing strategies for teaching in the content areas was examined and, as a result, a study guide was developed to aid students in understanding the content of the psychology textbook. Lessons were developed for each of four different chapters to serve as instructional tools for teaching the content of a specific psychology textbook. The study guide contains twenty-four lessons and answer keys.


A Teacher’S Guide To Improve Vocabulary Development Through Strategies Using Pictures And Specific Written Practice Lessons, Diane Marie Danklefsen Jul 1981

A Teacher’S Guide To Improve Vocabulary Development Through Strategies Using Pictures And Specific Written Practice Lessons, Diane Marie Danklefsen

All Graduate Projects

A vocabulary enrichment program of one hundred and twenty words for use at the third grade level was developed. The program included thirty weekly sets of formal written lessons to provide the opportunity for students to practice the meaning or multiple meanings of each word. A picture was used to represent the meaning or multiple meanings of each word.


Systematic Practice In Following Directions, Linda Jensine Falk Jul 1981

Systematic Practice In Following Directions, Linda Jensine Falk

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to develop a set of instructional materials that would provide classroom teachers with a motivational method for teaching the skill of following written directions. The set of 180 direction exercises provided practice in applying phonetic elements and structural analysis in the context of a reading activity. Comprehension skills were practiced through the development of key concepts, use of structural words, comparing and contrasting ideas, making appropriate judgments and teaching cognitive strategies. With daily use, the directions provided continuous practice in essential reading skills while eliciting observable consequent behaviors which implied language reception or comprehension.


Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski May 1981

Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to identify modality preferences through a simultaneous presentation of auditory and visual stimuli. To achieve this purpose, a new paradigm for modal preference testing was designed. Thirty second grade students, all experiencing some reading difficulty, were exposed to a total of three treatments. All the treatments visually presented a series of five numbers while at the same time five different digits were being presented aurally. In treatment I, the subject was asked to recall any of the numbers. In treatment II, the subject was told to attend to the numbers he heard and recall them. In treatment ...


A Study Of Types Of Presentations & Materials Utilized In Selected Title I Math Programs In Kentucky, Judith White Apr 1981

A Study Of Types Of Presentations & Materials Utilized In Selected Title I Math Programs In Kentucky, Judith White

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Two groups of Title I Math teachers, one representing school systems which reported second and third grade student achievement gains of one year or more on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills for 1978-79, and one group which reported gains of less than eight months, were surveyed in an effort to identify which methods of presentation and types of materials apparently contributed to the most successful Title I Math programs, in terms of student achievement gains.

A study of survey results indicated that a Title I Math pull-out program served by a teacher in groups of less than ten students ...


A Project Designed To Identify And Assist Potential Slow Learners At The Pre-Kindergarten Level, Anita Louise Rakoz Jan 1981

A Project Designed To Identify And Assist Potential Slow Learners At The Pre-Kindergarten Level, Anita Louise Rakoz

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this paper is to research students who have continuous academic problems in school. Data is collected to identify the needs and problems of these children. Solutions are presented to meet identified needs. Behavior testing and an adult training program, which involves the services and funds of various existing social services agencies, are introduced as methods for meeting the student problems.


A Curriculum To Increase Interest In Reading Using Children's Literature, Paula Forrest Jan 1981

A Curriculum To Increase Interest In Reading Using Children's Literature, Paula Forrest

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project is to develop a resource of techniques using children's literature which will increase interest in reading for students who have met the minimum standards of reading for their grade level. The completed curriculum is to be used in grades kindergarten through six, with a flexible time limit of thirty to forty-five minutes per day, for fifteen school days.


The Effects Of Public Progress Charts Upon Self-Pacing In A Psi Course In Social Studies In A Traditional Middle School, Lynnette Hager-Godat Jan 1981

The Effects Of Public Progress Charts Upon Self-Pacing In A Psi Course In Social Studies In A Traditional Middle School, Lynnette Hager-Godat

Dissertations and Theses

The present study investigated the effects of public progress charts on self-pacing in a social studies course taught by the PSI method in a middle school (grades 5-8). It was found that public progress charts significantly enhanced a student's rate of progress, t(45) = 5.06, p < .01. Student satisfaction with the PSI method was measured and it was found that students liked the PSI method.