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A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak Dec 1983

A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study surveyed the out-of-school activities of third grade students with above and below level reading achievement scores. Twenty-one students scoring in the first through third and seventh through ninth stanines on the reading comprehension subtest of the Stanford Achievement Test participated in the study. Each child individually completed the out-of-school activities survey, designed and administered by the researcher.

Results of the survey indicated that significant differences do exist in the out-of-school activities of the subjects. The greatest number of differences existed between the above and below level third graders, and the above and below level third grade boys. A ...


A Model Unit For Teaching Career Awareness To Fifth And Sixth Grade Special Education Students, Nancy H. Byers Aug 1983

A Model Unit For Teaching Career Awareness To Fifth And Sixth Grade Special Education Students, Nancy H. Byers

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to provide teachers of fifth- and sixth-grade special education students with: 1. A career awareness unit on the fast food drive-in industry which includes specific lessons in the curriculum areas of reading, math, language arts, communication skills, health/science, social studies, and art. 2. A pre-postevaluation tool for measuring student's knowledge gained from the unit, student's self-concept, and student's attitude toward school.


A Syllabus For First Grade Teachers: Introducing Reading As A Functional Skill Through Food-Related Activities And Food Preparation, Tonia Carlene Mckenzie Jul 1983

A Syllabus For First Grade Teachers: Introducing Reading As A Functional Skill Through Food-Related Activities And Food Preparation, Tonia Carlene Mckenzie

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of the project was two-fold. First, it was developed to teach first grade children the importance of learning to read as a functional necessity. The second purpose was to develop methods of doing this while simultaneously reinforcing several beginning reading and comprehension skills in a motivational way. Both purposes are addressed in a syllabus for first grade teachers that outlines how to use food-related experiences to supplement a beginning reading program.


The Development And Implementation Of A Program Of In-School-Suspension, Loren Grunenfelder Jul 1983

The Development And Implementation Of A Program Of In-School-Suspension, Loren Grunenfelder

All Graduate Projects

This study concentrates on suspension of students and in-school suspension programs. The end product of this project is a program of ISS which will fit the needs, resources, and facilities of Tumwater Junior High School. This ISS program is to be used to strengthen our existing discipline program.


Remediating Spelling With Calligraphic Skills, Evelyn A. Heflen May 1983

Remediating Spelling With Calligraphic Skills, Evelyn A. Heflen

All Graduate Projects

In an effort to provide the remedial spelling student with visual-tactile-kinesthetic input, a model of spelling instruction which uses calligraphic equipment and skills was devised. Results from a pretest-posttest control group design revealed supportive evidence for the model.


A Teacher’S Guide To Develop Strategies To Teach Vocabulary Meaning In Social Studies, Jennifer Helen Kyllo May 1983

A Teacher’S Guide To Develop Strategies To Teach Vocabulary Meaning In Social Studies, Jennifer Helen Kyllo

All Graduate Projects

A vocabulary enrichment supplement to social studies for use at the sixth grade was developed. The guide included thirty-two vocabulary activities of various strategies to further enhance the social studies program. The activities developed use strategies from context clues, cloze, categorization, conceptual development, dictionary, thesaurus, vocabulary cards, and review. Student involvement was emphasized throughout the guide.


Stephen F Austin State University Journal Of Education Vol. 1 No. 1, Mary Appleberry, Ronnie Barra, Nancy Clark, Kent Cochran, Michael Fitsko, Thomas D. Franks, Patsy Hallman, Betty Harrison, Douglas J. House, Milton Payne, Dale Perritt, Glenn C. Shinn, Wendall Spreadbury Apr 1983

Stephen F Austin State University Journal Of Education Vol. 1 No. 1, Mary Appleberry, Ronnie Barra, Nancy Clark, Kent Cochran, Michael Fitsko, Thomas D. Franks, Patsy Hallman, Betty Harrison, Douglas J. House, Milton Payne, Dale Perritt, Glenn C. Shinn, Wendall Spreadbury

Stephen F. Austin State University Journal of Education

No abstract provided.


The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr. Feb 1983

The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

Although the visual arts have long been a feature of civilization courses, instructors do not always exploit their full potential. This paper presents a checklist to help teachers identify the relevant aspects of the arts for study. Its goal is to facilitate comprehensive treatment of works of art by focusing on three areas: the aesthetic dimension, the social context, and the artist’s own experience. The checklist is followed by a series of activities which encourage students to integrate the various aspects of the arts while practicing their language skills.


Ethno-Graphies: An Introduction, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

Ethno-Graphies: An Introduction, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

'Literacy is a remarkable term. While seeming to refer to simple individual possession of the complementary mental technologies of reading and writing, literacy is not only difficult to define in individuals and delimit within societies, but it is also charged with emotional and political meaning. It was not long ago that newspapers and scholars referred to whole societies as 'illiterate and uncivilized' as a single referent, and 'illiterate' is still a term which carries a negative connotation.


Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi Jan 1983

Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Information about traditional Islamic (or Quranic) education dates back to its inception over 1400 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula. During this millennium, Islamic religious schools have spread with Islam to more than 40 countries, spanning half the globe and teaching tens of millions of children (although exact statistics are still unavailable). Until recently, most research on Islamic schooling was historical, focused on philosophy, and was based on secondary sources (e.g., Ahmed 1968; Nakosteen 1964; Rosenthal 1947; Tales 1939; Tritton 1957; Yacoub 1890). In the last several years, a number of investigators have begun to study the various roles ...


How To Shake Hands With A Foreigner. Review Of Stephen Bochner (Ed.), Cultures In Contact: Studies In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

How To Shake Hands With A Foreigner. Review Of Stephen Bochner (Ed.), Cultures In Contact: Studies In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

"Culture shock" is a term that is frequently used by professionals and lay-persons alike when considering nontrivial interactions with a foreign culture. Although the term has long been understood by those who have experienced the sensation, it is only in the last decade or so that the psychology of culture shock has been seriously considered as a subject of scientific inquiry. In order to bring together research and researchers in this area, a meeting was held at Oxford University in 1979; the present volume of papers it its product.


New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

In 1981, Prof. Daniel A. Wagner of the University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) and Prof. Abdelhamid Lotfi of Mohamed V University (Morocco) undertook a comparative study of traditional Islamic education in five countries of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the U.S. Social Science Research Council, and IDRC, the study aimed to provide descriptive and analytical perspectives on Quranic schools. The following article is primarily extracted from two papers prepared by Dr. Wagner as a result of the study.


An Introductory Course On Computers For Esl Students, Anne Christenson Rice Jan 1983

An Introductory Course On Computers For Esl Students, Anne Christenson Rice

MA TESOL Collection

This paper details the process of creation and an evaluation of a computer course for non-native English speakers.


Two Paces East An Introspective View Of A Cross-Cultural Experience, Rebecca Ann Reagan Jan 1983

Two Paces East An Introspective View Of A Cross-Cultural Experience, Rebecca Ann Reagan

MA TESOL Collection

This is a cultural project, a personal journey through a five and a half year period of my life, a period when I lived in the East, primarily in Nepal and Japan. In this project I discuss the history and cultures of these two countries, particularly that of Nepal, including some of the customs and traditions, values and belief systems. I further discuss the influence that living in these cultures had on my life and my world view. To facilitate the organization of the paper, I have chosen to use a model proposed by Theodore Gochenour and Anne Janeway, "Seven ...


Using Student Generated Material In A Student Centered Classroom, Katherine Rawson Jan 1983

Using Student Generated Material In A Student Centered Classroom, Katherine Rawson

MA TESOL Collection

This paper deals with a description and analysis of activities I developed for producing and using student generated material in a student centered classroom. The activities were developed during two months of student teaching in Mexico. The paper begins with a discussion of student centered learning, the role of the teacher and the role of the student in a student centered class, and how student generated material fits into this. The following section is divided according to each of .three· classes I taught in Mexico, and these include both children and adult classes, at beginning and intermediate levels. This section ...


The Drama Approach In E.S.L. Teaching An Exploration Of The Richard Via Approach, George Edward Matthews Jan 1983

The Drama Approach In E.S.L. Teaching An Exploration Of The Richard Via Approach, George Edward Matthews

MA TESOL Collection

This project is an attempt to explore the English Through Drama Approach developed by Mr. Richard Via of the University of Hawaii. Special attention is given to the approach's techniques, thoughts on the use of a play in the classroom, practical objectives for the use of drama, and the kind of teacher this approach requires.

There are three short case studies illustrating this writer's work with the Via approach.


Teaching Communicative Competence To Adult Learners: An Intensive Foreign Language Program In China, Wang Lingjun Jan 1983

Teaching Communicative Competence To Adult Learners: An Intensive Foreign Language Program In China, Wang Lingjun

MA TESOL Collection

The main purpose of this paper is to explore some feasible ways in which communicative competence can be taught at the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in Beijing, China. In the first part of the paper, a portrait of the institute's intensive language program, including its philosophy, a brief history and a description of the students, is provided so that the readers will have some idea why the paper is focused on communicative competence. Language is then described as a communication process involving linguistic, interactional and variational competence. The main part of this paper focuses on some innovative techniques ...


A Case Study Of A Child’S Acquisition Of Spanish As A Second Language, Jonathan Julian Jan 1983

A Case Study Of A Child’S Acquisition Of Spanish As A Second Language, Jonathan Julian

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is an individual case study of language acquisition. It is my intent to report the facts as they happened. The subject is my six-year-old stepdaughter, Gretchen, an energetic little girl who in the space of a year and a half achieved near-native proficiency in Spanish. She never attended one formal language class.

I have discovered through this study that dual cultural awareness through language allows for greater creativity within the individual and provides additional opportunity for personal growth and cognitive development. Certainly this has been true not only for the observed but for me, the observer, as well ...


Shifting Responsibility For Learning From The Teacher To The Student, John W. Harmsen Jan 1983

Shifting Responsibility For Learning From The Teacher To The Student, John W. Harmsen

MA TESOL Collection

This paper discusses a personal approach to teaching ESL which encourages greater student responsibility in the learning process. The project is designed to assist teachers who are interested in developing a teaching style which increases student initiative with the goal of helping students become increasingly independent, self-directed learners.

The project is organized into two main sections. The first is a discussion of the rationale and implications for teachers and students in this approach to teaching. Included also is a discussion regarding the necessity of meeting the affective needs of the learner. The second section presents a variety of different activities ...


A Manual For Teachers Of Tutorial Courses, Eduardo Reyes Torres Jan 1983

A Manual For Teachers Of Tutorial Courses, Eduardo Reyes Torres

MA TESOL Collection

This project is written for instructors who are teaching tutorial courses. It discusses items such as methodology, techniques, use of outside resources, curriculum, lesson plans, homework and activities in the class.

The project was written based on personal experience while teaching a series of tutorial courses for the School for International Training.


Teaching Visual Awareness To General Education Students, Larry Edward Gross Jan 1983

Teaching Visual Awareness To General Education Students, Larry Edward Gross

Dissertations and Theses

The goal of this thesis was to present a teaching method which would demonstrate increased visual awareness in general education college students. The particular approach presented for that purpose was also designed to be of potential benefit to students' total educational experience. To that end sane conditions and specific research were introduced as necessary considerations for the teaching approach and for the role of art education as it pertains to the thesis goal.


Recognition Of Student Input In Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle, Joan Jamieson Jan 1983

Recognition Of Student Input In Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle, Joan Jamieson

Carol Chapelle

Computerized instruction has captured the interest of many educators as a means of individualizing language study for their students. The quality of this individualization is maximally dependent on the degree to which a computer can understand what the student communicates to it usually by typing a message on the keyboard. This article provides an overview of this student communication, or input: its types, its recognition, and some uses of its recognition. A general understanding of the potential of student-computer interaction will enlighten those who are examining Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) lessons for use in their curriculum. Some of this ...


Role Playing For Interpersonal Relationships In The Model Simulation Office Practice Class, Janet L. Vrettos Jan 1983

Role Playing For Interpersonal Relationships In The Model Simulation Office Practice Class, Janet L. Vrettos

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


A Curriculum Of Supplemental Activities To Promote Positive Attitudes Toward Reading In Correlation With Ginn 720, Level 10, Mary H. Campbell Jan 1983

A Curriculum Of Supplemental Activities To Promote Positive Attitudes Toward Reading In Correlation With Ginn 720, Level 10, Mary H. Campbell

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This curriculum project reviews the methods, materials, and supplemental reading activities that have been shown in the literature to be effective in developing or promoting positive attitudes toward reading and how these can be used as an integral part of the daily reading program. The major findings and some various methods and materials used to measure attitudes toward reading are also discussed. This curriculum project is specifically designed for fourth grade teachers to use in correlation with the Ginn 720 Series, Level 10. The project includes directions for developing a curriculum of activities to promote or develop positive attitudes toward ...


The Cloze Procedure: A Measure Of Reading Comprehension Ability, Theresa Lorene Donaldson Jan 1983

The Cloze Procedure: A Measure Of Reading Comprehension Ability, Theresa Lorene Donaldson

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The present study was conducted in order to determine if a relationship exists between those comprehension processes measured by the Paragraph Comprehension subtest of the McGraw-Hill Basic Skills System Reading Test and the cloze test developed for this project. Two classes of undergraduate education majors enrolled in “Foundations of Performance-Based Education” were administered both the cloze test and the multiple choice comprehension test.

A correlation coefficient was computed between the summary scores on the McGraw-Hill and the summary scores on the cloze test. The results yielded a correlation of .021. These results did not support the research hypothesis.


The Effect Of Graphic And Phonemic Similarity On Syntactic Acceptability, Barbara D. Barket Jan 1983

The Effect Of Graphic And Phonemic Similarity On Syntactic Acceptability, Barbara D. Barket

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to determine the effect of graphic and phonemic similarity on syntactic acceptability. Ten third graders were audio-taped reading material new to them at the end of the 1982-1983 school year. The children were given no assistance. Substitution miscues were recorded and analyzed according to The Goodman Taxonomy of Reading Miscues. Statistical analyses were carried out using the chi-square procedure and contingency coefficients were computed. The results indicate that graphic and phonemic similarity are somewhat related to syntactic acceptability but the relationship is very slight. Graphic similarity appears to be more independent of syntactic ...