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Initial Placement Methods For Haitian Adult Esol Students : The Nys Place Test Plus Profile Data Compared To Subjective Assessment, Dorothy R. Alterman Mar 1994

Initial Placement Methods For Haitian Adult Esol Students : The Nys Place Test Plus Profile Data Compared To Subjective Assessment, Dorothy R. Alterman

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Few valid and reliable placement procedures are available to assess the English language proficiency of adults who enroll in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. Whereas placement material exists for children and university ESOL students, the needs of students in adult community education programs have not been adequately addressed.

Furthermore, the research suggests that a number of variables, such as, native language, age, prior schooling, length of residence, and employment are related to second language acquisition. Numerous studies contribute to our understanding of the relationship of these factors to second language acquisition of Spanish-speaking students. Again, there is ...


The Effect Of Direct Instruction In Story Grammar Using Deep Processing On The Reading And Writing Achievement Of Second Graders, Joyce Caplan Fine Oct 1991

The Effect Of Direct Instruction In Story Grammar Using Deep Processing On The Reading And Writing Achievement Of Second Graders, Joyce Caplan Fine

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of direct instruction in story grammar on the reading and writing achievement of second graders. Three aspects of story grammar (character, setting, and plot) were taught with direct instruction using the concept development technique of deep processing. Deep processing which included (a) visualization (the drawing of pictures), (b) verbalization (the writing of sentences), (c) the attachment of physical sensations, and (d) the attachment of emotions to concepts was used to help students make mental connections necessary for recall and application of character, setting, and plot when constructing meaning in reading ...