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Literacy Tutoring Strategies Of America Reads University-Level Tutors, Mauricio Cadavid Jun 2017

Literacy Tutoring Strategies Of America Reads University-Level Tutors, Mauricio Cadavid

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore, study, outline and describe tutoring strategies applied by American Reads (AR) tutors and non-America Reads (nAR) tutors helping young tutees develop early literacy skills. There is limited research on the implementation of effective tutoring strategies during one-on-one tutoring with elementary school children in terms of early literacy development. Most of the literature is split between peer tutoring and program tutoring. This lack of research presents a particular challenge when it comes to identifying an effective tutor and effective tutoring methodologies. Using a qualitative approach, this study utilizes survey data, session recordings, and ...


Imparting Practical Wisdom And Resilience To Our Students, Charles (Derrick) Lawson May 2015

Imparting Practical Wisdom And Resilience To Our Students, Charles (Derrick) Lawson

Wisdom in Education

The powerful impact of communicating a teacher’s belief in a student is presented. By sharing trade books and novels with metaphoric messages, teachers can impart practical wisdom and enable students to develop resilience when facing challenges.


Technological Literacy – Not Just You And Your Computer, Joseph Scarcella, Susan Daniels May 2006

Technological Literacy – Not Just You And Your Computer, Joseph Scarcella, Susan Daniels

Wisdom in Education

One might argue that the word technology is one of the most misunderstood and misused terms in common usage today. Many believe technology to be synonymous with computers, the internet and other high-tech media. This is limited and short sighted view indeed! Technology encompasses both simple and complex artifacts used daily. Pencils, toothbrushes, zippers and toothpicks – not to mention Velcro (!) – for instance, are all examples of what might be considered relatively modern examples of technology. Often, the wonder of “everyday” invention is lost in our current notions of technology. Yet, it is an investigative inquiry into the making, design and ...


Five Approaches To Literacy In Correctional Education, Thom Gehring, Gary H. Sherwin May 2006

Five Approaches To Literacy In Correctional Education, Thom Gehring, Gary H. Sherwin

Wisdom in Education

This article introduces literacy from a few “big picture” perspectives, and then reviews five paradigms that have shaped the teaching and learning of literacy in residential confinement institutions for juveniles and adults. The paradigms are specific to correctional education, but they will be familiar to all alternative teachers and advocates of literacy instruction.


Empowering Pre-Adolescent Second-Language Learners In The Middle School Years, Robert Charles Quintana Jan 2005

Empowering Pre-Adolescent Second-Language Learners In The Middle School Years, Robert Charles Quintana

Theses Digitization Project

The thesis explores sociolinguistic issues facing pre-adolescent English-as-second-language learners. Topics covered include literacy issues, communicative competence issues at the intermediate and advanced English language development (ELD) levels, language and power relationships that affect pre-adolescent English language learners, politeness as a sociolinguistic tool, and the benefits of students acquiring the language of cooperative learning. The implications of these topics culminate in the development of a social studies curriculum unit designed for the middle-school classroom.


Teaching Basic Writing In The Midst Of The Great Literacy Debate, Robin Archibald Jan 1999

Teaching Basic Writing In The Midst Of The Great Literacy Debate, Robin Archibald

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Parent Involvement In Family Literacy, Eloise Nobis Johnson Jan 1998

Parent Involvement In Family Literacy, Eloise Nobis Johnson

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Parent Volunteers On A Child's Literacy Growth, Francesca Marie Formolo Jan 1995

The Effects Of Parent Volunteers On A Child's Literacy Growth, Francesca Marie Formolo

Theses Digitization Project

Research has shown that the more active parents are in their child's education the more likely their child is to achieve academic success. Based on these findings this research project focused on how parent volunteers influenced their child's literacy growth. It is hypothesized that as the parent spends time in the classroom they are given more opportunities to interact with other members of the classroom community. It is believed that this interaction will influence the way in which the parent works with their child and have a positive influence on their child's literacy growth.


Creative Drama As A Source For Literacy Development, B. Joanne Kirkner Jan 1995

Creative Drama As A Source For Literacy Development, B. Joanne Kirkner

Theses Digitization Project

Students achieve knowledge by different means. I find that a child allowed to learn from one's personal style finds purpose in learning and develops a desire to read. With this in mind I have designed this project to be used as a resource for teachers wanting to implement creative drama, in the classroom, as an avenue for improving reading abilities of low-progress readers.


A Hands-On Approach To Literature: Designing A Grade 1-3 Whole Language Literature Unit, Bonnie L. Griffith Jan 1989

A Hands-On Approach To Literature: Designing A Grade 1-3 Whole Language Literature Unit, Bonnie L. Griffith

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.