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Relationship Between Second Language Study and English Grammar Mastery
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Secondary; English language--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
This study explores the hypothesis that second language learning may have a positive effect on the mastery of English grammar. Focusing on ninth-grade students, the results of assessments carried out in...
Writing 2.0: Using Google Docs as a Collaborative Writing Tool in the Elementary Classroom
Education, Elementary; Writing skills; Dissertations, Academic; Web 2.0;
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of Google Docs as compared to the traditional paper and pencil writing method on 6th grade student’s writing. The researcher used a classroom of...
Perception of a Local For-Profit College by Adult Non-High School Graduates
Dissertations, Academic; Education; For-profit universities and colleges;
This project was a study to determine the public perception of the for-profit college industry in Utah County, Utah.
Spelling: How Should It be Taught?
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Spelling ability; English language--Study and teaching;
The purpose of this research was to determine if the use of the spelling program Words Their Way resulted in higher achievement in spelling in a second grade classroom than customized approaches.
Racism 2.0 in a High School Classroom: an Autoethnography
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Racism;;
This project examines the implementation of Racism 2.0 concepts in a high school English class. Racism 2.0 is a new way of understanding racism as a system of advantage based on race, not simply individual...
An Alternative School Science Attitude Study
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Science teachers--Training of--United States;
This action research study examined negative attitudes toward science in an alternative high school, and ways to combat those negative attitudes.
Parent Involvement Curriculum: A Guide for Immigrant Parents Raising Children in the United States
Education; Education--Parent participation; Dissertations, Academic;
Research has shown that parental involvement in schools is a key factor that contributes to student achievement. The stated purpose of this curriculum project is to help immigrant parents learn more about...
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Case Study
Education; Dissertations, Academic;
There is a lot of information published about which teaching strategies are most effective for English language learners. This case study focused on one model of instruction, the Sheltered Instruction...
Effects of Embedded and Intentional Instruction on Letter Identification in Preschool Students
Initial teaching, alphabet ; Education, Preschool; Dissertations, Academic;
This study explored the effects of embedded and intentional instruction on letter identification in preschool students. Forty-three preschool students, ranging from 50 – 62 months, were assigned to a...
Using Pre teaching as an Intervention for Struggling Readers
Dissertations, Academic; Reading (Elementary)--Curricula--United States; Education, Elementary;
This research project explored the possibility of improving the reading skills of struggling readers by using an instructional dvd to pre-teach important reading strategies and phonics concepts. The study...
Enhancing Writing Skills in the First Grade
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Writing skills;
This project resulted in the creation of a writing resource manual that will benefit first grade teachers, who are faced with a newly adopted Common Core curriculum which is very different from the previously...
Using Lucy Calkins Writing Model to Create Confident and Independent Writers
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Writing skills; Calkins, Lucy, 1951- Units of study for primary writing;
This qualitative study was conducted in a first grade classroom, analyzing the effectiveness of the Lucy Calkins Writing Model to create confident and independent writers.
Quality Instruction and Outside- the -Classroom Support: A Study of Their Effects on Achievement, Attitudes, and Self Perceptions of Mathematics Students
Education; Mathematics--Study and teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This papers surveys how pre-algebra students feel about the teaching and learning of mathematics, and what affected their feelings about their perceived and actual abilities.
Reading Comprehension Strategies Handbook for Seminary Teachers
Mormon seminaries: Effective teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This projects creates a handbook that will give LDS Seminary teachers effective reading comprehension strategies to impart to their students. These strategies will enable seminary students to "drink deeply"...
Building Better Design: A Descriptive Study on LDS High School Seminary Teachers' Use of Standards in Planning
Mormon seminaries; Effective teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This study, which involved eight LDS Seminary teachers in the western United States, was performed to determine whether they used the established standard for LDS Seminary teachers in their curriculum...
Process of Developing a Proficiency Based Curriculum Map for Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
Education; Spanish language--Study and teaching (Secondary); Dissertations, Academic;
This thesis reports on a non-traditional collaborative language project between high school and junior high Spanish teachers to create an aligned curriculum, making for a better experience for those involved...
Best Practice for Teaching Sixth Grade Science: Reason for the Seasons
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Science teachers--Training of--United States; Science teachers--United States--Case studies; Direct instruction;
This thesis reports on studies made to determine the difference in levels of master learning of the required Utah State 6th grade science Standard II: Reason for the Seasons, using direct instruction versus...
Teacher Attitudes Toward Bilingual Education
Education; Education, Bilingual; Education, Bilingual--Teacher Training; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this study was to show teacher attitudes about bilingual education in a selected elementary school. The reasoning is that teacher attitudes may affect the success of bilingual education...
Motivating At Risk Youth and Influencing Behavior with Alternative Teaching Strategies
Education; Effective teaching; Problem Youth--Education--United States; Dissertations, Academic;
This thesis questions the use of simply moving students with problem behaviors in to self-contained classrooms specifically for at-risk students without implementing more effective and engaging instruction...
Effects of First Language Development on Second Language Acquisition among English Language Learners
Education, Secondary; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Dissertations, Academic;
This is a mixed-methods study to analyze the effects that first language acquisition has on learning a second languages. The study focuses on native Spanish-speaking secondary school students who were...
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