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The Effect of Guided Math Groups on the Performance of Third-Grade Elementary Students in Mathematics
Ability grouping in education; Education, Elementary; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this study was to compare the mathematics achievement of third-grade students who were taught mathematics using guided math groups with students who were taught with whole-group direct instruction....
Simultaneous and Sequential Language Acquisition: A Comparison Study of American Sign Language-English Interpreters
Deaf--Means of communication; Deaf culture; Deaf--Services for;
Often, Coda/coda interpreters (child of a Deaf adult) are perceived to have more native-like command of ASL due to acquiring ASL and English naturally from birth, in comparison to A.T. interpreters, who...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Applying Dweck's Mindset Theory in the Classroom to Improve Student Attitudes Toward Learning
Dissertations, Academic; Success--Psychological aspects; Developmental psychology and motivation;
The purpose of this study was to explore the application of Dweck's Mindset Theory and how it would effect student attitudes towards learning in the classroom.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Effects of Background Music on the Behaviors of First Grade Students During Independent Reading Time
Education, Elementary; Children and music; Classroom management; Dissertations, Academic;
This paper explores what effect, if any, playing classical music has on the behavior of first grade students during their independent reading time.
How Can the Research on English Language Learners Be Used to Create a Primary Math Unit?
Education, Elementary; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this creative project was to explore the research on effective strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) and to use them to develop a math unit using these methods. The project...
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