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  1. 60 Great Internet Sites for Math, Reading, and Language Arts.

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    Treadwell, Mark

    This book rates 60 selected Web sites that focus on three core K-12 content areas--math, reading, and language arts. The introduction summarizes the quality criteria for the site ratings and selection, lists recommended software and plug-ins for viewing Web sites, provides tips on Internet navigation, and offers guidelines for Internet safety. The…

  2. District Action Plan 2003-2008: Improving Academic Achievement in Reading, Math and Language Arts

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    Guam Public School System, 2003

    2003-01-01

    The results of the SAT 9 tests administered to Guam students in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 have consistently indicated below average academic performance in the subjects of reading, math and language arts over the past decade of testing. To ensure that students attain the necessary skills and knowledge in reading, math, and language arts,…

  3. Writing Is Learning: Strategies for Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

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    Wills, Howard

    Writing activities can be used to cultivate students' enthusiasm for learning. This book shows teachers how to introduce their students to the benefits of writing in a variety of subjects including math, language arts, science, social studies, and art. Each chapter in the book includes an observation that allows readers to enter a classroom and…

  4. Teaching Language Arts, Math, and Science to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

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    Browder, Diane M., Ed.; Spooner, Fred, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    Under NCLB, students with severe disabilities are expected to make progress on state academic content standards in language arts, math, and science. But what material should educators teach from these three content areas, and how should they teach it? With this groundbreaking textbook, future educators will finally have the answers they need. The…

  5. The Relationship between Principal Turnover and Student Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts and Math Grades Six through Eight

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    Berrong, Darren Andrew

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between principal turnover rate, percentage of minority students, percentage of students with disabilities, and percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged and student achievement in reading/English language arts and math measured by Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Georgia Criterion…

  6. Predictors of Academic Success in Language Arts Literacy and Math on State Assessments in New Jersey Charter Schools

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    Jerue, Gary A.

    2013-01-01

    There are a limited number of studies that examine the predictors of academic success in charter schools (Lawton, 2009). This study utilized a multiple regression analysis to identify the best predictors of academic success in language arts literacy (LAL) and math on state assessments in New Jersey charter schools. This study included four student…

  7. Math as a Second Language.

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    Wakefield, Dara V.

    2000-01-01

    Provides a rationale for approaching mathematics as a second language. Gives teaching suggestions: begin in early childhood, stress similarities between math and language, use spoken math before written, use authentic assessment, and focus on real-life math use. (SK)

  8. Math in Art or Art in Math.

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    Biller, Jerry

    The concept of integrating mathematics and art course work broadens an appreciation of the connection between the two. Although calculations and getting the right answer have traditionally been the focus of mathematics at the secondary level, other topics have recently begun to be addressed, such as mathographics, or the relationship between art…

  9. Teaching Art + Math

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    McIntosh, Ronald D.

    2008-01-01

    Professional learning communities (PLCs) are designed to increase and improve the time teachers spend working with one another planning curriculum for mathematics, reading, writing, history, English, and other disciplines offered by their school. These meetings help to improve test scores in math and English. Teachers have coupled their subject…

  10. Language Arts.

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    Keener, Paul L.

    Capitalizing on the resources available in an urban city block, this resource guide for the emotionally handicapped (K-6) presents a resource list and objectives and activities relative to teaching language arts (reading, English, listening, speaking, and writing). The resource list is comprised of approximately 150 physical facilities (e.g.,…

  11. The Effect of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Achievement in Math, Science, and English Language Arts

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    Steele, Jennifer L.; Slater, Robert; Li, Jennifer; Zamarro, Gema; Miller, Trey

    2013-01-01

    Confronted with many challenges to improving the quality of U.S. public K-12 education, many policymakers have viewed the study of a second language as a useful but nonessential ingredient of a world-class education system. However, others point out that dual-language education can be a powerful intervention for closing the achievement gap for…

  12. Infusing the Arts into Literacy and Math

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    Principal, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Schools that are integrating the arts into literacy, math, and other core subjects are dispelling the notion that there's an either-or choice in education--either you focus on literacy and math or you provide a well-rounded curriculum in the arts and other subjects. Crayola grant-recipient schools are demonstrating that you can do both--and end up…

  13. Enriching Music and Language Arts Experiences

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    Flohr, John W.

    2006-01-01

    The article focuses on enriching music and language arts experiences of students. Music can enrich literature and language arts, poetry, theater arts, transitions, science, and math, as well as help meet special learner needs. A well-understood example of enrichment is the alphabet song. A music or classroom teacher using the alphabet song helps…

  14. Innovative Math for Liberal Arts Majors

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    Strasser, Nora

    2011-01-01

    An innovative Math for Liberal Arts course was designed to provide liberal arts students with the life skills necessary to survive in the 21st century. The course emphasizes application driven mathematics. This course has been successful in changing students' perceptions of the usefulness of the course and improving student success rate as well as…

  15. The Language of Art.

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    Winarski, Diana L.

    1995-01-01

    Describes activities of kindergarten through grade-four students in an art classroom that emphasizes expression of creative process along with the product. Explores interconnections between art, thinking, and writing as expressed by a former language arts teacher who transfers her knowledge of language, words, and creative expression to art. (BAC)

  16. Finding Language in the Language Arts: Towards "Cognitive Language Arts."

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    Chametzky, Robert A.

    The language arts are constructed like a doughnut or a bagel, so that at their center where there might be something, there is instead a hole--emptiness. The dominant approach to understanding the nature of language--generative grammar--does not suggest a center for the language arts. An alternative approach to language and mind is "cognitive…

  17. LANGUAGE ARTS LABORATORY.

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    ROBERTS, HERMESE E.

    THE LANGUAGE ARTS LABORATORY WAS ESTABLISHED TO IMPROVE READING ABILITY AND OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS AS AN AID IN THE PREVENTION OF DROPOUTS. THE LABORATORY WAS OPERATED ON A SUMMER SCHEDULE WITH A FLEXIBLE PROGRAM OF FROM 45 MINUTES TO 2 1/2 HOURS DAILY. ALL PUPILS WERE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO IMPROVE THEIR READING…

  18. Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Intermountain School, Brigham City, UT.

    Based on a coordinated aural-oral approach, this language arts curriculum guide was developed to teach Navajo students English as a second language. The design of the curriculum provides for longitudinal and horizontal movements to favor concept formation by inductive experience. The plan gears instruction to three instructional levels: low (the…

  19. Language Arts - Spanish Grammar.

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    Andrade, Magdalena; Sones, Mary

    This publication presents three suggested language arts curriculum units. They represent a cross-section of materials that have been developed to deal with the learning problems of students with special language difficulties. Originally developed for grades 7-12, these units may be adapted for use in adult education or at other grade levels. They…

  20. A Math Intervention for Third Grade Latino English Language Learners at Risk for Math Disabilities

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    Orosco, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    Word problems for English language learners (ELLs) at risk for math disabilities are challenging in terms of the constant need to develop precise math language and comprehension knowledge. As a result of this, ELLs may not only need math support but also reading and linguistic support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a…

  1. Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades K-2

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    Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

    2009-01-01

    More than 10 percent of the students in our nation's public schools are English language learners, and this number grows each year. Many of these students are falling behind in math. "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades K-2" outlines the challenges ELL students face when learning math and provides a wealth of specific…

  2. Reading/Language Arts.

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    Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.

    These seven projects comprise the reading and language arts section of a report on Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV programs for the state of Illinois. Complete descriptions are furnished for the following: a multi-text, individualized reading skills program for grades four through eight; a reading program which stresses phonetic and…

  3. Language Arts Project.

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    New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe.

    The 1963 language arts project in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, was designed to make administrators and teachers aware of and concerned about the problems of teaching English to Spanish-speaking children in grades 1-12. General and specific objectives and instructional techniques stressed improvement of oral and written communication. An analysis of…

  4. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Hyde Park Central School District, NY.

    Designed to provide teachers with a listing of sequentially ordered objectives in specific language arts areas, this curriculum guide for kindergarten through grade eight was developed in Hyde Park, New York, as a foundation for a total communication development program. The course descriptions, arranged according to grade, are classified under…

  5. Chimera: Experiencing Language Arts.

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    Paul, Rebecca K.

    1991-01-01

    Describes the production of a dramatic musical, Chimera: A Journey to Redoubtia, at Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point, Alaska. Student participation in the project, and students' rewards from participation, are detailed. Benefits of the integration of dramatics into the language arts curriculum are listed. (BB)

  6. Reading, Language Arts & Literacy.

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    Matthew, Kathy, Ed.

    This document contains the following papers on educational technology issues related to reading, language arts, and literacy: (1) "The Infusion of Technology into a Teacher Education Course: Issues and Strategies" (Mary Ann Kolloff); (2) "Project READ: Developing Online Course Materials for a Reading Methods Class" (Judith A. Crowe); (3) "Reading…

  7. Dale Chihuly: An Inspiration in Art, Science, and Math!

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    Hubbert, Beth

    2009-01-01

    Connecting students to the arts in a concrete way can be an effective teaching tool. In this article, the author describes how Dale Chihuly's "Hart Window," which features hand-blown glass disks affixed to the framework of the window, can be an inspiration for interdisciplinary connections in art, science and math. (Contains 4 online resources.)

  8. Downtown Math and Language: Levels 1-6.

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    Kizer, Pat; And Others

    Developed by the Small Schools Career Education Development Project, the guide, divided into 6 units, provides 279 activities for math and language instruction in grades 1-6. Units are titled: Bank, Grocery Store, Hardware Store, Pandora's Box, Restaurant, and Streets, Bikes, and Highways. Both math and language activities are provided for each…

  9. Language as a Liberal Art.

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    Stein, Jack M.

    Language, considered as a liberal art, is examined in the light of other philosophical viewpoints concerning the nature of language in relation to second language instruction in this paper. Critical of an earlier mechanistic audio-lingual learning theory, translation approaches to language learning, vocabulary list-oriented courses, graduate…

  10. Integrating Liberal Arts Math and Environmental Science.

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    Langkamp, Greg; Hull, Joe

    This document presents an interdisciplinary course and workshop that aims to develop a better understanding of cooperative learning, interdisciplinary curriculum, and earthquakes among the participants. Students are encouraged to develop their own math and environmental education curriculum. An exercise on earthquakes and power law frequency are…

  11. LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE KINDERGARTEN.

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    ALLISON, GERTRUDE; AND OTHERS

    GOALS OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN ARE--(1) TO DEVELOP A MEANINGFUL VOCABULARY OF BASIC WORDS, (2) TO TEACH THE CHILD TO LISTEN, (3) TO ENCOURAGE APPRECIATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD, DRAMATIC EXPERIENCES, AND STORIES, POEMS, AND MUSIC, AND (4) TO ENCOURAGE GOOD SPEECH HABITS. THE UNIT AREAS OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE ARE…

  12. When Opportunity Knocks: Integrating Language Arts and the Daily Calendar

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    Biddle, Melissa

    2007-01-01

    With daily classroom schedules jammed with many concepts and skills to cover, integrating subjects whenever possible offers some relief. Primary classrooms can use their daily calendar time to integrate language arts and math. This teaching approach includes the use of word walls, interactive writing, journaling, and other effective teaching…

  13. Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Language Arts

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    Westphal, Laurie E.

    2007-01-01

    "Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…

  14. Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom. Reproducibles.

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    Pottle, Jean; Rutley, Mary

    This book contains information on a wide range of books for interdisciplinary teaching and makes connections with science, math, language, social studies, music, and art. The items referenced contain book summaries, lists of objectives, ideas for connecting the subjects taught in elementary and middle school, field and classroom activities,…

  15. Active Learning in a Math for Liberal Arts Classroom

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    Lenz, Laurie

    2015-01-01

    Inquiry-based learning is a topic of growing interest in the mathematical community. Much of the focus has been on using these methods in calculus and higher-level classes. This article describes the design and implementation of a set of inquiry-based learning activities in a Math for Liberal Arts course at a small, private, Catholic college.…

  16. Interrelating Art and Math...and Picasso.

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    Sterling, Barbara

    1989-01-01

    Describes an art project that relates a fifth grade arithmetic lesson with a drawing assignment. Students first learned to enlarge a drawing on a grid, and then were given a segment of a cut-up reproduction of a Picasso painting and asked to enlarge and duplicate their portion. Completed pieces were combined for the final product. (LS)

  17. English Language Arts, K-12.

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    Saint Mary's County Board of Education, Leonardtown, MD.

    This curriculum guide suggests ways for teachers to provide students with learning experiences which develop communication skills and facilitate the learning of language concepts. The guide, whose design is process oriented and student centered, can be used as a basis for developing an individual language arts program for every student. Eight…

  18. Language Arts Curriculum Guide (Secondary).

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    This curriculum guide for the secondary school language arts program is divided into seven sections: General Introduction, Oral Communication, Literature, Spelling, Written Language, Special Courses, and Appendix. These general sections describe approaches to such topics as listening, conversing, parliamentary procedure, oral interpretation, the…

  19. Teaching Language Arts to Mentally Retarded Children.

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    Thomas, Janet K.

    Suggestions are made for teaching language arts to mentally retarded children. The nature of language arts, the effect of mental retardation on the learning of language arts, and the need for home-school cooperation are treated. Also described are language arts areas, the school program, methods of beginning instruction, speech training,…

  20. Se Habla Mathematics? Consideration of Math as a Foreign Language.

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    Wakefield, Dara

    Math competency and bilingual education are among the most debated topics in public education. This paper discusses the common points that these two areas share and demonstrates ways for using foreign language instructional techniques in mathematics classrooms. Information on some techniques used in language education is also provided. (ASK)

  1. Caldecott Connections to Language Arts.

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    Glandon, Shan

    Teachers can take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott Award literature to extend and promote learning across the curriculum. This book demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to language arts learning in the library and classroom, and the expansion of student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For…

  2. Integrating Reading and Language Arts.

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    French, Michael P., Ed.; Elford, Shirley J., Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Integrating reading and language arts at all levels is the focus of this journal issue. The articles and their authors are as follows: "Reading and Writing: Close Relatives or Distant Cousins" (Kathryn A. Koch); "The Reading-Writing Relationship: Myths and Realities" (Timothy Shanahan); "The Classroom Teacher as an Action Researcher: Beginning…

  3. Weaving Connections with Language Arts.

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    Stevenson, Jean

    1987-01-01

    By integrating the language arts across the curriculum, teachers and librarians can help students make connections between what they already know and new material. Teachers committed to this approach need to spend time planning, executing, and evaluating the process and to bring the following essential components to the classroom: (1) love and…

  4. Reflections: Language Arts for ALL Children.

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    Brown, Rexford; And Others

    1980-01-01

    Rexford Brown, Thomas D. Horn, James Sledd, and Rudolph C. Troike discuss the most significant language arts developments of the 1970s, their hopes for the 1980s, and references of value to elementary language arts teachers. (DD)

  5. Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts: Cinderella, Cinderella, Cinderella! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Fanny vs. Cinderella [and] Science: Animals of the Ocean [and] Science and Social Studies: Weather or Climate? [and] Social Studies/Science/Language Arts/Mathematics: Rivers in America [and] Social Studies/Foreign Language: Bon Voyage!

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    Lee, Betsey; Bailey, Annette; Rechkemmer, Rhonda; Hedrick, Judy; Stavarz, Jamie M.

    1998-01-01

    Provides lesson plans for grades two and four to five reading/language arts, grade two science, grades three to five science/social studies, grade five language arts/math/science/social studies, and grades five to seven social studies/French. Lists resources and discusses library skills, subject objectives, instructional roles, activities,…

  6. The Emerging Middle School Language Arts Program.

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    Kuhlman, Sandra Muse

    Based on a search of the literature, a series of eight propositions were derived to describe the basic middle school language arts program being portrayed in the literature. Fifty principals and language arts department chairpersons were asked to rate, on a scale of one to five, the degree to which their language arts department accepted and…

  7. Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 6-8

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    Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…

  8. Microcomputers and the Language Arts. English, Language, and Education Series.

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    Robinson, Brent

    Designed to reveal some of the strengths and weaknesses of microtechnology in the language arts, this book suggests how and where microcomputers might have applications or implications in the language arts curriculum. The first chapter of the book discusses practical problems facing language arts teachers in developing classroom computer programs,…

  9. The Effects of Adult Literacy and Demographics on Eighth Grade Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy Scores

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    Powell, David V.

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of environmental conditions of adult literacy and demographics prevalent during infancy and early childhood on mathematics and language arts literacy scores on eighth grade achievement tests. This study collected published scores for eighth grade math and language literacy from public schools…

  10. Language of Physics, Language of Math: Disciplinary Culture and Dynamic Epistemology

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    Redish, Edward F.; Kuo, Eric

    2015-07-01

    Mathematics is a critical part of much scientific research. Physics in particular weaves math extensively into its instruction beginning in high school. Despite much research on the learning of both physics and math, the problem of how to effectively include math in physics in a way that reaches most students remains unsolved. In this paper, we suggest that a fundamental issue has received insufficient exploration: the fact that in science, we don't just use math, we make meaning with it in a different way than mathematicians do. In this reflective essay, we explore math as a language and consider the language of math in physics through the lens of cognitive linguistics. We begin by offering a number of examples that show how the use of math in physics differs from the use of math as typically found in math classes. We then explore basic concepts in cognitive semantics to show how humans make meaning with language in general. The critical elements are the roles of embodied cognition and interpretation in context. Then, we show how a theoretical framework commonly used in physics education research, resources, is coherent with and extends the ideas of cognitive semantics by connecting embodiment to phenomenological primitives and contextual interpretation to the dynamics of meaning-making with conceptual resources, epistemological resources, and affect. We present these ideas with illustrative case studies of students working on physics problems with math and demonstrate the dynamical nature of student reasoning with math in physics. We conclude with some thoughts about the implications for instruction.

  11. Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 3-5

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    Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

    2009-01-01

    More than 10 percent of the students in our nation's public schools are English language learners, and this number grows each year. Many of these students are falling behind in math. "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 3-5" outlines the challenges ELL students face when learning math and provides a wealth of specific…

  12. Speculations on Language in the Arts

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    Mitchell, Sally E.

    2001-01-01

    There is often a resistance to verbal language in the nonverbal arts. Within educational establishments, language does not simply serve the art work or its making; it serves other extraneous goals of legitimation. The link between language and legitimation is striking. Dance education in Great Britain, for example, has recently moved from…

  13. Language Arts Concepts for Elementary School Teachers.

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    Burns, Paul C., Ed.; And Others

    An anthology of literature on elementary school language arts concepts is presented. Its purpose is to provide specific content that may help prospective and practicing teachers to recognize the role of language content in teaching. The anthology is divided into seven parts. Part One presents a general picture of the language arts curriculum that…

  14. Oral Language Needs: Making Math Meaningful

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    Pace, Michelle H.; Ortiz, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    As a Title I kindergarten teacher, Michelle Pace, second grade teacher at Lake Mary Elementary School in Florida, has seen firsthand how oral language can create roadblocks for students in all areas of the curriculum, both academically and socially. At the time this article was written, the state of Florida had recently adopted the Common Core…

  15. Even Math Requires Learning Academic Language

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    Barrow, Melissa A.

    2014-01-01

    ELLs need to practice using the language in their speech. Teachers can ask students to restate the definition in their own words and provide opportunities for students to use academic vocabulary in discussions. Chunking (instead of teaching inch in isolation, also teach foot, centimeter, and yard) helps students develop their schema and mentally…

  16. Interpreting Language Arts Research for the Teacher.

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    Shane, Harold G., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents chapters concerning various aspects of research in language arts and implications for language instruction. The works of individuals are mentioned throughout the book, and 1,168 references are included in a list of works cited in the text. The research topics covered involve language development, oral language, listening, the…

  17. Integrating Art and Language Arts through Children's Literature.

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    Englebaugh, Debi

    Connecting art and language arts, this guide offers creative lessons for more than 140 favorite children's books, most of which have been published within the last 10 years. The lessons help teachers inspire students in grades K-5 to create art projects related to a book's story. In the first part of the book, the author explains more than 50 art…

  18. Theatre Arts as Part of the Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Halliday, Mina Gail, Ed.; Potts, Norman B., Ed.

    The contributors to this monograph have combined theatre arts theory and practice into brief suggestions for classroom teachers of language arts. The various sections cover the following areas: basic assumptions about teaching and studying theatre arts; pantomime, improvisation, and characterization; design and technology in theatre, including…

  19. The Effects of Dynamic Strategic Math on English Language Learners' Word Problem Solving

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    Orosco, Michael J.; Swanson, H. Lee; O'Connor, Rollanda; Lussier, Cathy

    2013-01-01

    English language learners (ELLs) struggle with solving word problems for a number of reasons beyond math procedures or calculation challenges. As a result, ELLs may not only need math support but also reading and linguistic support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a math comprehension strategy called Dynamic Strategic…

  20. Sunny Side Up in Language Arts.

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    LaHart, David, Ed.

    This Sunny Side Up activities book is a coupling of science and language arts materials that will assist middle school teachers in developing energy awareness while they are teaching language arts skills. The majority of exercises and activities are keyed to the basic reading and writing skills stated in the "Minimum Performance Standards for…

  1. Categories for Observing Language Arts Instruction (COLAI).

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    Benterud, Julianna G.

    Designed to study individual use of time spent in reading during regularly scheduled language arts instruction in a natural classroom setting, this coding sheet consists of nine categories: (1) engagement, (2) area of language arts, (3) instructional setting, (4) partner (teacher or pupil(s)), (5) source of content, (6) type of unit, (7) assigned…

  2. Integrating the Language Arts: Alternatives and Strategies.

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    Kane, Katharine A.

    Motivated by the California English/Language Arts Framework, California teachers are working toward the goal of using the integrated language arts as tools for learning in all content areas. The core of this new curriculum is to help students make sense out of a piece of literature by moving into, through, and beyond a text. For example, a lesson…

  3. Linguistics and the Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Through numerous contributions from the field of linguistics, a modified language arts curriculum has resulted. Language arts teachers need to be thoroughly versed in content and methodology recommendations made by linguists. One such recommendation, for example, is that students should understand sentence patterns in English. These patterns…

  4. Using the Outdoors To Teach Language Arts.

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    Staley, Rebecca R.; Staley, Frederick A.

    A framework for using the outdoors as a vehicle for providing meaningful language arts experiences is presented in this guide geared toward intermediate students but adaptable for other ages. The introduction outlines goals of language arts instruction and notes that activities conducted outdoors contribute to these goals because they are…

  5. Language Arts Activities for Children. Fourth Edition.

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    Norton, Donna E.; Norton, Saundra E.

    This activities book illustrates how teachers can use teaching methods and strategies to build children's language arts skills as well as create a stimulating, enriched environment. The activities in the book include many opportunities for the integration of the language arts across the curriculum. Because of the growing demand for…

  6. Child Development and the Language Arts.

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    Russell, David H., Ed.; And Others

    This monograph presents research findings on child development and points out implications for the language arts program, examining both the learner and the learning process. Chapters include "Introduction: The Child Study Movement and the Language Arts Curriculum," which traces the development of child study research and lists five influences on…

  7. Developing Voice through the Language Arts

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    Henn-Reinke, Kathryn; Chesner, Geralyn A.

    2006-01-01

    This book shows prospective teachers how to use the language arts to connect diverse students to the world around them and help them develop their own literate voices. It considers the integrated nature of the primary language arts--reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. The authors encourage preservice and…

  8. Reading, Language Arts & Literacy. [SITE 2001 Section].

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    Matthew, Kathy, Ed.

    This document contains the following papers on reading, language arts, and literacy from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2001 conference: (1) "Improving the Teaching of Reading, Language Arts and Literacy through WebCT: A Work in Progress" (Linda Akanbi); (2) "A Survey of Computer Software Available in the Current…

  9. The Animals Around Us. Language Arts Theme Units: Cross-Curricular Activities for Primary Grades.

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    McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.

    This book is part of a series of books presenting ready-to-use instructional units on themes typically taught in the primary grades. The topics focus on science, math, social studies or literature, but use language arts skills consistently in each unit. Each book in the series also uses as many frames of mind or intelligences as possible. Within a…

  10. New Directions--In Language Arts

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    Loban, Walter

    1978-01-01

    The path to power over language is to use it. With that perspective three new directions in language arts are discussed: emphasis upon language for genuine communication uses, a greater concern for oral learning, and a vision of fluent reading as a strategy of using a few selected cues instead of everything on the printed line. (Author/RK)

  11. The Relationship between Learning Difficulties in Foreign Language and Math in a Sample of College Students

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    Prevatt, Frances; Proctor, Briley

    2003-01-01

    Two hundred four (204) college students who had difficulties in both foreign language and math (FLD/MD), only math difficulties (MD), or only foreign language difficulties (FLD) were studied. Analysis of prevalence of presenting problems indicated that FLD and FLD/MD are relatively uncommon, compared to MD. Comparisons among the three groups…

  12. A Restart of What Language Arts Is: Bringing Multimodal Assignments into Secondary Language Arts

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    Benson, Sheila

    2008-01-01

    This article presents student experiences within an 11th- and 12th-grade language arts course as a lens to examine how language arts teachers might embed multimodality, an awareness of student learning through not only print and verbal language activities but also visual, kinesthetic, aural, and spatial activities, in their courses as a means of…

  13. Cultivating Common Ground: Integrating Standards-Based Visual Arts, Math and Literacy in High-Poverty Urban Classrooms

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    Cunnington, Marisol; Kantrowitz, Andrea; Harnett, Susanne; Hill-Ries, Aline

    2014-01-01

    The "Framing Student Success: Connecting Rigorous Visual Arts, Math and Literacy Learning" experimental demonstration project was designed to develop and test an instructional program integrating high-quality, standards-based instruction in the visual arts, math, and literacy. Developed and implemented by arts-in-education organization…

  14. Online: Logo and the Language Arts.

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    Newman, Judith M.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the rich potential of Logo (a computer programing system for children) and particularly LogoWriter (its word processor) as learning tools in the language arts. Cautions against their use as rote exercises. (SR)

  15. Previewing Software for Language Arts Instruction.

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    Ivers, Patrick

    1984-01-01

    Illustrates some of the problems and the advantages of three programs designed for language arts instruction: "English Volume I" (MECC), "English SAT 1" (Microlab), and "Vocabulary Prompter" (Jagdstaffel). (AEA)

  16. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Native Language Arts.

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    de las Casas, Walter

    1987-01-01

    The Spanish Native Language Arts program at Sarah J. Hale High School (New York) integrates the study of reading, writing, and vocabulary with the study of texts that present cultural, literary, and artistic achievements of Hispanic cultures. (CB)

  17. Listening in the Language Arts

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2015-01-01

    The process of acquiring language is often depicted as a tiered process of oral development: listening and speaking; and, literacy development: reading, and writing. As infants we first learn language by listening, then speaking. That is, regardless of culture, or dialect we are first immersed in language in this oral context. It is only after one…

  18. Teaching Language Arts in Second Life

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    Chen, Li-Ling

    2011-01-01

    Educators have been paying attention to the teaching potential of the 3D virtual world browsing program Second Life, and they have been using the tool to teach subjects such as arts and mathematics in the past few years. In this article, the author focuses on how to teach language arts in Second Life. Advantages and disadvantages of two Second…

  19. Art: Another Language for Learning. Third Edition.

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    Cohen, Elaine Pear; Gainer, Ruth Straus

    This handbook, written for teachers, art teachers, and parents of young children, describes actual elementary school classroom experiences. Each anecdote is juxtaposed with a simple explanation of its philosophical and psychological rationale. Symbolic representation of the environment through art making is seen as a natural language, a…

  20. Language Arts for Native Indian Students.

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    Klesner, Margaret

    The resource book by the British Columbia Ministry of Education explains methods that may help in teaching language arts to native Indian students in grades K-7. The book, an attempt to enhance the development of native students' language skills within the regular classroom, indicates how to incorporate into the regular curriculum materials by and…

  1. Putting Magic into Learning Language Arts.

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    Stafford, J. Lindsey

    This paper describes a strategy for teaching elementary students language arts that involves the collaboration of the regular education teacher and a speech therapist. The classroom teacher and speech therapist work together in providing lessons related to whole language, reading, parts of speech, semantics, and written expression. This allows…

  2. Schoolbook Texts: Behavioral Achievement Priming in Math and Language

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    Engeser, Stefan; Baumann, Nicola; Baum, Ingrid

    2016-01-01

    Prior research found reliable and considerably strong effects of semantic achievement primes on subsequent performance. In order to simulate a more natural priming condition to better understand the practical relevance of semantic achievement priming effects, running texts of schoolbook excerpts with and without achievement primes were used as priming stimuli. Additionally, we manipulated the achievement context; some subjects received no feedback about their achievement and others received feedback according to a social or individual reference norm. As expected, we found a reliable (albeit small) positive behavioral priming effect of semantic achievement primes on achievement in math (Experiment 1) and language tasks (Experiment 2). Feedback moderated the behavioral priming effect less consistently than we expected. The implication that achievement primes in schoolbooks can foster performance is discussed along with general theoretical implications. PMID:26938446

  3. Figurative Language Represented in Art

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    Wallach, Michele

    2009-01-01

    In the test-driven society in which teachers teach, many art teachers are encouraged to create interdisciplinary units that fuse art with reading and writing. In this article, the author presents a unit which fosters appreciation of Sandra Cisneros' writing and encourages students to portray her words in their own three-dimensional designs.…

  4. Language Arts Core Curriculum: Secondary Core Curriculum Standards. Levels 7-12, Language Arts (Drama). Revised.

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    Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

    This curriculum guide presents the core standards and objectives for level 7-12 language arts instruction in Utah. The curriculum guide begins with a statement of the elementary and secondary school program of studies and high school graduation requirements. After a brief statement on the importance of language arts and core curriculum standards…

  5. Grammar and the Language Arts.

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    Faulkner, Janice H.

    This book introduces a specific approach to sentence analysis by comparing traditional grammar with newer methods, including transformational grammar. The first chapter discusses the teaching of grammar and language skills and the use of standard and nonstandard dialects. Traditional grammar is defined and discussed in chapter 2. The other…

  6. An Integrated Language Arts Teacher Education Program.

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    Ridout, Susan Ramp; And Others

    A pilot project was developed at Indiana University Southeast to help teacher education students learn ways to put current educational theories and strategies to work in a school setting. The project was based on the idea that the language arts--listening, reading, writing, and speaking--should be integrated and that many subject areas could be…

  7. Teaching Language Arts: Learning through Dialogue.

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    Lindfors, Judith Wells, Ed.; Townsend, Jane S., Ed.

    Offering an alternative to traditional language arts methods textbooks, this collection of 20 essays by master teachers is grouped into 4 main sections. Following an introduction, essays in the book are: (1) "Walter" (Vivian Gussin Paley); (2) "Children Become Writers: A Conversation with Two Teachers" (Cyndy Hoffman and Carol E. Sharp); (3)…

  8. Drama. Language Arts Mini-Course.

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    Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

    This language arts minicourse guide for Lampeter-Strasburg (Pennsylvania) High School contains a topical outline of a drama course. The guide includes a list of eleven course objectives; an outline of the types of drama to be studied in the course; a description of the course content and concepts to be studied, including staging, acting, and…

  9. Special Report on the English Language Arts.

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    Freeman, Lawrence D.

    This report, based on statistics gathered from the first statewide census of Illinois public secondary school course offerings, enrollments, and cocurricular activities, focuses on English language arts courses. Among the highlights from the report are the following: (1) Illinois junior and senior high schools typically rely on general, grade…

  10. Whole-Class Inquiry: Language Arts

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    Kajder, Sara

    2005-01-01

    The language arts classroom is largely about leading students to become literate in their own voices and to see writing as a tool for thinking. I come to know my students through their writing and through class discussions about the texts we read and the texts we write. The challenge of good writing instruction is leading students to view their…

  11. Conversations about Visual Arts: Facilitating Oral Language

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    Chang, Ni; Cress, Susan

    2014-01-01

    Visual arts, such as drawings, are attractive to most young children. Marks left on paper by young children contain meaning. Although it is known that children's oral language could be enhanced through communication with adults, rarely is there a series of dialogues between adults and young children about their drawings. Often heard instead…

  12. English IV. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    As part of the language arts curriculum framework developed in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this standard English curriculum guide contains the goals, concepts, and terminal objectives for grade 12 English courses. Following an introduction, a description of the framework…

  13. English I. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    As part of the language arts curriculum framework developed in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this standard English curriculum guide contains the goals, concepts, and terminal objectives for ninth grade English courses. Following an introduction, a description of the framework…

  14. English III. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    As part of the language arts curriculum framework developed in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this standard English curriculum guide contains the goals, concepts, and terminal objectives for grade 11 English courses. Following an introduction, a description of the framework…

  15. English II. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    As part of the language arts curriculum framework developed in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this standard English curriculum guide contains the goals, concepts, and terminal objectives for grade 10 English courses. Following an introduction, a description of the framework…

  16. Creative Writing in the Language Arts.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Pupils need to express themselves in creative processes and products in the language arts curriculum. Too frequently, teachers require behavior which involves conformity on the part of learners. Specific objectives many times delimit pupils' opportunities to express original ideas that come from within the involved learners. Many activities can…

  17. Integration of Content in the Language Arts.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Pupils need to experience a rich language arts curriculum. Each learner must have feelings of self-worth and acceptance of others in the classroom setting. Educational psychologists have long recommended that learners perceive that content acquired is integrated. English teachers have debated the merits of teaching isolated learnings in the…

  18. Reading and Language Arts: Products from NIE.

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    Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.

    This catalog describes products--instructional programs and printed materials--developed with total or partial funding from the National Institute of Education that deal with reading and the language arts. A one-page summary describes each product and provides information on implementation requirements, services available, descriptors, target…

  19. Practicing Language Arts Skills Using Drama.

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    Beutler, Suzanne A.

    This paper attempts to show a one-to-one relationship between the various activities involved in dramatic interpretation and specific language arts skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The skills listed in this model reflect both the cognitive and the affective domains and include concentration, perception, factual recall,…

  20. Reading/Language Arts Support Personnel Handbook.

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    Compton City Schools, CA.

    This handbook was designed to assist reading/language arts support personnel in developing a sequential, developmental program suited to each child's needs. The first of the book's five major sections outlines the procedures for establishing a successful program and discusses such factors as how to create the working environment, schedule time,…

  1. Language Arts: The Literature of Ecology.

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    Douglass, Gloria; Annunziata, Joyce

    The course guide for a language arts unit within the Dade County Florida Quinmester Program lists performance objectives for the unit designed to give students a clearer understanding of the ecological problems that confront mankind. The viewpoint taken is that of the layman, not the scientist. Selections from state-adopted and other books are…

  2. Combining Graphic Arts, Hollywood and the Internet to Improve Distance Learning in Science and Math

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    Tso-Varela, S.; Friedberg, R.; Lipnick, D.

    We on the Navajo Reservation face the daunting problem of trying to educate a widely scattered student population over a landmass (25,000+ sq. miles) larger than all the New England states combined. Compounding this problem is the fact that English is a second language for many students and that many of our students lack basic foundation skills. One of the obvious answers is Distance Learning Programs. But, in the past Distance Learning Programs have been notably ineffective on the Navajo Reservation. An experimental Internet Astronomy that we taught last summer showed conclusively that we must specifically tailor our Distance Learning courses to a Navajo audience. As with many college level science courses, our experimental course was English intensive and there lies the crux of the problem. With the help of our colleague institutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, University of New Mexico, Kennesaw State University, and New Mexico Highlands University, we undertook to replace 90% of the traditional verbiage with art, an idiom much accepted on the Navajo Reservation. We used the Walt Disney Studios as a model. Specifically, we studied the Pvt. Snafu cartoons used by the War Department in World War II. We tried to emulate their style and techniques. We developed our own cartoon characters, Astroboy, Professor Tso and Roxanne. We combined high quality graphic art, animation, cartooning, Navajo cultural elements, Internet hyperlinks and voiceovers to tell the story of Astronomy 101 Lab. In addition we have added remedial math resources and other helpful resources to our web site. We plan to test initial efforts in an experimental Internet course this summer.

  3. Testing Math or Testing Language? The Construct Validity of the KeyMath-Revised for Children with Intellectual Disability and Language Difficulties

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    Rhodes, Katherine T.; Branum-Martin, Lee; Morris, Robin D.; Romski, MaryAnn; Sevcik, Rose A.

    2015-01-01

    Although it is often assumed that mathematics ability alone predicts mathematics test performance, linguistic demands may also predict achievement. This study examined the role of language in mathematics assessment performance for children with intellectual disability (ID) at less severe levels, on the KeyMath-Revised Inventory (KM-R) with a…

  4. The Effect of an English Language Learner Program on Student Achievement Outcomes in Language, Reading, and Math

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    Reid, Jennifer L.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the reading, math, and language proficiency outcomes of 4th-grade through 7th-grade students with limited English proficiency following nearly two years or more of instruction in the English Language Learner Program (ELL) and concurrent general education studies. The maximum accrual for this study was…

  5. Math Literacy through French Language Learning: Connecting with the Common Core in the Lower Elementary Grades

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    Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V.

    2013-01-01

    Among the reported proven positive results of early world Language (WL) study are improved cognitive abilities and "higher achievement test scores in reading and math" (Stewart: 11), which are expected student performance outcomes for the Common Core Standards. The future viability of Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES)…

  6. The Art of Language Teaching as Interdisciplinary Paradigm

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    Peterson, Thomas Erling

    2008-01-01

    One can extrapolate from the art of language instruction to discover methods applicable across the disciplines in higher education. The paradigm presented by language instruction is applicable throughout the arts and sciences. If cultivated--and there are institutional pressures working against it--such an art can impact the languages and codes of…

  7. The Preparation of Language Arts Teachers for Ghetto Schools.

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    Imhoof, Maurice

    Language arts teachers cannot handle the problems of the disadvantaged children of the ghetto because they cannot understand the language of the children well enough to evaluate the abilities of the children or create activities which would improve the quality of language experience for the child. It is possible to provide language arts teachers…

  8. Crosswalks and Quality: Linking Math Language and CTE Standards

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    Often, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    The quality of math standards within career paths is an important one, as it can indicate whether career and technical education (CTE) students are receiving a rigorous academic and technical curriculum. This is especially important as the CTE field has expanded to include technology and pre-engineering (often called STEM fields) as well as more…

  9. Peace Corps Gabon PST Technical Language: Math/Education.

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    Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

    A set of instructional materials on technical French for mathematics instruction is designed for Peace Corps volunteers teaching math in Gabon. The materials consist of six lessons on the use of French to teach and express mathematical concepts and procedures, and information about the Gabonese educational system, in English. The French lessons…

  10. An Approach to Curriculum Design in Language Arts.

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    Klein, Marvin L.

    1969-01-01

    If language arts programs are not to be a hodge-podge, a concerted effort must be made to find common concepts about language which might be the framework for the discipline called "English." Such factors as the contributions of various disciplines to the language arts, the influence of modern learning theory on curriculum design, and the…

  11. A Literature Based Language Arts Program for Secondary Gifted Students.

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    Myers, Jo; Hughes, Bob

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a philosophy of education for the gifted and place that philosophy within the framework of practical education. The paper sketches the philosophy--language arts must be taught in a way that emphasizes the wholeness of the language experience--and discusses two key points: (1) If language arts consist of…

  12. Strengthening Higher Education: Simplify Student Aid & Emphasize Vital Science, Math, and Language Skills

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    Berkowitz, Peter

    2007-01-01

    Higher education in America faces such formidable problems as unaffordable tuition, lack of accountability, students ill-prepared for college, declining enrollment in math and science, and too few graduates fluent in critical foreign languages. This Opportunity 08 position paper recommends that the next President should take the following steps to…

  13. ESL Mentoring for Secondary Rural Educators: Math and Science Teachers Become Second Language Specialists through Collaboration

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    Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Grosso Richins, Liliana

    2015-01-01

    This article draws on data from the capstone graduate course in a specially designed professional development program for rural math and science teachers that describes how participant teachers translated their newly acquired knowledge about English as a second language (ESL) into a mentoring experience for their rural content specialist peers.…

  14. Impacts of Grouping and Time on the Math Learning of Language Minority Kindergartners

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    Garrett, Rachel; Hong, Guanglei

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated benefits and potential pitfalls of within-class homogeneous and heterogeneous ability grouping for elementary math learning. However, there has been scant evidence with regard to the impacts of grouping for language minority kindergartners who may experience the small group setting differentially due to their…

  15. Equity of Literacy-Based Math Performance Assessments for English Language Learners

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    Brown, Clara Lee

    2005-01-01

    This article reports findings from a study that investigated math achievement differences between English language learners (ELLs) and fully English proficient (FEP) students on a literacy-based performance assessment (LBPA). It has been assumed that LBPAs are superior to standardized multiple-choice assessments, but it has not been determined if…

  16. High-Stakes Math Tests: How "No Child Left Behind" Leaves Newcomer English Language Learners behind

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    Wright, Wayne E.; Li, Xiaoshi

    2008-01-01

    The "No Child Left Behind Act" establishes federal education policy for the United States, with a heavy focus on accountability through high-stakes testing. Provisions specific to English language learners (ELLs) include the mandate for their inclusion in state math tests, even for newcomer students enrolled for less than one year. Most ELLs take…

  17. Testing Math or Testing Language? The Construct Validity of the KeyMath-Revised for Children With Intellectual Disability and Language Difficulties.

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    Rhodes, Katherine T; Branum-Martin, Lee; Morris, Robin D; Romski, MaryAnn; Sevcik, Rose A

    2015-11-01

    Although it is often assumed that mathematics ability alone predicts mathematics test performance, linguistic demands may also predict achievement. This study examined the role of language in mathematics assessment performance for children with intellectual disability (ID) at less severe levels, on the KeyMath-Revised Inventory (KM-R) with a sample of 264 children, in grades 2-5. Using confirmatory factor analysis, the hypothesis that the KM-R would demonstrate discriminant validity with measures of language abilities in a two-factor model was compared to two plausible alternative models. Results indicated that KM-R did not have discriminant validity with measures of children's language abilities and was a multidimensional test of both mathematics and language abilities for this population of test users. Implications are considered for test development, interpretation, and intervention. PMID:26505874

  18. Digital Images In The Language Arts Classroom. In the Curriculum: Language Arts

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    Kajder, Sara; Swenson, Janet A.

    2004-01-01

    Recent work in middle and high school classrooms throughout the past year suggests two key roles in which students can use digital images in the language arts classroom: as readers and as writers. These emerging capabilities can allow students and teachers to envision, understand, and communicate meaning. Here we offer three brief illustrations…

  19. Language of Physics, Language of Math: Disciplinary Culture and Dynamic Epistemology

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    Redish, Edward F.; Kuo, Eric

    2015-01-01

    Mathematics is a critical part of much scientific research. Physics in particular weaves math extensively into its instruction beginning in high school. Despite much research on the learning of both physics and math, the problem of how to effectively include math in physics in a way that reaches most students remains unsolved. In this paper, we…

  20. Project Flight: Integrating Language Arts, Science, and Math.

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    Pottle, Jean L.

    1998-01-01

    Describes the genesis of a workshop for elementary and middle school teachers that would start with literature and then branch out to the sciences and mathematics, focusing on the topic "flight," and taking as its starting point the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Includes the first two class activities of the workshop. (SR)

  1. Rocking Your Writing Program: Integration of Visual Art, Language Arts, & Science

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    Poldberg, Monique M.,; Trainin, Guy; Andrzejczak, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores the integration of art, literacy and science in a second grade classroom, showing how an integrative approach has a positive and lasting influence on student achievement in art, literacy, and science. Ways in which art, science, language arts, and cognition intersect are reviewed. Sample artifacts are presented along with their…

  2. Finding the Science in Art: An Interdisciplinary Course Linking Art, Math, and Chemistry.

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    Kelley, Colleen; Jordan, Alyce; Roberts, Catherine

    2001-01-01

    Describes an interdisciplinary course which investigates ways in which chemical and mathematical concepts inform artistic techniques and art history trends. Outlines the course units and provides examples of their accompanying assignments. (MM)

  3. A Language Arts Curriculum Design for the Middle School.

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    Carr, Kathy

    Language arts textbooks provide the materials for this curriculum design based on thematic units of literature. Focused on stimulating student motivation, stressing skill practice and offering feedback through discussion and authors' workshops, this design lists sample terminal objectives for developing the following language arts skills for…

  4. Literacy through "Language Arts": Teaching and Learning in Context.

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    Murphy, Sharon, Ed.; Dudley-Marling, Curt, Ed.

    This book gathers 25 essays and 80 shorter excerpts from the past 25 years of the K-8 journal "Language Arts." Essays in the book begin with (1) "Introduction" (Sharon Murphy and Curt Dudley-Marling). Under Section I--Opening Contexts for Thinking about Teaching the Language Arts--are the following essays: (2) "How Children Learn or How Teachers…

  5. California Reading Language Arts Technology Institute Action Research Project.

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    Virgen-Heim, Veronica; Erlanger, Wendy; Crowe, Judith

    This paper describes the Reading Language Arts Technology Institute at California Lutheran University (CLU), a two-unit continuing education course to develop teacher content area knowledge in ways that effectively utilize technology in K-12 reading instruction. Goals included: to enhance the teaching of reading and language arts; to better…

  6. Language Arts Curriculum K-12 and Guide to Instruction.

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    Rahway Public Schools, NJ.

    The purpose of this language arts curriculum guide for grades kindergarten through twelve is to present the approved curriculum that serves as the basic core of all language arts instruction. The guide components--reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking--can be treated as individual disciplines, each with its own body of knowledge and…

  7. Third Grade English Language Arts: Underperformance on Statewide Assessments

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    Ramnarain, Taramattie

    2013-01-01

    The intent of this investigation was to examine the Kaplan K-12 program in an intervention process and identify the determinants that contributed to the void in performance in English language arts in Grade 3. As such, the researcher selected the Kaplan K-12 intervention program to shrink the void in performance in the English language arts within…

  8. Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade 1.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Based on the 1998 Arkansas State Language Arts Framework, this sample curriculum model for grade one language arts is divided into sections focusing on writing; listening, speaking, and viewing; and reading. Each section lists standards; benchmarks; assessments; and strategies/activities. The reading section itself is divided into print awareness;…

  9. Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade K.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Based on the 1998 Arkansas State Language Arts Framework, this sample curriculum model for kindergarten language arts is divided into sections focusing on writing; listening, speaking, and viewing; and reading. Each section lists standards; benchmarks; assessments; and strategies/activities. The reading section itself is divided into print…

  10. Educational Priorities for Language Arts Programs: A Comparative Synthesis.

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    Swander, Alice Jane

    To determine the priorities that linguists and educators stress as essential to the development of positive language arts programs, numerous works by selected linguists and educators were read. Letters were also sent to major publishing companies requesting complimentary copies of current elementary language arts textbook series for evaluation.…

  11. Kenya's Radio Language Arts Project: evaluation results.

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    Oxford, R L

    1985-01-01

    The Kenya Radio Language Arts Project (RLAP), which has just been completed, documents the effectiveness of interactive radio-based educational instruction. Analyses in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing show that children in radio classrooms consistently scored better than children in nonradio classrooms in every test. An evaluation of the project was conducted with the assistance of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). Evaluation results came from a variety of sources, including language tests, observations, interviews, demographic and administrative records, and an attitude survey. A large proportion of the project's students were considerably transient. Only 22% of the total student population of 3908 were "normal progression" students -- that is, they advanced regularly through their education during the life of the project. Students who moved from the area, failed a standard (grade), dropped out, or were otherwise untrackable, comprised the remaining 78% of the total. 7 districts were included in the project. Tests were developed for listening and reading in Standards 1, 2, and 3 and in speaking and writing in Standards 2 and 3. The achievement tests were based on the official Kenya curriculum for those standards, so as to measure achievement against the curriculum. Nearly all the differences were highly significant statistically, with a probability of less than 1 in 1000 that the findings could have occurred by chance. Standard 1 radio students scored nearly 8 points higher than did their counterparts in the control group. Standard 2 and 3 radio students outperformed the control students by 4 points. The radio group consistently outperformed the control group in reading, writing, and speaking. Unstructured interviews and observations were conducted by the RLAP field staff. Overwhelmingly positive attitudes about the project prevailed among project teachers and headmasters. The data demonstrate that RLAP works. In fact, it works so

  12. Math and Movement: Practical Ways to Incorporate Math into Physical Education

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    Wade, Marcia

    2016-01-01

    Each year, physical educators are asked to incorporate even more math, language arts, science and social studies into their curriculum. The challenge is how to do this without sacrificing the essential health and life skills provided by a quality physical education program. One program, Math & Movement, is a great aid for physical educators to…

  13. Speaking the same language in physics and math

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    Harvey, Marci

    2012-02-01

    "Hey, is that the same thing as a derivative from calculus?" "Isn't that a quadratic equation?" These are some of the math-related questions my physics students ask every year. Some students realize that determining velocity from a position-time graph is the same thing as taking the first derivative in calculus or they recognize a quadratic equation has a t2 term. Why can all students not make the connection between the two? I wonder if we, as teachers of two different subjects, are making this learning more difficult because we have different terminology for identical concepts. We have an opportunity to create a learning environment that offers multiple opportunities to improve student comprehension. Teachers can connect the concepts from various classes into a cohesive set of information that can be used for higher-level thinking and processing skills.

  14. Using Art to Enhance the Learning of Math and Science: Developing an Educational Art-Science Kit about Fractal Patterns in Nature

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    Rao, Deepa

    This study documents the development of an educational art-science kit about natural fractals, whose aim is to unite artistic and scientific inquiry in the informal learning of science and math. Throughout this research, I argue that having an arts-integrated approach can enhance the learner of science and math concepts. A guiding metaphor in this thesis is the Enlightenment-era cabinet of curiosities that represents a time when art and science were unified in the process of inquiry about the natural world. Over time, increased specialization in the practice of arts and science led to a growing divergence between the disciplines in the educational system. Recently, initiatives like STEAM are underway at the national level to integrate "Arts and Design" into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) formal education agenda. Learning artifacts like science kits present an opportunity to unite artistic and scientific inquiry in informal settings. Although science kits have been introduced to promote informal learning, presently, many science kits have a gap in their design, whereby the activities consist of recipe-like instructions that do not encourage further inquiry-based learning. In the spirit of the cabinet of curiosities, this study seeks to unify visual arts and science in the process of inquiry. Drawing from educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, and Papert, I developed a novel, prototype "art-science kit" that promotes experiential, hands-on, and active learning, and encourages inquiry, exploration, creativity, and reflection through a series of art-based activities to help users learn science and math concepts. In this study, I provide an overview of the design and development process of the arts-based educational activities. Furthermore, I present the results of a pilot usability study (n=10) conducted to receive user feedback on the designed materials for use in improving future iterations of the art-science fractal kit. The fractal kit

  15. English/Language Arts Curriculum Resource Handbook: A Practical Guide for K-12 English/Language Arts Curriculum.

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    1992

    Designed as a practical reference for curriculum developers, education faculty, and veteran and student teachers, this book provides basic information on the background of language arts curriculum as well as current information on publications, standards, and special materials for the K-12 English/language arts. The first part of the book…

  16. Language Arts Rationale: A Vision for Arizona's Students.

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

    The ultimate purpose of the language arts standards presented in this document is to ensure that all students be offered the opportunities, the encouragement, and the vision to develop the language skills they need to pursue lifelong goals, including finding personal enrichment and participating as informed members of society. The language arts…

  17. Ideas and Insights: Language Arts in the Elementary School.

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    Watson, Dorothy J., Ed.

    Intended to provide elementary school language arts teachers with new and interesting teaching activities, this book contains over 100 teacher-tested classroom activities that are based on the whole language approach to learning. Chapters discuss the following: (1) a world of language in use; (2) literature points the way (including themes and…

  18. Solving Math Problems. Windows on Literacy: Language, Literacy & Vocabulary

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    Roberts, Jason

    2006-01-01

    This book is part of the "Windows on Literacy: Language, Literacy & Vocabulary" program and shows students ways to solve problems, including drawing a picture and using a calculator. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is N-P; the basal results level is Grade 2-Grade 3; and the Windows on Literacy Stage is Fluent Plus…

  19. Examining the Relationship between Math Scores and English Language Proficiency

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    Henry, Denfield L.

    2013-01-01

    English language learners (ELLs) at a south Florida elementary school have consistently struggled with the mathematics segment of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Examining the relationship between ELLs' mathematics scores and English proficiency might provide local educators with ideas for reversing a downward trend in ELLs' mathematics…

  20. Simplified Language as an Accommodation on Math Tests

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    Johnson, Evelyn; Monroe, Brandon

    2004-01-01

    As accountability requirements for determining adequate yearly progress increase, states are working to make standards-based assessments accessible for all students. Providing accommodations on assessments is one of the main ways to allow not only students with disabilities but also students who are English Language Learners to be included in…

  1. Teaching Math: Speaking of Math.

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    May, Lola

    1995-01-01

    Provides tips and guidelines for teaching students how to speak the universal language of mathematics. Recommends the unlearning of faulty vocabulary, adopting workable strategies to teach math language, and teaching appropriate names of operations, shapes, and angles. Emphasizes need for mastering math vocabulary to be able to communicate in…

  2. Art Related Experiences for Social Science, Natural Science, and Language Arts.

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    Mack, Edward B.

    This booklet is intended to serve as an introduction to art experiences that relate to studies in social science, natural science, and language arts. It is designed to develop a better understanding of the dynamics of interaction of the abiotic, biotic, and cultural factors of the total environment as manifest in art forms. Each section, presented…

  3. New Technologies, New Possibilities for the Arts and Multimodality in English Language Arts

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    Williams, Wendy R.

    2014-01-01

    This article discusses the arts, multimodality, and new technologies in English language arts. It then turns to the example of the illuminated text--a multimodal book report consisting of animated text, music, and images--to consider how art, multimodality, and technology can work together to support students' reading of literature and inspire…

  4. Artful Language: Academic Writing for the Art Student

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    Apps, Linda; Mamchur, Carolyn

    2009-01-01

    The task of writing about the process of making and contextualising art can be overwhelming for some graduate students. While the challenge may be due in part to limited time and attention to the practice of writing, in a practice-based arts thesis there is a deeper issue: how the visual and written components are attended to in a manner that…

  5. Integrated Language Arts in a College Communications Course.

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    Schuster, Nancy J.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a freshman-level communications course within a business college that uses holistic instruction and that fuses the language arts to help students with college-level reading, writing, speaking, and listening. (SR)

  6. Taos Pueblo Students Hunt Leprechauns in Science and Language Arts.

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    Miller, Nola; Smith, Walter S.

    1999-01-01

    Describes an elementary school project--a "leprechaun trap"--that included elements of technology, science, language arts, and problem solving. Discusses how technology education is helping the Taos Pueblo community build bridges between its past and modern technologies. (JOW)

  7. Florida: State of the Foreign Language Arts.

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    Valdes, Gabriel M.

    In Florida, foreign language teaching has consistently followed national trends. Currently, there is a renaissance in language study. Enrollment has increased dramatically at all educational levels, due to a mandated state university system entrance requirement and two programs, the Florida Academic Scholars Program and Foreign Languages in the…

  8. Language Teaching: State of the Art

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    Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

    2006-01-01

    In its lifetime, the profession of language teaching has undergone many changes. Early attempts at language teaching almost entirely lacked a theoretical base. In the 20th century, however, two sets of language teaching methods emerged; the first set borrowed theories from psychology, linguistics, and sociolinguistics whereas the second set was…

  9. Language Teaching: State of the Art

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    Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

    2006-01-01

    In its life-time, the profession of language teaching has undergone many changes. Early attempts at language teaching almost entirely lacked a theory base. In the 20th century, however, two sets of language teaching methods emerged; the first set borrowed theories from psychology, linguistics, and sociolinguistics whereas the second set was based…

  10. Accommodations for English Language Learner Students: The Effect of Linguistic Modification of Math Test Item Sets. Final Report. NCEE 2009-4079

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    Sato, Edynn; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Gallagher, Carole; Huang, Chun-Wei

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the effect of linguistic modification on middle school students' ability to show what they know and can do on math assessments. REL West's study on middle school math assessment accommodations found that simplifying the language--or linguistic modification--on standardized math test items made it easier for English Language…

  11. The Common Core Math Standards

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    Wurman, Ze'ev; Wilson, W. Stephen

    2012-01-01

    More than 40 states have now signed onto the Common Core standards in English language arts and math, which have been both celebrated as a tremendous advance and criticized as misguided and for bearing the heavy thumbprint of the federal government. This article presents an interview with Ze'ev Wurman and W. Stephen Wilson. Wurman, who was a U.S.…

  12. Connecting Science and Literacy in the Classroom: Using Space and Earth Science to Support Language Arts

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    Wessen, A. S.; Cobabe-Ammann, E. A.

    2009-12-01

    The connections between science and literacy in the classroom have received increasing attention over the last two decades, as more and more evidence demonstrates that science provides an exciting vehicle in which to engage students on the path to literacy improvement. Combining literacy with science allows students to creatively explore the world or universe, and it. Combining science and literacy improves both reading and science scores, and increases students’ interest in science. At a time when over 40% of students beyond the 5th grade are reading two or more levels below grade level and are struggling with their current materials, finding ways to excite and engage them in the reading process is key. Literacy programs incorporating unique space science content can help prepare children for standardized language arts tests. It also engages our nation’s youngest learners and their teachers with the science, math, and technology of exploration in a language arts format. This session focuses on programs and products that bring the excitement of earth and space science into the literacy classroom, with a focus on research-based approached to combining science and language arts. Reading, Writing and Rings! Grades 1-2

  13. The Theater Arts and the Teaching of Second Languages.

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    Smith, Stephen M.

    This practical and theoretical guide to the use of theater arts in foreign language teaching contains exercises, techniques, and fundamental theory for teachers at all levels of foreign language instruction, but particularly for those teaching adults and adolescents at intermediate or higher levels. An introductory section outlines common…

  14. National Reading and Language Arts Educators' Conference Yearbook.

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    Combs, Martha, Ed.

    Papers in this yearbook cover a variety of topics in the field of language arts instruction, such as creative writing instruction, reading assessment from a Whole Language perspective, journal writing, and strategies for modifying commercial reading materials. Papers and their authors are as follows: (1) "Let's Get Creative about Creative Writing…

  15. The Implications of Sentence Combining for the Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Melvin, Mary P.

    Sentence combining can act as a corrective for the large number of language arts lessons and activities that emphasize errors. Based on familiar sentence patterns, sentence combining provides models of effective language use and encourages students to examine and try more expressive and interesting styles of speaking and writing. Sentence…

  16. Painting in Tongues: Faith-Based Languages of Formalist Art

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    Moore, Kevin Z.

    2007-01-01

    Cephalopods have a visual language that may be considered artful; they flash color-forms on their hides to communicate intents and emotions. Formalist inspired artists and their critic-expositors describe abstract pattern-painting as though it were a visual language equal to that of the cephalopod. In this article, the author argues that although…

  17. Language Arts Curriculum Guide, Grades 7-12.

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    Spartanburg County School District 7, SC.

    Intended for language arts teachers at the junior and senior high school level, this curriculum guide provides a framework for literature, language, and composition instruction for grades 7 through 12. Course curricula are presented on four different levels for each grade, and include objectives and prerequisites for literature study, language…

  18. Integrating Literacy and Math: Strategies for K-6 Teachers

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    Fogelberg, Ellen; Skalinder, Carole; Satz, Patti; Hiller, Barbara; Bernstein, Lisa; Vitantonio, Sandra

    2008-01-01

    Many K-6 teachers and students still think of mathematics as a totally separate subject from literacy. Yet incorporating math content into the language arts block helps students gain skills for reading many kinds of texts. Bringing reading, writing, and talking into the math classroom supports the development of conceptual knowledge and problem…

  19. Radical Puppets and the Language of Art

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    Asher, Rikki

    2009-01-01

    Radical puppets are puppets with a social message. Radical puppets encourage creative ideas that lead toward understanding global and environmental aspects of society through the "art of the puppet," a phrase coined by American puppeteer Bill Baird (1965). There is a blending of performance and visual art in puppetry. Through radical puppetry,…

  20. Linguistics, English, and the Language Arts.

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    Lefevre, Carl A.

    Designed to provide elementary, secondary, and college English teachers with a basic knowledge of the history and structure of the English language, this book is composed of three sections. Part 1 provides an orientation to linguistics by analyzing the basic principles and the scope of language study, and discussing values and perspectives in the…

  1. Spelling Lessons for Gifted Language Arts Students.

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    Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.

    1993-01-01

    These strategies for teaching spelling to gifted students focus on student choice of words, personal dictionaries, cloze passages, categorizing or word sorting, words borrowed from other languages, word etymology, multiple meaning words, and onomatopoetic words. (JDD)

  2. LAS Language Arts Supplement, English. Revised Edition.

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    DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

    This collection of over 100 games and activities is intended to increase oral proficiency among Spanish-speaking children without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in English as identified by the Language Assessment Scales (LAS). Because tongue twisters, riddles…

  3. LAS Language Arts Supplement, Spanish. Revised Edition.

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    DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

    Like its English counterpart, this is a collection of over 100 games and activities whose intent is to increase oral proficiency without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in Spanish as identified by the Language Assessment Scales. Because tongue twisters, riddles,…

  4. Computer-Assisted Learning in Language Arts

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    Serwer, Blanche L.; Stolurow, Lawrence M.

    1970-01-01

    A description of computer program segments in the feasibility and development phase of Operationally Relevant Activities for Children's Language Experience (Project ORACLE); original form of this paper was prepared by Serwer for presentation to annual meeting of New England Research Association (1st, Boston College, June 5-6, 1969). (Authors/RD)

  5. Thinking Skills in the English Language Arts.

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    Suhor, Charles

    A response to the educator's confusion over how to teach critical thinking skills through writing, the writing process model described in this paper underlines the close ties among cognitive, language, and writing skills. Guiding writing assignments in all content areas, the model involves students in reflection and discussion as they move from…

  6. School Science and the Language Arts

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2014-01-01

    An integrated science curriculum assists pupils to retain learnings better than to separate academic disciplines. Too frequently, science teachers teach each academic discipline as separate entities. However, there is much correlating of science with language, for example which might well be implemented in teaching and learning situations. Thus,…

  7. Irmo High School's Language Arts Lab: A Golden Opportunity.

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    Ingle, Judith K.

    Since 1984, the Language Arts Lab at Irmo High School (Columbia, South Carolina) has provided: (1) remediation in reading and writing to students with low standardized test scores; and (2) assistance to other students in the areas of study skills, college entrance exam preparation, term papers, reading and reading assignments, grammar, and…

  8. Interview with a Wild Animal: Integrating Science and Language Arts.

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    Scarnati, James T.

    1994-01-01

    Using a unit on earthworms, this article shows how science and language arts can be successfully integrated in a middle school classroom through hands-on observation, interviewing, and writing exercises. The integration process engages students, uses class time more efficiently, encourages dialog, and improves outcomes and appreciation of the…

  9. Gifted Language Arts: Filling the Canvas with Quality

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    Lloyd-Zannini, Lou

    2008-01-01

    Conversations with Josh, a mentee of the author, and other gifted students caused the author to realize that in many cases, what is presented as appropriately differentiated language arts curriculum for gifted/talented students is nothing more than general education curriculum with additional work at the same level as the regular curriculum. If…

  10. Integrating Thinking, Art and Language in Teaching Young Children

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    Liu, Ping

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates learning outcomes of four-year-old children at a preschool in P. R. China. The children are educated in a school ecology designed to address cognitive, social, linguistic and psychological development, where an instructional technique, "Integrating Thinking, Art and Language" (ITAL), is applied to support them in developing…

  11. Designing ICT Training Material for Chinese Language Arts Teachers.

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    Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Wu, Cheng-Chih; Chen, Hsiu-Yen

    The purpose of this research is to tailor the design of information and communications technology (ICT) training material to the needs of Chinese language arts teachers such that the training they receive will be conducive to effective integration of ICT into instruction. Eighteen experienced teachers participated in a Delphi-like survey that…

  12. Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts: Carole Edelsky.

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    Altwerger, Bess

    2000-01-01

    Presents an interview with researcher and teacher educator Carole Edelsky, named Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English. Discusses her work in sociolinguistics and in literacy education, her perspectives on literacy theory and pedagogy, how her political perspective permeates her work, her…

  13. Fast Track: A Language Arts Program for Middle School Gifted

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    Schneider, Jean

    2008-01-01

    "Fast Track" is a pseudonym for an accelerated, advanced language arts program for verbally gifted and high potential students in grades 6-8. The critical thinking model used for "Fast Track" was gleaned from Coalition of Essential Schools founder Ted Sizer's Habits of Mind: significance, evidence, connections, perspective, and supposition, as…

  14. Video Production in the English Language Arts Classroom.

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    Lund, Donna Joan

    1998-01-01

    Argues that teaching video production techniques in high-school English classes achieves the goals of language arts proficiency, media literacy, and student self-realization. Discusses preproduction; information search; script and storyboard; writing activities; oral communication activities; teamwork; aesthetic judgment; media literacy; affective…

  15. Enhancing Students' Responses to Art through Qualitative Language

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    Tollifson, Jerry

    2011-01-01

    A teacher's communication choices can spark student understanding. By harnessing and modeling the power that qualitative language provides when characterizing artworks, these choices support a student's evolving capabilities from simple description to a deeper embodiment of art criticism. This article is aimed at helping teachers understand how…

  16. Use of APM for Assessing Language Arts Placement Skills.

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    Bruno, James E.; Opp, Ronald D.

    The admissable probability measurement (APM) format was used to score a criterion referenced language arts test administered in an inner city junior high school. Its 30 items covered capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and sentence analysis. With APM, students indicate their confidence in their answer choice, and guessing is heavily…

  17. Reading and Language Arts, Goals and Objectives. Revised Edition.

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    Stanfield, Esther, Ed.; And Others

    This curriculum guide for the language arts program is divided into four major sections. Section 1, Decoding, discusses such topics as visual discrimination, identifying colors, sight words, likenesses and differences, accent, compounds, contractions, possessives, abbreviations, syllables, hyphenated words, choral reading, correct phrasing,…

  18. Ukrainian Language Arts Grades 4-6: Guide to Implementation

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    Alberta Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This implementation guide is intended to support the Grade 4 to Grade 6 portion of the Ukrainian Language Arts Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies. It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Ukrainian…

  19. Ukrainian Language Arts Kindergarten-Grade 3: Guide to Implementation

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    Alberta Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This implementation guide is intended to support the Kindergarten to Grade 3 portion of the Ukrainian Language Arts Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies. It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new…

  20. Indiana's Academic Standards: 12th Grade English/Language Arts.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 12 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides parents with a list of 10 things they can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following…

  1. Indiana's Academic Standards: 10th Grade English/Language Arts.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 10 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  2. Indiana's Academic Standards: 9th Grade English/Language Arts.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should be able to do in Grade 9 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and comes accompanied with a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  3. Indiana's Academic Standards: 11th Grade English/Language Arts.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

    This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should know and be able to do in Grade 11 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and provides a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…

  4. 101 Environmental Education Activities. Booklet 2--Language Art Activities.

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    Whitney, Helen, Comp.

    This booklet containing 20 language arts activities is the second in the series "101 Environmental Education Activities" produced by the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center. The description of each activity contains learning objectives, directions, and suggested student evaluation standards. Elementary and intermediate level students expand their…

  5. Student Performance Standards for Senior High Language Arts.

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    Brevard County School Board, Cocoa, FL.

    Developed by a team of 13 teachers, this guide presents student performance standards for 36 high school language arts courses. For each course described, performance standards and intended outcomes are preceded by a curriculum framework that includes a statement of major concepts and content, laboratory activities, special notes, and intended…

  6. Language Arts: Grade 7. Secondary Education Instructional Resource Guides.

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    Meehan, Anna, Comp.

    Produced in response to a school board's directive to develop a plan for implementing a standardized curriculum in the basic subjects on a district-wide basis, this guide contains instructional objectives for the area of seventh grade language arts. Included in the guide are (1) an instructional objectives checklist providing all objectives and…

  7. Standards for the English Language Arts: A Policy Perspective.

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    Pearson, P. David

    1993-01-01

    Examines the drive to develop a national set of standards for the English Language Arts curriculum. Addresses the issues of what standards are, what the current standards terrain looks like, what sort of standards could be set, and what the dangers are in the process. Offers suggestions for educators to begin the process of developing useful…

  8. Picturing German: Teaching Language and Literature through Visual Art

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    Knapp, Thyra E.

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the importance of visual culture with regard to its pedagogical applications in the German language classroom. I begin by outlining the benefits and concerns associated with making visual art a part of the curriculum. Next, practical ideas are presented for using paintings in beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses.…

  9. Opera and Art in the French Foreign Language Classroom.

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    Hekmatpanah, Lyra

    1993-01-01

    It has previously been shown that an opera can successfully be integrated into a high school or college language class. It is suggested that an entire semester could be devoted to just French operas and French art, using corresponding literary texts for comparative purposes. Grammar points are included as needed; conversation about the stories…

  10. Organizing for a Reading/Language Arts Conference.

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    Dwyer, Edward J.; Flynn, Ann

    College reading/language arts instructors are often involved in local reading associations, often state affiliates of the International Reading Association. Providing support for local councils is a natural area for professional service among college instructors. This paper presents information, ideas, and procedures for organizing a conference,…

  11. Supporting Academic Growth for Educators: English Language Arts.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    Developed through the collaborative efforts of cohorts of English Language Arts (ELA) educators from across Louisiana, this publication is based on core concepts identified in regional, consortia, and/or district-level ELA curricular documents submitted to the Department of Education. The publication includes key components of the Teacher's Guide…

  12. Dramatic Activities in Language Arts Classrooms: Resource Summary. ERIC Digest.

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    Tatar, Sibel

    This digest reviews some of the related literature about the benefits of classroom drama activities and introduces a variety of resources to help educators incorporate dramatic activities in their language arts classrooms. The digest notes that although several terms have been used to refer to "classroom drama" such as creative dramatics,…

  13. English Language Arts Curriculum Guide, Intermediate Elementary Level: Grade 4.

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    Saporito, Leo C., Ed.; And Others

    Prepared for use in grade four, this language arts curriculum guide bases its reading strand on "Roads to Everywhere" (Ginn 100), the English strand on "Roberts English Series" (Harcourt), the spelling strand on "Sound and Sense in Spelling" (Harcourt), and the handwriting strand on "Better Handwriting for You" (Noble and Noble). Some of the…

  14. Learning Standards for English Language Arts. Revised Edition.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    This revised edition of the "Learning Standards for English Language Arts" for New York State incorporates changes to the content standards and performance indicators based on extensive review by the public. The four standards described in the booklet are that students will read, write, listen, and speak (1) for information and understanding; (2)…

  15. Instructional Software for Exceptional Students: Language Arts. Secondary Education.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.

    This comprehensive collection of information about software programs is intended to help secondary language arts teachers choose software to supplement their instruction of mildly handicapped students. The first section is a correlations matrix, which lists all software programs abstracted, indicates computer compatibility, and correlates each…

  16. Facilitating Digital Video Production in the Language Arts Curriculum

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    McKenney, Susan; Voogt, Joke

    2011-01-01

    Two studies were conducted to facilitate the development of feasible support for the process of integrating digital video making activities in the primary school language arts curriculum. The first study explored which teaching supports would be necessary to enable primary school children to create digital video as a means of fostering…

  17. Reading, Language Arts and Literacy. [SITE 2002 Section].

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    Matthew, Kathy, Ed.

    This document contains the following papers on reading, language arts, and literacy from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference: "PT3 Facilitates Technology Use in Preservice Teacher Reading Courses" (Dana Arrowood and Michele Maldonado); "PT3 Technology Enhanced Lesson Plans for the Elementary School"…

  18. Diagnostic Teaching for Reading and Language. [Proceedings of the 1971 Elementary Language Arts Conference.

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    Walden, James D., Ed.; Smith, Carl B., Ed.

    1972-01-01

    Eight papers presented at the conference for elementary language arts and reading teachers at Indiana University are presented in this bulletin. The papers have been organized to parallel the order of their presentation: "Using Beginning Reading Materials to Individualize" by Theodore Clymer; "Oral Language Misuses" by Kenneth Goodman; "Diagnostic…

  19. Halliday's Functions of Language: A Framework to Integrate Elementary-Level Social Studies and Language Arts.

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    Fry, Pamela G.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Utilizes M. A. K. Halliday's theories concerning the social and cultural functions of language to construct a series of social studies/language arts integrated learning activities. First graders wrote letters to an imaginary mouse in their desks and third graders answered the letters. Analyzes this activity and includes an annotated bibliography.…

  20. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Fostering Cultural Understanding; Social Studies/Reading/Language Arts: American Revolution.

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    Robinson, Alice A.

    2003-01-01

    Provides two fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  1. The Gorilla Did It!: Integration of Art Therapy and Language Arts in the Public Schools.

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    Dunn-Snow, Peggy

    1997-01-01

    Responds to a study that found that group art therapy, bibliotherapy, and whole language instruction provide a good match for interdisciplinary learning for special needs students. Reviews and analyzes published literature in these areas, as well as in interdisciplinary instruction. Looks at program procedures and strengths and weaknesses. (RJM)

  2. Educating the public, defending the art: language use and medical education in Hippocrates' The Art.

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    Rademaker, Adriaan

    2010-01-01

    The Hippocratic treatise The Art is an epideictic speech in defence of medicine against certain unnamed detractors. The author of The Art is fully aware of the fact that for him, language (as opposed to, say, a live demonstration) is the medium of education. Accordingly, the author shows full command of the main issues of the late fifth century 'sophistic' debate on the nature and the correct and effective use of language. In his views on language, the author seems to adopt a quite positivistic stance. For him, words reflect our perception and interpretation of the visual appearances or eidea of the things that are, and these appearances prove the existence of things in nature. To this extent, language reflects reality, provided that we language users have the expertise to form correct interpretations of what we observe. At the same time, language remains a secondary phenomenon: it is not a 'growth' of nature, but a set of conventional signs that have a basis in reality only if they are applied correctly. There is always the possibility of incorrect interpretation of our perceptions, which will lead to an incorrect use of language that does not reflect real phenomena. Words remain conventional expressions, and not all words can be expected to reflect the truth. In fact, the unnamed detractors of the art are victim to many such incorrect interpretations. Consistent with his view of language as secondary to visual phenomena, the author claims in his peroration that as a medium for the defence of medicine, the spoken word is generally considered less effective than live demonstrations. This modesty, while undoubtedly effective as a means to catch the sympathy of his public, still seems slightly overstated. Our author is fully aware of the powers and limitations of his medium, and shows great sophistication in its use. PMID:21560572

  3. Investigating the Influence of the Open Court Language Arts Curriculum on Standardized Test Scores

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    Eastman, Denise Nicole

    2012-01-01

    Language Arts is one of the most important subjects for students to learn. Encompassing reading, writing, and comprehension, skills learned through Language Arts instruction influence student ability to reach levels of academic achievement in all subjects. Additionally, Language Arts skills reach far past the classroom and into the workplace. In…

  4. The Cardston School Division Project for the Improvement in the Language Arts Using ECRI Procedures.

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    Coutts, Herbert T.; And Others

    This is the final report of the Cardston School Division Project for Improvement in the Language Arts, a three-year project in Alberta, Canada, using Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) strategies and materials and having as its objectives the improvement of language arts teaching, student achievement in language arts, students'…

  5. Literature circles book club for science and language arts

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    Bombard, Britain

    Students from an urban middle school participated in a Science Book Club for one semester using the literature circles format. These students voluntarily attended twice weekly lunch meetings, reading books that followed their Grade 7 science classes. Groups of three to six participants read the same text, each performing rotating jobs to improve group discussions during meetings. When a group completed a book, participants created a presentation to share what they learned with the other groups in the club and the researcher/teacher. This research measured gains in science content knowledge and language arts skills focusing on reading comprehension, and literary response and analysis. Gains were measured using pre-existing district benchmarks. An ANCOVA showed that while no gains were found in science content knowledge, there were gains in language arts in the areas of reading comprehension and literary response and analysis.

  6. Art Integration and Cognitive Development

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    Baker, Dawn

    2013-01-01

    The arts have long been valued for their aesthetic contributions to education, and studies have been conducted to demonstrate their contribution to academic performance in an attempt to justify their inclusion in the curriculum. Art integration involves learning core content subjects (math, reading, language, science, social studies) through the…

  7. Language-Through-Literature; A Literary Language/Language Arts Program for Bilingual Education, ESL and Other Activities in Early Childhood. Books 1 and 2.

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    King, Paul; King, Eva

    This language-through-literature program is designed to be used as a native language program (language arts/reading readiness), as a second language program, or as a combined native and second language program in early childhood education. Sequentially developed over the year and within each unit, the program is subdivided into 14 units of about…

  8. Charcoal Clouds and Weather Writing: Inviting Science to a Middle School Language Arts Classroom.

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    Franks, Leslie

    2001-01-01

    Brings science and art into the language arts classroom as a means of exploring cross-curricular connections without losing sight of the priority of writing. Notes that keeping a pseudo science journal in language arts as well as painting and drawing helped students learn more and see more about themselves as learners, both in science and in…

  9. From Tripod to Cosmos: A New Metaphor for the Language Arts.

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    Baines, Lawrence A.

    1998-01-01

    Argues that the contemporary language arts curriculum encompasses eight areas: literature, language, composition, speech and drama, critical thinking, technology, media literacy, and interdisciplinary studies. Offers a rationale for "cosmos" as a new metaphor for the language arts. Discusses the content of each of the eight curricular areas, and…

  10. Peace by Piece: The Freeing Power of Language and Literacy through the Arts.

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    Wright, Mary F.; Kowalczyk, Sandra

    2000-01-01

    Describes a number of class activities and student projects that the authors have used to teach the language and literature of peace in seventh- and eighth-grade reading and language arts classes, via theme-based units, interdisciplinary projects, and original theatrical student productions that celebrate language and literacy through the arts.…

  11. Again at the Looking Glass: Language Arts Curriculum Materials for Combatting Sex Stereotyping.

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    Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.

    Classroom activities in language arts designed to make students aware of sex stereotyping are presented. Ninety-two learning games that encompass a wide array of language-arts skills are described. Topics covered in the various games and exercises are organized into four sections: (1) "Sexist Language: Watch What You Say!" introduces students to…

  12. The Magical Quality of Aesthetics: Art Education's "objet a" (and the New Math)

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    Tavin, Kevin

    2008-01-01

    Why is there so much anxiety around the possible loss or the "striking through of aesthetics" in art education (Kamhi, 2007; Lankford, 2007)? And, why have some scholars (Duncum, 2008) gone to great lengths to argue that there is no concept of more import to the field of art education than aesthetics? While precise answers to these questions are…

  13. The Influence of Classroom Drama on English Learners' Academic Language Use during English Language Arts Lessons

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    Anderson, Alida; Loughlin, Sandra M.

    2014-01-01

    Teacher and student academic discourse was examined in an urban arts-integrated school to better understand facilitation of students' English language learning. Participants' discourse was compared across English language arts (ELA) lessons with and without classroom drama in a third-grade classroom of English learning (EL) students (N =…

  14. WWC Review of the Report "Accommodations for English Language Learner Students: The Effect of Linguistic Modification of Math Test Item Sets"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The research described in this report is a randomized controlled trial in which seventh- and eighth-grade students were randomly assigned to complete a set of 25 math questions delivered with either standard language or language that had undergone "linguistic modification" by the research team. The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of…

  15. Learning Languages: The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning, 1999-2000.

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    Rosenbusch, Marcia H., Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This document, comprising volume 5, issues 1-3 of Learning Languages: The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), includes the following articles: "Poverty, Race, and Foreign Language Immersion: Predictors of Math and English Language Arts Performance" (Stephen J. Caldas, Nicole Boudreaux); "Meet a Foreign Language…

  16. Helping ELLs Meet Standards in English Language Arts and Science: An Intervention Focused on Academic Vocabulary

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    August, Diane; Artzi, Lauren; Barr, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    The Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards require students to understand and produce academic language that appears in informational text. Vocabulary is a critical domain of academic language, but English language learners (ELLs) come to the English Language Arts classroom with more limited English vocabulary than…

  17. A Content Analysis of Second-Language Research in "The Reading Teacher" and "Language Arts," 1990-2001.

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    Eakle, A. Jonathan

    2003-01-01

    Examines the second-language content published in two journals from 1990 to 2001 and finds an increase in the amount of such material. Presents results from each journal and examines the progressive content. Finds that, overall, both "The Reading Teacher" and "Language Arts" adequately relayed the major second-language literacy research trends.…

  18. No Child Left Behind in Art Education Policy: A Review of Key Recommendations for Arts Language Revisions

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    Grey, Anne C.

    2010-01-01

    From bipartisan origins and a laudable intent, the No Child Left Behind (Act) of 2001 has profoundly altered the condition of art education. A historical vantage point and review of literature reveals the current status of pending arts language revisions to the NCLB Act, as well as a pressing need to examine the key recommendations and to consider…

  19. Across the Curriculum: Ready to Write. Math in Action. The Art Lesson. Hands-on Science.

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    O'Connor, Mary; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Presents four articles for elementary teachers. The first shows how teachers can guide students to write stories from personal experiences. The second offers suggestions for mathematics instruction, focusing on primary level geometry and intermediate level problem solving. The third focuses on folk-art barn paintings. The fourth uses pumpkins to…

  20. Preservice Teachers' Understanding of the Language Arts: Using a Lens of Critical Literacy

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    Bender-Slack, Delane; Young, Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Preservice teachers are placed in educational environments to learn about teaching literacy and about literacy's role in the English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. Of particular significance is how preservice teachers perceive and understand the varied components of language arts (i.e., reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually…

  1. Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool in a Language Arts Methods Class

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    Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of pre-service teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…

  2. Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool in a Language Arts Methods Class

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    Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…

  3. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 6, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Language arts instructional and assessment activities for grade two are described in this teacher's guide to the language arts strand of unit six. Focus, objective and materials for each activity are given in English and Spanish, with teacher instructions only in Spanish. This strand includes a continuation of the basic activities of past units:…

  4. Module Cluster: TLA-004.00 (GSC) Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School.

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    Mignogna, William D.

    The purpose of this module cluster is to enable students to a) identify the areas that the language arts focus on in the elementary school; b) analyze and synthesize expressive and receptive skills as they relate to the language arts program; c) demonstrate a knowledge of and skill in the use of a variety of techniques and materials for teaching…

  5. Critical Thinking in Problem Solving: A Perspective for the Language Arts Teacher.

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    Lundsteen, Sara W.

    Because language arts processes and related skills depend on thinking processes, teachers should know, use, and guide creative problem-solving processes in their language arts class. Creative problem solving involves a balance of divergent and convergent thought, reflected in the processes of creative and critical thinking. Divergent, or creative,…

  6. Career Education Infusion with Language Arts/Science Project. Final Report.

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    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.

    To infuse career education with language arts and science, a task force of Oregon educators developed, evaluated, and finalized a set of seven career education competencies for secondary language arts and science teachers, 7-12. These competencies cover the following areas: attitudes toward life and careers; job search method and job adjustment;…

  7. Barking Books? The Microcomputer in Special Education Language Arts Programs of the Future.

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    Candler, Ann C.; Keefe, Charlotte Hendrick

    The use of microcomputers in language arts instruction with exceptional students can be an effective tool for both teaching and reinforcing skills, but is not typically employed as an integral part of the overall language arts curriculum. Research studies substantiate the positive impact on student performance when microcomputers are effectively…

  8. The Relationship between Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts TCAP Scores Among Third Grade Males

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    Kariuki, Patrick; Shelton, Whitney

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between mathematics and reading/language arts Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) scores at a selected elementary school. The sample consisted of 12 randomly selected males in a third grade classroom. Data were collected for this study using the overall reading/language arts subtest…

  9. Educating for Democracy: The Vital Role of the Language Arts Teacher

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    Mantle-Bromley, Corinne; Foster, Ann M.

    2005-01-01

    English language arts teachers play a vital role in helping students to connect skills they learn in school with the larger purposes of democracy. Hence it is noted that the future of the US depends, at least in part, on the commitment of the language arts teachers toward democracy and social justice.

  10. Technology-Based Macrocontexts for Teaching Integrated Science and Language Arts.

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    Kumar, David; Bristor, Valerie J.

    Technology can be utilized as a tool for creating macrocontexts for teaching integrated science and language arts. Teachers can use several criteria for deciding what kind of technology-based resources to use; the teacher's level of confidence in science and language arts content and knowledge of technology-based resources is vital to making such…

  11. Improving Student Achievement in Language Arts through Implementation of Multiple Intelligences Strategies.

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    Geimer, Mandy; Getz, Jennifer; Pochert, Terry; Pullam, Karen

    Student achievement has been low in language arts in Suburban Chicago, Illinois school districts. This action research project was designed to determine the effect of incorporating multiple intelligence strategies into the language arts curriculum. The targeted students were in the second, third, and fifth grades, in a western suburb of Chicago,…

  12. Literacy and Text Reading in Middle and High School Social Studies and English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; McCulley, Lisa; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie; Vaughn, Sharon; Simmons, Deborah; Fogarty, Melissa; Hairrell, Angela

    2016-01-01

    This study reports vocabulary and reading comprehension instructional practices implemented in middle and high school social studies and language arts classrooms. It also describes text reading practices. We conducted 137 observations of 11 social studies and 9 language arts teachers over the course of 1 academic year. We observed instructional…

  13. Language Arts Teachers' Resistance to Teaching LGBT Literature and Issues

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    Thein, Amanda Haertling

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, scholars and other educators have encouraged language arts teachers to include LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues and texts in their classrooms. Despite these efforts, scholars have pointed out that LGBT perspectives are seldom included in language arts pedagogy. Studies of teacher attitudes toward addressing LGBT…

  14. Supporting the Language Development of Limited English Proficient Students through Arts Integration in the Primary Grades

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    Brouillette, Liane

    2012-01-01

    This article looks at how arts integration can boost the language development of limited English proficient students in kindergarten through second grade. I first review existing research on how young children learn and describe the special challenges faced by children who must learn in an unfamiliar language. I then identify arts-based mechanisms…

  15. Teaching Middle School Language Arts: Incorporating Twenty-First Century Literacies

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    Small Roseboro, Anna J.

    2010-01-01

    "Teaching Middle School Language Arts" is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related twenty-first-century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. More than 670,000 middle school teachers (grades six through eight) are responsible for educating nearly 13 million students…

  16. Differentiating the Language Arts for High Ability Learners, K-8. ERIC Digest.

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    Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce

    This digest discusses the need for differentiating language arts instruction for gifted students in grades K-8. It begins by describing differentiation approaches, including acceleration, depth, complexity, challenges, and creativity. It then explains how teachers can differentiate the language arts curriculum in the following five areas: (1)…

  17. Children's Literature of the Southwest: Creative Springboard to Integrating the Language Arts.

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    Whitmer, Jean E.

    Using children's books that reflect the cultural heritage of the American Southwest, this paper offers suggestions for integrating the language arts through reading, writing, and listening activities. Activities are arranged into two sections: (1) integrated language arts approaches to writing springing from Southwest picture books by Byrd Baylor,…

  18. Language Arts Routing System (LARS) Instructor's Manual. Community College English Project.

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    Michael, Gary; Sliger, Mary

    Implemented on the PLATO IV computer-assisted instruction facility located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Language Arts Routing System (LARS) is a package of lessons and tests designed to provide remedial training in certain basic language arts skills. LARS is a system which may be used by itself or as an adjunct to regular…

  19. Bringing a Holistic Environmental Ideology into Our Shared National Culture through Language Arts.

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    Garmulewicz, Liza Ireland

    An integration of the humanities and the sciences is proposed as being essential for the creation of a holistic environmental ideology. Language arts is identified as the means for integrating other subjects around environmental themes. The acculturative role of the language arts and its influence in developing biological, cultural, and social…

  20. Literacy and Text Reading in Middle and High School Social Studies and English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne; McCulley, Lisa; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie; Vaughn, Sharon; Simmons, Deborah; Fogarty, Melissa; Hairrell, Angela

    2015-01-01

    This study reports vocabulary and reading comprehension instructional practices implemented in middle and high school social studies and language arts classrooms. It also describes text reading practices. We conducted 137 observations of 11 social studies and 9 language arts teachers over the course of 1 academic year. We observed instructional…

  1. Having Words: Contrasting Perspectives on Children's Writing through the History of "Language Arts"

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    Boldt, Gail; Gilman, Sharlene; Kang, Suyoung; Olan, Elsie; Olcese, Nicole

    2011-01-01

    This article is an historical study of the understanding of children's writing through "Language Arts". The author and her research team did a content analysis of articles about writing that appeared in "Language Arts" beginning in 1924 through January, 2010. Analysis shows that a major area of tension throughout the history of the journal has…

  2. Arts-Infused Learning in Middle Level Classrooms

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    Lorimer, Maureen Reilly

    2011-01-01

    To address arts education disparities in middle level schools, this paper explores evidence that infusing the visual and performing arts into language arts, math, science, and history/social studies courses is a pedagogical approach that meets the developmental needs of early adolescents and fosters a relevant, challenging, integrative, and…

  3. Children's Books about Math: Trade Books That Teach.

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    Murphy, Stuart J.

    2000-01-01

    Argues that math stories engage children and connect mathematical ideas to students' own personal experiences; that such books provide learning opportunities for children with different learning styles; and that children advance not only their mathematics skills but their critical thinking, language arts, and comprehension skills through such…

  4. Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Math

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    Westphal, Laurie E.

    2007-01-01

    "Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…

  5. Math and ELA Meet at the Common Core

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    Gardner, Nancy S.; Smith, Nicole

    2016-01-01

    Math and English language arts seem such disparate content areas but the Common Core State Standards actually draw out their similarities in the teaching and learning process. Both require students to learn grit and perseverance; both ask students to use reasons or evidence to support arguments; both require precision; both require structures to…

  6. Into the Curriculum: Art/Social Studies: The Arts and Native Americans [and] Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Haiku Poetry [and] Reading/Language Arts: Let's Make a Book [and] Science: The Microscope [and] Social Studies: Native American Life [and] Social Studies/Foreign Languages: Pasta Perfect.

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    Wheeler, Kathleen; Lane, Patricia J.; Yates, Marci Fletcher; Bikhazi, Cristi; Davis, Shirley; Cook, Sybilla A.

    1998-01-01

    Provides lesson plans for grades one to three science, grades two to six social studies/Italian, grade three reading/language arts, grade four and five reading/language arts/social studies, grade five art/social studies, and grades five and six social studies. Lists print and nonprint resources and discusses library media skills and subject area…

  7. Reading, Living, and Writing Bilingual Poetry as ScholARTistry in the Language Arts Classroom

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    Cahnmann, Melisa

    2006-01-01

    Language arts educators who teach Latino English language learners know that part of their job is to help students learn to distinguish between the vernacular varieties of Spanish (or Mandarin, or Portuguese, or Swahili), English they use at home, and the school varieties of language expected in the classroom and in other professional and…

  8. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 4, Grade Two, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    As in kits 1-12, the kits in this bilingual language arts strand offer activities in oral language development and language-experience reading, structured reading, and comprehension and interpretation skills. Basic themes of this unit for Spanish-speaking second graders is the neighborhood. Activities also support subthemes of the child, his needs…

  9. Examining the Literacy Component of Science Literacy: 25 Years of Language Arts and Science Research.

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    Yore, Larry D.; Bisanz, Gay L.; Hand, Brian M.

    2003-01-01

    Reviews literature in the theoretical views of language arts; perceived roles of language in science education; and research approaches used to investigate oral and written language in science, science teaching, and learning. Suggests future research directions in critical listening and reading of various sources, multi-media presentations,…

  10. Preliminary Comments on Language Arts Textbooks in Use in the Primary Schools of Trinidad and Tobago.

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    Knight, H. E.; And Others

    This document considers the language arts instructional materials in use in the primary schools of Trinidad and Tobago and questions how effectively these materials cater to the development of competence in the English language by children whose vernacular language differs structurally in a fundamental way from Internationally Acceptable English.…

  11. The Nature of Relationships between Mental Rotation, Math, and Language in Deaf Signers

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    Halper, Elizabeth Blaisdell

    2009-01-01

    Three mental rotation tasks, the Card Rotation Task (CRT), the Vandenberg Mental Rotation Test (VMRT), and the Money Road-Map of Direction Sense (MRM), were administered to 60 deaf students from Gallaudet University to determine if mental rotation was predictive of scores on the ACT English or Math subtests. Other predictor variables, such as…

  12. The Cardston School Division Project for the Improvement in the Language Arts Using ECRI Procedures. Summary Report.

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    Coutts, Herbert T.; And Others

    This is a summary of the final report of the Cardston School Division Project for Improvement in the Language Arts, a three-year project in Alberta, Canada, using Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) strategies and materials and having as its objectives the improvement of language arts teaching, student achievement in language arts,…

  13. An Analysis of High School Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language Teachers' Implementation of One-to-One Computing and Their Pedagogical Practices

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    Inserra, Albert; Short, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare high school Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language teachers' implementation of teaching practices in terms of their pedagogical dimensions in a one-to-one computing environment. A survey was developed to measure high school teachers' implementation of teaching practices associated with…

  14. Writing in Math

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2004-01-01

    Innovative teachers can make writing as an integral part while teaching math to students. The teachers will have to implement the math instruction that enables students to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication, analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking of others, and use the language of mathematics to…

  15. Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts Instruction Using the World Wide Web.

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    Clark, Kenneth; Hosticka, Alice; Kent, Judi; Browne, Ron

    1998-01-01

    Addresses issues of access to World Wide Web sites, mathematics and science content-resources available on the Web, and methods for integrating mathematics, science, and language arts instruction. (Author/ASK)

  16. Rich versus Poor: Family Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Curriculum

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    Moore, Rita; Seeger, Vicki

    2005-01-01

    Two teachers challenge the rich versus poor metaphor which designates the school culture as superior to the home culture as they examine teachers' perceptions of how family literacy is represented in the elementary language arts curriculum.

  17. The Role of Language Arts in a Successful STEM Education Program

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    DeBoer, George; Carman, Elaine; Lazzaro, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    [Slides] presented at the College Board National Forum in Washington, D.C., October 2010. This presentation examines the implementation of Common Core Standards for English Language Arts in STEM classrooms and the implications for effective teaching of STEM subjects.

  18. "Help Our Earth!"--A Flexible, Multimedia Software Program for Language Arts and Science.

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    Fleury, Bruce

    1992-01-01

    Describes "Help Our Earth!"--a flexible, multimedia software program for language arts and science, which presents the topic using color, sound, graphics, good literature, and an inspiring video. (SR)

  19. Junior High English Language Arts Curriculum and Program Guide.

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    Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.

    Noting that both first and second language students of English need teacher help in linking their experiences and language to new situations and structures presented in the junior high classroom, this curriculum and program guide (for the English language curriculum for all students at the junior high level in Canada's Northwest Territories)…

  20. Into the Curriculum. Art/Science: Dino Art; Mathematics: Measurement; Reading/Language Arts: Turkey Day!; Reading/Language Arts: Visual Interpretations of Poetry; Reading/Language Arts: Courage, Lyle!; Science: The Thigh Bone's Connected to...; Social Studies: Building a House; Social Studies: Who Lives in This House?

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    Santeford, Deborah; Vidor, Constance

    2002-01-01

    Provides eight fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, science, mathematics, reading, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity.…

  1. Into the Curriculum. Art: Worm Art; Reading/Language Arts: Writer's Briefcase; Reading/Language Arts: Word Play with "Kid Pix"; Science/Language Arts: Wiggle into the Library Media Center; Science: From a Seed to a Plant; Science: Seed Growth; Social Studies: Ancient Greece and Rome: Crossword Puzzle Research.

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    Hazergian, Carol; Marine, Cathy; Humphrey, Mary; Craig, Mary; Parker, Meredith L.; Palomaki, Julie; Willingham, Susan L.

    2002-01-01

    Provides seven fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluations, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  2. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Dream Pages [and] Science/Reading/Language Arts: Eggs-traordinary Animal Riddles [and] Science/Art/Language Arts: Scientific Laughter [and] Science/Social Studies: Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall! [and] Social Studies/Reading/Language Arts: Ahoy Matey! Let's Go on a Dewey Decimal Classification Treasure Hunt!

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    Klen, Michelle; Miller, Pat; Sommers, Kathy; Vazulik, Jean; Riddle, Carmen A.; Bailey, Annette Marie; Lyon, Mary Ellen

    2000-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  3. It's Your Move: Expressive Movement Activities for the Language Arts Class.

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    Blatt, Gloria T.; Cunningham, Jean

    Noting that children can best respond to literature through the arts--drawing, acting, writing, or dancing--this book provides teachers with a variety of activities for developing and using physical movement in the context of the language arts and literature curricula in the elementary school. Following a brief introduction examining expressive…

  4. Graphic Narratives: Cognitive and Pedagogical Choices for Implementation in the English Language Arts Classroom

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    Dulaney, Margaret Anne

    2012-01-01

    There is little empirical research that investigates the implementation of graphic narratives into the English language arts classroom, subsequently leading to misperceptions and misconceptions about their educative uses. Despite sequential arts' long history, graphic narratives continue to experience a marginalized existence within the…

  5. Increasing Engagement and Oral Language Skills of ELLs through the Arts in the Primary Grades

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    Brouillette, Liane; Childress-Evans, Karen; Hinga, Briana; Farkas, George

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we look at the impact of an arts integration program offered at five large urban elementary schools on the daily attendance and oral language skills of children in kindergarten through second grade. Many of the children attending these schools spoke a language other than English at home. Teaching artists visited each class weekly…

  6. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 6, Grade 2, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    The supplement and ditto packet for the unit six language arts strand for second graders features visual aids to help carry out the activities described in the teacher's guide. Visuals based on the stories are used to help stimulate oral language and conceptual development along with class participation activities and written work. Other materials…

  7. Program of Studies, Ukrainian Language Arts (Early Childhood Services-Grade 12).

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    The Ukrainian language arts program for Alberta's (Canada) elementary and secondary schools is a two-way bilingual curriculum, serving both native speakers and non-native learners of Ukrainian. An introductory section to the curriculum gives an overview of the province's philosophy and policy concerning language instruction and general principles…

  8. Supporting English Language Arts Standards within the Context of Early Singing Experiences

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    Nordquist, Alice L.

    2015-01-01

    Music teachers may integrate a variety of English language arts content standards into their curriculum to enhance students' music experiences while also supporting their language development. John M. Feierabend and Melanie Champagne's picture book adaptation of "My Aunt Came Back" lends itself to multiple singing and discussion…

  9. A Summary of Investigations Relating to the English Language Arts, Elementary and Secondary, 1968.

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    Sheldon, William D.; And Others

    This collection of research reviews summarizes investigations in the English language arts on the elementary and secondary levels. The 76 elementary education research studies discussed were drawn from 55 journals, from January 1968 to December 1968, and are grouped in the following areas: summaries and listings of research, language, oral…

  10. A SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIONS RELATING TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY, 1966.

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    PETTY, WALTER T.; AND OTHERS

    THIS COLLECTION OF RESEARCH REVIEWS SUMMARIZES A TOTAL OF 151 INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS ON THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY LEVELS. THE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SECTION REVIEWS ALL RESEARCH REPORTED IN JOURNALS BETWEEN JANUARY AND DECEMBER OF 1966 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS--(1) RESEARCH SUMMARIES AND LISTINGS, (2) LANGUAGE, (3) ORAL…

  11. A Summary of Research Studies Relating to Language Arts in Elementary Education: 1973.

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    Sheldon, William D.; And Others

    1974-01-01

    Eighty-six studies are reported in this 13th annual review of research in elementary language arts. Efforts are made to include all studies reported in 52 journals from January through December 1973. Discussions and descriptions of the studies are divided into sections on research summaries and listings, language, oral communication, written…

  12. Europe: Language Arts around the World, Volume I. Cross Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.

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    Fuchs, Lucy

    Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of European cultures. The units in the book reach diverse needs by…

  13. Creative Strategies for Teaching Language Arts to Gifted Students (K-8). ERIC Digest E612.

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    Smutny, Joan Franklin

    This digest paper presents strategies and activities that can be used to encourage gifted students to develop their individual talents in the language arts. Suggestions for exploring poetic language especially free verse, include ideas for creating group poems and catalysts for creating individual poems. Suggestions for exploring the elements of…

  14. Teachers' Perceptions of Bilingualism and Bidialectalism: The Effect on Language Arts Pedagogy

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    Byfield, Lavern Georgia McLeary

    2012-01-01

    Few studies on English language learners (ELLs) focus on teachers' perceptions of bilingualism and bidialectalism and describe the impact of those perceptions on language arts pedagogy. While numerous studies have explored the teaching of diverse students and the negative effects of standardized tests on the quality instruction these students…

  15. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 9, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Instructional and assessment activities are presented in this teacher's guide to unit nine's language arts strand for third graders. Activities in reading, language analysis, and creative expression, both oral and written, are formulated in kits 33-36; they center around the basic theme of the nation as a community. Focus, objectives, and…

  16. Small Schools Language Arts Curriculum, 4-6: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Designed to assist teachers in small schools with the improvement of curriculum and instruction and to help smaller districts that do not have curriculum personnel to comply with Washington's Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Law, this guide contains language arts curriculum materials for grades 4-6. Learning objectives are correlated to the Goals…

  17. Small Schools Language Arts Curriculum, 7-8: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Designed to assist teachers in small schools with the improvement of curriculum and instruction and to help smaller districts that do not have curriculum personnel to comply with Washington's Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Law, this guide contains language arts curriculum materials for grades 7-8. Learning objectives are correlated to the Goals…

  18. Key Competencies: Reading/English Language Arts (Junior High), (J-E/R) and Reading/English Language Arts (Senior High), (S-Eng).

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    Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

    This curriculum guide was devised as part of the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) school district's "Blueprint for Academic Achievement," which called for the identification of essential learning for each grade. This guide covers the key competencies in reading and language arts--reading, writing, listening, and speaking--for grades seven through…

  19. Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts: Tricky Trolls; Physical Education/Social Studies: Winter Olympics; Reading/Language Arts: Something's Fishy; Science: Ichthyology in Your State; Social Studies: Weapons.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, physical education, social studies, and science. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each…

  20. Into the Curriculum. Art: Making Snowmen; Health: It's Flu Season!; Language Arts/Technology: Choices; Reading/Language Arts: Getting To Know Young Adult Authors; Science: It's All in the Weather; Social Studies: Middle Ages Daily Life.

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    D'Amato, Laura; Small, Esther

    2003-01-01

    Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with special curriculum units in art, health, language arts, technology, reading, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each…

  1. Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts: Children's Book Illustrator Project; Reading/Language Arts: Curious George; Social Studies: Snowplows, Trucks, and Other Vehicles that Move Snow; Social Studies: Who Lives in Afghanistan?; Social Studies: VIPs of Ancient Greece.

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    Zacher-Bucko, Mary Beth; Riggi, Donn; Vidor, Constance

    2002-01-01

    Presents five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional role, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are describes for each activity. (LRW)

  2. Into the Curriculum. Art: Pueblo Storyteller Figures [and] Physical Education: Games That Rely on Feet [and] Reading/Language Arts: Movie Reviews [and] Reading/Language Arts: Reader's Choice [and] Science: Float or Sink [and] Social Studies: Buildings and Designs.

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    Crane, Jean; Rains, Annette

    1996-01-01

    Presents six curriculum guides for art, physical education, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Each guide identifies library media skills objectives; curriculum objectives; grade levels; print and nonprint resources; instructional roles; the activity; and procedures for completion, evaluation, and follow-up activities. (AEF)

  3. The Art of Math

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    Kim, Una; Stabley, Angela

    2010-01-01

    In the movie "A Beautiful Mind" there is a scene where future Nobel prize winner John Nash is captivated by a fellow student's tie. When asked about his behavior Nash quips, "There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is." (Grazer & Howard, 2000) In this light moment, director Ron Howard attempts to show us that the mind of a…

  4. iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised Grade 7: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

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    Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

  5. iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised, Grade 5: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

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    Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

  6. iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised. Grade 3: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

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    Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

  7. iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised. Grade 6: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

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    Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

  8. Corpora and Language Assessment: The State of the Art

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    Park, Kwanghyun

    2014-01-01

    This article outlines the current state of and recent developments in the use of corpora for language assessment and considers future directions with a special focus on computational methodology. Because corpora began to make inroads into language assessment in the 1990s, test developers have increasingly used them as a reference resource to…

  9. Singing, Chanting, Telling Tales: Arts in the Language Classroom.

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    Graham, Carolyn

    Ideas and step-by-step instructions for creating and using chants, poetry, and songs in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom are presented. The technique is offered as an alternative to conventional pattern practice, emphasizing rhythms of the spoken language and reinforcing structures, sounds, and functions of American English. Ideas…

  10. Teaching Strategies from the Arizona Comprehensive/Integrated Arts Program.

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

    These 28 interdisciplinary learning activities for elementary children are designed to provide perceptual, cognitive, and personal-social growth experiences. Subject areas included are art, dance, language arts, math, music, science, career education, health, physical education, reading, and social studies. The teaching strategies, which provide…

  11. Spanish Language Arts. A Handbook for the Primary Teachers = Las artes del lenguaje espanol. Un manual para maestros de nivel primario.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    A teaching guide for teachers of language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary school students in the Chicago public schools consists of four sections and appendices. Part I introduces the concepts of the language arts program, its behavioral objectives, suggestions for teachers, and notes on the characteristics of students of this age group.…

  12. Integrating Academic Language into Content Methodology: Supporting Math and Science Teacher Candidates to Meet Students' Language Needs

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    Freking, Frederick; Park, Jaime; Francois, Annamarie

    2015-01-01

    This article describes how a teacher-education program (TEP), whose mission is to improve schooling for linguistically diverse students, develops its' teacher candidate's critical dispositions and pedagogy related to academic-language (AL) development and how candidate performance on PACT can help TEPs better assess and improve how AL…

  13. Re-Framing Literacy: Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts. Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

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    Andrews, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Imaginative and attractive, cutting edge in its conception, this text explicates a model for the integration of language arts and literacy education based on the notion of framing. The act of framing--not frames in themselves--provides a creative and critical approach to English as a subject. "Re-framing Literacy" breaks new ground in the language…

  14. Increasing the Power of Instruction: Integration of Language, Literacy, and Math Across to Preschool Day

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    Schickedanz, Judith A.

    2008-01-01

    With many learning goals to be met, preschool teachers may wonder how to accomplish all of them. This book is intended to show teachers how to maximize the scope and power of instruction through integration across content domains and learning contexts. Focusing on language, literacy, and mathematics, the author introduces strategies to bolster…

  15. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Using Math-Mediated Language in Preschool

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    Rudd, Loretta C.; Satterwhite, Macy; Lambert, Matthew C.

    2010-01-01

    Mathematical Mediated Language (MML) is a teaching technique designed to enhance children's learning. Teachers who use MML engage in a dialogue with children about mathematics concepts that apply to the activity in which they are engaged. This dialogue links "conceptually related linguistic and mathematical knowledge." In other words, teachers…

  16. Language Factors Associated with Achievement Grouping in Math Classrooms: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study

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    Chang, Mido; Singh, Kusum; Filer, Kimberly

    2009-01-01

    The study examines the effects of classroom achievement grouping (AG) practices on the early mathematics performance of language-minority students and compares their mathematics achievement to that of English-speaking majority students. Using a nationally representative database of the USA, both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses were done.…

  17. Arts Immersion: Using the Arts as a Language across the Primary School Curriculum

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    Chapman, Susan N.

    2015-01-01

    Australia's national arts curriculum has potential to realise the following benefits: cognitive, social, affective and curricular. This curriculum is designed for generalist and special arts teachers, but its delivery may be hindered by the prioritisation of high-stakes-tested disciplines and pedagogies, and reduced government funding to arts…

  18. Children as Illustrators: Making Meaning Through Art and Language

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    Thompson, Susan C.

    2005-01-01

    Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and in this book, the author demonstrates that. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text. When teachers value and support children's symbolic…

  19. Language Arts Quinmester Course of Study: Critical Thinking.

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    Mathews, Sharleen; Sipe, Bonnie

    A course designed to sensitize the student to both verbal and non-verbal clues to the levels of meaning from written and non-written communication is presented. Course objectives include the following: (1) Students recognize examples of emotionally toned language; (2) Students determine attitudes from demonstrations of various body gestures,…

  20. Physical Education and Language Arts: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach

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    Solomon, John; Murata, Nathan M.

    2008-01-01

    Physical education is a prime content area for interdisciplinary learning. The movement components of physical education can be used as a medium through which children are provided with opportunities to practice and strengthen language skills. Cone, Werner, Cone, and Woods (1998, p. 4) agree: "interdisciplinary learning is an educational process…

  1. English on the Job, Language Arts: 5113.31.

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    Reed, Bonnie

    An exploration of basic language and communication skills is the subject matter of this course. Performance objectives for the student include: (1) recognition of employment-related words, (2) satisfactory completion of various application forms, (3) correct oral response to questions, (4) identification of basic facts about social security, labor…

  2. AUDIO-LINGUAL METHODS IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM.

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    PLAISTER, TED

    WHEN CHILDREN ENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THEY POSSESS A LANGUAGE SYSTEM WHICH HAS BEEN INTUITED FROM WHAT THEY HEAR AND WHICH CAN PRODUCE FOR THEM AN INFINITE NUMBER OF SENTENCES REFLECTING EITHER STANDARD OR NONSTANDARD DIALECTS OF ENGLISH. THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER CAN EQUIP THOSE WHO SPEAK A DIVERGENT ENGLISH DIALECT WITH ANOTHER, MORE SOCIALLY…

  3. Beyond "Trends" in English and Language Arts Instruction.

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    Suhor, Charles

    The treatment of educational trends is seldom fine-grained enough to communicate the complexity of the issues involved. A "beyond-the-trend" analysis of movements and countermovements in composition, reading, literature, and oral language reveals some new wrinkles in trends that are now well established in the professional literature of English…

  4. "Green" Hangtag Project Combines Design and Language Arts

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    Lazaros, Edward J.; Shackelford, Ray

    2010-01-01

    Reducing water consumption and pollution are important concerns for all people. This article describes an activity--production of water conservation hangtags for hotel rooms--that provides students with information about water conservation, in addition to excellent practice with graphic communication and language skills. The activity gives…

  5. No Child Left Behind...Except in Geography? GeoMath in Arizona Answers a Need

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    Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Ekiss, Gale Olp

    2005-01-01

    It is no secret that language arts and math are the dominant features of the elementary curriculum. This is especially the case in Kindergarten through third grades. In many states, the thrust of the curriculum in the primary grades is on learning to read. After that, it is thought that students will then be able to read to learn. With that…

  6. Parents' Perspectives on Hmong Students' Academic Challenges in Reading and Math

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    Lee, Kenneth Kong

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this survey study was to investigate the relationship between Hmong students' academic achievements and Hmong parental involvement, home environment, and acculturation adjustment as measured by the Math and English Language Arts sections of the California Standard Test in the United States from parents' perspective regarding student…

  7. Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades 5-9. Special Subjects. English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Library Media, Typewriting.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

    This guide presents the "minimum teaching essentials" published by the New York City Board of Education for grades 5-9. Subjects covered include: (1) communication arts; (2) English as a second language; (3) foreign language; (4) home economics; (5) industrial arts; (6) library skills; and (7) typewriting. Study skills for these areas are given…

  8. The Language of the Pharaohs.

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    Treat, Marcia

    1991-01-01

    This article describes a course in ancient Egyptian studies for gifted elementary students. The course incorporates social studies, science, math, language, reading/writing, and art activities. Students study history and development of Egyptian culture, reading and writing with glyphs, and analyzing and evaluating Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.…

  9. Into the Curriculum. Art: Dewey Decimal Jewelry: Paper Crafts [and] Family Life Education/Reading/Language Arts: The Face of AIDS in Realistic Fiction [and] Reading/Language Arts: Making Arguments-Persuading People [and] Science/Reading/Language Arts: Living Communities on a Sloth [and] Science: Weather Maps [and] Social Studies: Postal Workers [and] Social Studies: From Capture to Freedom: Slavery in America.

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    Strobach, Stasia; Doren, Kathy

    1999-01-01

    Provides seven fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, family life education, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  10. Worlds Together...Words Apart: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Arts-Based Curriculum for Second Language Learners.

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    Spina, Stephanie Urso

    The objective of this study is to assess whether arts-based curriculum facilitates the acquisition of English as a Second Language without sacrificing proficiency in the first language (in this case, Spanish). The paper has two chief parts, one theoretical, the other empirical. In the first part, similarities between authentic arts-based…

  11. Gardening for Homonyms: Integrating Science and Language Arts to Support Children's Creative Use of Multiple Meaning Words

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    Luna, Melissa J.; Rye, James Andrew; Forinash, Melissa; Minor, Alana

    2015-01-01

    Curriculum integration can increase the presence of science at the elementary level. The purpose of this article is to share how two second-grade teachers have integrated language arts content as a part of science-language arts instruction in a garden-based learning context. One application was a teacher-designed "Gardening for Homonyms"…

  12. Teaching for Social Justice and the Common Core: Justice-Oriented Curriculum for Language Arts and Literacy

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    Dover, Alison G.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, Dover draws from a multistate, qualitative study of 24 justice-oriented secondary English language arts teachers to illustrate how justice-oriented curriculum can be used to address the emphases of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. In addition to referencing a comprehensive array of social…

  13. Iowa Developed Energy Activity Sampler (IDEAS), Grades 7-12: Language Arts.

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    Simonis, Doris G.

    Presented is the Language Arts component of the Iowa Developed Energy Activity Sampler (IDEAS), a multidisciplinary energy education program designed for infusion into the curriculum of grades 7-12. Among the lessons included are an energy debate, puzzles, energy poetry, and energy life styles. Also contained in the IDEAS program are activity sets…

  14. Career Education in Appalachian Maryland. Investigation and Decision Making: Language Arts.

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    Tri-County Career Education Task Force, Oakland, MD.

    The language arts curriculum activities presented in this guide were developed as one component of a total career education demonstration project for Appalachian Maryland, and are intended for use as supplements to the total middle or junior high school curriculum. Introductory material lists career education concepts and outlines career and…

  15. Great Expectations? Defining and Assessing Rigor in State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts.

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    Joftus, Scott; Berman, Ilene

    Are states setting high expectations for student learning? To answer this question the Council for Basic Education (CBE) evaluated the rigor of mathematics and language arts standards in the United States. This report is divided into the following sections: (1) Context for the Study; (2) Rigor in State Standards; (3) Issues Affecting the…

  16. From the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core in English Language Arts and in Mathematics: Practitioners' Perspectives

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    VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Johnsen, Susan K.

    2016-01-01

    At the 61st National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, two practitioner panels responded to questions about implementing the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and in mathematics. After listening to their responses, the authors felt that the "Gifted Child Today" readers would enjoy…

  17. In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Planning and Unit Samples.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

    The 1999 version of the "North Carolina English Language Arts Standard Course of Study" (SCoS) specifies grade-by-grade standards for students in grades K-12. As a complement to the SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers understand and implement the SCoS. While not comprehensive or prescriptive, this document should help…

  18. A Performance-Based Teacher Education Curriculum in the Language Arts

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    Rudman, Masha

    1972-01-01

    Under a feasibility grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare for a Model Elementary Teacher Education Program (METEP), the University of Massachusetts' School of Education set up a language arts education program based on performance criteria, in that it is the performance of the student that is crucial, not the method…

  19. Entering the Middle: Key Works for Middle School English Language Arts Teacher Education.

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    Pittard, M. Michele

    2003-01-01

    Presents an annotated bibliography of the most recent middle school literature as it relates most directly to English language arts. Consists of only book-length publications published from 1990-2002. Presents annotations of 32 titles categorized into three related sections: general middle school issues; resources for teaching middle school…

  20. Teacher Education for Middle Grades English Language Arts: Challenges and Possibilities.

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    Finders, Margaret J.; Bush, Jonathan

    2003-01-01

    Discusses a recent national survey of English language arts educators regarding middle school English. Learns that many respondents to the survey lacked knowledge about middle schools as sites for literacy learning. Notes that few English educators felt they had the necessary resources available to them for developing courses and field experiences…

  1. Galaxy Classroom Project Evaluation, Language Arts, Grades 3-5. Final Report.

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    Guth, Gloria J. A.; Block, Clifford

    The GALAXY Language Arts Demonstration Program is a package of integrated curricular and instructional approaches that features the organization of instruction around themes presented through television broadcasts, children's literature, classroom activities, and the use of interactive technology. During the GALAXY Project demonstration phase for…

  2. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 4, Grade Two, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Visual aids and worksheets designed for use with the fourth unit of a bilingual language arts program developed for grade two are included in this supplement and ditto packet. The timetable for when these materials are to be used appears in the teacher's guide for kits 13-16. These instructional aids are to help the teacher carry out learning…

  3. Literature-Based Workshops for Language Arts: Ideas for Active Learning Grades K-2.

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    Morrison, Kathy; Dittrich, Tina

    This book is intended for teachers who want to integrate high-quality children's literature into the language arts curriculum. The illustrated book provides a host of small-group workshops for children in kindergarten through second grade, planned around storybooks they love. Each workshop suggested in the book is geared to specific High/Scope…

  4. On the Richness of Grammar as an Analytical Lens in the Integrated Language Arts

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    Massey, Lance

    2011-01-01

    As a teacher of Bowling Green State University's English 3810, Grammar and Writing, the author is charged with teaching future language arts teachers how to teach grammar so that it actually helps their students become better writers and communicators. Because such teaching rejects the ineffective but time-honored drill-it-and-kill-it approach, in…

  5. Language Arts Performance Assignments: Generalizability Studies of Local and Central Ratings

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    Martinez, Jose Felipe; Goldschmidt, Pete; Niemi, David; Baker, Eva L.; Sylvester, Roxanne M.

    2007-01-01

    We conducted generalizability studies to examine the extent to which ratings of language arts performance assignments, administered in a large, diverse, urban district to students in second through ninth grades, result in reliable and precise estimates of true student performance. The results highlight three important points when considering the…

  6. Predictive Validity of an English Language Arts Performance Assessment. CRESST Report 729

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    Wang, Jia; Niemi, David; Wang, Haiwen

    2007-01-01

    The main goal of this report is to present evidence on the predictive validity of an English language arts (ELA) performance assessment (PA) administered in Grades 2-9 in a large urban school district. To account for the hierarchical structure of the data (students are nested within schools), we employed hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) to…

  7. Inquiry as a Way of Life: Kathy G. Short, 2011 Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts

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    Garcia, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    This article honors Kathy G. Short, who has been awarded NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts award for 2011. Kathy's scholarly achievements as a lifelong inquirer, teacher, and mentor are featured in this article, celebrating her national and international influence in the field of literacy education. (Contains 1 figure.)

  8. Transmediation in the Language Arts Classroom: Creating Contexts for Analysis and Ambiguity

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    McCormick, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    When a language arts curriculum provided students with the opportunity to translate meaning across sign systems (that is, from poetry to dance), numerous benefits were noted. Transmediation, the translation of meaning from one sign system to another, led students to analyze compositional structures and to enhance their use of academic language…

  9. Effects of Problem-Based Learning on a Fifth Grade Language Arts Classroom

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    Blackwell, Deborah

    2013-01-01

    The main purpose of this qualitative research was to discover the effects of problem-based learning on a fifth grade language arts classroom. The secondary purpose was to examine how receptive fifth grade students were to a new way of learning. In this descriptive study, a group of nine students created an alternate reality game as part of a…

  10. Curriculum Guide for the Language Arts, Kindergarten-Grade 6. Revised.

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    Darien Public Schools, CT.

    The teaching techniques outlined in this student-centered curriculum guide, provided by the Darien Public Schools, Connecticut, are intended for use by language arts instructors at the kindergarten through sixth-grade levels. The major goals of the curriculum are to foster clear thinking and sound judgment, to encourage awareness of the world, and…

  11. Should the U.S. Have a National Reading/Language Arts Curriculum?

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    Sullivan, Jane

    Since the United States has National Goals for Education, National Assessment of Educational Progress, a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a "National Initiative" in reading and the language arts, a National Commission on Excellence in Education, why not have a National Curriculum? Two questions arise: (1) does the United States…

  12. Prescribed Commercially-Prepared Language Arts Intervention Curriculum: Illuminating a Practitioner Perspective

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    Fabienke, Shonika

    2012-01-01

    This study investigates the perceptions of a small group of Language Arts intervention teachers who have been prescribed a commercially-prepared intervention curriculum for use with their students. Written surveys and semi-structured interviews were used to gather data in pursuit of answers to the following research questions: (1) How do teachers…

  13. Integrating Science and Language Arts: A Sourcebook for K-6 Teachers.

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    Shaw, Donna Gail; Dybdahl, Claudia S.

    The purpose of this sourcebook is to provide elementary classroom teachers with meaningful ideas and activities for supplementing their science and language arts programs. Five general topics encompassing the earth, life, and physical science have been selected as units and further subdivided into chapters. Each chapter contains a multitude of…

  14. Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. Apple IIGS Computer Appleworks Data Base Training Mini Course.

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    Schlenker, Richard M.; And Others

    These training minicourse materials include class schedules, a description of class composition, class outlines, and a list of handouts for using AppleWorks database applications with the Apple IIGS computer in language arts, social studies, and science. Classes for each content area include introductions to the Apple IIGS computer, to the…

  15. A Summary Report of the Instructional Effectiveness of "Collections, a Harcourt Reading/Language Arts Program."

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    Conner, Jennifer M.; Greene, Beth G.; Lloyd, Paul

    A pilot study evaluated the instructional effectiveness of "Collections, a Harcourt Reading/Language Arts" program. A total of 40 primary-grade teachers in 4 different school districts in Texas volunteered to participate. Teachers selected two themes to pilot during a 9- to 12-week period and received training in implementing the program. Teachers…

  16. Indiana's Academic Standards: Kindergarten English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.

    This guide to Indiana's academic standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for kindergarten students begins with a note to students and another to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. It helps students understand what is required to meet the…

  17. Language Arts. Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma Project.

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    Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Coll. of Education.

    This document is one of ten curriculum guides developed by the Nevada Competency-Based Adult High School Diploma (CBAHSD) Project. This curriculum guide on language arts is divided into six topics. The topics included are Dictionary Usage, Vocabulary, Speech, Poetry, Writing, and Literature Analysis. Competency statements and performance…

  18. Testing the Theory of Successful Intelligence in Teaching Grade 4 Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science

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    Sternberg, Robert J.; Jarvin, Linda; Birney, Damian P.; Naples, Adam; Stemler, Steven E.; Newman, Tina; Otterbach, Renate; Parish, Carolyn; Randi, Judy; Grigorenko, Elena L.

    2014-01-01

    This study addressed whether prior successes with educational interventions grounded in the theory of successful intelligence could be replicated on a larger scale as the primary basis for instruction in language arts, mathematics, and science. A total of 7,702 4th-grade students in the United States, drawn from 223 elementary school classrooms in…

  19. Small Schools Student Learning Objectives, K-8: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics. K-3; Science, Social Studies.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Developed by 40 primary teachers and 10 elementary principals from small school districts in Washington, this handbook contains sequenced student learning objectives for grades K-3 in science and social studies and for grades K-8 in reading, language arts, and mathematics. The handbook is designed to assist teachers with the improvement of…

  20. Small Schools Student Learning Objectives, K-3: Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Developed by primary teachers and elementary principals from small districts in Snohomish and Island counties in Washington, this handbook contains sequenced student learning objectives for grades K-3 in the curriculum areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Each student learning objective is correlated to the…

  1. Small Schools Language Arts Curriculum, K-3: Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

    Designed to assist teachers in small schools with the improvement of curriculum and instruction and to help smaller districts that do not have curriculum personnel to comply with Washington's Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Law, this guide contains language arts curriculum materials for grades K-3. Learning objectives are correlated to the Goals…

  2. Uses of Digital Tools and Literacies in the English Language Arts Classroom

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    Beach, Richard

    2012-01-01

    This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…

  3. Language Arts Achievement Level, Attitude Survey Format, and Adolescents' Attitudes toward Reading.

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    Ryan, Bazy E. B.; Smith, Lyle R.

    Numerous studies have focused on attitudes toward reading and how to measure such attitudes. The present study examined the effects of both the survey format and the reading abilities of 82 sixth graders at a middle school in McDuffie County, Georgia. Since all of the students had taken the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, the language arts composite…

  4. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: The Mitten; Reading/Language Arts: It's a Two-Minute Mystery; Reading/Language Arts: In the Spotlight! African American Authors, Illustrators, and Poets; Reading/Language Arts: Highlighting Information - What's Important Anyway?; Science: Volcanoes; Social Studies: The Lincoln Presidency-With Whom Did He Work?

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    Bautz, Kim; Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Stein-Grollman, Rita

    2001-01-01

    Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  5. An Evaluation of the Language Arts Program of the District of Columbia. Final Report.

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    Dailey, John T.; Neyman, Clinton A., Jr.

    In an evaluation of a language arts program for oral and written facility and comprehension among children of an urban culture, 262 children in kindergarten comprised the experimental group, and 369 students served as controls. Children in both groups were presented with three pictures and instructed to tell a story about each. Observers rated…

  6. Learning without Boundaries: Developing Mobile Learning Scenarios for Elementary and Middle School Language Arts & Mathematics

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    Evans, Michael A.; Gracanin, Denis

    2009-01-01

    This article provides an overview to a collaborative knowledge building project using iPod Touches in elementary and secondary language arts and mathematics classrooms, working with 4 teachers and over 80 students. The interactive technologies for embodied Learning in Reading and Mathematics (iteL*RM) project intends to facilitate student…

  7. Curriculum Development in the Language Arts. Focused Access to Selected Topics (FAST) Bib No. 65.

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    Warren, John

    This ERIC "FAST Bib" provides annotations of ERIC documents and journal articles that address the question of how to balance two opposing forces operating in today's schools, i.e., the forces of change and complacency, to establish an exemplary language arts curriculum that is a reality and not just a theoretical mirage. The 18 annotations…

  8. Assessing the Validity of a Language Arts Instruction Log through Triangulation

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    Camburn, Eric; Barnes, Carol A.

    2004-01-01

    In this study we attempted to illuminate why measures of instruction sometimes fail to meet discrete tests of validity. We used a triangulation strategy -- multiple methods, data sources, and researchers -- to investigate teachers' and observers' reports on a daily language arts log. Data came from a pilot study of the log conducted in 8 urban…

  9. Supporting Teachers in Integrating Digital Technology into Language Arts Instruction to Promote Literacy

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    Colwell, Jamie; Hutchison, Amy C.

    2015-01-01

    A systematic review of relevant literature was conducted to provide a source of information and practical guidelines for teachers and teacher educators to consider instructional methods for using digital tools in elementary language arts classrooms to promote literacy. Focal studies are highlighted to provide rich descriptions of practical uses…

  10. Language Arts Practices in the Instruction of Oral Communication in California High Schools.

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    Barnes, Judith A.; Hayes, Andrew F.

    1995-01-01

    Expresses concern with the trend in K-12 education to subsume oral communication programs under the rubric of language arts in English departments. Uses California as a case study to examine whether English teachers are integrating speech communication into the English classroom. Finds that little direct instruction in communication principles and…

  11. Integrating the Language Arts and Content Areas: Effective Research-Based Strategies.

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    Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas; Flood, James

    1999-01-01

    Teachers can confront issues of students' infrequent reading and infrequent choice of content area texts by using specific instructional strategies that are highly motivating. Five research-based language arts strategies that many teachers use to successfully teach content area information are: (1) previewing vocabulary and content; (2) developing…

  12. Language Arts in the Elementary Schools, EEL-402 Communication Skills; Revised Fall Quarter, 1974.

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    Sullivan, Zola Jiles

    In order that the teacher trainee may gain knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the communication skills instruction of elementary school children, this handbook of modules focuses on five major areas of the language arts--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and dramatizing. Eight modules are included: "Overview, Interrelationship, and…

  13. A Creative Career Education Language Arts Project for the Disadvantaged. Final Report.

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    Portland Public Schools, OR. Area III Office.

    A project was conducted to build motivation and increase language arts skills of disadvantaged students through involvement in a career exploration program. A class of 28 students reviewed career clusters and indicated their personal interest. Employed representatives from the community with backgrounds similar to the students' visited the…

  14. Infusing Alcohol and Drug Prevention with Existing Classroom Study Units: Language Arts.

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    Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

    This curriculum module, one of seven in Infusion Project, offers information and lessons on drug use prevention for integration into an existing seventh-grade middle school language arts curriculum. The module, based on a type of interactive learning called infusion learning, contains 18 lessons each providing objectives, a list of resource…

  15. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 8, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Visual aids and worksheets designed for use with unit eight of a language arts strand for Spanish-speaking students in grade three are included in this packet, along with two small illustrated readers for students. These instructional aids are to help the teacher carry out learning and assessment activities found in the teacher's guide for kits…

  16. Language Arts & Environmental Awareness: 100+ Integrated Books and Activities for Children.

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    Roberts, Patricia L.

    This multi-purpose book is for teachers, librarians, and parents who want to develop children's awareness of environmental matters while building and refining their language arts skills. In response to the challenge for school districts to integrate environmental education into the curriculum, this book presents environmental awareness topics to…

  17. Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts with Gifted and Advanced Learners

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    VanTassel-Baska, Joyce

    2012-01-01

    "Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes--and demonstrates with specific examples…

  18. Careers Communications: Middle Grades, 1999-2000. Issue 3. Language Arts. Ohio's Career Development Program.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.

    This packet consists of 10 learning activities related to the communications area of language arts career skills. Each activity is self-contained and provides all necessary material or information. The activities include a communication skills table; career acrostics; a questionnaire for use in an informal interview with an employed person; a…

  19. The Afro-American--His Literature and Music (A Language-Arts Unit).

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    Lefkowits, Judith W.

    This language arts unit offers and outlines (1) introductory viewpoints to broaden both black and white students' understanding of Afro-American culture (e.g., an explication of the various meanings of "soul"); (2) general objectives and desired specific knowledge and skills; (3) introductory activities (attitude poll; discussion of racism;…

  20. How to Read a Film: The Art, Technology, Language, History and Theory of Film and Media.

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    Monaco, James

    This book discusses film as a narrative technique directly comparable to expression in prose narrative, in painting, and in music; it presents an overview of film as technology, the language of film and television, the history of film in America, Europe, and Asia, and the growth of film criticism. Chapters include "Film As an Art,""Technology:…

  1. Effects of Keyboarding/Typewriting on the Language Arts Skills of Elementary School Students.

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    Borthwick, Arlene Grambo

    Forty-one research studies completed between 1929 and 1983 investigated the effects of typewriting on the development of children's language arts skills. Information about each of the studies was entered in a Lotus 1-2-3 database containing 43 fields. Effect sizes were calculated for 21 studies. The collected evidence suggests a small positive…

  2. The Effects of English/Language Arts Academic Vocabulary Alignment on Elementary Student Vocabulary Knowledge

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    Elkins, Stacey Michelle

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to provide professional development in vocabulary instructional practices and analyze the impact on student achievement. This quasi-experimental study utilized the PLC to curriculum map English/Language Arts state academic vocabulary words in K-4 into each of the four nine-weeks. The first through fourth grade…

  3. Junior High Curriculum Guide to Language Arts of the Mehlville School District.

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    Mehlville R-9 School District, St. Louis, MO.

    Based on the latest research and theories, this junior high school curriculum guide was prepared for teachers of language arts. Following a statement of the philosophy of the program, teaching objectives are stated for writing, literature, and related skill areas. Other sections include a scope and sequence chart, evaluation and testing…

  4. "Making the Readings Come to Life": Expanding Notions of Language Arts at Freedom School

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    Jackson, Tambra O.

    2009-01-01

    The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools provide literacy-rich, summer experiences for both the K-12 children they serve and the servant-leader interns who serve as teachers. In this article, the author expands upon the scholarship of preparing teachers to be culturally responsive pedagogues of language arts instruction by illuminating…

  5. Characteristics of Effective Pedagogy of Third Grade English Learners in Language Arts: An Exploratory Case Study

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    Merwin, Gregory J.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors that affect the academic achievement of English Learner (EL) students in the area of language arts at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Anaheim, California. The researcher conducted an exploratory multiple case study to develop a comprehensive, contextual…

  6. Contemporary Literacies and Technologies in English Language Arts Teacher Education: Shift Happens!

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    George, Marshall; Pope, Carol; Reid, Louann

    2015-01-01

    Three leaders of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) reflect on the changes that have occurred in English language arts teacher education in the past 15 years since the first edition of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" ("CITE Journal") was published.…

  7. PARCC Model Content Frameworks: English Language Arts/Literacy--Grades 3-11

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    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (NJ1), 2011

    2011-01-01

    As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing model content frameworks for English language arts/literacy (ELA/Literacy) to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments. The PARCC Model Content…

  8. How Much English Language Arts and Mathematics Instruction Do Students Receive? Investigating Variation in Instructional Time

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    Phelps, Geoffrey; Corey, Douglas; DeMonte, Jenny; Harrison, Delena; Loewenberg Ball, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    The amount of instruction students receive has long been viewed as a foundational educational resource. This article presents an analysis of the time students spend in elementary English language arts (ELA) and mathematics instruction. In mathematics, the average student received about 140 hr of instruction, but students in the top sixth of…

  9. Guide to Commercially Prepared English Language Arts Inventories for Illinois Educators, Schools and Districts.

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    Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

    This guide lists 64 commercially prepared English language arts inventories to assist educators in attaining results as stated in the Illinois Right to Read Initiative Best Practice #2: Assessment to Inform Instruction. The inventories in this guide are offered as another resource and are not meant to take the place of ongoing classroom assessment…

  10. Getting To Know You: Profiles of Children's Authors Featured in "Language Arts" 1985-90.

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    Kiefer, Barbara, Comp.

    This book is a selection of profiles of children's authors featured in the journal "Language Arts" over the years. The book's 12 individual profiles highlight some of the real people who contribute to children's book publishing, provide a sample of a few of the many genres of books available for children, and give an insight into the unique…

  11. Key Competencies: Reading/English Language Arts (Elementary), (E-LA).

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    Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

    This curriculum guide was devised as part of the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) school district's "Blueprint for Academic Achievement," which called for the identification of essential learning for each grade. This guide covers the key competencies in reading and language arts--reading, writing, listening, and speaking--taught in grades kindergarten…

  12. Language Arts Basic Skills; Middle/Junior High. Instructional Mini-Packet, Writing Standards.

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    Meehan, Anna, Comp.

    Produced in response to a school board's directive to develop a plan for implementing a standardized curriculum in the basic subjects on a district-wide basis, this instructional guide is intended for teachers of a course in language arts basic skills for middle school and junior high school students. The guide contains preparatory sheets,…

  13. "'Cause I'm a G": Identity Work of a Lesbian Teen in Language Arts

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    Vetter, Amy M.

    2010-01-01

    Framed around the perspective that identities matter in relation to literacy learning, this case study examined the identity work of June (pseudonym), a lesbian youth in an 11th-grade high school language arts classroom. Informal interviews with June about her work on a multigenre research project in relation to LGBTQ issues were analyzed using…

  14. The Development and Use of a Language Arts Computer Software Program Appropriate for Special Needs Children.

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    Murphy, Jo-Anne

    For a school year, a language arts software program was used to help special needs children in Marblehead, Massachusetts who represented a range of learning disabilities and emotional, behavioral and physical disorders of varying degrees of severity. The program had three major components, entitled "Nouns,""Verbs," and "Adjectives." These…

  15. Small Schools Language Arts Curriculum, 9-12: Literature. Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures.

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    Nelson, JoAnne, Ed.; And Others

    Designed to assist teachers in small schools with the improvement of curriculum and instruction and to help smaller districts without curriculum personnel to comply with Washington's Student Learning Objectives Law, this guide contains the literature component of the language arts curriculum materials for grades 9-12. Learning objectives are…

  16. Applications of Videodisc Technology to Language Arts, Grades K-12: A Review of the Literature.

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    Lewis, Martina E.

    This monograph traces the history of videodisc technology, describes the videodisc and its functions, reviews classroom applications and limitations, and discusses the future use of videodisc technology in elementary and secondary language arts classes. Two videodisc formats are discussed--constant linear velocity (CLV), and constant angular…

  17. Skirting the Issue: Teachers' Experiences "Addressing Sexuality in Middle School Language Arts"

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    Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt

    2012-01-01

    The goal of this study was to examine perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices of a group of middle level Language Arts teachers concerning sexuality-related issues. Through interviews with 15 teachers, the study found that sexuality was in one sense pervasive, as it came up frequently in the teachers' practice. Yet at the same time the…

  18. Teach the Way They Learn: 62 Easy, Engaging, & Effective Language Arts Activities

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    Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

    2005-01-01

    This book focuses on quick and easy language arts activities to inspire and motivate students in kindergarten to sixth grades. Ingenious ideas appeal to children's enthusiasm for games, parades, race cars, their own names, and much more. The activities cost little or nothing. They engage young learners, and they work! This book is perfect for a…

  19. Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test. Part B: Reading (Multiple Choice). Readings Booklet. 1986 Edition.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    Intended for students taking the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test in Alberta, Canada, this reading test (to be administered along with the questions booklet) contains eight short reading selections taken from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the following: "Thieving Raffles" (Eric Nicol); "Flight of the Roller Coaster"…

  20. Standards for National Board Certification: Early Adolescence/English Language Arts.

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    Voices from the Middle, 1995

    1995-01-01

    Presents extracts from the Preface of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Early Adolescence/English Language Arts Standards. Discusses the educational context, the young adolescent in context, the philosophical context, and the standards format. Presents the 14 standards. (SR)

  1. A New Approach to the Teaching of English Language Arts, Grades 7-12.

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    Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN.

    This guidebook is designed to be both a resource book and a tentative curriculum outline. The language arts program described for grades 7 through 10 attempts to provide students with a basic background from which they can draw information and skills as needed for their successful work in the English electives offered in grades 11 and 12. The…

  2. ElementaryEnglish/Language Arts Course of Study for Grade Five.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This curriculum guide, one of a series designed for use in kindergarten and the elementary grades, has been compiled with the recognition that the basic ingredients of a language arts program--composition, speaking, listening, literature, and problem solving--are interrelated and constantly complement one another and that this entire process is…

  3. Elementary English/Language Arts Course of Study for Grade Six.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This curriculum guide, one of a series designed for use in kindergarten and the elementary grades, has been compiled with the recognition that the basic ingredients of a language arts program--composition, speaking, listening, literature, and problem solving--are interrelated and constantly complement one another and that this entire process is…

  4. Techniques for Using Humor and Fun in the Language Arts Classroom

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    Minchew, Sue S.; Hopper, Peggy F.

    2008-01-01

    The authors, former middle and high school English teachers, review the rationale for using humor and fun in the classroom and provide detailed descriptions for teaching practices and activities that confer enjoyment and learning for language arts students. Although fun activities, these methods foster vocabulary development, grammar instruction,…

  5. Contexts Matter: Two Teachers' Language Arts Instruction in This High-Stakes Era

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    Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Assaf, Lori Czop

    2009-01-01

    This retrospective cross-case analysis compares two fourth-grade language arts teachers' beliefs and practices as they respond to an influx of high-stakes tests, including district-mandated benchmark testing systems. One teacher works in a suburban school, the other in an urban school. Results from the study show that the teachers' beliefs about…

  6. Sixty Years of Language Arts Education: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

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    Goodman, Yetta M.

    2011-01-01

    The author's career in professional education is intertwined with the history of language arts education in the United States and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The author joined NCTE in the 1960s, though she was already teaching for about 10 years with a well-developed constructivist perspective on teaching and learning.…

  7. Examining English Language Arts Common Core State Standards Instruction through Cultural Historical Activity Theory

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    Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    The English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and corresponding assessments brought about many changes for educators, their literacy instruction, and the literacy learning of their students. This study examined the day-to-day literacy instruction of two primary grade teachers during their first year of full CCSS implementation. Engestr?m's…

  8. A Supplementary Program for Environmental Education, Language Arts, Grades K Through 12.

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    Warpinski, Robert

    Presented in these 13 teacher's guides for grades K-12 are lesson plans and ideas for integrating language arts and environmental education. Each lesson originates with a fundamental concept pertaining to the environment and states, in addition, its discipline area, subject area, and problem orientation. Following this, behavioral objectives and…

  9. Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide

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    Kendall, John; Frazee, Dana; Ryan, Susan

    2012-01-01

    High school teachers and leaders with responsibility for English language arts (ELA) need this handy guide to successfully implement the Common Core in their respective grade levels. Getting a copy for every staff member ensures they know: (1) How grades 11-12 ELA content differs from and builds upon 9-10 standards; (2) How the four strands…

  10. Grade 9 English Language Arts, Student Achievement Testing Program, 1985-86 School Year.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    Intended for both teachers and students, this bulletin presents specific information about the design, parts, and scoring of the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test for the 1985-86 school year in Alberta, Canada. General information is presented regarding the (1) purpose and nature of the Achievement Testing Program (ATP), (2) students…

  11. Principles and Practices for Building Academic Self-Efficacy in Middle Grades Language Arts Classrooms

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    McTigue, Erin; Liew, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01

    Academic self-efficacy contributes to students' motivation and persistence for learning. However, motivation for reading and learning, and students' self-efficacy in school often declines in adolescence. This manuscript presents research-based strategies for facilitating students' motivations within the context of language arts classes.

  12. Children's Everyday Literacies: Intersections of Popular Culture and Language Arts Instruction.

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    Alvermann, Donna E.; Xu, Shelley Hong

    2003-01-01

    Discusses how children's everyday literacies can be used in schools to connect popular culture with the language arts curriculum. Defines what the authors mean by the term popular culture, being careful to distinguish it from definitions ascribed to mass media. Shares some practical, classroom-tried ideas for integrating elementary students'…

  13. Language Arts & Science Sample Career Education Activities, Grades 7-12. Career Choices.

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    Marion County Educational Service District, Salem, OR.

    Designed to infuse career education with language arts and science, these teacher-developed activities for grades 7-12 are based on one of seven teacher competencies identified by an Oregon task force (see CE 019 665 for the project description). The activities in this document are based on teacher competency number 7: assist students to reject…

  14. The Effects of Differentiated Instruction Support Inclusion Services on Fifth Grade Reading/Language Arts Achievement

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    Wendt, Stephanie L.

    2012-01-01

    Using a causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction Support Inclusion Services on fifth grade regular education and gifted students' Reading/Language Arts achievement. The study analyzed and compared the achievement of the regular education students who received no inclusion…

  15. Writing Performance Standards Proficient Level Descriptors: Relationship to Alaska Content Standards for English/Language Arts.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.

    The writing performance standard descriptors in this paper support the sections of the English/Language Arts Content Standards adopted by the Alaska State Board of Education. It begins with listing competencies associated with speaking and writing well for a variety of purposes and audiences; and thinking logically and reflectively. It then…

  16. Reading Performance Standards Proficient Level Descriptors: Relationship to Alaska Content Standards for English/Language Arts.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.

    The reading performance standard descriptors in this document support the sections of the English/Language Arts Content Standards adopted by the Alaska State Board of Education. It begins with listing competencies associated with being a competent and thoughtful reader; thinking logically and reflectively; and understanding and respecting the…

  17. Performance Assessment for California Teachers and English-Language Arts Candidates in a Rural Border Community

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the appropriateness of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) as an instrument of assessing English-language arts (ELA) teacher candidates' effectiveness in a rural border community. Eight -candidates participated in the study. The findings call into question the adequacy of PACT to assess the…

  18. Twenty-One Ways to Use Music in Teaching the Language Arts.

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    Cardarelli, Aldo F.

    Twenty-one activities that integrate music and the language arts in order to capitalize on children's interests are described in this paper. Topics of the activities are as follows: alphabetical order, pantomime, vocabulary building from words of a favorite song, words that are "the most (whatever)" from songs, mood words, a configuration clue…

  19. Graphic Novels in Advanced English/Language Arts Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study

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    Gillenwater, Cary

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation is a phenomenological case study of two 12th grade English/language arts (ELA) classrooms where teachers used graphic novels with their advanced students. The primary purpose of this case study was to gain insight into the phenomenon of using graphic novels with these students--a research area that is currently limited.…

  20. Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide. Language Arts and Social Studies, Sixth Grade.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

    The guide is one in a series for teachers, students, and community members to help them utilize community resources in developing and teaching environmental concepts, responsibility, and problem solving. This particular guide focuses on social studies and language arts aspects of environmental education for sixth graders. Background information…

  1. Reading and Rhythm: Binding Language Arts and Music in an Academic Notebook

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    Pearman, Cathy J.; Friedman, Tessa

    2009-01-01

    The use of an academic notebook in an elementary music classroom is an effective way of integrating language arts into music instruction while helping students to reflect and think critically about music. Academic notebooks are student-created tools that help organize and track learning while students gain conceptual knowledge. The notebooks are…

  2. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 9, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Two readers, supplementary illustrations, and a ditto pack constitute this supplement to unit nine's language arts for third graders. Visual aids and materials for both seatwork for students and for class activities are presented; the teacher's guide to the unit provides the timetable for presentation. Kits 33 and 34 are based on the reader…

  3. Using the Learning Cycle To Teach Acronyms, a Language Arts Lesson.

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    Rule, Audrey C.

    The Learning Cycle, a popular medium for teaching science lessons, can be used to teach a language arts lesson on acronyms, an appropriate skill topic for students in grades four through six. Acronyms are fascinating words that can challenge students to solve the puzzle of what the letters stand for. The three-phase Learning Cycle arranges…

  4. High School Teachers' Perspectives on the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards: An Exploratory Study

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2016-01-01

    This was an exploratory study that examined high school teachers' perspectives about their early experiences with the English language arts Common Core State Standards. The sources of data for the study included a survey and structured interviews. Twenty-three high school ELA teachers from one unified school district in Southern California…

  5. Integrating the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards into Physical Education

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    James, Alisa R.; Bullock, Kerri

    2015-01-01

    Physical education teachers are expected to implement the English language arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their instruction. This has proved to be challenging for many physical educators. The purpose of this article is to provide developmentally appropriate examples of how to incorporate the ELA CCSS into physical education,…

  6. Language Arts Achievement of Fourth Grade Students with Regard to Gender, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status

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    Davis, Paula Coldwell

    2013-01-01

    This study was conducted to see if a difference exists in the language arts proficiency levels of 2,080 fourth grade students with regard to gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status from 2010 through 2012 on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Specifically, this study considered the possibility that a difference existed in language…

  7. Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems

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    Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon

    2009-01-01

    "Math is language, too," Phyllis and David Whitin (2000) remind everyone in their informative book about reading and writing in the mathematics classroom. This means that students in elementary school math classes are learning two distinct, yet related languages--one of numbers, the other of words. These languages of numbers and words are combined…

  8. Flight Software Math Library

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    McComas, David

    2013-01-01

    The flight software (FSW) math library is a collection of reusable math components that provides typical math utilities required by spacecraft flight software. These utilities are intended to increase flight software quality reusability and maintainability by providing a set of consistent, well-documented, and tested math utilities. This library only has dependencies on ANSI C, so it is easily ported. Prior to this library, each mission typically created its own math utilities using ideas/code from previous missions. Part of the reason for this is that math libraries can be written with different strategies in areas like error handling, parameters orders, naming conventions, etc. Changing the utilities for each mission introduces risks and costs. The obvious risks and costs are that the utilities must be coded and revalidated. The hidden risks and costs arise in miscommunication between engineers. These utilities must be understood by both the flight software engineers and other subsystem engineers (primarily guidance navigation and control). The FSW math library is part of a larger goal to produce a library of reusable Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) FSW components. A GN&C FSW library cannot be created unless a standardized math basis is created. This library solves the standardization problem by defining a common feature set and establishing policies for the library s design. This allows the libraries to be maintained with the same strategy used in its initial development, which supports a library of reusable GN&C FSW components. The FSW math library is written for an embedded software environment in C. This places restrictions on the language features that can be used by the library. Another advantage of the FSW math library is that it can be used in the FSW as well as other environments like the GN&C analyst s simulators. This helps communication between the teams because they can use the same utilities with the same feature set and syntax.

  9. Reaching Across the Hemispheres with Science, Language, Arts and Technology

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    Sparrow, E. B.; Zicus, S.; Miller, A.; Baird, A.; Page, G.

    2009-12-01

    Twelve Alaskan elementary and middle school classes (grades 3-8) partnered with twelve Australian middle school classes, with each pair using web-based strategies to develop a collaborative ice-mystery fictional book incorporating authentic polar science. Three professional development workshops were held, bringing together educators and polar scientists in two IPY education outreach projects. The Alaska workshop provided an opportunity to bring together the North American teachers for lessons on arctic and antarctic science and an earth system science program Seasons and Biomes measurement protocols, as well as methods in collaborative e-writing and art in Ice e-Mysteries: Global Student Polar e-books project. Teachers worked with University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Australian scientists to become familiar with Arctic science research, science artifacts and resources available at UAF and the University of Alaska Museum of the North. In Australia, teachers received a similar project training through the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Center for Learning and Discovery on Antarctic science and the University of Tasmania. The long-distance collaboration was accomplished through Skype, emails and a TMAG supported website. A year later, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere teacher partners met in a joint workshop in Tasmania, to share their experiences, do project assessments and propose activities for future collaborations. The Australian teachers received training on Seasons and Biomes scientific measurements and the Alaskan teachers, on Tasmanian vegetation, fauna and indigenous culture, Antarctic and Southern ocean studies. This innovative project produced twelve e-polar books written and illustrated by students; heightened scientific literacy about the polar regions and the earth system; increased awareness of the environment and indigenous cultures; stronger connections to the scientific community; and lasting friendships. It also resulted in

  10. Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts: Thumbs Up!; Health: Healthy Habits! Nutrition and You; Science: ABC Animal Newsletter; Science: What a Review!; Social Studies: Which Region?

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    Casida, Fiona; Farthing, Jennifer C.; Tasota-Miklos, Lynn

    2002-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units is art, reading, language arts, health, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  11. Into the Curriculum. Art: Whistler's Mother; Reading/Language Arts: Finding My Voice; Science: Where on My Tongue? Taste; Social Studies/Science: Volcanoes; Social Studies: Pompeii.

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    Reed-Mundell, Charlie

    2001-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Describes library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up for each activity. (LRW)

  12. Kaleidoscope: How a Creative Arts Enrichment Program Prepares Children for Kindergarten

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    Armistead, M. Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    In 1990, the Settlement Music School Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, created a preschool program to teach music and other creative arts to three- to five-year-olds. This article describes how the program works: how music teaches language and math, how dance teaches action words and spatial concepts,…

  13. Into the Curriculum. Physical Education/Social Studies: Grandma Did the Mashed Potato! [and] Reading/Language Arts/Science: The Animals of The Mitten [and] Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Newspapers: The Art of Newsmaking [and] Science: Know Your Snake! [and] Science/Language Arts: Across the Seasons: A Study of the Changes through the Year [and] Social Studies: Intellectual Freedom during the Revolutionary War [and] Social Studies: Westward Expansion.

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    Lamb, Debbie Huffman; Mark, Amy; Garven, Kathryn; Robinson, Mary Alice; Wilson, Rebecca; Thompson, Helen; Joyce, Eileen

    1997-01-01

    Provides lesson plans for grade K-3 science; grade 1-2 reading/language arts/science; grade 1-4 science/language arts; grade 3-5 physical education/social studies and science; grade 4-5 reading/language arts/social studies; grade 5-8 social studies; grade 6-8 social studies. Lists resources and discusses library media skills, subject area…

  14. Evaluating the Whole Language Approach to Language Arts: The Pros and Cons.

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    Chaney, Carolyn

    1990-01-01

    This paper defines the whole language approach and identifies its strengths and weaknesses. An integrated instructional approach is recommended, balancing meaning and exposure to literature with skills instruction and practice. (Author/JDD)

  15. Singapore Math

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

    2009-01-01

    "Singapore Math" is a collection of math curricula originally developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education and private textbook publishers for use in Singapore schools. "Singapore Math" curricula were developed under a national framework centered on problem solving that emphasizes computational skills as well as conceptual and strategic thinking…

  16. An Exploratory Case Study Comparing the Teaching Practices of Reading Endorsed vs. Non-Reading Endorsed Secondary English Language Arts Teachers

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    Greenwell, Sabrina Marie

    2009-01-01

    This comparative case study investigated the teaching practices of secondary English language arts teachers who are reading endorsed versus secondary English language arts teachers who are not reading endorsed. Florida Department of Education mandated that all reading teachers, and strongly encouraged all English language arts teachers be reading…

  17. Is there a domain-general cognitive structuring system? Evidence from structural priming across music, math, action descriptions, and language.

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    Van de Cavey, Joris; Hartsuiker, Robert J

    2016-01-01

    Cognitive processing in many domains (e.g., sentence comprehension, music listening, and math solving) requires sequential information to be organized into an integrational structure. There appears to be some overlap in integrational processing across domains, as shown by cross-domain interference effects when for example linguistic and musical stimuli are jointly presented (Koelsch, Gunter, Wittfoth, & Sammler, 2005; Slevc, Rosenberg, & Patel, 2009). These findings support theories of overlapping resources for integrational processing across domains (cfr. SSIRH Patel, 2003; SWM, Kljajevic, 2010). However, there are some limitations to the studies mentioned above, such as the frequent use of unnaturalistic integrational difficulties. In recent years, the idea has risen that evidence for domain-generality in structural processing might also be yielded though priming paradigms (cfr. Scheepers, 2003). The rationale behind this is that integrational processing across domains regularly requires the processing of dependencies across short or long distances in the sequence, involving respectively less or more syntactic working memory resources (cfr. SWM, Kljajevic, 2010), and such processing decisions might persist over time. However, whereas recent studies have shown suggestive priming of integrational structure between language and arithmetics (though often dependent on arithmetic performance, cfr. Scheepers et al., 2011; Scheepers & Sturt, 2014), it remains to be investigated to what extent we can also find evidence for priming in other domains, such as music and action (cfr. SWM, Kljajevic, 2010). Experiment 1a showed structural priming from the processing of musical sequences onto the position in the sentence structure (early or late) to which a relative clause was attached in subsequent sentence completion. Importantly, Experiment 1b showed that a similar structural manipulation based on non-hierarchically ordered color sequences did not yield any priming effect

  18. English Second Language, General, Special Education, and Speech/Language Personal Teacher Efficacy, English Language Arts Scientifically-Validated Intervention Practice, and Working Memory Development of English Language Learners in High and Low Performing Elementary Schools

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    Brown, Barbara J.

    2013-01-01

    The researcher investigated teacher factors contributing to English language arts (ELA) achievement of English language learners (ELLs) over 2 consecutive years, in high and low performing elementary schools with a Hispanic/Latino student population greater than or equal to 30 percent. These factors included personal teacher efficacy, teacher…

  19. The Oldest Math Textbook.

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    Blum, Christopher O.

    2002-01-01

    Asserts that when college mathematics is taught as one of the liberal arts, Euclid's Elements of Geometry, which is one of the oldest math textbooks, may still be the best, because it helps students understand what is "lovely about mathematics". Suggests that "Elements of Geometry" promotes the mental exercise that comes from careful reading and…

  20. At-Risk Students at Traditional and Academic Alternative School Settings: Differences in Math and English Performance Indicators

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    Beken, Jo Ann; Williams, John; Combs, Julie P.; Slate, John R.

    2009-01-01

    In this study, the researchers examined the extent to which at-risk students enrolled in traditional high schools differed in their state-mandated assessments in math and in English/Language Arts as compared to at-risk students enrolled in academic alternative education campuses (AECs). All data in this study were based on the accountability…

  1. Believing the Truth IS Out There: A Science and Math School Uses Language as the Heart of Its Curricular Connections.

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    Thompson, Michael

    1997-01-01

    Describes how the popular TV show "X-Files" was used as a model to develop an in-depth semester-length project, in which 10th graders integrated history, math, science, and English as they worked in investigative teams to develop evidence dossiers, memos, and presentations following stringent requirements yet allowing students considerable freedom…

  2. Books that Build Math Skills: Sharing Books that Reinforce Math Concepts with Young Children

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    Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.

    2006-01-01

    This article presents some wonderful books that reinforce math concepts with young children. In "I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art," children see reproductions of the work of famous artists and count elements in the pictures. A list of math books that reinforce math concepts is included.

  3. Reading and Writing Poetry in Math

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    LaBonty, Jan; Danielson, Kathy

    2004-01-01

    Though poetry and math may seem to be unrelated, there are parallels such as rhythmic language and language skills. Reading and writing poetry about math involves students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to develop and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships. This article features an…

  4. Into the Curriculum. Art: The Z Was Zapped [and] Art: Friendly Plastic [and] Music: American Composers [and] Reading/Language Arts: Chocolate Day [and] Science: Moose [and] Social Studies: Women's History Project.

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    Rossi, Marie; And Others

    1995-01-01

    A group of six articles describes activities for art, music, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Each article includes library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, evaluation, and follow-up. (AEF)

  5. Art and "the language of well-being" in adolescent health care.

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    Thwaite, P; Bennett, D L; Pynor, H; Zigmond, H

    2003-01-01

    Feeling effective as a young person depends on a capacity to draw upon one's own resources in the service of healthy living and development. In adolescent health care, there is the need to call upon the talents and creativity of young people, to introduce new and exciting experiences, and to facilitate involvement in their own care in order to nurture optimal growth and development on a physical and psychological level. While hospitalisation can represent a major crisis point in adolescence, the provision of a stimulating environment and the opportunity for creative activities offers an exciting, transformative and healing experience. Art allows adolescents to use alternative languages beyond illness, to engage in endeavours that are distanced from overt therapeutic intent, and to embrace attributes of self-esteem and resilience. Through the process and production of art, and the inclusion of music, poetry, film or theatre, young people can experience personal growth, acquire skills, develop socially and contribute to environmental change. In seeking to illustrate the value and importance of such approaches, this paper draws upon the experiences of a youth arts program attached to an adolescent ward. In a project called Art Injection, art students worked with adolescents to make sculptures from old hospital equipment, with startling results. More recently, the development of personal totem poles and an imaginative mosaic mural has powerfully engaged creativity and community in care. Group and individual art sessions, including the media arts project Creative Well, are offered on weekdays as part of the general hospital routine, enabling hospitalised young people to experience creativity as a daily part of their lives. PMID:12625101

  6. Ecology and the Environment. Language Arts around the World, Volume V. Cross-Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.

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    McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.

    Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of ecology and the environment. The units in the book reach diverse…

  7. Central and South America: Language Arts around the World, Volume II. Cross Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.

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    Fuchs, Lucy

    Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of Central and South American cultures. The units in the book reach…

  8. Asia and Australia: Language Arts around the World, Volume III. Cross Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.

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    Fuchs, Lucy

    Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of Asian and Australian cultures. The units in the book reach diverse…

  9. Critical Literacies: Negotiating Powerful and Pleasurable Curricula--How Do We Foster Critical Literacy through English Language Arts?

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    Comber, Barbara

    All over the world educators work towards social justice in a variety of classroom projects. How might teachers of English language arts be informed by this variety of projects--all of which involve young people and their teachers exploring relationships between language and power? Theoretically, protagonists of critical literacies have many…

  10. Culture and math.

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    Tcheang, Lili

    2014-01-01

    Cultural differences have been shown across a number of different cognitive domains from vision, language, and music. Mathematical cognition is another domain that is an integral part of modern society and because there are a fixed number of ways in which many math operations can be performed, it is also an apposite tool for cultural comparisons. This discussion examines the literature on mathematical processing in accordance with culture, summarizing the brain regions involved across various mathematical tasks. In doing so, we provide a clear picture of the anatomical similarities and differences between cultures when performing different math tasks. This information is useful to explore the possibility of enhancement of mathematical skills, where different strategies may be applicable in accordance with culture. It also contributes to the evolutionary development of different math skills and the growing theory that anatomical and behavioral studies must account for the cultural identity of their sample. PMID:24090438

  11. Into the Curriculum. Art: Elements of Art: Vincent Van Gogh [and] Health/Reading/Language Arts: What Makes Goosebumps [and] Reading/Language Arts: African Folktales: An Interdisciplinary Project [and] Science: What's in our Skulls? [and] Science: Hidden Animals in a World of Camouflage [and] Social Studies: Early Primates and Prehistoric Man [and] Social Studies: Native Americans.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Provides seven library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, health, reading and language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, procedures, evaluations, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  12. Math's Double Standard. Math Works

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Far too many students in the U.S. give up on math early because it does not come easy and they believe only students with innate ability can really be "good" at mathematics, a notion that is all too often reinforced by adults who believe the same thing. There is a serious gap between how Americans value math generally and how they value math for…

  13. Math Safari.

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    Nelson, Vaunda; Stanko, Anne

    1992-01-01

    Describes Math Safari, a mathematical, scientific, geographic, informational adventure for fourth grade students. It integrates all curriculum areas and other skills by using information children must find in books to pose math problems about animals. It encourages cooperative learning, critical reading, analysis, and use of research skills. (SM)

  14. Math Wars.

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    Abreu, Julio

    2000-01-01

    Four decades ago following Russia's Sputnik satellite launching, the nation embraced "new" math as part of its commitment not to fall behind its global neighbors. Issues addressed in "new-new" math include equal access to challenging learning, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communications, multiple ways to solve problems, and the influence…

  15. Parrot Math.

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    O'Brien, Thomas C.

    1999-01-01

    Parrot math (memorization) seeks to control children through external rewards and punishments, rather than harness their intelligence and curiosity. Recent standardized test results document parrot math's failure. Activities-based approaches, supported by a constructivist philosophy (involving classifying, inferring, generalizing, and…

  16. Math Games

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    Lorenzi, Natalie

    2012-01-01

    Math games bring out kids' natural love of numbers. Yet in the waning days of school, students can't wait for that final bell to ring. Each summer, most students lose about two months of mathematical computation skills. So how do teachers keep their students focused on math up till the end? Before sending them off for the summer, get them hooked…

  17. Math and Science. IDRA Focus.

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    IDRA Newsletter, 1995

    1995-01-01

    This theme issue contains six articles on improving math and science education for minority group students, particularly language-minority students. "Accelerating Content Area Gains for English Language Learners" (Laura Chris Green) describes the Young Scientists Acquiring English project, which seeks to improve the content-area achievement of…

  18. Using S’COOL and MY NASA DATA to Support Language Arts Instruction: Overview and Analysis

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    Moore, S. W.; Rogerson, T. M.; Chambers, L. H.; Fischer, J. D.; Oots, P. C.; Lewis, P. M.

    2009-12-01

    Science can serve as an authentic motivational and instructional vehicle for instruction in language arts. Two NASA educational outreach programs provide ample opportunity for strengthening vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills, through the integration of authentic activities and scenarios in the context of a real-time NASA mission. The NASA CERES Students’ Cloud Observation On-Line (S’COOL) project is a hands-on project that supports NASA research on the Earth’s climate. Students are engaged in identifying cloud-types and levels and sending that information to NASA. If the students’ observations are within +/-15 minutes of the CERES satellite-based instrument passing over their location, this is designated as a “match”. The participating teacher is sent an e-mail asking the student-observers to consider the various aspects of the match, including the interpretation of a graphical aid, using the correct terminology to express level of agreement, and writing comments to describe their “matches”, all of which contribute to strengthening skills in language arts. To further integrate the language arts, the S’COOL website provides several teacher-authored on-line lessons that integrate reading skills, vocabulary, and composition. The Mentoring and inquiry using NASA Data on Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) project is a project to enable K-12 teaches and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the Earth from space. Opportunity for addressing literacy is integrated into several teacher-authored on-line lessons. Scenarios present students with a problem requiring the reading and comprehension of the scenario, understanding of terminology, the ability to read and understand a written technical procedure, and composition of related conclusions. In addition, students are provided opportunities to analyze a data-set and/or data plot, then

  19. Nutrition messages in language arts and mathematics textbooks used in English elementary schools in Montreal.

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    Baron, V

    1990-11-01

    This analysis examined references to foods mentioned in elementary school textbooks used in Montreal English schools. A study of 58 language arts and mathematics textbooks used in grades one-six revealed 4,391 references to foods in words and pictures. A large proportion of the references were to sugar-rich foods. Eating with peers was depicted more frequently than eating with family, while a surprising number of children were depicted consuming their food alone in texts used in grades one-three. Results suggest that, because unintended information may influence children's nutritional habits, more attention should be directed at concomitant messages in elementary school textbooks. PMID:2283875

  20. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Primary Level C = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, primaria, nivel C. (Grade 1).

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, literature appreciation, and writing skills. Sections…

  1. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Intermediate Level K = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental intermedio K. Grade 5

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation. Sections follow for each of the areas…

  2. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Level D. Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel D. Edicion experimental.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

  3. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Primary Level A = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, primaria, nivel A.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section on preparing instructional material for this group and a section defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study…

  4. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Primary Level B = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, primaria, nivel B.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section on preparing instructional material for this group and a section defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study…

  5. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level F. Field Test = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental primario F. Edicion experimental.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

  6. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Level E. Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel E. Edicion experimental.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

  7. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Intermediate Level J = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental intermedio J. Grade 4.

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    Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation. Sections follow for each of the areas…

  8. Relationship between the TCAP and the Pearson Benchmark Assessment in Elementary Students' Reading and Math Performance in a Northeastern Tennessee School District

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    Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…

  9. The Relationship between Music and Visual Arts Formal Study and Academic Achievement on the Eighth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Test

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    Baker, Richard Allen, Jr.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the policy implications allowing administrators to exempt a student from required arts instruction if the student obtained unsatisfactory scores on the high-stake state mandated tests in English and mathematics. This study examined English language arts and math test scores for 37,222 eighth grade students…

  10. Examining the literacy component of science literacy: 25 years of language arts and science research

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    Yore, Larry D.; Bisanz, Gay L.; Hand, Brian M.

    2003-06-01

    This review, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Journal of Science Education, revealed a period of changes in the theoretical views of the language arts, the perceived roles of language in science education, and the research approaches used to investigate oral and written language in science, science teaching, and learning. The early years were dominated by behavioralist and logico-mathematical interpretations of human learning and by reductionist research approaches, while the later years reflected an applied cognitive science and constructivist interpretations of learning and a wider array of research approaches that recognizes the holistic nature of teaching and learning. The early years focus on coding oral language into categories reflecting source of speech, functional purpose, level of question and response, reading research focused on the readability of textbooks using formulae and the reader's decoding skills, and writing research was not well documented since the advocates for writing in service of learning were grass roots practitioners and many science teachers were using writing as an evaluation technique. The advent of applied cognitive science and the constructivist perspectives ushered in interactive-constructive models of discourse, reading and writing that more clearly revealed the role of language in science and in science teaching and learning. A review of recent research revealed that the quantity and quality of oral interactions were low and unfocused in science classrooms; reading has expanded to consider comprehension strategies, metacognition, sources other than textbooks, and the design of inquiry environments for classrooms; and writing-to-learn science has focused on sequential writing tasks requiring transformation of ideas to enhance science learning. Several promising trends and future research directions flow from the synthesis of this 25-year period of examining the literacy component of science literacy

  11. Art.

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    Arviso, Kathern; And Others

    Designed as a helpful guide and "how-to-do-it" outline for those on the Navajo Reservation who work with children, this guide is arranged to offer quick reference and simple projects requiring the minimum of materials. The projects are designed to meet the Navajo child's art needs based on the belief that the art program of the elementary school…

  12. Impacts of a Discussion-Based Academic Language Program on Classroom Interactions in 4th through 7th Grades

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    LaRusso, Maria; Jones, Stephanie M.; Kim, Ha Yeon; Kim, James; Donovan, Suzanne; Snow, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents an exploratory analysis of treatment-control differences in the quality of classroom interactions in 4th through 7th grade urban classrooms. Word Generation (WG) is a research-based academic language program for middle school students designed to teach novel vocabulary and literacy through language arts, math, science, and…

  13. Math Trivia.

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    Kuhlmann, Jim

    1986-01-01

    This activity for grades 6-12 is designed to promote an increased interest in mathematics and its study. Directions for the game "Math Trivia" are given, with questions ready for cards and additional questions listed. (MNS)

  14. Linking Science and Language Arts: A Review of the Literature Which Compares Integrated Versus Non-integrated Approaches

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    Bradbury, Leslie U.

    2014-06-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review the literature published during the last 20 years that investigates the impact of approaches that describe themselves as integrating science and language arts on student learning and/or attitude at the elementary level. The majority of papers report that integrated approaches led to greater student achievement in science and language arts across elementary grade levels. Additionally, integrated approaches facilitate improved attitudes toward both science and reading. The second section of the findings provides an overview of the types of pedagogical approaches used in the classrooms described in the studies. At all grade levels, teachers linked a variety of strategies including read-alouds, independent reading, at home reading, and writing in various genres that connected hands-on science activities to language arts skills.

  15. Developing Professional Teacher Researchers: Transforming Language Learning through Discourse Analysis

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    Troiano, Beverly

    2012-01-01

    I conducted a two-year case study of a cohort of two middle school mainstream teachers, one a mathematics and science teacher and the other a language arts teacher, and one elementary teacher involved in the LSciMAct ("Transforming Literacy, Math and Science Through Participatory Action Research") professional development project. The…

  16. Decision Making: An Imperative for Language Learning; Highlights of the Annual Language Arts Conference of Memphis State University (7th, Memphis, June 12-14, 1974).

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    Rakes, Thomas A., Ed.; Brotherton, Sophia, Ed.

    This document presents nine papers which were originally prepared for the 1974 Annual Language Arts Conference at Memphis State University. Included are: "Proxemics" by Dale F. Baltus; "Reading and Study Skill Hints for Intermediate and Secondary Teachers" by Stuart W. Bray; "A Reading Game License" by Flora C. Fowler; "Teach Kids to Think" by…

  17. Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts/Art: Using Amelia Bedelia Books to Teach Figurative and Literal Meanings [and] Reading/Language Arts/Mathematics: Create an Internet Pizza Cafe that Serves Pizza, Poetry, Technology, and More! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Finding Secret Words: Beginning Dictionary Skills [and] Science: What Big Teeth You Have! Alligators All Around [and] Science: Rube Goldberg and Simple Machines [and] Social Studies: Folklore--An Integrated Unit.

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    Wood, Eve; Maggi, Barbara Hall; Napier, Marion; Troisi, Andrea; Heiser, Pam; Rinehart, Sharon

    1998-01-01

    Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading and language arts, art, mathematics, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  18. Situating Language Production within the Matrix of Human Cognition: The State of the Art in Language Production Research

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    Goldrick, Matthew; Costa, Albert; Schiller, Niels O.

    2008-01-01

    A summary of recent work in language production is presented, focusing on the "Third International Workshop on Language Production" (Chicago, USA, August 2006). The articles included in this special issue focus on three overlapping themes: language production in dialogue (Arnold; Costa, Pickering, & Sorace); multilingual language production (Costa…

  19. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Arabian Nights; Reading/Language Arts: Birds in Picture Books: Characters, Plots, and Themes; Science: Birds in Their Nests; Social Studies: Written with Quills; Social Studies: Baghdad and Iraq History.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  20. Into the Curriculum. Dramatics/Reading/Language Arts: Jellyfish Jiggle and More; Reading/Language Arts: Birthstone Folklore; Science: Jellyfish FAQ; Science: Minerals in Caves; Social Studies: Mapping the Oceans.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in dramatics, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are describes for each…

  1. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Exploring Story Settings in Multicultural Literature [and] Reading/Language Arts: Descriptive Story Writing [and] Science: Aquariums [and] Social Studies: John Wesley Powell vs. the Mighty Colorado [and] Social Studies: A Wilder Month.

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    Denton, Julia; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Presents five curriculum guides for reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Includes library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures for completion, one-sentence descriptions of the activities, and suggestions for follow-up activities. (AEF)

  2. Senior High English: Sequencing and Keying of Language Arts, Scope and Sequence; Test Specifications for Criterion-Referenced Testing; Achievement-Awareness Record.

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    Shawnee Mission Public Schools, KS.

    This language arts curriculum guide for grades 10-12 begins with a statement of the language arts goals of knowledge, skills, and values to be addressed in each section. The instructional components are sequenced according to objectives, and most of them are keyed to present resources in the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) school district. The following…

  3. A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Reading Improvement in Middle School Language Arts. Revised Edition. Resource Monograph No. 18.

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    Guttinger, Hellen I., Ed.

    The reading improvement activities in this handbook are intended for use by middle school language arts teachers. Focusing on study skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension development, the activities include (1) surveying literary materials, (2) outlining, (3) spelling, (4) syllabication, (5) word recognition, (6) using synonyms, (7)…

  4. Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) in Language Arts: Investigating the Influence of Teacher Knowledge and Attitudes on the Learning Environment

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    Davis, Jamie M.

    2009-01-01

    The integration of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) into the language arts classroom can greatly assist teachers meet the needs of diverse literacy learners. However, this new technology does not come without some concerns, including but not limited to ease of implementation, funding for new hardware and software, appropriate teacher support,…

  5. What Teachers Want: A Statewide Survey of Reading and English Language Arts Teachers' Instructional Materials, Preferences, and Practices

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    Lenski, Susan; Larson, Mindy; McElhone, Dot; Davis, Dennis S.; Lauritzen, Carol; Villagómez, Amanda; Yeigh, Maika; Landon-Hays, Melanie; LeJeune, Marie; Scales, W. David

    2016-01-01

    This study reports the results of a survey of a representative sample of 1,206 elementary reading and English Language Arts teachers in Oregon to learn (1) what materials are currently being used, (2) what materials teachers would prefer, and (3) what instructional practices teachers use. Qualitative data included 365 comments and 34 interviews…

  6. Letting the Text Take Center Stage: How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction

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    Shanahan, Timothy

    2013-01-01

    With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts. To that end, teachers will need to support students in paying closer attention to such texts. Instead of focusing on pre-reading activities…

  7. Growing Capacity with the Vocabulary of English Language Arts Programs: Vocabulary Megaclusters. Reading Research Report. #11.02

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    Hiebert, Elfrieda H.

    2011-01-01

    The typical approach to teaching vocabulary in English/Language Arts programs has been to focus on six to eight words per text. Even though these words may add meaning to a particular story, the target words are often rare and their generalizability is limited. The Vocabulary Megaclusters provides a framework for selecting and teaching words…

  8. The Impact of Practice Test-Taking on NJ ASK 3, 4, and 5 Language Arts Scores

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    Rohrman, Susan T.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…

  9. "You Get to Be Yourself": Visual Arts Programs, Identity Construction and Learners of English as an Additional Language

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    Wielgosz, Meg; Molyneux, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Students learning English as an additional language (EAL) in Australian schools frequently struggle with the cultural and linguistic demands of the classroom while concurrently grappling with issues of identity and belonging. This article reports on an investigation of the role primary school visual arts programs, distinct programs with a…

  10. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

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    Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects ("the Standards") are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and…

  11. From Recall to Resolve: Supporting the Development of Culturally Responsive Preservice Teachers in a Language Arts Methods Course

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    Glover, Crystal Polite

    2013-01-01

    The need for culturally responsive teachers in an increasingly diverse educational system is paramount. The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teachers' developing understandings of culturally responsive pedagogy in a language arts methods class over the course of one semester. The study also sought to explore the…

  12. Organizing and Managing the Language Arts Block: A Professional Development Guide. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.

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    Morrow, Lesley Mandel

    This book offers essential guidance to preservice and inservice teachers seeking to create, revise, and/or add new strategies to the teaching of the language arts block. The book's focus is on how to implement effective strategies in the context of a well-planned classroom and smoothly choreographed daily schedule. A series of case studies in the…

  13. Small Schools Student Learning Objectives, 9-12: Mathematics, Reading, Reading in the Content Areas, Language Arts.

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    Nelson, JoAnne, Ed.; Hartl, David, Ed.

    Designed by Washington curriculum specialists and secondary teachers to assist teachers in small schools with the improvement of curriculum and instruction and to aid smaller districts lacking curriculum personnel to comply with Washington's Student Learning Objectives Law, this handbook contains learning objectives in the areas of language arts,…

  14. Teacher as "Shape-Shifter": Exploring the Intersection of New Times and the Teaching of English Language Arts

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    Hallman, Heidi L.

    2015-01-01

    This article explores how the current era in which we live, "New Times," a term used to characterize the changing social, economic, and technological conditions of our current era, both affords and constrains the identities of future teachers. The case of Anna Cunningham, a pre-service English language arts teacher, is highlighted as a…

  15. Into the Curriculum. Science/Language Arts: Moonstruck!; Science: Insects--Friend or Foe; Social Studies: Women in History.

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    Kremyar, Evelyn; Kudo, Constance

    2001-01-01

    Provides three fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in science, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  16. "Integration" of the Language Arts and Teacher Training: An Examination of Speech Communication Instruction in High School English Classrooms.

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    Barnes, Judith A.; Hayes, Andrew F.

    1995-01-01

    Surveys high school English teachers in California. Finds that in many areas English teachers' classroom practices do not conform to the integration curriculum guidelines issued by the state. Finds no systematic trend for teachers with an oral communication background to be integrating the language arts more than teachers without this training.…

  17. Communication, Culture, and Curiosity: Using Target-Culture and Student-Generated Art in the Second Language Classroom

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    Berho, Deborah L.; Defferding, Victoria

    2005-01-01

    Studying art from the target culture and student creation of original artwork in the second language (L2) classroom have many benefits. Both provide a springboard for discussion of the culture(s) under study as well as one's own. These activities also positively change the classroom atmosphere, generating student curiosity and lowering the…

  18. In the Curriculum. Health: Mental Agility and Memory; Reading/Language Arts: The Writer/Reader Connection; Science: Stars.

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    Robinson, Alice A.

    2003-01-01

    Provides six library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in health, science, language arts, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills and curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation guidelines, and follow-up activities. (AEF)

  19. English, Journalism, Reading. Curriculum Guide for the Language Arts. Grade 7-12. LA-501-82.

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    Garber, Darrell H.

    Reading, writing, and speaking/listening are integrated in this teacher-developed language arts curriculum guide designed for use in grades 7-12. English and reading for middle/junior high school students is designed to develop academic skills as well as to help students make adjustments to the physical and emotional changes they undergo. English…

  20. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 8, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Unit eight of a language arts curriculum for Spanish-speaking students in grade three presents learning and assessment activities focusing on communities in the nation and addressing the elements, wants and needs, change occurrences, and the results of change. The guide lists focus, objective, and materials for each activity in English and…

  1. An Investigation of the Test-Taking Skills and Associated Thinking Processes of Ninth Grade English Language Arts Students

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    O'Shea, Mary B.

    2010-01-01

    Although much is known about how students perform on standardized tests, little research exists concerning how students think and process while taking such tests. This mixed methods action research study was designed to investigate if a constructivist approach to test preparation could yield improved results for 37 English language arts freshmen…

  2. Recommendations of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission: California Basic Instructional Materials in English-Language Arts, 1988 Adoption.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    This catalog lists both recommended and non-recommended bibliographies of instructional materials for California kindergarten through eighth grade English/language arts teachers and explains the choices of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission. The California State Board of Education adopted the commission's…

  3. Grade 10 English Language Arts Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating GEE 21's Achievement Levels.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    In the school year 2000-2001 students in Grade 10 took the Graduation Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21) Language Arts and Mathematics tests for the first time. For GEE 21, student scores are reported in terms of five achievement levels: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Approaching Basic, and Unsatisfactory. This booklet is part of a…

  4. ''History of Theatre'' Web Sites: A Brief History of the Writing Process in a High School ESL Language Arts Class

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    Parks, Susan; Huot, Diane; Hamers, Josiane; Lemonnier, France H.

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on how Quebec Francophone high school students, enrolled in a program which featured an environment rich in information and communication technologies (ICTs), appropriated the writing process over a four-year period (Grades 7-10) in the context of their ESL language arts courses. Data for the study were obtained using…

  5. Using Directed Reading Thinking Activity Strategies To Teach Students Reading Comprehension Skills in Middle Grades Language Arts.

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    DeFoe, Marguerite Corbitt

    This practicum was designed to use directed reading thinking activity strategies to teach reading comprehension skills to middle grades language arts students who frequently failed to make passing scores in reading comprehension exercises. The program included three specific strategies. The first strategy was to teach the students higher-order…

  6. The Impact MCT2 Has on an Elementary and Middle School Reading and Language Arts Classroom Instruction in Mississippi

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    Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand what No Child Left Behind (NCLB) meant to teachers in Mississippi and to determine what impact this reform had on reading and language arts classroom instruction for teachers. Qualitative research methods in the form of interview data and classroom observations were used to examine teachers' perceptions…

  7. Language Arts: Programming Suggestions for Hearing Impaired Students in Elementary Schools. Recommended Resources by the Alberta School for the Deaf.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    The monograph is designed to assist program planning teams in developing language arts programs for hearing-impaired students in regular classrooms. Topics discussed include promising instructional strategies, description and evaluation of materials, and effective assessment instruments. The first section on instructional strategies covers…

  8. Evaluation of Selected Components of an Elementary Language Arts Program in a Small Urban School Jurisdiction. Final Report.

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    Plattor, Emma; Maguire, Thomas

    A two-year study designed to evaluate an elementary language arts program in the Grande Prairie School District (Edmonton, Alberta) through an assessment of student achievement was conducted from 1983 to 1985. This final report describes all facets of the study and presents the researchers' findings and conclusions. Following a preface, the report…

  9. Achieving Standards in the English Language Arts (and More) Using The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

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    Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc A.

    2011-01-01

    This article introduces The RULER Approach ("RULER") to social and emotional learning, with a particular focus on its Feeling Words Curriculum. Through this curriculum, RULER contributes to the ultimate goals of an English language arts education--preparing students to achieve personal, social, and academic goals and to be engaged and contributing…

  10. The Relationship between English Language Arts Teachers' Use of Instructional Strategies and Young Adolescents' Reading Motivation, Engagement, and Preference

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    Varuzza, Michelle; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Blake, Brett Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Conducted at 10 schools in four communities, this study investigated relationships of young adolescents' reading motivation, reading preference, and reading engagement as influenced by their English Language Arts teachers' use of instructional strategies. Students in eight sixth grade (N = 196) and nine seventh grade (N = 218) classes completed a…

  11. The Right Time and Place? Middle School Language Arts Teachers Talk about Not Talking about Sexual Orientation

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    Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt

    2011-01-01

    In this article we report results of a qualitative interview study focusing on middle school Language Arts teachers' perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices related to LGBQ topics. The study found that virtually all of the teacher participants recognized that the topic of same-sex sexuality was important for their students, yet the teachers…

  12. The Diffusion of Innovations in Education: A Study of Secondary English Language Arts Teachers' Classroom Technology Integration

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    Thayer, Kelly Keener

    2013-01-01

    This study explored secondary English Language Arts teachers' experiences using digital technologies in their classrooms, as presented in two key journals in the English Education field: the "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy" ("JAAL"), sponsored by the International Reading Association, and "English…

  13. How Is No Child Left Behind Affecting Proficient and Advanced Students on the California STAR Test in English Language Arts

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    Levine, Susan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether students who enter high school in ninth grade and score proficient or advanced on their CST in English Language Arts remain proficient or advanced 2 years later in 11th grade. The effects of NCLB will be considered as a contributing factor to the difference in student scores. This study was…

  14. What Is the Effect of Full Inclusion of EC Students in Regular Language Arts Classes on Student Performance in Reading?

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    Mutambo, Allan

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this action research study was to investigate the effect of full inclusion of EC students in regular Language Arts classes on student performance in reading. The study was instituted from the third week of the school and ran for an entire school year. The target population (an inclusion class of sixth graders) was identified. Data…

  15. Evansville: A City on the Ohio River. An Interdisciplinary Unit for Grade 3: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.

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    Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.

    This grade 3 interdisciplinary resource unit uses Evansville, Indiana and the Ohio River as its focus for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science lessons. Text, pictures, and maps are provided to teach social studies lessons in history, geography, and map skills, and the student exercises include tests on vocabulary words and map…

  16. State of the Art of Language Learning Design Using Mobile Technology: Sample Apps and Some Critical Reflection

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    Bárcena, Elena; Read, Timothy; Underwood, Joshua; Obari, Hiroyuki; Cojocnean, Diana; Koyama, Toshiko; Pareja-Lora, Antonio; Calle, Cristina; Pomposo, Lourdes; Talaván, Noa; Ávila-Cabrera, José; Ibañez, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna; Jordano, María; Arús-Hita, Jorge; Rodríguez, Pilar; Castrillo, María Dolores; Kétyi, Andras; Selwood, Jaime; Gaved, Mark; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, experiences from different research groups illustrate the state-of-the-art of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (henceforth, MALL) in formal and non-formal education. These research samples represent recent and on-going progress made in the field of MALL at an international level and offer encouragement for practitioners who are…

  17. An Examination of How a Teacher's Use of Digital Tools Empowers and Constrains Language Arts Instruction

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    Hutchison, Amy C.; Woodward, Lindsay

    2014-01-01

    The Common Core State Standards produce a need to understand how digital tools can support literacy instruction. The purpose of this case study was to explore how a language arts teacher's integration of computers and iPads empowered and constrained her and the resulting classroom instruction. Constraining factors included (a) inadequate…

  18. Improving Congruency of Resources/Activities/Assessment in Intermediate-Level Language Arts Programs with Current Knowledge of Literacy Development.

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    Luckhart, Anne F.

    This practicum was designed to improve the congruency of resources, activities, and assessment strategies in intermediate-level language arts programs with a holistic process-oriented perspective on literacy development. Taking place in a large public elementary school in Vancouver, Canada, the practicum's goals were: (1) to implement…

  19. "The Heart of Alien Conquest": Constructing Modern-Global Identity and Marginality through Language Arts in Malawian Classrooms.

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    Sharra, Steve L.

    The metanarrative of modernity as constructed by language arts teaching in Malawian classrooms constructs an identity among Malawians that denies the multiplicity of influences, including the participation of Malawian and other African societies, in the narrative of the creation of school knowledge. It also perpetuates the marginality of…

  20. Middle School Language Arts Teacher Decision-Making Compared to the Reading Next Report's Instructional Elements

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    Wood, Geralee

    2012-01-01

    This mixed-methods, collective case study approach explored how one district's forty-four language arts teachers in grades 6, 7, and 8 used their core literacy programs to incorporate the nine instructional elements recommended by the Reading Next report (Biancarosa & Snow, 2006) into the district's literacy program. Acknowledging…