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  1. Curriculum Boosters. Social Studies, Math, Language Arts.

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    Reissman, Rose; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Presents three curriculum boosting activities for elementary classes. A social studies activity builds bridges to other cultures via literature. A math activity teaches students about percentages using baseball card statistics. A language arts activity helps students learn to appreciate the language of Shakespeare. A student page presents a…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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)

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. A Descriptive Analysis of the Impact of Co-Teaching on the Reading/Language Arts and Math Achievement of Selected Middle School Students in a Middle Tennessee School District

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    Maultsby-Springer, Barbara Michelle

    2009-01-01

    This research examined the impact of collaborative teaching (co-teaching) on the Reading/Language Arts and Math achievement of Middle Tennessee students in grades 5-8, as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement test. Within the context of this study, the co-teaching model of instruction is defined as the…

  12. 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…

  13. Language Arts Topics Papers.

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    Bailey, Jane M.; And Others

    This document brings together six papers on language skills and language arts teaching of gifted students. "The State of the Art Issues in Language Study for High Ability Learners: Thinking about Language with Gifted Children" (Michael Clay Thompson) considers two areas traditionally included in discussions of language study--grammar and…

  14. Computers in Language Arts.

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    McLeod, Alan M., Ed.

    1983-01-01

    Examining the impact of computers in language arts instruction, this journal issue focuses on the practical classroom use of computers. The essays discuss the following topics: (1) using the personal computer to organize the language arts curriculum; (2) computers in a writing project; (3) the potential of microcomputers for English classrooms;…

  15. 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…

  16. Math: The Not-So-Universal Language

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2005-01-01

    While math has long been regarded as a universal language because of its foundation in numbers, the subject poses nearly as many hurdles for students with limited English as lessons that rely more heavily on reading, many educators say. Malinda Evans spends about an hour and a half each day teaching mathematics to her 5th graders at Navajo…

  17. Marilyn Burns on the Language of Math

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    Instructor, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Math can sometimes seem like a strange language from foreign land--one communicated in symbols, numbers, and geometric figures. When teachers talk about mathematical concepts, even familiar, garden variety words such as "parallel," "power," "even," "odd," "multiply," "difference," "product," "positive," and "negative" take on brand-new meanings.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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)

  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. 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.)

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. Teaching German through Science, Math, and Art

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    Kathriner, Susan I.

    1976-01-01

    Discusses the development of multi-subject teaching units combining German with science, mathematics and art. Three such units are reproduced here, including procedures, student activities, and evaluation. (CHK)

  12. Language Arts and the Curriculum

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    Burns, Paul C.

    1976-01-01

    With the growing realization that language arts are central to virtually all learning, teaching in this area has developed over the years from simple reading and penmanship to include effective speaking, listening, creative writing, and all related linguistic skills. (JD)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. The Radio Language Arts Project: adapting the radio mathematics model.

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    Christensen, P R

    1985-01-01

    Kenya's Radio Language Arts Project, directed by the Academy for Educational Development in cooperation with the Kenya Institute of Education in 1980-85, sought to teach English to rural school children in grades 1-3 through use of an intensive, radio-based instructional system. Daily 1/2 hour lessons are broadcast throughout the school year and supported by teachers and print materials. The project further was aimed at testing the feasibility of adaptation of the successful Nicaraguan Radio Math Project to a new subject area. Difficulties were encountered in articulating a language curriculum with the precision required for a media-based instructional system. Also a challenge was defining the acceptable regional standard for pronunciation and grammar; British English was finally selected. An important modification of the Radio Math model concerned the role of the teacher. While Radio Math sought to reduce the teacher's responsibilities during the broadcast, Radio Language Arts teachers played an important instructional role during the English lesson broadcasts by providing translation and checks on work. Evaluations of the Radio language Arts Project suggest significant gains in speaking, listening, and reading skills as well as high levels of satisfaction on the part of parents and teachers. PMID:12341671

  16. 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,…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. Understanding Language: A Primer for the Language Arts Teacher.

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    Malmstrom, Jean

    This volume aims to bridge the gap between language arts teaching and linguistic theory. Part one discusses selected aspects of linguistics that are relevant to language arts teaching: the acquisition and development of language during childhood; the English sound system and its relation to spellings and meanings; traditional, structural, and…

  5. Drama: Integral Part of the Language Arts

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    Stewig, John Warren

    1974-01-01

    Stresses the importance of creative dramatics in the language arts program, emphasizing the contribution drama makes to learning in the reading and literature programs, oral language development, non-verbal communication, listening skills, and creative writing. (RB)

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Research Methods in the Language Arts.

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    National Conference on Research in English.

    The articles comprising this bulletin report the status of research methods in the English language arts and indicate promising directions for further effort. Ralph C. Staiger discusses the range of language arts research and points out the strengths and weaknesses of various research techniques. Theodore Clymer examines the essential…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. How People Live. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Language, Reading, and Math Learning Profiles in an Epidemiological Sample of School Age Children

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    Archibald, Lisa M. D.; Oram Cardy, Janis; Joanisse, Marc F.; Ansari, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Dyscalculia, dyslexia, and specific language impairment (SLI) are relatively specific developmental learning disabilities in math, reading, and oral language, respectively, that occur in the context of average intellectual capacity and adequate environmental opportunities. Past research has been dominated by studies focused on single impairments despite the widespread recognition that overlapping and comorbid deficits are common. The present study took an epidemiological approach to study the learning profiles of a large school age sample in language, reading, and math. Both general learning profiles reflecting good or poor performance across measures and specific learning profiles involving either weak language, weak reading, weak math, or weak math and reading were observed. These latter four profiles characterized 70% of children with some evidence of a learning disability. Low scores in phonological short-term memory characterized clusters with a language-based weakness whereas low or variable phonological awareness was associated with the reading (but not language-based) weaknesses. The low math only group did not show these phonological deficits. These findings may suggest different etiologies for language-based deficits in language, reading, and math, reading-related impairments in reading and math, and isolated math disabilities. PMID:24155959

  1. Word Problem Strategy for Latino English Language Learners at Risk for Math Disabilities

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    Orosco, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    "English Language Learners" (ELLs) at risk for "math disabilities" (MD) are challenged in solving word problems for numerous reasons such as (a) learning English as a second language, (b) limited experience using math vocabulary, and (c) lack of strategies to improve word-problem-solving skills. As a result of these…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. The Language Arts Curriculum Guide, K-5.

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    Mariemont City Schools, OH.

    This guide was developed to help teachers instruct children in the language arts and develop children's language skills. Section 1 presents such topics as motor skills, listening skills, visual skills, vocabulary development, comprehension, oral expression, and written expression. Each topic is divided into three parts: skill sequence, teaching…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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

  9. A Matched-Pairs Study of Interactive Computer Laboratory Activities in a Liberal Arts Math Course

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    Butler, Frederick; Butler, Melanie

    2011-01-01

    This paper details the culmination of a large, multi-year study on the effects of an interactive computer laboratory component in a large liberal arts math course at a state university. After several semesters of piloting these laboratory activities in the course, one of two sections, taught by the same senior instructor, was randomly selected to…

  10. 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.

  11. Speech. 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 for a speech course. The guide includes a list of sixteen course objectives; an outline of the elements of speech communication to be covered by the course; a description of the content and concepts to be studied in interpersonal and…

  12. Sustaining Language Arts Innovations: Implications for Administrators.

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    Sanacore, Joseph; Rauch, Sidney J.

    After implementing changes in language arts instruction, the principal--who is in a key position to sustain or institutionalize the changes--faces several responsibilities. Factors involved in directing innovations to become "built in" to school programs include solving specific problems, sharing decision-making responsibilities, upgrading and…

  13. Elementary Language Arts: Authorized Resources Annotated List.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.

    This comprehensive, annotated resource list is designed to assist educators in selecting language arts resources for the elementary classroom. The authorized resources are listed under two main headings: series and individual resources. The series are listed alphabetically under each grade level. The individual resources are often authorized…

  14. Critical Thinking Skills in Secondary Language Arts.

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    Brevard County School District, Rockledge, FL.

    Acknowledging that reasoning ability has been identified by the College Board as one of the six basic academic competencies, this guide is intended to help secondary school language arts teachers integrate critical thinking skills into their curriculum. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) test-taking skills (summary of college…

  15. Science Fiction. 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 science fiction course. The guide includes a list of ten course objectives; an outline of the major themes and types of science fiction covered in the course; a description of the course content with emphasis on defining and…

  16. 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…

  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. Basic Objectives in Language Arts K-12.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.

    This book contains sets of basic objectives for elementary, middle, and high school language arts instruction that indicate the goals that the majority of students should achieve before high school graduation. Both exit objectives (to be mastered before high school graduation) and enabling objectives (specific behaviors/activities that help…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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)…

  2. 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…

  3. Shakespeare I. Language Arts Mini-Course.

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    Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

    This language arts mincourse guide for Lampeter-Strasburg (Pennsylvania) High School contains a topical outline for a beginning course on Shakespeare. The guide includes a list of 24 course objectives; an outline of the background material on the Elizabethan Age and on the life and works of Shakespeare; a description of the content and concepts…

  4. Critical Thinking Skills in Secondary Language Arts.

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    Brevard County School District, Rockledge, FL.

    Acknowledging that reasoning ability has been identified by the College Board as one of the six basic academic competencies, this guide is intended to help secondary school language arts teachers integrate critical thinking skills into their curriculum. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) test-taking skills (summary of college…

  5. Influence of Student and School Variables on Grade 5 Mathematics and Language Arts Achievement in New Jersey

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    Gemellaro, Dorian Marrone

    2013-01-01

    The strength and direction of relationships between NJ School Report Card Variables (NJ SRC) and 2008-2009 NJ ASK 5 Math and Language Arts Literacy (LAL) student test scores were explored in this non-experimental, quantitative, explanatory study. Variables found to have an influence on standardized test scores in the extant literature were…

  6. An Analysis of Language Arts Teaching Practices in Grade Six.

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    MacNaughton, Dolores Elaine

    This study surveyed the teaching practices of instructors of grade six language arts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Teacher characteristics of (sex, number of university courses in language arts, length of teaching experience, and number of language arts inservice courses) were correlated with the frequency of use of selected teaching practices. One…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Language Learning while Learning Maths. P.E.N. (Primary English Notes). 17.

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    Edwards, Pat

    1979-01-01

    Based on the idea that children learn language and mathematics in much the same way, and that they can learn both simultaneously, the five sections of this journal present teaching ideas addressing various aspects of this process. The first section discusses the "language of math" with reference to both the child and the teacher. The integration…

  11. Foreign Language Study in Elementary Schools: Benefits and Implications for Achievement in Reading and Math

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    Stewart, Janice Hostler

    2005-01-01

    Educators and policy makers in many countries have been expressing concern about how to improve students' achievement in reading and math. This article explores and proposes a solution: introduce or increase foreign language study in the elementary schools. Research has shown that foreign language study in the early elementary years improves…

  12. 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)…

  13. Effective Communication: Language Arts Instruction in the Elementary School.

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    Savage, John F.

    This book examines the theoretical bases for many classroom language arts practices and offers ideas and suggestions for putting theory into practice. Chapters deal with language, general curriculum considerations in teaching the language arts, vocabulary development, listening, speaking, writing, spelling, handwriting, and grammar and usage. When…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  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. 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.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

  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. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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)

  5. Communication in Action: Teaching the Language Arts. Fifth Edition.

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    Hennings, Dorothy Grant

    By adopting a child-centered approach, this book provides a knowledge base and ideas for prospective language arts or combined language arts and reading teachers to engage children in actively thinking and communicating in the classroom. New in the fifth edition of this book are: thematic units that provide models for constructing lessons using…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 booklet that I designed can be found in the supplemental materials to this thesis.

  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 well in all 4 languages skill areas, particularly in listening comprehension, that instructors wanted to see the radio lessons continue after the experiment ended. PMID:12340539

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Project Success for the SLD Child, Language Arts Guide.

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    Wayne - Carroll Public Schools, Wayne, NE.

    Presented in the language arts teaching guide, developed by Project Success (Nebraska) through a Title III grant for language handicapped elementary level students, are 33 basic lessons stressing phonics, a daily writing program, and ideas for creative writing. Noted are characteristics of students and goals of Project Success. The language…

  15. Critical Listening Activities: A First Step in Language Arts.

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    Fitzgerald, Thomas P.

    Four activities are suggested to develop student appreciation for the relationships between listening and the other language arts. The activities are designed to improve on present classroom instruction, which usually provides little time for formal oral language instruction. Each activity begins with some aspect of oral language training and…

  16. Commercial Language, Business Economics, and the Liberal Arts Curriculum.

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    Sell, John W.; And Others

    A program at the College of Wooster (Ohio) in commercial language and international business is described. The program was undertaken with private funds and within the context of a traditional liberal arts college. It has three main curricular goals: (1) additional training of language instructors for language courses that would include the…

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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)

  2. 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.…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The English Language Arts. NCTE Curriculum Series, Volume One.

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    National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL. Commission on the English Curriculum.

    This book contains principles for the organization and development of curriculums in language arts. Following the establishment of the principle that language power is integral to a child's growth and must be developed in the social situation in which it is used, illustrative programs and problems faced by curriculum planners are discussed by…

  8. Courageous Voices: Curriculum Unit on Women and Language Arts.

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    Eisenberg, Bonnie; Ruthsdotter, Mary

    This unit introduces students to activities and professions that require a mastery of language, written or spoken, and provides brief biographies of women who have made significant contributions in each of 12 different language arts areas. Areas addressed include: (1) Political Orators; (2) Journalists; (3) Letter Writers/Diarists; (4) Excerpts…

  9. German Immersion Program: Second Grade Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Tarjan, Theresia; And Others

    Materials for use in the second grade language arts curriculum of Milwaukee's Multi-Language School German immersion program were compiled. The materials include worksheets and exercises that develop German vocabulary and grammar through such activities as coloring, drawing illustrations, categorizing words, filling in blanks, spelling, forming…

  10. First, Second, and Third Grade Spelling--Spanish Language Arts.

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    Gullickson, Rita; And Others

    These three Spanish language spelling units have been developed for Spanish language arts classes for grades 1-3. The first grade units, which accompany the Economy Co. Spanish basal reading series for grades 1-3, have been divided into four sub-units. The children move individually or in small groups through the spelling levels, which in turn…

  11. A Guide to Internet Resources in Language Arts.

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    Homme, John, Comp.; And Others

    This paper presents a list of 154 Internet resources (listservs, freenets, telnet sites, gophers, etc.) dealing with language arts. Each entry in the list includes the name of the resource, and subscription and electronic mail addresses. Some of the entries in the list include a brief description of the resource. The paper lists 17 language arts…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Reading and Language Arts Curricula in Elementary and Secondary Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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    Brown, Gerald L.

    Native students rank far below norms in reading, language arts, and language arts related subjects. This paper reviews the literature to address strategic plans for reading and language arts curricula for Native students. An overview is presented of theories of first and second language acquisition and learning, stages of language development, and…

  15. 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,…

  16. Math Birds

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    Swope, Darcy M.

    2008-01-01

    Times change in education, and the recent focus on math enrichment has led to the development of new ideas that integrated math with art. This article describes a "hands-on" activity where the concept of fractions is made more "real" to first-grade students. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  17. Native Language Arts-English as a Second Language (Part C).

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    Stern, Rhoda

    The Native Language Arts-English as a Second Language Program was designed for economically disadvantaged students whose native language was not English and whose ability to read and write in English and in some cases in their own tongue was not adequate. It was in operation from February through June of 1976 in 14 high schools serving 1004…

  18. 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…

  19. Engaging Undergraduate Math Majors in Geoscience Research using Interactive Simulations and Computer Art

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    Matott, L. S.; Hymiak, B.; Reslink, C. F.; Baxter, C.; Aziz, S.

    2012-12-01

    As part of the NSF-sponsored 'URGE (Undergraduate Research Group Experiences) to Compute' program, Dr. Matott has been collaborating with talented Math majors to explore the design of cost-effective systems to safeguard groundwater supplies from contaminated sites. Such activity is aided by a combination of groundwater modeling, simulation-based optimization, and high-performance computing - disciplines largely unfamiliar to the students at the outset of the program. To help train and engage the students, a number of interactive and graphical software packages were utilized. Examples include: (1) a tutorial for exploring the behavior of evolutionary algorithms and other heuristic optimizers commonly used in simulation-based optimization; (2) an interactive groundwater modeling package for exploring alternative pump-and-treat containment scenarios at a contaminated site in Billings, Montana; (3) the R software package for visualizing various concepts related to subsurface hydrology; and (4) a job visualization tool for exploring the behavior of numerical experiments run on a large distributed computing cluster. Further engagement and excitement in the program was fostered by entering (and winning) a computer art competition run by the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). The winning submission visualizes an exhaustively mapped optimization cost surface and dramatically illustrates the phenomena of artificial minima - valley locations that correspond to designs whose costs are only partially optimal.

  20. Philosophy, Children and Language Arts Education.

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    Wagner, Paul A.; LenBrink, Terry

    1979-01-01

    Philosophical analysis is a process that can make clearer the nature of language by illuminating its structure. This can be a tremendously effective pedagogical technique for making elementary students more skillful at encoding and decoding linguistic messages. (Author/SJL)

  1. Shaw's Comedy, Language Arts: 5113.90.

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    Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

    This guide provides the teacher with strategies to aid students in examining five representative plays by Bernard Shaw and in comparing his comedy with the comic art of Oscar Wilde, Richard Sheridan, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. Performance objectives include isolating elements which pertain to the life and times of Shaw, delineating…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. Visual Arts and the Mandarin Chinese Language.

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    Wang, John B.

    1985-01-01

    The ways in which the Chinese have used the homophonic nature of their language to express abstractions in concrete terms, especially to express daily wishes, are described. In Chinese, a value is assigned to an object because the pronunciation of the word for the object brings that implied value to the mind of the listener; for instance, vase in…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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)

  7. 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,…

  8. Language Arts: The Fourth Decade: 1954-1963

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    Language Arts, 1983

    1983-01-01

    Contains representative selections from issues of "Elementary English," a precursor to "Language Arts," from its fourth decade of publication. Includes articles, editorials, and ads reflecting contemporary concerns of English education still relevant today, such as censorship, criticism of reading instruction, and the evolution of literature…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. Laptop Technology and Pedagogy in the English Language Arts Classroom

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    McGrail, Ewa

    2007-01-01

    The English Language Arts teachers in this qualitative study reported somewhat negative outcomes in social and material spaces in the context of laptop technology in their classrooms. These outcomes included: (a) social isolation, (b) limited communication with a teacher or peers, and (c) off-task behavior. In an attempt to uncover the reasons for…

  13. 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…

  14. Focus: Film in the English and Language Arts Classroom.

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    Mullican, James S., Ed.

    1976-01-01

    The articles collected in this issue are devoted to the topic of film in the English and language arts classroom. Titles include "Film Study: Some Problems and Approaches" (Judd Chesler), "The New Basic Skill: Film" (Harold M. Foster), "Caveat Viewer: Developing Viewing Perceptions" (Edward S. Dermon), "Shreds and Patches: Improvised Textbook"…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Reflection on Negotiating Curriculum: Praxis in the Language Arts Classrooms.

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    Trousdale, Ann M.; Henkin, Roxanne L.

    1991-01-01

    Two university educators use reflective dialogue to discuss processes they went through in understanding the political nature and assumptions of their own pedagogical practices as they searched for methods which would promote teacher empowerment and actively involve students in shaping course curriculum for a language arts class they team taught.…

  18. Language Arts Component Module Descriptions as of April 1, 1974.

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    Houston Independent School District, TX.

    This document is a collection of component module descriptions of competencies needed for the instruction of language arts developed during the Sixth or Eighth Cycle Teacher Corps Program of the University of Houston and Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas. The program is a two-year graduate internship for persons holding…

  19. Case Grammar and the Elementary School Language Arts Curriculum?

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    Lamb, Pose

    This paper provides a brief introduction to the principles underlying Charles Fillmore's case grammar, contrasts it with other approaches to grammar, and suggests ways in which case grammar could be used in the language arts curriculum. Examples of the transparencies to which the text refers are included. (AA)

  20. 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…

  1. 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,…

  2. Recommended English Language Arts Curriculum Guides, K-12, 1985.

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    National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

    Intended for teachers, curriculum designers, and administrators, this annotated list of recommended curriculum guides provides models of carefully planned, well-written curricula, in the English language arts. The booklet's three sections contain curriculum guides recommended in 1985, 1984, and 1983. In each section, the guides are organized into…

  3. 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…

  4. Karen Smith: Language Arts Educator of the Year

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    Hudelson, Sarah

    2009-01-01

    This article honors Karen Smith, who has been given NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts award for 2009. Through the voices of many colleagues and former students, the article celebrates Karen as a teacher, learner, mentor, collaborator, scholar, storyteller, and visionary thinker and doer.

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Kindergarten.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This first in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for kindergarten. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of the…

  8. Merging the Internet and Hypermedia in the English Language Arts.

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    Reed, W. Michael; Wells, John G.

    1997-01-01

    Discussion of hypermedia and computer-mediated communication focuses on a project that merges a language arts Internet resource with a hypermedia-based knowledge construction approach to learning. Highlights include constructing a HyperCard-based program on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," gophers and search engines, downloading, collaborative learning,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IN REMEDIAL READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS.

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    MILLER, ARTHUR; AND OTHERS

    A SUMMER CAMP WAS SET UP AT AGASSIZ VILLAGE, MAINE, IN 1964, TO HELP DEVELOP READING ABILITY FOR CHILDREN OF BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. OBJECTIVES WERE TO IMPROVE EACH CHILD'S READING ACHIEVEMENT AND RELATED LANGUAGE ARTS ABILITY. INFORMAL AND STANDARDIZED TESTS WERE USED TO MEASURE RESULTS. PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WERE GIVEN TO DETECT ANY PHYSICAL…

  12. 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"…

  13. Language Arts Lingo: Glossaries and Flashcards for 200+ Terms.

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    Blount, R. Howard, Jr.

    Intended for teachers of grades 4-8, this book provides tools and resources to help students fall in love with literature. The book contains reproducible glossaries containing over 200 literary, genre, book content, and book construction terms, along with removable flashcards, to make reviewing language arts essentials easy, enjoyable, and fun.…

  14. Instructional Materials for Exceptional Students: Language Arts. Secondary Education.

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

    This manual provides teachers with abstracts of instructional materials intended for use with mildly handicapped students in language arts classes. The materials are correlated with the intended outcomes of each course as specified in the state curriculum guidelines for grades 9-12. The abstracts are organized by subject matter and level: applied…

  15. Basic Vocabulary I. 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 for a basic vocabulary development course. The guide includes a list of eleven course objectives; an outline of the content and concepts to be studied in the basic vocabulary course; a description of the vocabulary, definitions of the…

  16. Merging the Internet and Hypermedia in the English Language Arts.

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    Reed, W. Michael; Wells, John G.

    1997-01-01

    Discussion of hypermedia and computer-mediated communication focuses on a project that merges a language arts Internet resource with a hypermedia-based knowledge construction approach to learning. Highlights include constructing a HyperCard-based program on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," gophers and search engines, downloading, collaborative learning,…

  17. Experimentation and Innovation in the Language Arts, K-16.

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    Knudson, Richard L., Ed.

    1973-01-01

    Focusing on innovation and experimentation in the language arts, K-16, the articles in this volume of "The English Record" include: "Meeting Our Enemies: Career Education and the Humanities" by S. P. Marland, Jr.; "Hope for Research in English Education" by James Squire; "New York State and Certification by Competency" by Vincent Gazzetta;…

  18. Raising the Bar on Technology Research in English Language Arts

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    McNabb, M. L.

    2005-01-01

    This article represents an attempt to begin a dialogue among the research community to identify what is known about using technology in various content areas. Although it does not present new empirical data, it does offer the reader one researcher's perspective on technology in literacy and language arts. The author discusses the effects of…

  19. Assessment of Gifted Student Learning in the Language Arts.

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    Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce

    2002-01-01

    This article discusses important principles for assessing language arts instruction for gifted learners. It stresses the importance of multiple measures and approaches being employed at formative and summative stages of the instructional process. Examples of rubrics, portfolios, and performance-based models are provided, along with ideas for…

  20. 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…

  1. Laptop Technology and Pedagogy in the English Language Arts Classroom

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    McGrail, Ewa

    2007-01-01

    The English Language Arts teachers in this qualitative study reported somewhat negative outcomes in social and material spaces in the context of laptop technology in their classrooms. These outcomes included: (a) social isolation, (b) limited communication with a teacher or peers, and (c) off-task behavior. In an attempt to uncover the reasons for…

  2. The Lively Arts of Language in the Elementary Schools.

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    Iverson, William J.

    Ways in which schools can develop the lively arts of language--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--through furnishing a learning ecology, is the focus of this paper. The establishment of a learning ecology is described as being based on the primacy of talk. In this context, teachers must personify the ways in which talk joins people. The…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Trends & Issues in Elementary Language Arts, 2000 Edition.

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    Graham, Bonny, Ed.

    This publication contains journal essays and book chapters (from publications of the National Council of Teachers of English) which address trends and issues in elementary language arts education. The following articles appear in the publication's first section, "Writing and a Move to New Literacies": (1) "Sacred Cows: Questioning Assumptions in…

  9. Grammar. English Language Arts Concept Paper Number 6.

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    Shinkle, Carl R.

    Noting that issues surrounding grammar instruction are a source of controversy within the English language arts curriculum, this concept paper examines the usefulness of formal instruction in naming parts of speech, diagramming sentences, naming types of phrases and clauses, and naming sentence types. Following an introduction that defines…

  10. 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…

  11. Evaluating Student Learning in Language Arts in the Primary Grades through Whole Language Assessment Techniques.

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    Hyde, Diana DeShazo

    A practicum sought to measure and document real learning in natural circumstances through the use of whole language assessment techniques involving observation checklists on which skills for the language arts (writing, spelling, reading) were listed. Skills were measured using descriptor words such as "stable,""evident," and "not evident" in order…

  12. One Approach to Teaching the Specific Language Disabled Adult Language Arts.

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    Peterson, Binnie L.

    1981-01-01

    One approach never before used in adult language arts instruction--the Slingerland Simultaneous Multisensory Technique--has been found useful for specific language disabled adults in multisensory programs at Anchorage Community College. The Slingerland method builds from single sight, sound, and feel of letters through combinations, encoding,…

  13. Selected Elementary and Secondary German Language Materials: Language Arts. CLEAR Annotated Bibliography Series.

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    Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.

    This 68-item annotated bibliography is composed of materials for teaching German language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. For each of the entries, the following information is indicated: target language, educational level, material type, content area, title, date of publication, author/developer, publisher and availability…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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)

  18. 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…

  19. Toward a Whole Language Classroom. Articles from "Language Arts," 1986-89.

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    Kiefer, Barbara, Comp.

    This book is a collection of articles originally printed in "Language Arts," the membership journal of the elementary section of the National Council of Teachers of English. The book responds to the thousands of teachers looking for ways to incorporate student-centered, collaborative learning strategies into their classrooms. The articles draw…

  20. 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…

  1. Bilingual Language Arts Survival Training: Project BLAST, 1987-88. OREA Evaluation Report.

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    Berney, Tomi D.; Alvarez, Rosalyn

    Project Bilingual Language Arts Survival Training (BLAST) served 254 Spanish-speaking 9th- through 12th-graders at Walton High School in the Bronx in its fifth year of funding. The program's aim was to supplement the school's bilingual program by providing instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA) and culture,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 =…

  5. 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…

  6. Cultivating Bilingual Learners' Language Arts Knowledge: A Framework for Successful Teaching

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    Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy

    2013-01-01

    It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…

  7. Framework for a Locally Developed Language Arts Curriculum (ECS-Grade 12) for a Language Other Than English or French.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.

    The guide is intended for use by Alberta's (Canada) local school authorities developing a language arts program in a language other than English or French. In these partial immersion programs, instruction is provided in a language other than English or French for 25-50% of the school day. The first section describes the development of the…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Spanish Native Language Arts Staff Development Turnkey Training Program, Spring 1989. OREA Report.

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    Berney, Tomi D.

    The Spanish Native Language Arts Development Turnkey Training Program attempted to create a network of secondary school administrators and teachers of Spanish acquainted with current research and methodology and able to provide staff development in native language arts for teachers of native Spanish speakers of limited English proficiency. Nine…

  14. Worm Painting and 44 More Hands-On Language Arts Activities for the Primary Grades.

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    Belk, E. Jo Ann; Thompson, Richard A.

    This book contains hands-on language arts activities for K-3 children. Activities in the book help develop skills in the six language arts while continually reinforcing how much fun learning can be. The book's teacher-friendly format breaks down each activity into the following components: objectives, materials, preparation, procedure, summary,…

  15. Developing Classroom Assessment Tasks Based on a Language Arts Curriculum: An In-service Approach.

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    Patelis, Thanos; Singer, Judith

    The purpose of this study was twofold: to develop teachers' assessment skills and to enable teachers to apply this knowledge to the creation of assessment tasks for the language arts curriculum thereby linking curriculum to assessment. Using a newly developed language arts curriculum, 79 urban Connecticut teachers were asked to develop the…

  16. 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…

  17. Connecting Language Arts and Mathematical Problem Solving in the Middle Grades.

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    Melser, Nancy Armstrong; Leitze, Annette Ricks

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the use of children's literature to integrate language arts and mathematical problem solving in the middle school classroom. Considers selecting a book and writing the language arts and problem solving lessons; describes the process of creating and solving a mathematical problem based on a story. (JPB)

  18. Literature-Driven Integrated Language Arts. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.

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    Smith, Carl B., Ed.

    In the methodology called "literature-driven integrated language arts," the words "literature-driven" describe an instructional approach that uses entire pieces of literature (short stories, novels, poems, etc.) as the stimuli for a language arts program. The aim of literature-driven instruction is to engage the affective character of the text, as…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  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.

    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…

  3. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 5, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Language arts instructional and assessment activities for second graders are presented in the unit five language arts strand. Two readers, "Vamos de Viaje" and "Aventuras para Todos", are used to help the student in reading for details, comprehension, story analysis, and work with grammatical elements. Most of the reading is silent on an…

  4. 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)…

  5. A Curriculum Framework in Language Arts for High Ability Learners K-8.

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    Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce; And Others

    This curriculum framework provides a model for developing appropriate and meaningful language arts curricula for high ability learners in kindergarten through grade 8. It is intended as a guide to making decisions about traditional curricular emphases within the language arts areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students, Grades 3 to 9: Bridging the Francais and English Language Arts (ELA) Programs of Study.

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    Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.

    This document is the first in a 3-part collection titled "Teaching English Language Arts (ELA) to Francophone Program Students" to be used primarily by ELA teachers in their efforts to ensure that francophone program students build on their established French language skills when learning English. It is designed to show that a strong correlation…

  9. Defining Math and Science Competencies in Vocational Programs. Final Report.

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    Carlson, Janet

    A project was conducted to develop a curriculum package that defined the specific math, science, and language arts skills presently being taught at a vocational skills center that offered training in 20 job skill areas and served an 11-school district. The information gathered during the project was to serve as a basis for granting cross-credit to…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Utilizing Krashen's Monitor Model in the Integration of the Arts in Second Language Acquisition.

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    Suranna, Keith J.

    This paper proposes an integration of the arts into second language programs as an effective inexpensive, and creative way to serve second language learners, using Stephen Krashen's Monitor Model as a framework. An overview of Krashen's model describes its five hypotheses: (1) that acquisition and learning are separate concepts; (2) language…

  13. 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,…

  14. Surveys 1: Eight State of the Art Articles on Key Areas in Language Teaching.

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    Kinsella, Valerie, Ed.

    Eight articles on the state of the art in language teaching are presented as part of a series on language teaching. The articles, by V. J. Cook, M. Swain and J. Cummins, C. S. Butler, N. E. Enkvist, A. Tosi, P. Meara, and A. Davies, cover the following topics: (1) how languages are actually learned, (2) the cognitive aspects of bilingualism, (3)…

  15. The Effects of the "Language Arts" Strand of the "Reading Mastery Signature Series" on the Reading and Language Skills of English Language Learners

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    Ralston, Nicole C.; Benner, Gregory J.; Nelson, J. Ron; Caniglia, Cyndi

    2009-01-01

    Building on research showing the interdependence of language skills and reading proficiency, this study examined the effects of using the "Language Arts" strand of the "Reading Mastery Signature" 2008 series program as a supplement to non-Direct Instruction reading programs with English Language Learner (ELL) students. Seventy-six kindergarten…

  16. 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…

  17. Selected Elementary and Secondary Spanish Language Materials for Native Spanish Speakers: Language Arts and Content Areas. CLEAR Annotated Bibliography Series.

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    Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.

    This 47-item annotated bibliography is composed of materials for teaching native Spanish speakers both language arts and content area material at the secondary and elementary levels. For each of the entries, the following information is indicated: target language, educational level, material type, content area, title, date of publication,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. English Language Learners and Math Achievement: A Study of Opportunity to Learn and Language Accommodation. Technical Report 702

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    Abedi, Jamal; Courtney, Mary; Leon, Seth; Kao, Jenny; Azzam, Tarek

    2006-01-01

    This study investigated the interactive effects between students' opportunity to learn (OTL) in the classroom, two language-related testing accommodations, and English language learner (ELL) students and other students of varying language proficiency, and how these variables impact mathematics performance. Hierarchical linear modeling was employed…

  2. 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)

  3. Marble-a-Maze: An Amazing Extension into Language Arts and Writing.

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    Fitzgerald, Mike

    2003-01-01

    This activity to meet the basic literacy goals of sixth-grade students shows how to incorporate language arts into the classroom while introducing the principles of technology. Includes a design brief with evaluation rubric. (JOW)

  4. 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.

  5. Automatic Item Generation via Frame Semantics: Natural Language Generation of Math Word Problems.

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    Deane, Paul; Sheehan, Kathleen

    This paper is an exploration of the conceptual issues that have arisen in the course of building a natural language generation (NLG) system for automatic test item generation. While natural language processing techniques are applicable to general verbal items, mathematics word problems are particularly tractable targets for natural language…

  6. 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)

  7. 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…

  8. Language Arts for Gifted Middle School Students. Teaching Resources in the ERIC Database (TRIED) Series.

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    Davis, Susan J.; Johns, Jerry L.

    Designed to tap the rich collection of instructional techniques in the ERIC database, this compilation of lesson plans focuses on language arts activities for gifted middle school students. The 40 lesson plans in this book cover history, literature, mass media, reading, theater arts, thinking skills, and writing. The book includes an activities…

  9. 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)

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 10, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Support materials for unit 10 of the bilingual language arts strand developed for grade three include two small pupil books and visuals and ditto masters for use with instructional and assessment activities described in the unit's teacher's guide. The instructional aids for kits 37-40 are designed to help the teacher present reading, language…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students: Grades 3 to 9: Pedagogical Considerations

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    Online Submission, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document provides a new perspective on teaching English language arts in a francophone school, a perspective that takes into account the aspirations of the francophone community within the following contexts: the federal and provincial legal provisions governing French first-language education in Alberta, the linguistic reality of Alberta's…

  1. Curriculum Study: Language Arts, English K-12. A Report from the Language Arts/English K-12 Curriculum Study Committee to the North Carolina State Board of Education.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    Based on research findings, public hearings, reports submitted by individuals and professional organizations, as well as on the training and experiences of the study committee, this report contains the findings and recommendations from a study of the English language arts programs in the North Carolina public schools. The first section of the…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Walton High School Bilingual Language Arts Survival Training, 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Report.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.

    This evaluation report summarizes results of the Bilingual Language Arts Program (BLAST), Walton High School, Bronx, New York, 1983-1984. BLAST was designed as a transitional program emphasizing student integration into society. The program provided instruction in English as a second language and native language arts, as well as bilingual…

  5. The German Language Arts Program Curriculum Objectives: Kindergarten-Grade 6 for Milwaukee Public Schools' German Immersion Programs.

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    Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.

    Curriculum objectives are detailed for the Milwaukee German Language Arts Program in the German Immersion Program. The report is based on the English Language Arts Program in the Milwaukee Public Schools. The philosophy of the program is to use the second language as both the tool and object of instruction. The curriculum indicates what is…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. In Their Shoes: Teachers Experience the Needs of English Language Learners through a Math Simulation

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    de Oliveira, Luciana C.

    2011-01-01

    Given the increase in the number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in American schools, it is vital for teacher education programs to address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their courses. Mainstream, general education teachers who did not previously experience this student population in their classes are now…

  17. 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…

  18. How Far behind in Math and Reading Are English Language Learners? Report

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    Fry, Richard

    2007-01-01

    As Congress considers the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law an analysis of recent data from standardized testing around the country shows that the fast growing number of students designated as English language learners (ELL) are among those farthest behind. These findings are based on the 2005 National Assessment of…

  19. 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.…

  20. "Doing the Math": Maternal Beliefs about Early Mathematics versus Language Learning

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    Cannon, Joanna; Ginsburg, Herbert P.

    2008-01-01

    Research Findings: Little is known about how parents approach preschoolers' mathematics learning and how this aligns with early mathematics education research and policy. This study examined these questions by contrasting parents' approaches to early mathematics and language and by exploring key themes in parents' talk about mathematics learning…

  1. The Interdependence of Language and Translational Math Skills among Bilingual Hispanic Engineering Students.

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    Mestre, Jose P.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Investigated performance of Hispanic science and engineering students (N=43) on reading a sentence describing the mathematical relationship between two variables and writing an equation describing the relationship. Results compared with (1) subjects' grade point average and language proficiency and (2) monolingual group (N=52). (Author/SK)

  2. 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…

  3. Components of a Language Arts Program in the Primary Grades.

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    Early, Margaret

    Children enter primary grades at the height of their language learning momentum, and this momentum should be preserved throughout the primary grades. In the last decade there has been a move toward the knocking down of physical walls within the school (nongrading, team teaching, and individualized instruction), but first the psychological walls…

  4. Kusema. An Instructional Unit for Language Arts, K-7.

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    Miller, Shirley A.

    This teaching guide (entitled "Kusema,""to speak") presents a multi-sensory approach to teaching language-oriented activities on Africa to students in kindergarten through grade seven. This approach encourages students to verbalize and interpret verbalizations about Africa by employing multiple senses including auditory (records, tapes, verbal…

  5. "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…

  6. Learning Achievement Packages, Language Arts--Spanish Grammar.

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    Andrade, Magdalena; Sones, Mary

    This set of three Spanish curriculum units is part of a series developed as part of a Spanish-English bilingual project and designed to deal with special language difficulties in grades 7-12 and adult education classes. These units are intended to aid the first- or second-year student in specific problem areas: capital letters, dictionary use, and…

  7. "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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. An Analysis of General Education Language Arts in the Public, Two-Year Colleges in the United States.

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    Rhule, Robert Reid

    Objectives, practices, and characteristics of general education language arts were synthesized to serve as criteria for evaluating the efforts made by public two-year colleges to meet the needs of terminal students in general education language arts. Data obtained from questionnaires revealed that only 192 schools had a communications course which…

  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. 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"…

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

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    Urso Spina, Stephanie

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this study was to assess whether authentic arts-based curricula facilitate the acquisition of English as a second language (ESL) without sacrificing proficiency in the first language (Spanish). This question is examined theoretically and empirically. First, the use of an arts-based curriculum is positioned within a Vygotskian…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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"…

  16. Oil and Water Don't Mix: What about Science and Language Arts?

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    Dickinson, Valarie L.

    Science is generally not seen as a subject that produces literate readers and writers, which is a major goal in the elementary grades. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to determine the development of preservice elementary teachers' (N=46) definitions of language arts over the course of a semester. It also looked at ways…

  17. "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…

  18. 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…

  19. How NCTE Can Best Help the Rural Language Arts Educator in Rural America.

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    Kite, Julian M.

    Two areas--understanding what rural education is and what its real needs are--are critical in preparing educators, specifically language arts educators, for a rural setting. Although the problems facing these teachers are many, minimal preparation and training at the college level deal with the rural setting. Mainly due to funding, modern…

  20. The Newspaper in Secondary English and Language Arts: A Teaching Guide of Suggested Classroom Newspaper Activities.

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    Hanson, Phebe; And Others

    Intended for use with students in secondary school English and language arts classes, this guide provides a number of ways to use newspapers in the classroom. The guide is designed to help teachers and students with ways for starting newspaper activities; with reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking opportunities; and with…

  1. Motivational English for At-Risk Students: A Language Arts Course that Works.

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    Christensen, Marge

    The language arts program presented in this volume evolved from work with at-risk students at an inner-city high school in Tucson (Arizona). The original computerized literacy program sponsored by International Business Machines, the Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System (PALS), was expanded into a comprehensive 3-year program designed to meet…

  2. 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…

  3. GED as Project: Pathways to Passing the GED. Volume 4: Language Arts, Writing.

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    James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.

    This guide presents writing-focused learning projects and accompanying inquiry activities to help students pass the language arts/writing portion of the General Education Development(GED) Test 2002. The Introduction relates GED as project to the writing portion of the GED and explains how inquiry activities used Official GED Reading Practice Test…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. Idaho Energy Conservation Resource Guide for Language Arts, Grades 7-12.

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    McCurry, Niki; And Others

    This manual is a resource guide on energy conservation for teachers of language arts from grades seven to twelve. It contains a multitude of student activities which are classified into 7 thematically oriented units. The aim of all the activities is to increase the student's awareness and knowledge of energy conservation. The four basic goals of…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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,…

  12. Selector's Guide for Bilingual Education Materials. Volume 1, Spanish Language Arts. EPIE Report: Number 73.

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    Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.

    Forty-eight Spanish-English basic instructional programs, 22 supplementary instructional items, and 8 professional resources are synthesized as an aid to material selection in Spanish language arts. Each synthesis of instructional material identifies the material with complete cataloguing information and the specification of components, subject…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Affective Influences on the Reading-Language Arts Development of Native American Students.

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    Gold, David A. S.

    To this time, language arts-reading programs established by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) totally immerse the young Indian student in a complete English environment. The real problem is not so much the type of program used, but the feelings of the teachers working with the students. Until very recently, few of the teachers in BIA schools were…

  16. 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…

  17. Behavioral Objectives for Integrated Language Arts in the Primary and Intermediate Grades.

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    Lake Region Educational Planning Center, Sisseton, SD.

    The purpose of this guide to behavioral objectives is to assist elementary school teachers (grades kindergarten through six) in functioning more effectively in the area of language arts. The major areas of instruction include: motor skills; listening skills; reading skills; writing skills; grammar skills; study skills; personal communication and…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. A Canadian Perspective on the Teaching of Media in English Language Arts.

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    Emery, Winston G.

    In Canada during the past 20 years ministries of education have moved to make media study and production a mandatory component of the secondary school curriculum. Media study is evolving through three phases: from an audio-visual aids phase which was a general secondary school phenomena, through media literacy and language arts phases which have…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade Four.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This fifth in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade four. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  7. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade Six.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This last in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade six. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  8. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade Five.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This sixth in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade five. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. On Tuesday Morning: The Case for "Standards for the English Language Arts."

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    Brewbaker, James M.

    1997-01-01

    Argues that the "Standards for the English Language Arts" (SELA) gives English teachers direction. Discusses what "teaching English" means. Suggests that SELA is not a prescriptive list of measurement items nor a cookbook for skillful English teaching: SELA is a statement of principles of, for, and by professionals, and a K-12 statement of…

  14. In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Activity Plans.

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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 SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers take the next steps. While not comprehensive or prescriptive, this document should help teachers make…

  15. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade One.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This second in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade one. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  16. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade Two.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This third in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade two. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  17. A Course of Study in English Language Arts for Grade Three.

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

    This fourth in a series of seven related teaching guides that together outline a public school district's English language arts curriculum for kindergarten through grade six focuses on a course of study for grade three. The guide explains the district's overall philosophy and teaching goals and the philosophy behind the development of a curriculum…

  18. Piaget and Language Arts: The Role of "Creative Thinking" in the Experimental Classroom.

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    Ratliff, Gerald Lee

    Isolated examples of creative adaptation show that Jean Piaget's theories of childhood development provide the conscientious teacher with a veritable warehouse of innovative and thought-provoking principles with which to construct a meaningful foundation of language arts experimentation. The elementary Piagetian principles for evoking creativity…

  19. Language Arts & Science Sample Career Education Activities, Grades 7-12. Attitudes.

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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 1: provide activities which…

  20. 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…

  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. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Evaluation of Curriculum Materials for Sexism in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Counseling.

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    Burns, JoAnn; And Others

    Results of a workshop to review language arts, social studies, and counseling curriculum materials for sex bias are reported. The workshop, held in Lansing, Michigan in June 1979, consisted of 37 teachers who analyzed content and illustrations for sex discrimination. Evaluations are arranged alphabetically by the publisher of the textbook within…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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. Multimodal Instruction as a Means to Scaffold Literary Interpretation in a Secondary English Language Arts Classroom

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    Oldakowski, Timothy J.

    2011-01-01

    This descriptive study investigates what happens when an English Language Arts teacher implements multimodal instruction in his senior-level World Literature course. The study is grounded in theories of transmediation and New Literacy Studies and examines the following research questions: (1) What does multimodal instruction enable students to do…

  10. 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…

  11. Journeys and Destinations: The Challenge of Change. A Language Arts Unit for Grades 2-3.

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    Cawley, Carol; And Others

    This unit of study for high-ability language arts students in grades 2-3 uses an inquiry-based approach to investigate literature in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The guiding theme of the unit is the recognition of change as a concept that affects people and their relationships as well as the world around them. The unit provides the vehicle for…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Snipper Critters: Easy Art Activities To Stimulate Language across the Curriculum.

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    Doerfler-Dall, Mary

    This book uses art to stimulate content-area language development and writing skills. From A to Z, the 81 animal patterns in the book combine with 35 different activities to enhance the primary curriculum--each student gets a photocopy of the pattern, paper, scissors, and some materials to decorate the "critter." The book's activities use facts…

  15. 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…

  16. From Inservice to Implementation: The Integrated Language Arts Curriculum for Middle School Level Students.

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    James, Shirley M.

    The author of this document found through independent research that many language arts teachers had background information in the area of integrated programs but were largely unable to follow through in constructing and implementing such a program. In order to both increase background knowledge and aid in developing methods of application, the…

  17. Multiliteracies Theory and Gifted Education: Creating "Smart Spaces" in the Language Arts Classroom

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    Olthouse, Jill M.

    2013-01-01

    Multiliteracies theory redefines what it means to be a literate, learned person by transferring the focus from a shared knowledge of Standard English to the ability to engage in creative cultural critique. Multiliteracies theory has implications for how educators identify and teach students gifted in language arts. This article describes how…

  18. 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.…

  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. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Multiliteracies Theory and Gifted Education: Creating "Smart Spaces" in the Language Arts Classroom

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    Olthouse, Jill M.

    2013-01-01

    Multiliteracies theory redefines what it means to be a literate, learned person by transferring the focus from a shared knowledge of Standard English to the ability to engage in creative cultural critique. Multiliteracies theory has implications for how educators identify and teach students gifted in language arts. This article describes how…

  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. Effectively Using Technology To Develop Independent Research Topics by Middle School Language Arts Students.

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    Carper, Leona Jayne

    This practicum was designed to increase the effective use of technology by language arts students in middle schools involved in independent research activities. Technology was made available to students in the classroom and in the library to use as a resource to investigate and research topics. Seventh grade students (n=57) were given instruction…

  6. 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…

  7. The Radio Language Arts Project: Teaching by Radio in Rural Kenyan Primary Schools.

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    Christensen, Philip R.

    The Radio Language Arts Project, a five-year research and development effort funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in cooperation with the Kenya government to systematically assess the costs and benefits of intensive use of radio as the principal vehicle for primary level English instruction in rural areas of Kenya, is described…

  8. 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…

  9. Mapping a Rhizome of 21st Century Language Arts: Travel Plans for Research and Practice

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    Hagood, Margaret C.

    2009-01-01

    Language arts education has experienced enormous growth and change with the advent of multimodalities in new media, digital literacies, and technologies. In this paper, Hagood uses Deleuze and Guattari's (1980/1987) theoretical work of a rhizome, rhizoanalysis, and rhizomatic cartography to view the field and examine differently converging…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. "'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…

  17. 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"…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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)

  20. 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 an effective integration of science across the curriculum. The teacher partners are continuing their collaboration across the hemispheres.

  1. Flight Software Math Library

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  2. 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…

  3. Whole Language as an Ecological Phenomenon: On Sustaining the Agonies of Innovative Language Arts Practices.

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    Field, James C.; Jardine, David W.

    In the area of language instruction, a network of ecological relationships exists among the teacher, the child, and the text--the sustaining and nurturing of these relationships is at the heart of whole language instruction. Moreover, this network of relationships falls prey to neither of the unsustainable extremities of "gericentrism" (appealing…

  4. Ecobehavioral Assessment of Instructional Contexts in Bilingual Special Education Programs for English-Language Learners at Risk for Developmental Disabilities.

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    Arreaga-Mayer, Carmen; Utley, Cheryl A.; Perdomo-Rivera, Claudia; Greenwood, Charles R.

    2003-01-01

    Thirty-six English language learners at-risk for developmental disabilities were observed for six days within 4 elementary schools and 26 classrooms. The most frequently taught subjects were math, reading, and language arts. English was the most frequently used language of instruction and students engaged in academic behaviors 44% of the time.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Connecting the Dots: A Handbook Series for Teachers of English Language Arts, Grades 6-8.

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

    Designed to grow into a 2-inch three-ring binder, this handbook is part of a series for teachers of grades 6-8 language arts. The handbook aims to clarify some points, to provide a framework for new teachers and to give veteran teachers some new ideas. Volume I contains activities to use in the classroom, and Volume II is "all about books." The…

  9. 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, suggesting that the priming effect is not based on linear order, but integrational dependency. Finally, Experiment 2 presented primes in four domains (relative clause sentences, music, mathematics, and structured descriptions of actions), and consistently showed priming within and across domains. These findings provide clear evidence for domain-general structural processing mechanisms. PMID:26414249

  10. News from Canada: Developing the Canadian "Statement on the Preparation of Teachers of English and the Language Arts."

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    Carlman, Nancy

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (CCTE), especially with regard to its Teacher Education Commission's "Statement on the Preparation of Teachers of English and the Language Arts." (MS)

  11. 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.

  12. Adoption Recommendations of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to the State Board of Education 1989. California Basic Instructional Materials in Bilingual Language Arts and Visual and Performing Arts--Visual Arts and Music.

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    Chernaw, Dan; And Others

    The recommendations presented in this document concern which instructional materials should be adopted in the bilingual language arts and visual and performing arts in the State of California. Each of the instructional programs, both those recommended for adoption and those not recommended, are described at length with the rationale for the…

  13. Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: December Celebrations [and] Music/Art: A Holiday Program [and] Music: Ethics in Music Performance Projects [and] Social Studies: Information Shopping [and] Social Studies: Landform Dictionaries.

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    Feder, Nora Sawtelle; Ward, Cheryl Karp; Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Xenakis, Valorie; Kliegman, Karen; Dill, Gayle M.

    1999-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities designed for specific units in art, reading and language arts, social studies, and music. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity…

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Language Arts

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    Fisher, Carol J.

    1978-01-01

    Presents ideas and activities for teaching basic skills including vocabulary building, learning science from the microclimates, using tape recorders to teach reading, and using monsters to teach metrics. (JMB)

  20. Junior High Unified: Sequencing and Keying of Unified Studies; Test Specifications for Criterion-Referenced Testing; Achievement-Awareness Record for Language Arts.

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    Shawnee Mission Public Schools, KS.

    The Shawnee Mission Unified Studies curriculum is designed as a synthesis of language arts skills with social studies concepts. This document is a language arts curriculum guide for grades 7-9. Five major areas are delineated: composition, study of language, listening and viewing, literature and reading, and speaking. The instructional components…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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, 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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.…

  19. Using S’COOL and MY NASA DATA to Support Language Arts Instruction: Overview and Analysis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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 choose correct terminology and compose hypotheses about possible patterns and anomalies. This paper will provide an overview and analysis of the use of S’COOL and MY NASA DATA to support language arts instruction.

  20. 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

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 - among them are critical listening and reading of various sources, multi-media presentations and representations, effective debate and argument, quality explanation and the role of information and communication technologies/environments.

  9. Linking Science and Language Arts: A Review of the Literature Which Compares Integrated Versus Non-integrated Approaches

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  10. Math and Science Achievement in English Language Learners: Multivariate Latent Growth Modeling of Predictors, Mediators, and Moderators

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    Guglielmi, R. Sergio

    2012-01-01

    The effectiveness of various strategies for educating the growing U.S. population of English language learners (ELLs) has attracted a great deal of controversy. Bilingual education theory posits that retention and continued development of native language (L1) skills facilitate academic achievement through two mediating mechanisms. First, L1…

  11. 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)

  12. 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…

  13. 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)

  14. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 7, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Unit seven of a bilingual language arts strand for grade three contains both instructional and assessment activities in structured reading and creative written and oral expression, with a focus on the theme of the extended community. The teacher's guide for kits 25-28 lists the focus, objective, and materials needed for each activity in English…

  15. Linking Science and Language Arts: A Review of the Literature Which Compares Integrated versus Non-Integrated Approaches

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    Bradbury, Leslie U.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  16. 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…

  17. Linking Science and Language Arts: A Review of the Literature Which Compares Integrated versus Non-Integrated Approaches

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    Bradbury, Leslie U.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  18. "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…

  19. 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…

  20. Language Arts Achievement and Reading Instructional Strategies in Indiana Elementary Schools with High Percentages of Increasing and Declining Enrollments

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    McMahon, Maryanne B.

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this quantitative study was to identify third grade ISTEP+ data from the top 10 increasing and declining enrollment public school districts in the state of Indiana to determine if communities experiencing high percentages of increasing or declining enrollments have significantly different achievement in language arts. This data was…

  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. The Use and Effectiveness of a Question Exploration Routine in Secondary-Level English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Bulgren, Janis A.; Marquis, Janet G.; Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith; Schumaker, Jean B.

    2013-01-01

    This purpose of the study was to determine the effects of teachers using the Question Exploration Routine (QER) in regularly scheduled secondary-level English Language Arts classes to help students answer questions about the development and use of main ideas in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Questions were posed in both…

  4. The English Language Arts (ELA) Exam and Academic Achievement: Is There a Relationship? Predictive Validity of Statewide Measures

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    Mazza, Lynn

    2010-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind Act is a mandate from the federal government for education to increase student performance and school accountability. As a result of this mandate, many states have issued the use of high-stakes standardized tests as a means of monitoring schools' accountability. New York State administers the English Language Arts (ELA)…

  5. 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…

  6. 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)…

  7. 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…

  8. Capable Reader Program: Language Arts. Volume II. Objectives for Units B2 through B4. Bulletin No. 335.

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    Long, Sandra; And Others

    Part of a curriculum series for academically gifted elementary students in the area of reading, the document presents objectives and activities for language arts instruction. There are three major objectives: (1) recognizing persuasive use of words, vague and imprecise words, multiple meanings conveyed by a single word, and propaganda techniques;…

  9. Teaching the Patterns of Life, Unit One: Consumer Education; Language Arts Program for Low Achievers, Grade 7. Revised Edition.

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    Brown, Alvin B.; And Others

    This volume provides a motivational scheme which uses consumer education to teach language arts and build self-confidence in low-achieving junior high school students. Seventeen sequences describe strategies for teaching various aspects of consumer education, including definition of the consumer, problems that face consumers (including discussions…

  10. 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…

  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. Impact of the Twenty-First Century Afterschool Program on Student Achievement in Mathematics and Language Arts

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    Venzen, Marc A.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the academic impacts of the Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers on students who participated in this program. The following research questions guided the study: (a) are there significant differences between the Criterion Reference Competency Test English Language Arts scores of…

  13. Integrating Content Knowledge-Building and Student-Regulated Comprehension Practices in Secondary English Language Arts Classes

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    Simmons, Deborah; Fogarty, Melissa; Oslund, Eric L.; Simmons, Leslie; Hairrell, Angela; Davis, John; Anderson, Leah; Clemens, Nathan; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Stillman, Stephanie; Fall, Anna-Maria

    2014-01-01

    In this experimental study we examined the effects of integrating teacher-directed knowledge-building and student-regulated comprehension practices in 7th- to 10th-grade English language arts classes. We also investigated the effect of instructional quality and whether integrating practices differentially benefitted students with lower entry-level…

  14. ''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…

  15. The Language Arts Link: A Sourcebook for HIV/AIDS Education in the English Classroom, Grades 11-12.

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    LaBonte, Karen

    Since exploration of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, opinions, and beliefs about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is crucial to teenagers' ability to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors, and since the language arts classroom is a natural arena for such exploration, this sourcebook presents ideas on how to bring this kind of discussion…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Literature of the 1940s: A Decade of Change. A Language Arts Unit for Grades 7-9.

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    Moody, Connie; And Others

    This language arts unit of study for high-ability junior-high students looks at the historical events and social issues of the 1940s through the literature of the decade, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays, letters, and newspapers. Numerous opportunities for reading, writing, listening, and speaking are incorporated into the unit.…

  19. 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)…

  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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Implementation of Apple's iPad as an Instructional Tool in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A Phenomenological Case Study

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    Kolarcik, Tiffany Nicole

    2013-01-01

    This study explored how elementary educators implement iPad devices as instructional tools to enhance their language arts instruction. The study used a phenomenological qualitative design with a single-subject case study design coupled with an embedded rubric component. The researcher conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews, classroom…

  5. 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…

  6. Critical Thinking Handbook: 6th-9th Grades. A Guide for Remodelling Lesson Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, & Science.

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    Paul, Richard; And Others

    This handbook designed for teachers of sixth through ninth grades, has two objectives: (1) to make the concept of critical thinking and the principles that underlie it clear; and (2) to show how critical thinking can be taught in language arts, social studies, and science. The introduction presents the reader with the concepts of critical thinking…

  7. The Accelerated Reader Program's Relationship to Student Achievement on the English-Language Arts California Standards Test

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    Rodriguez, Steve

    2007-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate the potential of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program to positively impact student scores on the English-Language Arts California Standards Test (CST). The degree of attention placed on student reading achievement and improvement in high-stakes student standardized test scores in the state of California, as well as…

  8. 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…

  9. E(c)lect(r)ic Stories: Reading the New Media in the English Language Arts Classroom.

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    Dobson, Teresa

    2002-01-01

    Considers the ways in which hypertext literature differs from print literature with specific reference to questions of sequence and closure. Discusses how hypertext fiction - electric stories - might be used to invite students of English language arts to interrogate their beliefs about literary form. Defines literary hypertext and theorizes about…

  10. "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…

  11. Threads of Change in 19th Century American Literature: A Language Arts Unit for Grades 7-9.

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    Crossett, Becky F.; And Others

    This unit of study for junior-high level high-ability language arts students explores five themes in 19th century American history through literature of the times: romanticism, transcendentalism, abolitionism, industrialism, and feminism. Each of the five "isms" has its own "literature box" that contains appropriate documents to serve as a…

  12. 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…

  13. ''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…

  14. 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…

  15. An Analysis of High School Mathematics Achievement and English Language Arts Achievement as Predictors of Science Achievement

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    Edwards, Anthony C.

    2012-01-01

    Science assessments require students to read and comprehend questions and to solve mathematical problems. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the following variables can be used to predict science achievement: English language arts achievement, mathematics achievement, socioeconomic status (SES), limited English proficiency (LEP)…

  16. The Development of an Inservice for Instructional Grouping in an Integrated Language Arts Classroom. Human Resource Development.

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    Ceaser, Lisbeth

    A developmental project was designed to improve the course of study for Reading Specialist Credential candidates at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). The project is an example of action research that systematically developed an inservice presentation for improvement of classroom instruction in language arts.…

  17. Art English.

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    Preece, Robert

    1994-01-01

    Art English is a combination of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL)/English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) and art content. As a new instructional area, it faces several challenges: as with all English for Special Purposes (ESP), exchange of information among programs; development of a suitable combination of art content and ESL, due to lack of…

  18. Math & the Dyslexic: Making the Abstract Concrete.

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    Kitzen, Kay

    1983-01-01

    Math historian Morris Kline suggests that math instruction should be made concrete and that teachers should not turn kids off by making intuitively understood concepts complex through the use of fancy language. He advocates using pictorial representations and examples of actual physical occurrences. The dyslexic student has special difficulties in…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Into the Curriculum. Art: Landscape Painting; Home Economics/Social Studies: Greek Clothing; Reading/Language Arts: In Search of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses!; Science: Magnets; Social Studies/Language Arts: Great Primary Sources on the Great Depression: Using the Library of Congress Collections Online.

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    Barbour, Jeffrey Paul; Ward, Lisa M.

    2001-01-01

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

  2. Into the Curriculum. Art: Landscape Painting; Home Economics/Social Studies: Greek Clothing; Reading/Language Arts: In Search of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses!; Science: Magnets; Social Studies/Language Arts: Great Primary Sources on the Great Depression: Using the Library of Congress Collections Online.

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    Barbour, Jeffrey Paul; Ward, Lisa M.

    2001-01-01

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

  3. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There: Reconciling science and art through parallel language, physical attributes, and methods

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    Walker, C. G.; Walker, C. C.

    2013-12-01

    Children's literature has often featured an understanding of our world through imaginative means: Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland both display this quality. As Wonderland was a manifestation of Alice's own imagination, her journey to understand Wonderland was actually a quest to understand the phenomena that comprised her 'real' world. It was author Lewis Carroll's way of showing that human beings must use multiple intelligences to understand the complicated mystery that is the world and all things in it. The specific way in which we each interpret the facts presented determine if we become an 'artist' or 'scientist.' But does the label matter? Albert Einstein himself once said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.' Inherently, discovery---the finding of something new---demands that one must imagine something that is heretofore unknown. Researchers in both science and the arts use the same basic principles to examine different fields of study. These principles will be discussed via examples such as comparative analysis of scientific vs. historical research methods; how scientific language compares to arts language and why they often mean the same thing; and how study of a subject matter could often be improved through a mutual understanding of both science and art. Because of the apparent difference in subject matter, a schism between the two sides of human understanding has grown to the point where they are thought to be two different and unrelated schools of thought. Here we present several examples of the integration of science and art, and show how 'different' actually means the 'same,' in terms of scientific and artistic processes. We argue that 'science' and 'art' are not mutually exclusive; they are often the same practice and can be taught as such. Simple changes in language prove that methods of inquiry in science are the same as those in the arts. In order to support the mission of STEAM, this interplay must be presented to the public in new and innovative ways via formal and informal education (which should spread from art, history, to science museums). Examples will include the similarity of the study of craquelure in oil paintings and geophysical fracture mechanics and civil engineering fatigue failure; historic depictions of natural phenomena prior to developed notions of observational sciences; fact-gathering to recreate arts history versus the scientific method; and the study of the simple changes in language that give connotation to either arts or science fields - yet mean the same thing.

  4. Tangible Math

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    Scarlatos, Lori L.

    2006-01-01

    Educators recognize that group work and physical involvement with learning materials can greatly enhance the understanding and retention of difficult concepts. As a result, math manipulatives--such as pattern blocks and number lines--have increasingly been making their way into classrooms and children's museums. Yet without the constant guidance…

  5. Tangible Math

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    Scarlatos, Lori L.

    2006-01-01

    Educators recognize that group work and physical involvement with learning materials can greatly enhance the understanding and retention of difficult concepts. As a result, math manipulatives--such as pattern blocks and number lines--have increasingly been making their way into classrooms and children's museums. Yet without the constant guidance…

  6. Math Problem

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    Oguntoyinbo, Lekan

    2012-01-01

    Many experts give the nation's schools a poor grade for their approach to teaching mathematics and for their preparation of mathematics teachers. While many policymakers make much of data that suggest children in the United States lag behind many other advanced countries in math, many experts call for a change in mathematics education,…

  7. Math Makeover

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    Delmore, Patrick

    2005-01-01

    A survey of Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School math classes five years ago would have revealed ability-grouped classes, with lower level classes populated by poor, minority students; an eclectic curriculum based upon teacher-selected content and pedagogy; and a significant percentage of students scoring less than proficient on state standardized…

  8. Talking Maths

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    Murray, Jenny

    2006-01-01

    Discussion in maths lessons has always been something encouraged by ATM but can be difficult to initiate for non-specialist and inexperienced teachers who may feel they need material in books to get them going. In this article, the author describes resources aimed at encouraging discussion among primary mathematicians. These resources include: (1)…

  9. Penguin Math

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    Green, Daniel; Kearney, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Emperor penguins, the largest of all the penguin species, attain heights of nearly four feet and weigh up to 99 pounds. Many students are not motivated to learn mathematics when textbook examples contain largely nonexistent contexts or when the math is not used to solve significant problems found in real life. This article's project explores how…

  10. Penguin Math

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    Green, Daniel; Kearney, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Emperor penguins, the largest of all the penguin species, attain heights of nearly four feet and weigh up to 99 pounds. Many students are not motivated to learn mathematics when textbook examples contain largely nonexistent contexts or when the math is not used to solve significant problems found in real life. This article's project explores how…

  11. The Study of the Role of the Background Languages in Third Language Acquisition. the State of the Art

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    Falk, Ylva; Bardel, Camilla

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this article is to give an up-to-date picture of study of the role of the background languages (the first language, L1, and the second language, L2) in third language (L3) acquisition, mainly in the two areas of vocabulary and syntax. These seem to be the two linguistic levels on which there has so far been most research concerning…

  12. Into the Curriculum. Art: Torn-Paper Art-Mosaic Style Masks; Music/Art: Songs in Picture Books; Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Farm Life; Science: Keeping Warm for the Winter; Social Studies: Packing Our Bags and Making Plans or "We're Outta Here and Goin' First Class!"

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    Rohn, Anna; Richards-Davis, Nancy; Sharpe, Gloria; Denbow, Marie T.

    2000-01-01

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

  13. Exploring the Amount and Type of Writing Instruction during Language Arts Instruction in Kindergarten Classrooms

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    Puranik, Cynthia S.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Sidler, Jessica Folsom; Greulich, Luana

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this exploratory investigation was to examine the nature of writing instruction in kindergarten classrooms and to describe student writing outcomes at the end of the school year. Participants for this study included 21 teachers and 238 kindergarten children from nine schools. Classroom teachers were videotaped once each in the fall and winter during the 90 minute instructional block for reading and language arts to examine time allocation and the types of writing instructional practices taking place in the kindergarten classrooms. Classroom observation of writing was divided into student-practice variables (activities in which students were observed practicing writing or writing independently) and teacher-instruction variables (activities in which the teacher was observed providing direct writing instruction). In addition, participants completed handwriting fluency, spelling, and writing tasks. Large variability was observed in the amount of writing instruction occurring in the classroom, the amount of time kindergarten teachers spent on writing and in the amount of time students spent writing. Marked variability was also observed in classroom practices both within and across schools and this fact was reflected in the large variability noted in kindergartners’ writing performance. PMID:24578591

  14. English Language Arts and Science Courses in a Virtual School: A Comparative Case Study

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    Tustin, Rachel Sarah

    Virtual K-12 schools have rapidly become a popular choice for parents and students in the last decade. However, little research has been done on the instructional practices used in virtual courses. As reflected in the central research question, the purpose of this study was to explore how teachers provided instruction for Grade 7-10 students in both English language arts and science courses in a virtual school in a southern state. The conceptual framework was based on Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Garrison, Anderson, and Siemens' research on instructional design. The units of analysis in this qualitative, comparative case study were four virtual courses; the data were collected from teacher and student questionnaires, threaded student discussions, student work samples, and archival records. The first level of data analysis involved coding and categorization using the constant comparative method, and the second level involved examining the data for patterns, themes, and relationships to determine key findings. Results indicated that a standardized virtual course design supported teacher use of direct instruction and summative assessments and some individualized instruction to deliver course content, including adjusting the course pace, conducting individual telephone conferences, and providing small group instruction using Blackboard Elluminate. Opportunities for student interaction and inquiry learning were limited. This study is expected to contribute to positive social change by providing educators and policymakers with an awareness of the critical need for further study of research-based instructional practices in K-12 virtual courses that would improve student learning.

  15. Into the Curriculum. Music/Art/Reading/Language Arts: Can You Guess the Animal? [and] Science: The Ocean [and] Science: Biome and Animal Unit [and] Social Studies: How Many Forms of Transportation Can You Find?

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    Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Ely, Patricia; Asire, Marty

    2000-01-01

    Presents four fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in music and art, reading and language arts, science, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, procedures,…

  16. Into the Curriculum. Art: Color and Paul Klee [and] Reading/Language Arts: Dynamite Dinosaurs [and] Science: Wildflowers [and] Science: Amphibians [and] Social Studies: Atlas Magic [and] Social Studies: Water Transportation in the Early 19th Century.

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    Kuhn, Jennifer; And Others

    1996-01-01

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

  17. Into the Curriculum. Art/Social Studies: What Costume Can You Make?; Mathematics: Roman Numerals; Reading/Language Arts: The "Rumplestiltskin Problem" and Other Adapted Tales; Social Studies: What's the Truth about Gladiators?

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    Barwick, Martha

    2002-01-01

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

  18. Bringing Language to Life: Quest's TheatreBridge Enhances Learning in Class

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    McCarty, Tim; Delk, Linda

    2012-01-01

    In math, students and teachers toss tennis balls. In science, students become rain, hail, sleet, and snow. In language arts, students maneuver their bodies into related positions and hold into a frieze they call "tableau." The students and teachers are part of TheatreBridge, a four-year model demonstration and dissemination program lead by Quest…

  19. Problem Solving and the Use of Math in Physics Courses

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    Redish, Edward F.

    2006-01-01

    Mathematics is an essential element of physics problem solving, but experts often fail to appreciate exactly how they use it. Math may be the language of science, but math-in-physics is a distinct dialect of that language. Physicists tend to blend conceptual physics with mathematical symbolism in a way that profoundly affects the way equations are…

  20. We [Heart] Art!

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    Castellanos, Dalina

    2011-01-01

    The passage of the No Child Left Behind law in 2001, which measures student achievement based on English and math scores, has pressured schools to cut the arts. A 2006 survey by the Center on Education Policy found that 44 percent of school districts had increased time for English and math while cutting time for other subjects. And a follow-up…