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

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    Treadwell, Mark

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

  2. 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. Math: the art Introduction

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    Fournier, John J.F.

    Math: the art in problem solving Michael Lindstrom Introduction Techniques Modelling Summary Math: the art in problem solving Michael Lindstrom October 22, 2014 15:00-16:00 email: MLRTLM@math.ubc.ca web: math.ubc.ca/MLRTLM #12;Math: the art in problem solving Michael Lindstrom Introduction Techniques

  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. LANGUAGE ARTS ! Teaching Materials!

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    Burg, Theresa

    LANGUAGE ARTS ! Teaching Materials! !!! ! 1. PROGRAMS OF STUDY ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !Language Arts by the English Language Arts Council.! !! 2. LEARNING & TEACHING RESOURCES ! ! Online Learning and Teaching Resources: ! Illustrative Examples for English Language Arts: Kindergarten to Grade 9 -- provides practical

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Teaching Art + Math

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    McIntosh, Ronald D.

    2008-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE KINDERGARTEN.

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    ALLISON, GERTRUDE; AND OTHERS

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

  14. books & arts Sacred MatheMaticS

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    Loss, Daniel

    books & arts On our bookshelf Sacred MatheMaticS: JapaneSe teMple GeOMetry by FukaGawa hidet of these are problems in geometry and are classified into chapters of easier, harder and still harder problems and related artwork from the Edo period. Sacred Mathematics can thus be enjoyed as an art book. It

  15. Integrating Reading and Language Arts.

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

    1986-01-01

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

  16. 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

  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. 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)

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Two-Way Bilingual Language Arts Portfolio.

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    Lindholm, Kathryn J.

    The two-way bilingual language arts portfolio was designed to help teachers, administrators, parents, and others understand the level of language arts development of students in the two-way bilingual program. It was originally conceived as a method of student assessment, to substantiate teachers' observations that students were making significant…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.)

  7. Master of Arts in Education Math Program Report

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Education Office of Educator Quality Missouri Standards for Teacher Education Programs (MoSTEP) Competencies1 Master of Arts in Education Math Program Report Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Area General Education Professional Education Content Area Semesters Years Bachelor of Arts 120 8 37

  8. Comparing Reading Interventions for Language Arts Students 

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    Logan, Bethany

    2014-06-24

    The focus of this research examined reading interventions for 6th grade language arts students. As the demands of state mandated testing increase, so too has the call for reading interventions to become more effective ...

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Our Physical World. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. Drama. Language Arts Mini-Course.

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    Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

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

  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. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Diagnostic Teaching of the Language Arts.

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    Burns, Paul C.

    This book is based on the premise that learning can best be facilitated when the teacher takes a diagnostic view of the instructional process. To further this end, each chapter contains materials, models, and techniques designed to implement diagnostic teaching in the language arts program. The seven chapters are "Foundations for Diagnostic…

  1. 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…

  2. Language Arts in the Science Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Language arts experiences integrate well with quality science lessons and units of study. For example, there are many opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in science. Ideas gleaned in science need to be communicated in diverse ways involving one or more senders and receivers of messages. Students may read about…

  3. 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…

  4. Using Country Music to Teach Language Arts.

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    Lane, June

    Music can be an effective motivational vehicle for teaching listening skills, literature, oral and nonverbal communication, creative writing, handwriting, spelling, and grammar. One idea for integrating music into the language arts involves the use of song lyrics as reading materials. Since contemporary country music, and its precursor folk music,…

  5. 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…

  6. An Approach to Curriculum Design in Language Arts.

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    Klein, Marvin L.

    1969-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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

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

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. 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)

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Language Teaching: State of the Art

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    Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

    2006-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. 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,…

  7. Math Placement Students planning to major in the social sciences, arts, or humanities, and who wish to take a

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    Math Placement Students planning to major in the social sciences, arts, or humanities, and who wish to take a mathematics course but omit the study of calculus, may choose from MATH 1110 (Elementary Probability Theory), or MATH 1140 (Financial Mathematics). Students may not take all 12 credits needed

  8. English Language Arts: Early Years. Curriculum Support Series.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This curriculum guide for kindergarten through grade four divides language arts into eight subject areas. Each subject area is covered in a separate section; however, the focus of the guide is on providing an integrated curriculum. The following are included in most or all of the sections: introduction, goals/objectives, evaluation, and…

  9. Vermont Diary: Language Arts in the Open Classroom.

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    Hoffman, Marvin

    Focusing on a two-year period, this informally written book describes the efforts of several rural elementary teachers to establish a writing center based on a unified language arts curriculum. The book relates the authors' background experiences, outlines the structure of the writing program, offers typical writing experiences and classroom…

  10. Creative Drama through Scaffolded Plays in the Language Arts Classroom.

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    O'Day, Shannon

    2001-01-01

    Chronicles how the author first used creative drama in a summer reading program with first graders, and then over the years developed a much broader understanding of how drama is an important teaching tool. Describes writing "scaffolded" plays with sixth-grade students. Discusses implications for language arts teachers. Describes her annual…

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

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    Tatar, Sibel

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

  12. 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,…

  13. 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)

  14. 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.…

  15. Developing a Language Arts Curriculum for Nonacademic Teenagers.

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    Scott, Louise T.

    The development of the secondary language arts program for nonacademic students in the Florence, South Carolina, public schools is examined. The basic concern underlying this program is the psychological needs of individual students, coupled with the teacher's acceptance of the student's social and educational status. The framework of the…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Language Arts Curriculum for the Junior High School.

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    Center School District 58, Kansas City, MO.

    This student centered curriculum guide stresses learning activities. The first section offers a brief course description of the seventh grade, eighth grade, and ninth grade language arts programs. The second section describes in detail the skills objectives and activities for: written communication, oral communication, grammar, spelling,…

  19. Student Performance Standards for Senior High Language Arts.

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    Brevard County School Board, Cocoa, FL.

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

  20. 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…

  1. Language Arts Program Objectives (Grades 7, 8, and 9).

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    East Allen County Schools, New Haven, IN.

    A language arts program for the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades is detailed in this document. Outlines of the scope and sequence of course components and lists of program objectives are given for each grade. Following these program objectives, the document consists of outline sketches for each course topic, including the scope and sequence of…

  2. 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…

  3. Gifted Language Arts: Filling the Canvas with Quality

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    Lloyd-Zannini, Lou

    2008-01-01

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

  4. 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;…

  5. 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"…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

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

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    Knapp, Thyra E.

    2012-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  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. 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…

  12. 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…

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

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    Liu, Ping

    2009-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Integrating Performance into the Gifted Language Arts Curriculum

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    Schifo, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    Advanced 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at the Gifted Resource Center (GRC) in a suburban Chicago public school district are regularly engaged in various types of activities. The GRC uses language arts units for high ability students created and developed as a base curriculum at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.…

  20. [Scope and Sequence Language Arts Curriculum Guide, K-8.

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    Oceanside Union Free School District 11, NY.

    The curriculum for language arts outlined in this document charts the specific objectives and corresponding activities for kindergarten through eighth grade, in the following areas: listening, reading, study skills, individual word forms, mechanics and usage, composition, and journalism. In addition to the curriculum guide, this document also…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. College of Arts & Sciences Languages, BA

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    , in historical and contemporary contexts. D. Students will be able to identify the role played by several of the world in which languages designated as their areas of major and minor study have played and play a significant role. C2.Students can identify ways that the achievements, people and values of the cultures

  4. Audiovisual Instruction and the Language Arts.

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    Audiovisual Instruction, 1965

    1965-01-01

    Articles on the effective use of audiovisual materials to help improve instruction comprise this volume. Included are "The Changing Program in English;""Directions in Current Literature Teaching;""Trends in the Teaching of the English Language;""Trends in the Teaching of Reading;""Detroit's Multiracial Reading Program;""What Do You See?"--a…

  5. 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)

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. Across the Curriculum: Math in Action; Hands-On Science; Ready to Write; The Art Lesson.

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    Burns, Marilyn; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Presents several across-the-curriculum activities for elementary teachers. Math activities include reading a book and dividing with beans. Science activities teach about caves and about the weather. A writing activity explains how to inspire students to write good stories. An art activity focuses on Chinese landscapes. (SM)

  9. E. F. Redish 1 DTS Proposal Learning the Language of Science: Advanced Math for Concrete Thinkers

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    E. F. Redish 1 DTS Proposal Learning the Language of Science: Advanced Math for Concrete Thinkers, differential equations, and Fourier transforms, many concrete thinkers find these topics to be insurmount- able to teach abstract math to concrete thinkers could have a broad impact beyond physics. Many fields

  10. 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)

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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)…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Language and Math Requirements for Academic Majors These majors require two years (six courses) of college-level study in a second

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    Language and Math Requirements for Academic Majors Key Language These majors require two years (six academic credit. Math These majors require a minimum of one college-level math course and many of them require up to one year of college-level math or the equivalent. Either These majors allow you to choose

  17. 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 =…

  18. 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…

  19. Master of Education (MEd) --Leadership, Societies and Languages Master of Arts in Education (MA) --Leadership, Societies and Languages

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    NEW*** Master of Education (MEd) -- Leadership, Societies and Languages Master of Arts in Education (MA) -- Leadership, Societies and Languages Starting in July 2015, Bishop's School of Education is offering a new Master of Education Program in Leadership, Societies and Language (non-thesis), designed

  20. Trees in Art, Literature, and Nature.

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    Herzberg, Catherine Kenton

    1997-01-01

    Outlines a grade 5 unit on trees combining art, science, math. language arts, social studies, history, and technology. Highlights "Sky Tree" written by Candace Christiansen and illustrated by Thomas Locker. Provides an annotated bibliography (K-5) of picture and information books, fiction, and videos, and describes art and content area activities.…

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. A Call to Action: JoBeth Allen, NCTE's 2012 Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts

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    Tisdale, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    This article is a tribute to JoBeth Allen, recipient of the Elementary Section's 2012 award for Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts. Each year, this award recognizes a distinguished educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education. This article was written by second-grade teacher and…

  4. TEACHER EDUCATION (Grades PreK-12) Art, Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Language

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    TEACHER EDUCATION (Grades PreK-12) Art, Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Language The field to teach in the areas of art, music, physical education, and foreign language. Candidates who complete one Grade 12 teacher education programs at Wichita State University prepare highly qualified teachers

  5. 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)

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

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

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    Brouillette, Liane

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. Learner Centered Pedagogy in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course Abstract: We discuss the pedagogical redesign of a liberal arts math course, which enrolls roughly 3000 students

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    Lorch, John D.

    in mathematics classrooms include [9] and [10]. As Talbert points out in [9], students in the flipped classroom the pedagogical redesign of a liberal arts math course, which enrolls roughly 3000 students per year. Flipping the classroom is a prominent feature of the new pedagogical approach. We describe the nature of this redesign

  15. 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…

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. MathNat -Mathematical Text in a Controlled Natural Language

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    }@univ-savoie.fr Abstract. The MathNat1 project aims at being a first step towards automatic formalisation and verification is a precisely defined subset of English with restricted grammar and dictio- nary. To make CLM natural and formal mathematics, reduces the usefulness of computer assisted theorem proving in learning, teaching

  19. 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…

  20. Language Arts for Today's Children. NCTE Curriculum Series, Volume Two.

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

    This volume on elementary language programs is divided into four related parts. Part 1 discusses the sources of any effective language program: an understanding of the child's need for language, a knowledge of child development, and an awareness of the continuity essential to growth in language. Part 2 treats the main areas of the language

  1. 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)

  2. Master of Arts in Education Foreign Language (Spanish & French) Program Report

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Educator Quality Missouri Standards for Teacher1 Master of Arts in Education Foreign Language (Spanish & French) Program Report Missouri Education Programs (MoSTEP) Competencies Truman State University Certification Program: Spanish and

  3. A Phenomenological Exploration of Novice Texas English/Language Arts Teachers' Experiences with Media Literacy 

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    Huie, Allison Martin

    2012-10-19

    EXPLORATION OF NOVICE TEXAS ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES WITH MEDIA LITERACY A Dissertation by ALLISON MARTIN HUIE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2011 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction A Phenomenological Exploration of Novice Texas English/Language Arts Teachers’ Experiences with Media Literacy...

  4. 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)

  5. 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…

  6. Will the Integration of Media Projects into an Existing Language Arts Curriculum Affect Year-End Achievement? A Research Study.

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    Kasakow, Nancy; McClurg, Pat

    This study investigated the effect of the integration of media projects into an existing language arts curriculum on the year-end achievement of fifth and sixth grade students at the University of Wyoming laboratory school. During their communication arts block of language arts, reading, and literature, each student completed a minimum of four…

  7. Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.

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    O'Malley, Edward, Ed.

    This framework addresses reading, writing, speaking, listening, and written and oral English-language conventions for the full range of learners across all grade levels. Each grade level contains sections on Standards and Instruction, Curricular and Instructional Profile, and English-Language Arts Content Standards. The standards give special…

  8. 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…

  9. www.manchester.ac.uk/religion SCHOOL OF ARTS, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

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    Higham, Nicholas J.

    www.manchester.ac.uk/religion SCHOOL OF ARTS, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 2016 LANGUAGE / MODERN HISTORY WITH ECONOMICS / MUSIC / POLITICS AND MODERN HISTORY / RELIGIONS AND THEOLOGY in the top ten universities in the UK for Religions and Theology (Guardian University Guide 2016). CONTENTS

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

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

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002

    2002-01-01

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

  14. 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)

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

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    Hartl, David, Ed.; And Others

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

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. updated 10/14 World Languages Master's of Arts

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

    activities and assessment procedures; knowledge of language structure, e.g. syntax, morphology and phonology, and Spanish; a test in Arabic is coming soon. Please contact the Utah State Office of Education for testing

  1. 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…

  2. 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"…

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

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    Strobach, Stasia; Doren, Kathy

    1999-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Common Core State English Language Arts Standards Lesson 1: What I Know About the Aurora

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Common Core State English Language Arts Standards 2012-2013 Lesson 1: What I Know About the Aurora, speaking clearly at an understandable pace. Lesson 3: Aurora Comparisons Reading: Information Text RI.3 clearly. Lesson 4: Come See an Aurora Writing W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2. Write informative/explanatory texts

  7. Using Art as Language in Large Group Dialogues: The TREC[sm] Model

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    Lark, Carol Vandiver

    2005-01-01

    In an effort to combat racism, antiracist activists often use the structure of dialogue groups for interracial and transcultural discussions. The assumption that spoken English is an equally accessible language can pose barriers to participation in such groups. The use of art processes in interracial dialogue groups can shift the power dynamics…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. Teaching Language Arts: A Student- and Response-Centered Classroom. Second Edition.

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    Cox, Carole

    Taking a consistent student- and response-centered approach to literature-based teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, this book is designed for use as a main text in undergraduate and graduate language arts methods courses. The book is firmly grounded in current social constructivist learning theory combined with a…

  11. 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…

  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. 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…

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

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    Schlenker, Richard M.; And Others

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

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

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    VanTassel-Baska, Joyce

    2012-01-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Lights, Camera, Action!: A Language Arts Activity for Middle School Students.

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    Ikan, Patricia A.; Conderman, Gregory

    1996-01-01

    "Lights, Camera, Action" is a culminating language arts video activity for middle school students with mild disabilities, designed to integrate reading, writing, listening, speaking, acting, drawing, technical, and time-management skills. The cooperative learning activity resulted in production of a short videotaped program which was later viewed…

  8. "'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…

  9. The Mouse That Roared: Strengthening Liberal Arts through Business and Language Alliances.

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    Terrio, Susan

    The dramatic rebirth of the foreign language department in a four-year liberal arts college is documented. The process is described as having three stages: assessment of the department's curricular mission in light of the changed student constituency; development of a long-range plan for outreach and public relations activities to prepare the way…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

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

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    Shaw, Donna Gail; Dybdahl, Claudia S.

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

  14. 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…

  15. Selecting Texts for English Language Arts Classrooms: When Assessment Is Not Enough

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    Friese, Elizabeth E. G.; Alvermann, Donna E.; Parkes, Adam; Rezak, Achariya T.

    2008-01-01

    This exploratory analysis examines the text selection practices of four pairs of pre-service and in-service teachers during a course on content area reading instruction in English language arts. Each pair independently negotiated responsibilities for selecting the texts used in a series of four lessons. Results of this analysis identify several…

  16. 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,…

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

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    Kendall, John; Frazee, Dana; Ryan, Susan

    2012-01-01

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

  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. 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…

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

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Wang, Jia; Niemi, David; Wang, Haiwen

    2007-01-01

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

  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. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

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    Solomon, John; Murata, Nathan M.

    2008-01-01

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

  8. "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…

  9. POSTGRADUATE: MASTERS PROGRAMME 2015 SCHOOL OF ARTS, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

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    Higham, Nicholas J.

    develop skills, knowledge and experience that will make employers sit up and listen. Connect studies for developing your interests and experience, including: outstanding sports facilities, skills-development, Languages and Cultures 12 Postgraduate skills and research training 14 Funding 14 Deadlines 14 Find out more

  10. 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…

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

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    Reed-Mundell, Charlie

    2001-01-01

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

  12. Asian language processing: current state-of-the-art Chu-Ren Huang (churenhuang@gmail.com)

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    Ng, Vincent

    Asian language processing: current state-of-the-art Chu-Ren Huang (churenhuang@gmail.com) Academia (sophiaym@gmail.com) Academia Sinica 1. Background: The Challenge of Asian Language Processing Asian language processing presents formidable challenges to achieving mul- tilingualism and multiculturalism

  13. Creating Legends for the Future: Linking Art & Literature into Language Arts Instruction and Teacher Training.

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    Erwin, Barbara; And Others

    A group of teacher trainers and artists developed a thematic unit designed to introduce elementary school children and preservice teachers to the Sioux Indians. The art and literature mediums chosen for the unit were the "Dream Catcher" and the Iktomi story. The instructional sequence incorporated visuals, explanation, and discussion to develop…

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

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    Brown, Barbara J.

    2013-01-01

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Handbook for English Language Arts, Grades 5-12: Speech and Composition. Curriculum Bulletin, 1969-70 Series, No. 21.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.

    This publication is one in a series being developed for the English language arts curriculum, prekindergarten through the twelfth grade. The series is in five strands: reading, literature, speech, composition, and language. Although treated separately for purposes of clear and systematic development, in classroom practice the strands are…

  20. 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)

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  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. 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.…

  5. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level F. Field Test = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental primario F. Edicion experimental.

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

    The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

  6. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. Math Education Practices for Students with Disabilities and Other Struggling Learners: Case Studies of Six Schools in Two Northeast and Islands Region States. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 053

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    Louie, Josephine; Brodesky, Amy; Brett, Jessica; Yang, Li-Ming; Tan, Yvette

    2008-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires states to ensure that all students make adequate yearly progress in achieving proficiency in English language arts and math. This study examines how six diverse schools have responded to the challenge of educating their students in math, particularly students with disabilities and other…

  17. 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…

  18. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Exploring Story Settings in Multicultural Literature [and] Reading/Language Arts: Descriptive Story Writing [and] Science: Aquariums [and] Social Studies: John Wesley Powell vs. the Mighty Colorado [and] Social Studies: A Wilder Month.

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    Denton, Julia; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Presents five curriculum guides for reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Includes library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures for completion, one-sentence descriptions of the activities, and suggestions for follow-up activities. (AEF)

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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;…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. What Is the Effect of Full Inclusion of EC Students in Regular Language Arts Classes on Student Performance in Reading?

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    Mutambo, Allan

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this action research study was to investigate the effect of full inclusion of EC students in regular Language Arts classes on student performance in reading. The study was instituted from the third week of the school and ran for an entire school year. The target population (an inclusion class of sixth graders) was identified. Data…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  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. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Content Alignment Project Report. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Alignment of Community College, University, and Internship Content.

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    Mayo, Nolie

    A Content Alignment Committee defined the subject matter that beginning teachers who complete the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) program must understand in order to provide meaningful learning experiences to public school students. The committee met during 1997 to examine content standards in English/language arts, mathematics, and social…

  13. Recommendations of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission: California Basic Instructional Materials in English-Language Arts, 1988 Adoption.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    This catalog lists both recommended and non-recommended bibliographies of instructional materials for California kindergarten through eighth grade English/language arts teachers and explains the choices of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission. The California State Board of Education adopted the commission's…

  14. Language Arts: Programming Suggestions for Hearing Impaired Students in Elementary Schools. Recommended Resources by the Alberta School for the Deaf.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    The monograph is designed to assist program planning teams in developing language arts programs for hearing-impaired students in regular classrooms. Topics discussed include promising instructional strategies, description and evaluation of materials, and effective assessment instruments. The first section on instructional strategies covers…

  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. 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)…

  17. 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…

  18. 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)…

  19. Using Factor Analysis to Investigate Accommodations Used by Students with Disabilities on an English-Language Arts Assessment

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    Cook, Linda; Eignor, Daniel; Sawaki, Yasuyo; Steinberg, Jonathan; Cline, Frederick

    2010-01-01

    This study compared the underlying factors measured by a state standards-based grade 4 English-Language Arts (ELA) assessment given to several groups of students. The focus of the research was to gather evidence regarding whether or not the tests measured the same construct or constructs for students without disabilities who took the test under…

  20. 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…

  1. ''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…

  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. Problem Solving in Math Math 43900 Section 01

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    Galvin, David

    at the Math library) are worth looking at. First, two classics that deal with the art of problem-solvingProblem Solving in Math Math 43900 Section 01 Fall 2014 The Putnam Competition The seventy skill that you will ever encounter. The Problem Solving in Math seminar To help prepare for the Putnam

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Children and Art: Uncovering Cultural Practices and Perspectives through Works of Art in World Language Performance Assessment

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    Eddy, Jennifer

    2007-01-01

    Maxine Greene states that the aesthetic experience is "brought into being by encounters with works of art" and "a conscious participation in a work, a going-out energy, an ability to notice what is there to be noticed". One of the goals of the aesthetic educational process is to engage teachers in a work of art, linking it and other human…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  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 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…

  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. EXAM SCORE MNOA CREDIT ART HISTORY 3 3 credits for ART DA

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    Reed, Nancy E.

    EXAM SCORE MNOA CREDIT ART HISTORY 3 3 credits for ART DA 4 - 5 3 credits for ART 101 ART STUDIO 3 - 5 3 credits for ART DA (ART DRAWING, 2-D DESIGN, 3-D DESIGN) CALCULUS AB 3 No credits: Students can enroll in MATH 203, 215, or 241 AFTER obtaining approval from the Math Department. 4 - 5 4 credits

  14. 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)

  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. 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…

  18. Broadening the Scope: Examining the Effects of CSCOPE and Prescribed Curriculum on Experienced English Language Arts Teachers--A Qualitative Study 

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    Tyrrell, Susan Michelle

    2011-10-21

    This study examines the effects of the CSCOPE prescribed curriculum on four English language arts teachers. CSCOPE, created for implementation in Texas public schools, is directly aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge ...

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. Math Is Language Too: Talking and Writing in the Mathematics Classroom.

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    Whitin, Phyllis; Whitin, David J.

    This book explores the ways in which fourth-grade students use story, metaphor, and language to develop mathematical thinking skills and strategies. Replete with children's stories and illustrations, the book looks at children as sense-makers, storytellers, language creators, and problem-posers. It focuses on how to create a classroom community…

  2. Public Art Education in Brunei Darussalam: The Cultural Language of Community Murals

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    Ho, Kong

    2014-01-01

    Two mural projects in Brunei offer insight into the specific and universal aspects of public art education and community art making. This article describes how the author used his initiative and experience as a muralist to plan and implement two community art research projects in Bandar Seri Begwan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam. A premise of…

  3. Bringing Image and Language Together: A Workshop at the Lehman College Art Gallery.

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    Wexler, Alice

    2001-01-01

    Discusses a ten day workshop for kindergarten and fourth grade students that centered around the art exhibit "Contemporary Chinese Art and the Literary Culture of China" held at the Lehman College Art Gallery (Bronx, New York). Explains that students created accordion books based on Xing Fei's "Red Book." (CMK)

  4. Where and How People Live. Language Arts around the World, Volume IV. 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 where and how people live. The units in the book reach diverse…

  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 Language Program "Revolution": Why and How Liberal Arts Colleges Can Lead the Way

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    Sandlin, Betsy A.

    2008-01-01

    The MLA's recent recommendations for the future of foreign language programs include what some are calling a "revolutionary" overhaul to the traditional language/literature sequencing and an emphasis on "transcultural competence" at all levels of study. This essay examines both the theoretical and practical reasons why language

  7. "I Never Really Knew the History behind African American Language": Critical Language Pedagogy in an Advanced Placement English Language Arts Class

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    Baker-Bell, April

    2013-01-01

    This article responds to two long-standing dilemmas that limit the effectiveness of language education for students who speak and write in African American Language (AAL): (1) the gap between theory and research on AAL and classroom practice, and (2) the need for critical language pedagogies. This article presents the effectiveness of a critical…

  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. Mathematics: Number Systems around the World [and] Reading/Language Arts: The Little Red Hen [and] Use Book-Making, Art, Research, Word-Processing Skills, and Language Arts Skills to Create Original "Ancient Greek" Myths [and] Electronic Author Studies [and] Science: Inspecting the Wide World of Insects on the Web [and] Social Studies: Civil War Letters [and] Pizarro and the Incas.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1997

    1997-01-01

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

  10. Into the Curriculum. Mathematics: Dewey Know How to Use Our Computers? [and] Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies: Filmmaking Greats--Creating Videotape Documentaries in the Middle School Library Media Center [and] Reading/Language Arts: Mystery Books [and] Science: Earth Day: Learn about the Rain Forests [and] Science: Be a Preservationist [and] Social Studies: Foods the Native Americans Gave Us.

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    Stahr, Mary Ann; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Presents six curriculum guides for mathematics, reading/language arts, social studies, and science. Each guide highlights library media skills objectives, subject area objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, sample activities, evaluation, and follow-up activities. (AEF)

  11. The Artful Universe Expanded

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    Barrow, John D.

    2005-07-01

    Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe , Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe. Barrow argues that the laws of the Universe have imprinted themselves upon our thoughts and actions in subtle and unexpected ways. Why do we like certain types of art or music? What games and puzzles do we find challenging? Why do so many myths and legends have common elements? In this eclectic and entertaining survey, Barrow answers these questions and more as he explains how the landscape of the Universe has influenced the development of philosophy and mythology, and how millions of years of evolutionary history have fashioned our attraction to certain patterns of sound and color. Barrow casts the story of human creativity and thought in a fascinating light, considering such diverse topics as our instinct for language, the origins and uses of color in nature, why we divide time into intervals as we do, the sources of our appreciation of landscape painting, and whether computer-generated fractal art is really art. Drawing on a wide variety of examples, from the theological questions raised by St. Augustine and C.S. Lewis to the relationship between the pure math of Pythagoras and the music of the Beatles, The Artful Universe Expanded covers new ground and enters a wide-ranging debate about the meaning and significance of the links between art and science.

  12. Into the Curriculum. Art: There's More than One Way to Create a Picture [and] Reading/Language Arts: Sad Stories Always Make Me Cry [and] Science: Coming Soon...Meteors and Meteorites! [and] Social Studies: Young Pilgrims [and] Social Studies: Family History Mysteries Solved: Significant Seniors' Biographies [and] Social Studies: Following the Trail of Tears [and] Social Studies: Getting the Truth in News Reports.

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    Ramsell, Michelle McMorrow; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Presents seven curriculum guides for art, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Includes library media skills objectives, curriculum (subject area) objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional role, activities and procedures for completion, evaluations, and follow-ups. (AEF)

  13. "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…

  14. Comprehensive Instructional Management System--Communication Arts: Whole Language Network 1992-93. OREA Report.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

    A study investigated teachers' and staff developers' perceptions and assessment of the Whole Language Network (which assists teachers in using the whole language approach), the support provided to participants, changes in teaching and assessment practices, and the effects of such changes on student attitudes and achievement. A total of 164…

  15. Language Development; Selected Papers from a Ford Foundation Conference on the State of Art.

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    Fishman, Joshua A.; And Others

    The five papers collected in this booklet present an overall view of language development from the early 1950's to the present. Joshua A. Fishman discusses language and the problems of social and national development and indicates how sociolinguistic research may illuminate these problems. Albert H. Marckwardt considers the teaching of English as…

  16. 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…

  17. The interdependence of language and translational math skills among bilingual hispanic engineering students

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    Mestre, Jose P.; Gerace, William J.; Lochhead, Jack

    The performance of 43 Hispanic engineering and science majors on a task that consists of reading a sentence describing a mathematical relationship between two variables, and then writing an equation describing the relationship, is investigated in both English and Spanish. Results are compared with grade point average and with language proficiency. Comparison of the bilingual group to a monolingual group consisting of 52 engineering and science students shows that performance, as measured by either the mathematical translation task or grade point average, is more strongly correlated with language proficiency for the bilingual group. Clinical interviews conducted with samples from each group reveal large differences in the interpretation of the mathematical task between Hispanics and monolinguals. Suggestions are made for the improvement of the technical education of Hispanics.

  18. Major CODE Abbr. Math/Chemistry Accounting BBA-ACC Acc Math

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    Wiegner, Tracy N.

    Hawaiian Studies (BA) BA-HWST Hawn History BA-HIST Hist Japanese Studies BA-JPST JpnSt Kinesiology (Performing Arts) BA-PART Danc Drama Performance (Performing Arts) BA-PART Dram Economics ECON-BA Econ Math & Chem Environmental Studies BA-ENVS Envs Math Geography BA-GEOG Geog Geology BA-GEOL Geol Math & Chem

  19. Arts throughout the Curriculum.

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    Manner, Jane Carol

    2002-01-01

    Describes how curriculum integration can help art enhance learning during times when the arts may be considered dispensable and removed from education, presenting examples of how classroom teachers have examined art as a link to expanded understanding of history, science, math, reading, current events, geography, cultural studies, emotions,…

  20. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level G. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje expanol, nivel elemental primario G. 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.…

  1. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level M. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental adelantado M. 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 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. Sections…

  2. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level L. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental intermedio L. 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 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. Sections…

  3. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level H. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental primario H. 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.…

  4. Department: ART Course No: 135

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Department: ART Course No: 135 Credits: 3 Title: Art Appreciation Contact: Jean Givens Content Area: CA1-Arts and Humanities Catalog Copy: ART 135 Art Appreciation. Either semester. Three credits. Not open to Art majors. Introduction to the visual arts, past and present. The visual language of artists

  5. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: I Need a Hero/Heroine [and] Reading/Language Arts: Is It Real? Or Did I Make It Up? Comparing and Contrasting Nonfictional and Fantasy Creatures [and] Science/Language Arts: "Jumanji" in the Solar System [and] Science: A Change of Seasons [and] Social Studies: Women Who Changed America: 1800s [and] Social Studies: Discovering the "Titanic."

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    Hall, Jill; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Presents six curriculum guides for reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity samples, guidelines for evaluating finished activities, and…

  6. Using Visual Arts as a Proxy for Language: Addressing the Marginalization of Linguistic Minority Parents

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    Kumar, Rashmi

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses a school-wide implementation of an arts-based initiative to address the alienation experienced by linguistic minority parents. In order to assuage the prevalent, although unintentional, practices of marginalization, a group of students and teachers established a platform that enabled shared discourse among minority and…

  7. "I Hope I Get It. I Do Hope I Figure It out.": Pre-Service Secondary Language Arts Teachers' Negotiations of High School Students' Literacies

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    Skillen, Matthew Glen

    2009-01-01

    In preparing for a career in public education, certain expectations are formed by the teacher candidate based on what he or she understands adolescents should be able to do. These expectations are formed from a variety of sources. This study utilizes narrative inquiry to investigate the experiences of pre-service undergraduate language arts

  8. Theoretical Soundness, Proven Effectiveness, and Implementation Fidelity of the HOSTS Language Arts Program among Children Identified as At-Risk in Urban Elementary Schools

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    Senesac, Barbara V.; Burns, Matthew K.

    2008-01-01

    In order to fully evaluate the quality of evidence for any educational innovation, research is needed regarding consistency with theory, demonstrated effectiveness, and consistent implementation. The Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Language Arts program was specifically mentioned in the "No Child Left Behind" act as a program that incorporates…

  9. Improving Reading and Language Arts Skills of At-Risk First Graders through Direct Instruction of Print Awareness, Phoneme Awareness, and Phonological Processing.

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    Bump, Sandra K.; Swedberg, Trina L.; Yates, Carol R.

    This report describes a program to improve reading and language arts skills. The targeted population consisted of students in 2 first grade classrooms (average class size 25) from a midwestern elementary school in a predominantly white, middle to upper-middle class neighborhood. Data documenting the problem was obtained from the previous year's…

  10. Enhancing Junior High Students' Language Arts Literacy Skills: Using Collaboration and Professional Development to Design and Implement a New Curricular Approach

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    Curry, Elizabeth Ann

    2010-01-01

    In this study, I explored the impact of collaboration and capacity building during the design and implementation of a teacher-developed middle grades Language Arts Literacy curriculum. Participants included ten teachers and a literacy coach. We developed skill-based thematic units incorporating identified strategies designed to increase student…

  11. Elementary Classroom Teacher Actual Practices and Perceived Importance of English Language Arts Professional Development in High and Low Mastery, Low Needs Schools

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    Smalley, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare elementary classroom teachers' actual practice and perceived importance of English Language Arts professional development in five professional development dimensions: alignment, content and modeling, active learning, collaboration, and follow-up, in high and low mastery, low needs schools. The schools…

  12. Learning over Time: Uses of Intercontextuality, Collective Memories, and Classroom Chronotopes in the Construction of Learning Opportunities in a Ninth-Grade Language Arts Classroom

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    Bloome, David; Beierle, Marlene; Grigorenko, Margaret; Goldman, Susan

    2009-01-01

    Framed within interactional sociolinguistics, microethnographic discourse analysis, and cognitive science, we examine how intercontextuality, collective memories, and classroom chronotopes were used in generating learning opportunities in a ninth-grade language arts classroom. Five consecutive videorecorded lessons were analyzed focusing on how…

  13. "Do They Even Know That They Do It?": Exploring Awareness of Spanish-English Code-Switching in a Sixth-Grade English Language Arts Classroom

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    Martínez, Ramón Antonio

    2014-01-01

    This article draws on scholarship in educational and linguistic anthropology to explore awareness of Spanish-English code-switching among bilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o students in a sixth-grade English Language Arts classroom. Analysis of qualitative data gathered via participant observation, video/audio recording, and semistructured interviews…

  14. ABRACADABRA in the Hands of Teachers: The Effectiveness of a Web-Based Literacy Intervention in Grade 1 Language Arts Programs

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    Savage, Robert S.; Erten, Ozlem; Abrami, Philip; Hipps, Geoffrey; Comaskey, Erin; van Lierop, Dea

    2010-01-01

    This study explored how teacher variations in use of a web-technology of known effectiveness, affected growth in literacy. Teachers used ABRACADABRA (ABRA) (http://grover.concordia.ca/abra/version1/abracadabra.html), in Grade 1 Language Arts classes. Children (N = 60) across three classrooms were exposed to ABRA activities and a control class…

  15. Analyzing the Effects of Two Response to Intervention Tools, Oral Reading Fluency and Maze Assessments, in the Language Arts Classrooms of Middle School Students

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    Jones, Donna L.

    2009-01-01

    This quantitative study analyzed data to find a valid and reliable assessment for progress monitoring also having predictive power of a student's future reading performance on a state-mandated standardized reading achievement evaluation. The Response to Intervention (RTI) model was implemented in the language arts classrooms of a rural middle…

  16. The Effect of Differentiated Instruction and Universally Designed Reading Curriculum on English Language Arts Achievement Scores of At-Risk Students

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    Roberts, Jocylinn A.

    2012-01-01

    This quantitative study explored the academic progress of at-risk students in English language arts (ELA) when they were given differentiated instruction (DI) and universally designed curriculum (UDC) to address their academic needs. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant change in passing rates on the California…

  17. Grade 9 French Language Arts. Student Achievement Testing Program. 1985-86 School Year = Francais 9e Annee. Programme de Tests de rendement. Annee scolaire 1985-86.

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

    A bulletin for teachers and students provides specific information about the design, construction, and scoring of Alberta's Grade 9 French Language Arts Achievement Test that was administered in June 1986. An introductory section describes the purpose, nature, and administration of the achievement testing program in general, the students tested,…

  18. The Effects of Two Methods of Instruction on the Self-Concept and English/Language Arts Achievement of Middle School Students.

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    Bosher, William Cleveland, Jr.

    This study tested the effects of two distinct methods of instruction on the self-concept and English/language arts achievement of seventh and eighth graders divided into two experimental and one control group. The first instructional method was devoid of certain traditional constraints--grades, tests, homogeneous grouping, grade-level grouping,…

  19. A "Common" Vision of Instruction? An Analysis of English/Language Arts Professional Development Materials Related to the Common Core State Standards

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    Hodge, Emily; Benko, Susanna L.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the stances put forward by a selection of professional development resources interpreting the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, and to analyse where these resources stand in relation to research in ELA. Specifically, we analyse resources written by English educators…

  20. Vocabulary Instruction and Mexican-American Bilingual Students: How Two High School Teachers Integrate Multiple Strategies to Build Word Consciousness in English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2015-01-01

    Despite the significance of vocabulary knowledge to student learning, limited studies have examined English language arts (ELA) teachers' skills and practices that may be effective for building word consciousness in high school Mexican-American bilingual students. The research objective of the present study is to examine how two high school ELA…

  1. Moving beyond Compliance: Promoting Research-Based Professional Discretion in the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

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    Woodard, Rebecca; Kline, Sonia

    2015-01-01

    State- and local-level mandates are currently being implemented to ensure strict compliance to the new national Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS for ELA) and related assessments. These standards provide many potential opportunities to improve literacy education nationally and locally. However, the CCSS for ELA will…

  2. The Relationship between Out-of-School-Suspension and English Language Arts Achievement of Students from Low Socio-Economic Settings

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    Lobban, Carol Janet

    2012-01-01

    Out-of-school suspension (OSS) links low academic achievement to at risk students. Middle school students in one low socioeconomic urban setting experience lower academic achievement and higher rates of OSS. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' English Language Arts (ELA) achievement and OSS. Glasser's…

  3. "Ms. Morales Needs to Go Back to English Class": Narratives of a Bilingual Latina Preservice English Language Arts Teacher in a Diverse Society

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    Rodriguez, Terri L.; Reis, Davi S.

    2012-01-01

    This narrative inquiry aims to better understand and document how a bilingual Latina preservice elementary teacher's experiences as an immigrant student and English learner (EL) inform the construction of her professional identity and practice as an English language arts (ELA) educator. Although the study participant voices a lack of confidence,…

  4. Examining the Validity and Fairness of a State Standards-Based Assessment of English-Language Arts for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

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    Steinberg, Jonathan; Cline, Frederick; Ling, Guangming; Cook, Linda; Tognatta, Namrata

    2009-01-01

    This study examines the appropriateness of a large-scale state standards-based English-Language Arts (ELA) assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing by comparing the internal test structures for these students to students without disabilities. The Grade 4 and 8 ELA assessments were analyzed via a series of parcel-level exploratory…

  5. Historical and Contemporary Usages of the "N" Word: Deconstructing the Content and Context in a Multiracial, Middle School Language Arts Class

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    Watson, Dwight C.

    2009-01-01

    The controversial and complicated nature of the "N" word is examined in a multicultural classroom project. Utilizing both old and new literature, pop culture, historical lenses, and contemporary interpretations, the word proves extremely relevant in today's language arts classroom. By examining students' perceptions and experiences as well as the…

  6. The Value of NJ School District Demographic Data in Explaining School District NJ ASK Grade 3 Language Arts and Mathematics Scores

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    Turnamian, Peter G.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the strength and direction of the relationship between 2009 NJ ASK 3 Language Arts and Mathematics scores and district social and demographic data (i.e., lone-parent household, level of parental education, and household income levels) found in the extant literature to influence student achievement on high-stakes standardized…

  7. 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…

  8. Language Arts for Grade 1, Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum. Connecticut Migratory Children's Program.

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    Connecticut Staff Development Cooperative, Hamden.

    This is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to assist bilingual teachers to provide a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and for any other students whose native language is Spanish. It is felt that an effort should be made to discover the skill level at which a child is…

  9. Language Arts Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum, Grade 2. Connecticut Migratory Children's Program.

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    Connecticut Staff Development Cooperative, Hamden.

    This is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to assist bilingual teachers to provide a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and for any other students whose native language is Spanish. It is felt that an effort should be made to discover the skill level at which a child is…

  10. Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. Second Edition.

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    Flood, James, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed.; Squire, James R., Ed.; Jensen, Julie M., Ed.

    This updated second edition reflects developments in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991. Its 75 essays assess the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues, while…

  11. The Oral-Aural-Visual Program for Teaching Language Arts: Units of Instruction, Grade Nine.

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    Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.

    The language program and the six thematic literature units outlined in this oral-aural-visual guide for grade 9 were developed by the Indianapolis Public Schools under Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The literature units--"Excitement at Your Elbow,""Worlds of the Weird and the Wayout,""Close-Ups,""War and the Individual,""A…

  12. Bilingual Bicultural Curriculum for Language Arts, Grade Four. Connecticut Migratory Children's Program.

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    Beauchamp, Laura; Butler, David L.

    This is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to assist bilingual teachers in efforts to provide a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and for any other students whose native language is Spanish. It is felt that an effort should be made to discover the skill level at which a child is…

  13. Language Arts Bilingual Bicultural Curriculum for Grade 3. Connecticut Migratory Children's Program.

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    Connecticut Staff Development Cooperative, Hamden.

    This is one of a series of curriculum guides designed to assist bilingual teachers to provide a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and for any other students whose native language is Spanish. It is felt that an effort should be made to discover the skill level at which a child is…

  14. Intermediate SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 1, Kits 1-4, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Reflecting the theme "our community", this unit consists of Kits 1-4 which are organized in three sections: reading, language analysis, and creative expression. The reading section includes two readers which contain three poems and five stories dealing with a grandmother's efforts to help support the family, a female pilot who successfully lands a…

  15. Working for and with Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers in the English Language Arts Classroom

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    Musetti, Bernadette; Salas, Spencer; Perez, Theresa

    2009-01-01

    "Newcomers" are English learners who are new to the United States and arrive with limited or interrupted formal schooling. These students have below-grade-level literacy skills in their home language and do not speak English. Newcomers' arrivals to the middle school and high school classrooms often present a formidable "what to do" for classroom…

  16. Effect of a Performing Arts Program on the Oral Language Skills of Young English Learners

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    Greenfader, Christa Mulker; Brouillette, Liane; Farkas, George

    2015-01-01

    Although English oral language proficiency in the primary grades is critical to the literacy development of English learners (ELs), we know little about how to foster these skills. This study examined a yearlong K-2 drama and creative movement intervention. A randomized experimental design (N = 5,240) was used to address two research questions:…

  17. Language Arts Task Force Scope and Sequence for Writing Skills K-12. Revised Edition.

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    Mounds View Public Schools, St. Paul, Minn.

    Following an organizational outline of specific language skills associated with expository writing (but applicable to creative writing as well), this booklet charts the introductory, teaching/refinement, and mastery levels from kindergarten through grade 12 for writing skills in the categories of sentence structure, paragraph structure,…

  18. Our Environment. Language Arts Theme Units, Volume I. Cross Curricular Activities for Primary Grades.

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

    Suggesting that students in the primary grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units on the environment that reach diverse needs by working through emotional memory, deductive reasoning, and multiple intelligences.…

  19. Science and Language for English Language Learners in Relation to Next Generation Science Standards and with Implications for Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics

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    Lee, Okhee; Quinn, Helen; Valdes, Guadalupe

    2013-01-01

    The National Research Council (2011) released "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" that is guiding the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, which are expected to be finalized in early 2013. This article addresses language demands and opportunities that are embedded in the science and engineering practices delineated in the…

  20. Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems

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

    2009-01-01

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

  1. Cognitive psychology meets art: exploring creativity, language, and emotion through live musical improvisation in film and theatre

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    López-González, Mónica

    2015-03-01

    Creativity is primarily defined as a mental phenomenon that engages multiple cognitive processes to generate novel and useful solutions to problems. There are two core problem-solving modes: long-term deliberate methodical vs. short-term spontaneous. Despite behavioral models integrating the multiple activities (e.g. technical and financial issues, emotional responses) arising within and the socio-cultural effects surrounding the long-term creative process in various artistic disciplines, no systematic study exists of short-term improvisatory behavior in response to emotional stimuli within such ecologically valid contexts as film and theatre. In this paper I present and discuss the novel use of one cinematic and one theatrical project that investigate spontaneous creative thinking and emotion perception, particularly as it pertains to in the moment expressive translation of emotional scenic variables such as actors' movements and dialogue to musical language. Both projects explore the six universal human emotions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise) and were performed and recorded with live improvised music by professional jazz musicians. Combining visual scene analysis with musical feature analysis of the improvised scores, I propose a cognitive feedback model of spontaneous creative emotional innovation that integrates music, spoken language, and emotional expression within the context of live music scoring in both film and theatre. This work also serves as an appeal towards more arts-based cognitive research and interdisciplinary methods in the study of human intelligence.

  2. MODERN LANGUAGES AND CLASSICS Programs of Study The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers a Master of Arts in Teaching

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    Thomas, Andrew

    MODERN LANGUAGES AND CLASSICS Programs of Study The Department of Modern Languages and Classics in their target language, or they may resume the study of a second foreign language at the advanced (400 or 500 French Studies. For details see the Modern Languages and Classics graduate web page or contact

  3. *Overlapping content: Students will receive credit for only one course in each group: (1) MATH 3110, 4130; (2) MATH 3230, 4280; (3) MATH 4180, 4220; (4) MATH 4310, 4330; (5) MATH 4320, 4340; (6) MATH 4710, ECON 3130 (formerly 3190),

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    Lim, Seonhee

    ; (8) MATH 4810, 4860. Progress Toward Completion of the Mathematics Major Computer Science Concentration Arts and Sciences students may be admitted to the math major after successfully completing) MATH 4810, 4860. 3. Concentration in Computer Science. _____ transfer credit applied (see below) Five

  4. 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

  5. SIU Bachelor of Arts degree: Mathematics in Actuarial Science COLA or SIU Bachelor of Science degree: Mathematics in Actuarial

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    Olive, David

    . FIRST YEAR FALL SPRING College of Science MATH 150, MATH 250 4 4 ENGL 101, ENGL 102 3 3 CMST 101, CS 202, multicultural 3 3 MATH 251, MATH 483 3 4 Social Science, Math 302 3 3 Fine Arts, Math 400 3 4 Approved Physical Science 4 Total 16 14 THIRD YEAR FALL SPRING MATH 401&402 or MATH 403&404 3 3 ACCT 220, ACCT 230 3 3 Math

  6. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE HUMANITIES

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    McConnell, Terry

    : Italian Language, Literature, and Culture + Public Relations Career: Global corporate communications study diverse aspects of human life in world cultures such as the arts, languages, literature, history Literature Fine Arts French and Francophone Studies German Language, Literature, and Culture History

  7. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Graphic Design concentration

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    Kachroo, Pushkin

    - Design Fundamentals I Art fundamentals designed to develop a visual language structure: point, line, shape, plane, and color. ART 108 - Design Fundamentals, with media experience in both two and three dimensions. ART 156 ­ Design

  8. Mars Rover Curriculum: Teacher Self Reporting of Increased Frequency and Confidence in their Science and Language Arts Instruction

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    Bering, E. A.; Carlson, C.; Nieser, K.; Slagle, E.

    2013-12-01

    The University of Houston is in the process of developing a flexible program that offers children an in-depth educational experience culminating in the design and construction of their own model Mars rover. The program is called the Mars Rover Model Celebration (MRC). It focuses on students, teachers and parents in grades 3-8. Students design and build a model of a Mars rover to carry out a student selected science mission on the surface of Mars. A total of 65 Mars Rover teachers from the 2012-2013 cohort were invited to complete the Mars Rover Teacher Evaluation Survey. The survey was administered online and could be taken at the convenience of the participant. In total, 29 teachers participated in the survey. Teachers were asked to rate their current level of confidence in their ability to teach specific topics within the Earth and Life Science realms, as well as their confidence in their ability to implement teaching strategies with their students. In addition, they were asked to rate the degree to which they felt their confidence increased in the past year as a result of their participation in the MRC program. The majority of teachers (81-90%) felt somewhat to very confident in their ability to effectively teach concepts related to earth and life sciences to their students. In addition, many of the teachers felt that their confidence in teaching these concepts increased somewhat to quite a bit as a result of their participation in the MRC program (54-88%). The most striking increase in this area was the reported 48% of teachers who felt their confidence in teaching 'Earth and the solar system and universe' increased 'Quite a bit' as a result of their participation in the MRC program. The vast majority of teachers (86-100%) felt somewhat to very confident in their ability to effectively implement all of the listed teaching strategies. In addition, the vast majority reported believing that their confidence increased somewhat to quite a bit as a result of their participation in the MRC program (81-96%). The most striking increases were the percentage of teachers who felt their confidence increased 'Quite a bit' as a result of their participation in the MRC program in the following areas: 'Getting students interested in and curious about science' (63%); 'Teaching science as a co-inquirer with students' (56%); and 'Continually find better ways to teach science' (59%). The areas where teachers reported the least amount of increase were those related to: Fostering student reading comprehension skills during science instruction and learning and integrating reading language arts into my science teaching. This outcome, however, is not surprising as many teachers reported not implementing the language arts, comprehension and vocabulary aspects of the program. The program training for last year did not explicitly cover the language arts components in detail or with support.

  9. Awake surgery between art and science. Part II: language and cognitive mapping

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    Talacchi, Andrea; Santini, Barbara; Casartelli, Marilena; Monti, Alessia; Capasso, Rita; Miceli, Gabriele

    Summary Direct cortical and subcortical stimulation has been claimed to be the gold standard for exploring brain function. In this field, efforts are now being made to move from intraoperative naming-assisted surgical resection towards the use of other language and cognitive tasks. However, before relying on new protocols and new techniques, we need a multi-staged system of evidence (low and high) relating to each step of functional mapping and its clinical validity. In this article we examine the possibilities and limits of brain mapping with the aid of a visual object naming task and various other tasks used to date. The methodological aspects of intraoperative brain mapping, as well as the clinical and operative settings, were discussed in Part I of this review. PMID:24139658

  10. Fostering Ecological Literacy: A Case Study of the Saint John Harbour in Two High School English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Douglas, Velta

    Integrating environmental education into curriculum in a way that tackles the holistic and complicated nature of multi-dimensional issues continues to be a challenge for educators and administrators. There is potential in using ecological literacy to introduce local environmental case studies into English Language Arts high school classrooms. This research examines the experiences of two ELA classrooms in one Saint John, NB, high school with a two-week unit based on stakeholder relationships within the Saint John Harbour. Through presentations by guest speakers and research sourced from local community groups, students learned about the highly complex environmental issues that inform management decisions for the Harbour. Using these materials as background, students participated in a mock stakeholders meeting. Case study methodology was used to explore student learning in both a higher-level and a lower-level grade 10 ELA class. Data for the analysis included: cognitive mapping exercises; oral and written classroom assignments and activities; a videotape of the mock stakeholder meetings; a focus group interview with selected students; and researcher field notes. Data demonstrated significant student learning about environmental issues including increased sophistication in describing links between and among environmental issues affecting the harbour, and much more complex understandings of the positions and roles of the various stakeholder groups. Some important areas of resistance to new learning were also evident. Implications for practice and policy and recommendations for future research are discussed.

  11. Math 304, Math 314, Math 323 Tutoring, Spring 2015

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    Karagueuzian, Dikran

    Math 304, Math 314, Math 323 Tutoring, Spring 2015 Room: WH 235 Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday = Nan Bi (Math 304) ND = Nicholas Devin (Math 323) QD = Qinggang Diao (Math 304) DD = Ding Ding (Math 304 & 314) MF = Melissa Fuentes (Math 314) JH = Jeremy Hauze (Math 304) BH = Binbin Huang (Math 323

  12. Into the Curriculum. Creative Dramatics: Valentine Lip Sync Book Charades; Language Arts/Social Studies: Found Poetry from Primary Sources; Reading/Language Arts: A Thematic Activity To Herald in the New Year; Science: Asian Elephant Life Cycles; Social Studies: Conservation of Animal Species-Asian Elephants; Social Studies: What Makes a Leader?

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    Shugar, Candace; Robinson, Alice A.

    2003-01-01

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

  13. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Mmm, Mmm, Good!; Reading/Language Arts: Booktalks on Videotape; Science: How Long Does It Take To Digest Thanksgiving Dinner?; Social Studies: Inauguration Crisis; Social Studies: What Is Patriotism? How Do We Show It?; Social Studies: Bookmarks and Quizmarks: Fun with Ancient Egypt.

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    McGuire, Kathy; Tefft, Valerie; Stahr, Mary Ann; Vidor, Constance

    2001-01-01

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

  14. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Crispy Rice Cereal Treats in the Library Media Center? [and] Reading/Language Arts: The Bookworms' Feast [and] Science: Weather Watching-Thunderstorms [and] Science: One if by Land, Two if by Sea! Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Hurricanes [and] Social Studies: A Critical Time in History-The Civil War.

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    Leonardi, Rita; Snyder, Maureen M.; Schory, Nancy; Murphy, Dennis E.; Hill, Charnetta

    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, evaluations, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

  15. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Three Little Kittens and the Lost Mittens; Reading/Language Arts: A Caldecott Archaeological Dig; Science: Discovering the Periodic Table of Elements; Science: The Red-Eyed Tree Frog Jumps into Nonfiction; Social Studies: Our Nation's Beginnings-Jamestown and Plymouth Settlements.

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    Cherry, Carolyn; Louk, Cathy; Barwick, Martha; Kidd, Gentry E.

    2001-01-01

    Provides five fully developed school library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills objectives, curriculum (subject area) objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, evaluation, and…

  16. Science in Foreign Language Education: A Response to MLA Reports from a Liberal Arts College Spanish Program Perspective

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    Domcekova, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    According to the author, the Modern Language Association's (MLA's) recent publication of the reports "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" and "Report to the Teagle Foundation on the Undergraduate Major in Language and Literature" concerning foreign language education has caused many of them to reexamine the…

  17. Promises and Obstacles of L1 Use in Language Classrooms: A State-of-the-Art Review

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    Ghobadi, Mehdi; Ghasemi, Hadi

    2015-01-01

    Translation and language teaching techniques which take language learners' first language (L1) as point of reference for teaching the second language (L2) have been long discouraged on the ground that these teaching techniques would end in the fossilization of L2 structure forms in the learner's Interlanguage system. However, in recent years, the…

  18. 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.

  19. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

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    Fletcher, Robin

    ) 84.0 MAPH-P BSH Mathematical Physics -- Specialization (Science) 102.0 MATH-M BSH Mathematics -- Major (Science) 60.0 STAT-M BSH Statistics -- Major (Science) 60.0 MATH????-A BAH Mathematics -- Medial (Arts) 2×42.0 STAT????-A BAH Statistics -- Medial (Arts) 2×42.0 MATH-Z BSH Mathematics -- Minor (Science

  20. 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…

  1. Course Flowchart for Students Taking Math Courses for which Math 165 is a

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    Alexander, Roger K.

    Math 165 Math 265 Math 201 Math 166 Math 304 Math 350 Math 307 Math 267 Math 317 Math 314 Math 266 Math 10 Math 25 Math 30 HS Algebra I HS Algebra II HS Geometry HS Trig Math 397 Math 302 Math 415 Math 341 Math 365 Math 481 Math 268 Math 426 Math 373 Math 385 Math 439 Math 414 Math 331 Math 342 Math 421

  2. Into the Curriculum. Art/Music/Science: Creating a Garden with Songs and Hands [and] Reading/Language Arts: Stepping into Fantasy with Chris Van Allsburg [and] Social Studies: The "Road" to Learning [and] Social Studies: Current Information about States: "Newsbank CDJr." [and] Social Studies: Castle.

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    Nelson, Joyce H.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Provides lesson plans for K-3 art/music/science; grade 3-5 reading/language arts; grade 2-4, 4-6, and 6-8 social studies. Lists print and nonprint resources and discusses library media skills and subject area objectives, instructional roles, activities, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up. Includes activity sheets for the lessons on Van…

  3. 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…

  4. Using Art to Teach the Abstract

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    Barton, Sara

    2007-01-01

    Most students in America can graduate from high school without ever analyzing a piece of art. Perhaps these students will take an art history or an art appreciation course in college that may incorporate a few references to literature and history. Math or science connections will most likely remain entirely absent. Why do we treat art analysis…

  5. **Phys 1408 **Math 1452

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    Chen, Xinzhong

    CE 2301 **Phys 1408 **Math 1452 +ME 2322 or ++IE 3301 +*Math 2450 ++*Math 1452 Math 2350 *Math 1352 Math 3350 * Math 2350 CE 3305 *CE 2301 Statistics (b) *Math 2450 Pols 1301 +Phys 2401 or ++ ECE 3301 +*Phys 1408 +**Math 1452 ++*Math 1452 CONE 2302 *Math 1321 or equiv. CE 3303 *CE 2301 CE 2101 **CE 1305

  6. Flight Software Math Library

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    McComas, David

    2013-01-01

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

  7. "Language Speaking the Subject Speaking the Arts": New Possibilities for Interdisciplinarity in Arts/English Education--Explorations in Three-Dimensional Storytelling

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    Anae, Nicole

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a theorised classroom-based account discussing the author's interdisciplinary approach to engaging first-year teacher-education students in self-critical inquiry using creative writing techniques as an entry point into Arts-based three-dimensional storytelling. Via an interpretation of Lacan's "speaking…

  8. Language Arts: Acceleration.

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    Gibson, Madelyn

    This program guide outlines an advanced laboratory course using multimodal materials from junior high school to college which is designed to improve reading and comprehension, visual and auditory efficiency, and study skills. Each student begins at a test-determined level and progresses as skill and efficiency increase. The basic purpose is to…

  9. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in Music: Liberal Arts

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    Gering, Jon C.

    History of Philosophy II OR PHIL 203 Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9 credits BIOL 101 General

  10. Approved December 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in Art History

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    Gering, Jon C.

    203 Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9 credits BIOL 101 General Biology OR BIOL 104

  11. 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…

  12. Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Bachelor of Arts

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    Elzanowski, Marek

    Language 102 4 Science/Math Elective 4 Foreign Language 101 4 General Elective1 4 Foreign Inquiry 4 Foreign Language 201 4 Foreign Language 202 4 Foreign Language 203 4 General Total Credits 12 Total Credits 8 Milestone: Foreign Language Complete Fourth Year Fall

  13. The Art of Common Ground: Emergence of a Complex Pragmatic Language Skill in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    de Marchena, Ashley; Eigsti, Inge-Marie

    2016-01-01

    Deficits in pragmatic language are central to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here we investigate common ground, a pragmatic language skill in which speakers adjust the contents of their speech based on their interlocutor's perceived knowledge, in adolescents with ASD and typical development (TD), using an experimental narrative paradigm.…

  14. BFA in Art Painting, Drawing & Printmaking concentration

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    Kachroo, Pushkin

    : point, line, shape, plane, and color. ART 108 - Design Fundamentals II-3D foundation in drawing concepts based on visual observation ART 107 - Design Fundamentals I Art fundamentals designed to develop a visual language. Emphasis

  15. Cassirer's View of Language

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    Shen, Ying

    2009-01-01

    Myth is the breakthrough point of [Ernest] Cassirer's philosophy; Art is one of key words to understand his defined language; and Symbolism infiltrates into all aspects of human cultures especially language. The shift of Cassirer from great theories of science and philosophy to the world of art, language, myth, and culture mirrors his bold and…

  16. Foreign Languages and Cultures

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Foreign Languages and Cultures College of Arts and Sciences Degree Options Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Cultures Spanish French Chinese Culture Spanish Teaching French Teaching Beginning fall 2014, Foreign Languages and Cultures will offer professional majors in French, German, and Spanish

  17. An Investigation into the Process of Transference, through the Integration of Art with Science and Math Curricula, in a California Community College: A Case Study

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    Rachford, Maryann Kvietkauskas

    2011-01-01

    The transference of learning from one discipline to another creates new knowledge between subjects. Students can connect and apply what they learn in one subject to previously existing knowledge. Art expression is an integral part of human nature and has been a means of communication throughout history. Through the integration of art with science…

  18. Montessori and Jerome W. Berryman: Work, Play, Religious Education and the Art of Using the Christian Language System

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    Hyde, Brendan

    2011-01-01

    For more than 30 years, the thinking and writing of Jerome W. Berryman has made a significant and unique contribution to the religious education of children and adults in faith-based contexts. Claiming to be influenced primarily by the work of Maria Montessori, his writings reveal the purpose of religious education to be teaching children the art

  19. 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…

  20. Understanding Differential Item Functioning for English Language Learners: The Influence of Linguistic Complexity Features

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    Loughran, Jessica

    2014-12-31

    Items on math assessments often include complex language that is not related to math content. English language learners (ELLs) are still acquiring proficiency in English, so the linguistic complexity of items is particularly troublesome...

  1. The Use of eReaders in the Classroom and at Home to Help Third-Grade Students Improve Their Reading and English/Language Arts Standardized Test Scores

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    Union, Craig D.; Union, Lori Walker; Green, Tim D.

    2015-01-01

    This study explored the effects of a portable technology intervention, the Nook Simple Touch eReader, on student performance in Reading and English/Language Arts when included as an integral part of the teaching and learning process in an elementary third-grade classroom. This study used the participating students' end-of-year second-grade scores…

  2. The Use of Two Professional Learning Community Practices in Elementary Classrooms and the English Language Arts Achievement of California's Most At-Risk Student Subgroups in a Southern California School District

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    Mitchell, Carrie Lynn

    2007-01-01

    This study examines the impact of 2 professional learning community (PLC) classroom practices on the English Language Arts achievement of California's most at-risk subgroups between selected higher- and lower-performing elementary schools in a southern California school district. The conclusions from this study agree with the body of research,…

  3. MATH 3404/3104: Multivariate

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    Mann, Casey

    MATH 3404/3104: Multivariate Calculus / Lab MATH 3380: Algorithms in Applied Math MATH 3425: Foundations of Mathematics MATH 3305: Ordinary Diff. Equations MATH 3315: Linear Algebra MATH 3336: Abstract Algebra I MATH 3345: Analysis I MATH 4350: Theory of Probability MATH 3373: Applied Math I MATH 4160

  4. MATH 3404/3104: Multivariate

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    Mann, Casey

    MATH 3404/3104: Multivariate Calculus / Lab MATH 3380: Algorithms in Applied Math MATH 3425: Foundations of Mathematics MATH 3305: Ordinary Diff. Equations MATH 3315: Linear Algebra MATH 3336: Abstract Algebra I MATH 3345: Analysis I MATH 4350: Theory of Probability MATH 3373: Applied Math I MATH 4336

  5. Not without the Art!! the Importance of Teacher Artistry When Applying Drama as Pedagogy for Additional Language Learning

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    Dunn, Julie; Stinson, Madonna

    2011-01-01

    For more than 30 years drama has been promoted as a valuable teaching tool for language learning. Recent research results have reinforced this position. However, these and other earlier studies reveal that the overall success of the work is dependent, at least in part, upon the artistry of the teacher and the quality of the pretext materials used…

  6. The State of the Art in Thai Language Processing Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Tanapong Potipiti, Chai Wutiwiwatchai and Pradit Mittrapiyanuruk

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    ]. 4 Language Resources The only Thai text corpus available for research use is the ORCHID corpus. ORCHID is a 9-MB Thai part-of-speech tagged corpus initiated by NECTEC, Thailand and Communications Re- search Laboratory, Japan. ORCHID is available at http://www.links.nectec.or.th /orchid. 5 Research

  7. SFA MAJOR REQUIREMENTS SFA ARTS 1316 Drawing I ART 100

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    , or Sculpture 2-Year Planning Guide using Texas Common Course Numbers & New Core 2014-2015 Catalog Art New Core or ANTH 2351; ECON 2301,2302; GEOG 1303; PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301. Note 2 3 hrs of MATH from New Core or: MTH 110, MATH 1314, 1324, 1342, 2313. 010 3 hrs from SPCH 1315,1318, COM 215 + 3 hrs Note 1 3

  8. Multicultural Arts: An Infusion.

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    Wilderberger, Elizabeth

    1991-01-01

    Presents two examples from 1990 curriculum guide written for Pullen School. Designed for middle school students, "The Japanese Gardener as Visual Artist" emphasizes nature in aesthetic depictions including architecture, horticulture, and visual arts. Appropriate for primary grades, "Reading/Language Arts: Using Books from the Library Media Center…

  9. (More Than)Ten Years of Student Art Bryan Clair

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    Clair, Bryan

    in Math & Escher August 6, 2015 12 / 22 #12;Quantitative Reasoning Objectives Problem solving Critical(More Than)Ten Years of Student Art Bryan Clair Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Saint Louis University bryan@slu.edu August 6, 2015 #12;Math and the Art of M. C. Escher M. C. Escher

  10. College of Arts and Sciences Degree Options

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    Collins, Gary S.

    for Freshmen Two science classes or one science and one math, plus two non-science classes Suggested Classes students for graduate and professional schools. · Math, science, and engineering community residence hallsZoology College of Arts and Sciences Degree Options Bachelor of Science in Zoology General Zoology

  11. English Language and Linguistics

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    Little, Tony

    MLitt English Language and Linguistics School of Arts and Humanities http://stir.ac.uk/iw #12;MLitt in English Language and Linguistics Why English Language and Linguistics? The MLitt in English Language and encompasses a broad range of fields within the area of linguistics. You will learn the formal aspects

  12. The art of common ground: emergence of a complex pragmatic language skill in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

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    DE Marchena, Ashley; Eigsti, Inge-Marie

    2016-01-01

    Deficits in pragmatic language are central to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here we investigate common ground, a pragmatic language skill in which speakers adjust the contents of their speech based on their interlocutor's perceived knowledge, in adolescents with ASD and typical development (TD), using an experimental narrative paradigm. Consistent with prior research, TD participants produced shorter narrations when they shared knowledge with an interlocutor, an effect not observed at the group level in ASD. This effect was unrelated to general skills such as IQ or receptive vocabulary. In ASD, the effect was correlated with age and symptom severity: older and less severely affected participants did shorten their narratives. Several metrics (including explicit references to common ground, speech disfluencies, and communicative quality ratings) suggested that, although adolescents with ASD did not show implicit reductions in their narrative length, they were aware of common ground, and communicated differently in its presence. PMID:25708810

  13. A Layperson's Guide to the "Art" in Arts Education.

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    Bedard, Roger L.

    1997-01-01

    Offers a perspective on talking about the arts to kids. States that the meaning of an art work is a negotiated transaction between the work and the viewer. Argues that students must be taught how to "see," understand, and value arts experiences that open up a new language system and new ways of understanding themselves and their world. (CR)

  14. Using Caldecotts across the Curriculum: Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons, Math and Science Spin-Offs, Unique Art Activities, and More.

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    Novelli, Joan

    Intended for teachers of grades K-2, this book aims to inspire students with the award-winning art and stories found in Caldecott books. The book uses Caldecott winners as springboards to provide lively, literature-based learning experiences--from projects that encourage children's own artistic expression to fun and creative activities that…

  15. SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198)

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    Gering, Jon C.

    MATH SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198) This sample program suggests one way to navigate equivalent patterns are possible. Fall ­ Semester 1 Spring ­ Semester 2 MATH 198: Analytic Geometry with Calculus I MATH 263: Analytic Geometry with Calculus II MATH 101: Freshman Seminar CS 170: Intro

  16. Creating Inclusive Classrooms through the Arts

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    Henderson, C. Miki; Lasley, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Art, drama, music, dance and literature activities are part of the basic components of an early childhood curriculum. They do not rely heavily on oral language or English proficiency, and this makes them accessible to all children regardless of language differences or language abilities. Teachers can use creative expression and art to practice…

  17. Language Awareness in Language Learning and Teaching: A Research Agenda

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    Svalberg, Agneta M.-L.

    2012-01-01

    Following on from my state-of-the-art article on "Language Awareness and language learning" (Svalberg 2007), in this paper I will discuss specific research tasks which are centrally concerned with different aspects of language awareness (LA): "explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning,…

  18. Faculty of Arts & Science Admission Requirements

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    Toronto, University of

    of Science and Technology x x Hungarian Studies x x International Relations J (rec. Math) x x Islamic Studies Asian Studies J x South Slavic Studies x x Spanish x x x Ukrainian Language and Literature x x x Women

  19. PIALA 2000: Libraries and Archives--Where Information and Language Literacy Begin [and] Engaged Readers and Writers in Multicultural Island Communities. Selected Papers from the 10th Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives Conference Joint with the 13th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (Tumon, Guam, November 9-11, 2000)

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    Cohen, Arlene, Ed.; Quan, Clarisa G., Ed.

    2004-01-01

    This proceedings combines presentations from the jointly held 10th Annual PIALA 2000 Conference and the 13th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. The volume begins with the welcoming remarks of Mary L. Silk, Christine Ku Scott-Smith, Antonio R. Umpingco, Delia Munoz Rosal, Lawrence Kasperbauer, Rosie Tainatongo, Richard S. Tom, Mary L.…

  20. Sample NRES General 8 Semester Plan For students placed in CHEM 102 and MATH 234/220 and having completed 3 years of high school foreign language.

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    Kent, Angela

    completed 3 years of high school foreign language. You must complete at least 126 hours to earn the B and having completed 3 years of high school foreign language. You must complete at least 126 hours to earn

  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. Math, Literacy, & Common Standards

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    Education Week, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Nearly every state has signed on to use the Common Core State Standards as a framework for teaching English/language arts and mathematics to students. Translating them for the classroom, however, requires schools, teachers, and students to change the way they approach teaching and learning. This report examines the progress some states have made…

  3. The final version of this paper appeared in Math. Struct. in Comp. Science 14(4):527586, 2004 Towards a Quantum Programming Language

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    Selinger, Peter

    the point of view of program­ ming languages. We propose a view of quantum computation which is able Towards a Quantum Programming Language PETER SEL I NGER + Department of Mathematics and Statistics, revised 7 Jul 2003 We propose the design of a programming language for quantum computing. Traditionally

  4. The final version of this paper appeared in Math. Struct. in Comp. Science 14(4):527-586, 2004 Towards a Quantum Programming Language

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    Selinger, Peter

    the point of view of program- ming languages. We propose a view of quantum computation which is able Towards a Quantum Programming Language PETER SELING ER Department of Mathematics and Statistics, revised 7 Jul 2003 We propose the design of a programming language for quantum computing. Traditionally

  5. College of Fine Arts Four Year Plan of Study

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    Kachroo, Pushkin

    ART 101 Drawing I 3 ART 107 Design Fundamentals I 3 Total Design Fundamentals II 3 PHIL 102 Critical Thinking 3 US/NV Constitution (HIST with lab 4 Foreign Language 3 ART 107 Design Fundamentals I 3 Social

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. U.S. Arts Education Requirements

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    Tutt, Kevin

    2014-01-01

    Federal education legislation over the past ten years has increasingly focused on high-stakes testing in the areas of science, technology, English, and math. The resultant decrease in time and funding for the arts has caused administrators to reconsider the role of the arts in education. Although a great deal of literature has been written about…

  9. Political Science College of Arts and Sciences

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    Collins, Gary S.

    for the POL S 101, 102, and 103 courses. Upper-division political science classes Math Requirement Any UCOREPolitical Science College of Arts and Sciences Degree Options Bachelor of Arts in Political Science General Political Science Global Politics Political Science Pre-Law Minors Political Science Program

  10. Department: Math Course No: MATH 102Q

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Department: Math Course No: MATH 102Q Title: Problem Solving Credits: 3 Contact : David Gross WQ: W Catalog Copy: -MATH 102Q. Problem Solving. Either semester. Three credits. Recommended preparation: MATH who have passed any mathematics course other than MATH 101, 103, 105, 107, 108, or 109. Vinsonhaler

  11. Physics: Biomedical Bachelor of Arts

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    Elzanowski, Marek

    Physics: Biomedical Bachelor of Arts 201516 Degree Map First Year Fall Winter Spring Notes Spring Notes & Milestones Course Credit Course Credit Course Credit Milestone: Complete all math Credits 18 Third Year Fall Winter Spring Notes & Milestones Course Credit Course Credit Course

  12. 8 DANIEL R. GRAYSON Email : dan@math.uiuc.edu

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    .J., 1983), Lecture Notes in Math., vol. 1126, Springer, Berlin, 1985, pp. 318-- 419, links: homepage pdf8 DANIEL R. GRAYSON Email : dan@math.uiuc.edu Home page: http://dangrayson.com/ #12; The additivity (Miami Beach, FL, 1999) (New York), ACM, 1999, pp. 24--30 (electronic), links: cv art doi pdf. [2

  13. LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE AT CLEMSON #12;Now is an exciting time to prepare for a career the Bachelor of Arts in language and international trade (L&IT) through a program that combines intensive.S. or abroad. There are three concentrations in the language and international trade major. INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  14. Roadmap: Mathematics -Actuarial Mathematics -Bachelor of Science AS-BS-MATH-AMAT

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Roadmap: Mathematics - Actuarial Mathematics - Bachelor of Science AS-BS-MATH-AMAT College of Arts Mathematics - Bachelor of Science AS-BS-MATH-AMAT College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematical and Sciences Department of Mathematical Sciences Catalog Year: 2015-2016 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 22-Apr-15

  15. ADVICE for FALL 2014 MATH CLASSES FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MINORS WHO HAVE TAKEN MATH 212 or Math 222

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    Cochran, Tim

    ADVICE for FALL 2014 MATH CLASSES FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MINORS WHO HAVE TAKEN MATH 212 or Math 222 These are the opinions of Professor Cochran, not official opinions of the Math Dept.. see here or the general announcements for the requirements for a MATH minor: http://math.rice.edu/undergrad-math-degree/Math

  16. Math Remediation for the College Bound Workbook: Homework, Sample Tests, and Answer Keys

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    Khatri, Daryao

    2011-01-01

    Algebra is the language that must be mastered for any course that uses math because it is the gateway for entry into any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline. "Math Remediation for the College Bound" fosters mastery of critical math and algebraic concepts and skills essential to all of the STEM disciplines and some…

  17. Perspectives from Latin America: International Lessons for U.S. English Language Learners

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    Roane, Warren

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine four questions concerning English Language Learners (ELLs). First, does English Language Learner status impact math scores? Second, does immigrant status favorably contribute to math achievement? Third, what math achievement is possible in other countries where there is multilingualism or high immigrant…

  18. The Art of Learning: A Guide to Outstanding North Carolina Arts in Education Programs.

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    Herman, Miriam L.

    The Arts in Education programs delineated in this guide complement the rigorous arts curriculum taught by arts specialists in North Carolina schools and enable students to experience the joy of the creative process while reinforcing learning in other curricula: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and physical education. Programs…

  19. Math Trivia.

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    Kuhlmann, Jim

    1986-01-01

    This activity for grades 6-12 is designed to promote an increased interest in mathematics and its study. Directions for the game "Math Trivia" are given, with questions ready for cards and additional questions listed. (MNS)

  20. Learning Language through Content: Learning Content through Language.

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    Met, Myriam

    1991-01-01

    A definition and description of elementary school content-based foreign language instruction notes how it promotes natural language learning and higher-order thinking skills, and also addresses curriculum development, language objective definition, and specific applications in mathematics, science, reading and language arts, social studies, and…

  1. Language Everywhere--Math. [Compiled from Columns in Four Issues of "Live Wire," October and December 1984, and February and April 1985.

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    Live Wire, 1985

    1985-01-01

    The teaching activities presented in this document focus on teaching students the language of mathematics through reading and writing. The first activity teaches students about space, time, numbers, and languages by having them give directions to a robot, compare distances traveled, read a map, and write a story with illustrations about a robot.…

  2. Road...Maps. Curriculum Activities Guide. Migrant Students Grades K-6. Infused Career Education Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math.

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    Vineland School District, NJ.

    This curriculum activities guide presents a series of instructional plans for practicing teachers who desire to infuse career education into curricular areas, grades K through 6. Introductory materials discuss the guide's purpose and the instructional thrust of Project MECCA (Migrant Education Counseling and Career Awareness). They also provide…

  3. Road...Maps. Curriculum Activities Guide. Migrant Students Grades 7-12 Infused Career Education Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math.

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    Vineland School District, NJ.

    This curriculum activities guide presents a series of instructional plans for practicing teachers who desire to infuse career education into curricular areas, grades 7 through 12. Introductory materials discuss the guide's purpose and instructional thrust of Project MECCA (Migrant Education Counseling and Career Awareness). They also provide…

  4. Shifting the Role of the Arts in Education.

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    Goldberg, Merryl; Bossenmeyer, Melinda

    1998-01-01

    SUAVE (Socios Unidos para Artes Via Educacion--United Community for Arts in Education) is an arts-integrated approach to teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings. A unique professional development project for San Diego-area teachers, SUAVE helps teachers develop ways to integrate the arts into mathematics, science, language arts, and…

  5. Reflections on Teaching and Learning the Arts: A Middle-Grade Classroom and a High School for the Arts

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    Barilla, Rosemary; Brown, Tina Boyer

    2015-01-01

    Rosemary Barilla, a middle-grade language arts teacher, inspired by her own dedication to the arts, describes the ways she integrates the fine arts into her classroom program that is designed to teach reading and writing. Tina Boyer Brown, a founding teacher at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts®), describes the school as a place where…

  6. Approved December 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BS in Agricultural Science

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­ 10 credits BIOL 104 General Botany OR BIOL 106 General Zoology

  7. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BS in Justice Systems

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    Gering, Jon C.

    History of Philosophy II OR PHIL 203 Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9 credits BIOL 101 General

  8. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in German

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    Gering, Jon C.

    OR PHIL 200 Logic OR PHIL 203 Ethics OR PHIL 201 History of Philosophy I Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9

  9. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA/BS in Political Science

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9 credits BIOL 101 General Biology OR BIOL 104 General Botany

  10. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in Communication

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9 credits BIOL 101 General Biology OR BIOL 104 General Botany

  11. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in Spanish

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    Gering, Jon C.

    OR PHIL 200 Logic OR PHIL 203 Ethics OR PHIL 201 History of Philosophy I Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9

  12. Approved September 12, 2003 Associate in Arts to BA in Theatre

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    Gering, Jon C.

    OR PHIL 200 Logic OR PHIL 201 History of Philosophy I OR PHIL 203 Ethics Foreign Language Students who fulfill the Mathematics area by completing MATH 175 or 180 may use Foreign Language as one of their three Humanities courses. Foreign Language 101 OR Foreign Language 102 OR Foreign Language 103 Natural Sciences ­9

  13. Language Study in Middle School, High School, and Beyond: Views on Enhancing the Study of Language.

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    Simmons, John S., Ed.; Baines, Lawrence, Ed.

    Based on the belief that language should be the central focus for study in the reading and language arts classroom, this collection presents 10 diverse viewpoints on language study in the middle school and secondary school. The collection is divided into the following areas: studying language through literature and the arts, using writing and…

  14. Arts Integration: A Classroom Example.

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    Merrion, Margaret Dee; Boothby, Paula R.

    1986-01-01

    To integrate the arts and basic curriculum, teachers used advertising as a theme. Viewing it as a form of communication, they developed an integrated reading/language arts and music unit to strengthen both right and left brain modes of knowing. (LHW)

  15. USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and

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    Zhou, Xianghong Jasmine

    Studies in Literature and Culture Earth Sciences East Asian Languages and Cultures East Asian Studies and Astronomy Political Science Professional Writing Psychology Religion Slavic Languages and LiteraturesUSC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences T he USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts

  16. Arts Are Basics!

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    Hughes, Anna May

    1979-01-01

    Argues for the inclusion of the arts in the curriculum because they involve elements of sound, movement, color, mass, energy, line, space, shape, and language, as well as emotion. Classes encourage perception of the cultural, aesthetic, and social development of man through a medium of personal expression. (JMF)

  17. ARTS & SCIENCES Jezebel's Lipstick

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Jezebel's Lipstick Religion and Hip Hop Tectonic Rates Bullying's Lipstick THE HUMAniTiEs Capturing a Changing South Africa ... Heritage Language ... Religion and Hip Hop@lehigh.edu © 2014 Lehigh University. Acumen is printed using vegetable-based inks. Up FrOnT MEssAgE FrOM THE DEAn

  18. Current as of: February, 2014 Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

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    Gosselin, Louis A.

    Economics Chemistry Physical Geography History Theatre Geography (non-physical) Computing Geology Japanese Anthropology / Archaeology Astronomy Biology French Spanish Canadian Studies Biology Chemistry German Speech Visual Arts Political Studies Physical Geography Physics Music Psychology Geology Sociology Math Physics

  19. Language Arts: Reading for Meaning.

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    Blumenfield, Marian J.

    A skills development course for secondary grades is outlined which is designed to improve skills in reading for understanding via the identification of main and subordinate ideas, reading and listening for directions and purposes, and reading and listening for information. It is aimed to assist both students with satisfactory performance and…

  20. Differentiating Language Arts in Belize

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    Cook, Pamela R.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: There is limited amount of research that constitutes non-traditional curricula implemented within an institutionalized context of developing countries. An attempt is made in this project to gain a clearer understanding of a non-traditional early learning program within an orphanage campus setting of Ladyville, Belize, Central America.…

  1. February 16, 2009 19:15 Journal of Mathematics and the Arts preprint Journal of Mathematics and the Arts

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    Erway, Jennifer

    in a liberal arts math course. Together they experience Platonic solids both in a mathematics classroom. In this paper, we describe our endeavor joining math and dance students to learn and inter- pret Platonic solids and generalizations. This paper concludes with two open questions in human graph theory. Keywords: dance, Platonic

  2. Creative Learning Experiences in Math. Resource Guide 8.

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    Lee, Ronald T., Ed.

    This guide emphasizes the areas of elementary level mathematics, architecture, and visual arts and gives secondary emphasis to language arts/English and creative writing. The major goals are to develop an understanding of how the arts can enhance mathematical concepts, to describe mathematical qualities through the application of the arts, and to…

  3. First Language Proficiency and Successful Foreign Language Learning: The Case of High School Students Learning French as a Foreign Language

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    Gnintedem, Antoine

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated whether there was a correlation between first language proficiency as measured by the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT II) Reading and Language Arts and foreign language proficiency as measured by the French Language Proficiency Test. Data for the independent variable, first language proficiency, was collected from the…

  4. Stormy Maths Introduction

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    Stormy Maths Onno Bokhove Introduction The Results Maths of Wave Design Maths-geared Lab Experiments Multiphase GFD Models Conclusions Stormy Maths Create Rogue & Breaking Waves Onno Bokhove of Twente School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, March 2012 #12;Stormy Maths Onno Bokhove Introduction

  5. Current Math Schedule

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    ... 003 68062 MWF 07:30AM-08:20AM MATH 175 David Norris MATH 810 15800 004 ... 01:30PM-02:20PM PHYS 338 Brian Moehring MATH 733 16010 103 67604 ... 15204 MWF 10:30AM-11:20AM MATH 175 Owen Davis MATH 812 16020 ...

  6. Circuit complexity of regular languages Michal Koucky #

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    Koucký, Michal

    Circuit complexity of regular languages Michal Kouckâ??y # koucky@math.cas.cz Mathematical Institute Abstract We survey our current knowledge of circuit complexity of regular languages and we prove that regular languages that are in AC 0 and ACC 0 are all computable by almost linear size circuits, extending

  7. Eden Revisited. Art across the Curriculum.

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    Sartorius, Tara Cady

    2000-01-01

    Provides information on china painting, focusing on Kurt Weiser, who paints on ceramics using china paints. Discusses his techniques and describes his work titled "Woman with Mongoose." Includes accompanying projects for art history, visual arts, language arts, natural science, and science or mathematics. (CMK)

  8. Yours, Mine, and Ours: Art and Community

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    Kuster, Deborah; TerAvest, Matt

    2007-01-01

    Christopher Adejumo identified community-based art as "works of art produced by people living within the same locality, and defined by common interests such as shared concerns, cultural heritage, traditions, and language patterns." Community-based art has the potential of heightening students' sense of personal responsibility and generating…

  9. Math is Where You Find It.

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    Kullman, David E.

    1981-01-01

    Describes exhibits from a math applications fair held as part of a National Science Foundation Pre-College Teacher Development Project. Topics of the exhibits include measurement, astronomy, optics, calculators, mathematics in nature, art, music, electronics, scale models, sports, bicycles, travel and vacations, kites, automatic design, stamp…

  10. 1 Art Therapy ART THERAPY

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    Vertes, Akos

    therapeutic practice. Overview of psychotherapy theories relevant to art therapy. Open only to art therapy and psychotherapy in light of the creative process and other aspects of the clinical practice of art therapy. Client

  11. Applying a Universal Design for Learning Framework to Mediate the Language Demands of Mathematics

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    Thomas, Cathy Newman; Van Garderen, Delinda; Scheuermann, Amy; Lee, Eun Ju

    2015-01-01

    This article provides information about the relationship between mathematics, language, and literacy and describes the difficulties faced by students with disabilities with math content based on the language demands of mathematics. We conceptualize mathematics language as a mode of discourse for math learning that can be thought of as receptive…

  12. Issues in Education: Language Building Blocks for Climbing the Learning Tree

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    Pandey, Anita

    2012-01-01

    Language is the essence of humanity and the backbone of early childhood education. Academic content clusters on it. Math, science, and social studies, for instance, are best taught through "content area language." Critical thinking and other key math, listening, and reading comprehension skills are mirrored in language. Not surprisingly, spoken…

  13. The Use of Multimedia and the Arts in Language Revitalization, Maintenance, and Development: The Case of the Balsas Nahuas of Guerrero, Mexico.

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    Farfan, Jose Antonio Flores

    Even though Nahuatl is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico, it is endangered. Threats include poor support for Nahuatl-speaking communities, migration of Nahuatl speakers to cities where English and Spanish are spoken, prejudicial attitudes toward indigenous languages, lack of contact between small communities of different…

  14. This major explores the richness of the Italian language, and its culture, literature, cinema, history, and arts. Students work closely with faculty on

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    This major explores the richness of the Italian language, and its culture, literature, cinema, students, alumni, and visiting Italian students to exchange ideas and information about what's going on in Italy and the world today. Study Abroad: Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture in Florence

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. 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)…

  18. Business French and the Liberal Arts.

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    Newman, Michele O.

    The offering of a college course in French for industry and the professions revealed how well a business language course can serve the needs of language majors. The course served students in international marketing, management, finance, and a variety of liberal arts majors, including some language majors needing additional credits for graduation.…

  19. Turn On Units: English as a Second Language Content Area Curriculum in Math, Science, and Computer Science for Grades K-6.

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    McCloskey, Mary Lou, Ed.

    Thematic units, the basis of organization for this guide, work in many ways toward the dual goals of language and content area instruction. The thematic units presented here address topics of high interest to limited English-proficient (LEP) students, including: robots; using a computer data base; activities with plants; building terrariums;…

  20. Effects of an Online Mathematics Curriculum for English Language Learners

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    Crawford, Lindy

    2013-01-01

    This study measured the effects of an online supplementary mathematics curriculum designed for middle school English language learners who speak Spanish as a first language. A randomized experiment measured the achievement differences between middle school English language learners who used the Web-based HELP Math (Help with English Language

  1. More than Numbers: Teaching ELLs Mathematical Language in Primary Grades

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    Sistla, Michelle; Feng, Jay

    2014-01-01

    Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) academics while they are acquiring English language skills is a challenge for teachers. This action research examines the use of Response To Intervention (RTI) in teaching ELLs mathematical language and its effect on students' math achievement in primary grades. It shows that when mathematical language

  2. Gourdeous Art

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    Coy, Mary

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a gourd art project for her art club. Prior to students actually working on the gourds, the author and her art volunteer did a joint demonstration on the process students would go through to create their project. The volunteer brought in and explained her gourd art and shared information about the drying and…

  3. Workplace Math II: Math Works!

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    Wilson, Nancy; Goschen, Claire

    This learning module, a continuation of the math I module, provides review and practice of the concepts explored in the earlier module at an intermediate level involving workplace problems. The following concepts are covered: instruction in performing basic computations, using general numerical concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, decimals,…

  4. Beyond Tradition: Culture, Symbolism, and Practicality in American Indian Art

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    Sorensen, Barbara Ellen

    2013-01-01

    Indigenous people have always created what colonial language labels art. Yet there is no Native word for "art" as defined in a Euro-American sense. Art, as the dominant culture envisions, is mostly ornamental. This is in sharp juxtaposition to a Native perspective, which sees art as integrative, inclusive, practical, and constantly…

  5. Folk Art Tells a Story: An Activity Guide.

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    Thompson, Susan Conklin

    Folk art tells the story of many generations and reflects cultures everywhere. It is a wonderful tool for introducing students to world cultures and traditions. This book brings the world of folk art into the classroom with extension activities that integrate art, social studies, science, language arts, and music. Organized into three sections,…

  6. Gifted Children & the Arts: Providing Opportunities for All

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    Schroth, Stephen T.; Helfer, Jason A.

    2011-01-01

    Knowledge of English/language arts, mathematics, and the sciences are considered important in the development of gifted children. Familiarity with the arts--music, the visual arts, dance, creative writing, and theatre--is, for many, a more difficult proposition. Budget cutbacks have marginalized the art offerings in numerous school districts…

  7. Cosmesis: The Art of Making Artificial Limbs Look Lifelike

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    ... Technorati Yahoo MyWeb Cosmesis: The Art of Making Artificial Limbs Look Lifelike Translated into plain language by ... Rick Bowers Cosmesis is the art of making artificial limbs look lifelike. Artificial hands can now be ...

  8. Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol. Nivel Elemental Intermedio L. Edicion Experimental = Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts. Elementary Level L. Field Test. Working Draft.

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

    A curriculum guide series developed by the City of Chicago's Board of Education to help native Spanish speaking, limited English speaking students develop Spanish language reading skills as a preliminary step in teaching English reading skills consists of 13 books. The level L corresponds to grade 6 instruction. The approach used is…

  9. Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol. Nivel Elemental Adelantado M. Edicion Experimental = Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts. Elementary Level M. Field Test. Working Draft. Unedited Edition.

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

    A curriculum guide series developed by the City of Chicago's Board of Education to help native Spanish speaking, limited English speaking students develop Spanish language reading skills as a preliminary step in teaching English reading skills consists of 13 books. The level M corresponds to grade 7 instruction. The approach used is…

  10. Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol. Nivel Elemental Adelantado M. Edicion Experimental = Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts. Elementary Level N. Field Test. Working Draft.

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

    A curriculum guide series developed by the City of Chicago's Board of Education to help native Spanish speaking, limited English speaking students develop Spanish language reading skills as a preliminary step in teaching English reading skills consists of 13 books. The level N corresponds to grade 8 instruction. The approach used is…

  11. MathExplorer: Computational* Maths Notebooks

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    Sidorov, Nikita

    /12 #12;11/09/2012 2 Learning using Computational Maths Why do computational maths? · Interaction: explore in STEM subjects is increasing in research and industry http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids in lectures/tutorials ... What is MathExplorer? Simple hyperlink interface Interactive notebooks · Which parts

  12. Toward a STEM + Arts Curriculum: Creating the Teacher Team

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    Wynn, Toni; Harris, Juliette

    2012-01-01

    The acronym STEM--the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math--now a familiar term in education, is evolving into STEAM--STEM plus "A" for art. Educational researcher Martin Storksdieck's studies have shown that infusing art into STEM allows for "a different way of perceiving and knowing and dealing with the world, as a means to…

  13. Lift the Math Curse

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    Albrecht, Cathlene

    2006-01-01

    "When am I ever going to use this?" This question is heard or thought in every middle-level math class across the land. Teachers struggle to apply math lessons to everyday life and make math meaningful and useful for their students. This author, too, struggled with this problem, until she read the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka (Viking Books,…

  14. Math Sense: Comprehensive Review.

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    Hoyt, Cathy Fillmore

    This book features a comprehensive review of the Math Sense series and is designed to help students gain the range of math skills they need to succeed in life, work, and on standardized tests; overcome math anxiety; discover math as interesting and purposeful; and develop good number sense. Topics covered in this book include whole numbers;…

  15. The Faculty of Arts & Humanities Culture, Media & Creative

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    Applebaum, David

    The Faculty of Arts & Humanities Classics Culture, Media & Creative Industries Digital Humanities English Language & Literature European & International Studies Film Studies French German History Modern Language Centre Music Philosophy Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies Theology & Religious Studies

  16. Shelley and the Utility of the Arts

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    O'Brien, Tom

    2007-01-01

    In this essay, the author asks, "What can the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley teach us about arts education today?" In Shelley's time, no one was yet worried about improving math, reading, or SAT scores. Nevertheless, there was an implication in the rise of the sciences that educators were even then beginning to confront: What, some asked, do…

  17. Shelley and the Utility of the Arts

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    O'Brien, Tom

    2004-01-01

    In this essay, the author asks, "What can the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley teach us about arts education today?" In Shelley's time, no one was yet worried about improving math, reading, or SAT scores. Nevertheless, there was an implication in the rise of the sciences that educators were even then beginning to confront: What, some asked, do…

  18. Car Art.

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    Meilach, Dona Z.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses car art and its appeal to boys and girls. Describes the popularity of customizing cars, focusing on this as a future career for students. Includes a list of project ideas that focuses on car art. (CMK)

  19. Art Forms.

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    Hoekstra, Joel

    2002-01-01

    Describes the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) Arts Middle School in Crystal, Minnesota, an award-winning school building that the architects hope will create a more conducive learning environment. Includes photographs and floor plans. (EV)

  20. Art Safety.

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    BCATA Journal for Art Teachers, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Advocating that Canadian art programs should use and model environmentally safe practices, the articles in this journal focus on issues of safe practices in art education. Articles are: (1) "What is WHMIS?"; (2) "Safety Precautions for Specific Art Processes"; (3) "Toxic Substances"; (4) "Using Clay, Glazes, and Kilns Safely in the Classroom"…

  1. Rock Art

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    Henn, Cynthia A.

    2004-01-01

    There are many interpretations for the symbols that are seen in rock art, but no decoding key has ever been discovered. This article describes one classroom's experiences with a lesson on rock art--making their rock art and developing their own personal symbols. This lesson allowed for creativity, while giving an opportunity for integration…

  2. Wall Art

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    McGinley, Connie Q.

    2004-01-01

    The author of this article, an art teacher at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado, describes how her experience teaching in a new school presented an exciting visual challenge for an art teacher--monotonous brick walls just waiting for decoration. This school experienced only minimal instances of graffiti, but as an art teacher, she did…

  3. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Who Am I? and the Lives of the Rich and/or Famous [and] Science: Those Ornery Otters! [and] Science: A Drop of Water [and] Social Studies: Imaginary Trip to Oahu, Hawaii [and] Social Studies: Notable Nobels [and] Social Studies: Rome--Building an Empire.

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    Duncko, Theresa; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Presents six library activity guides for reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Each guide contains a section on library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures for completion, evaluations, and follow-ups. (AEF)

  4. Into the Curriculum. Interdisciplinary: Celebrating Our Animal Friends: An Across-the-Curriculum Unit for Middle Level Students [and] Music: Program Notes [and] Reading-Language Arts: Letters: Written, Licked, and Stamped [and] Science: Plants in Families [and] Science: Physics and Holiday Toys (Gravity) [and] Social Studies: Learning about Geography through Children's Literature.

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    Gillen, Rose; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Presents six curriculum guides for elementary and secondary education. Subjects include interdisciplinary instruction, music, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Each guide provides library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, a…

  5. Into the Curriculum. Career Education: What Job Can I Do?; Music/Social Studies: Musical Hits for the Holidays; Reading/Language Arts: Favorite Toys; Science: In Arctic Regions; Science/Social Studies: Floods versus Droughts; Social Studies: History of Writing.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in career education, music, 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…

  6. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Hans Christian Andersen [and] Science: Bat Research [and] Science: The Library Media Center Rocks! An Introduction to Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones [and] Social Studies: Ticket to the Olympics: Exploring Sydney and the 2000 Summer Games [and] Social Studies/Music: Sounds of the Election: Presidential Campaign Songs.

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    Germain, Claudia; Mayo, Jeanne B.; Hart, Lisa

    2000-01-01

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

  7. Salary-Trend Studies of Faculty for the Years 1985-86 and 1988-89 in the Following Disciplines/Major Fields: Education; Education Administration; Engineering; Fine Arts; Foreign Languages; Geography; Geological Sciences; History; Home Economics; Letters; Library and Archival Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies and Music.

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    Howe, Richard D.; And Others

    This volume provides comparative data for faculty salaries in public and private colleges, based on an annual survey of over 700 colleges and universities. Data are provided for the following disciplines: education, education administration, engineering, fine arts, foreign languages, geography, geological sciences, history, home economics,…

  8. Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: The Wax Museum [and] Safety: Safety and Emergencies [and] Science: Dinosaurs-Rex Lives [and] Science: Get R.I.C.H. Quick-Animals and Their Habitats [and] Social Studies: Fire Fighting [and] Social Studies-Important Leaders of the American Revolution.

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    Sheehan, Ann; Miller, Laura; Ambrose, Rhonda; Green, Linda; Deal, Jennifer

    2000-01-01

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

  9. Into the Curriculum. Mathematics: One Hundred Hungry Ants and Reading/Language Arts: Collective Nouns as Poetry and Science: Sunflowers--Making the Curriculum Bloom and Science: Wetlands and Science: Leaves of Information--Trees and Multimedia and Social Studies: "National Geographic Index" and Social Studies: Traditional Folktales--Exploring Wants and Needs.

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    Richards, Joyce; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Seven articles provide a curriculum guide for mathematics; 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)

  10. A Critical Appraisal of Foreign Language Research in Content and Language Integrated Learning, Young Language Learners, and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Published in Spain (2003-2012)

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    Dooly, Melinda; Masats, Dolors

    2015-01-01

    This state-of-the-art review provides a critical overview of research publications in Spain in the last ten years in three areas of teaching and learning foreign languages (especially English): context and language integrated learning (CLIL), young language learners (YLL), and technology-enhanced language learning (TELL). These three domains have…

  11. Lodder, Josje Jeuring, Johan: Math-Bridge, bridging the math gap between high school and universities

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    Heeren, Bastiaan

    the student model when a student solves exercises, but it also automatically generates feedback at each step at the Open Universiteit Nederland, the Dutch distance- teaching university, students have problems with math is available in 7 languages (English, German, French, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch, and Spanish). Existing

  12. Art: Studio Bachelor of Arts

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    Elzanowski, Marek

    Art: Studio Bachelor of Arts 201516 Degree Map First Year Fall Winter Spring Notes Spring Notes & Milestones Course Credit Course Credit Course Credit 1 Students should pick Year Fall Winter Spring Notes & Milestones Course Credit Course Credit Course Credit 1

  13. English Language Arts Skills and Instruction: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1980 (Vol. 40 Nos. 7 through 12).

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    ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.

    This collection of abstracts in part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 27 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effects of second language learning on achievement in English; (2) developmental aspects and effects of variables on prekindergarten, kindergarten, and…

  14. New Directions in Elementary English: Papers Collected from the 1966 Spring Institutes on the Elementary Language Arts of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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    Frazier, Alexander, Ed.

    Fourteen papers collected under three headings--literature, language, and composition--consider what lies ahead in the teaching of elementary school English. Papers on literature cover the role of literature in elementary English programs (Alan S. Downer), the necessity for developing the student's imagination (James E. Miller, Jr.), the nature of…

  15. The Foreign Language Component of the International Business Degree Program or Interdisciplinary Cooperation between the School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences.

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    Petrello, Barbara A.; Petrello, George J.

    A committee was formed to examine the need for and the possible approach to foreign language instruction for International Business and International Relations students at St. Mary's University (San Antonio). Research literature of most interest to the committee described specific courses and programs in higher education, different formats ranging…

  16. Invitation to Submit for Adoption in California Basic Instructional Materials in the Areas of: Art, Music, Bilingual-Bicultural, English as a Second Language, and Foreign Language; 1983-84.

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    California State Board of Education, Sacramento.

    This Invitation to Submit Materials provides an overview of the total instructional materials adoption-distribution process and specific instructions relating to initial submissions for materials to be used in California schools--kindergarten through grades 1 to 8--in the areas of art, music, bilingual and bicultural education, English as a Second…

  17. Art Rocks with Rock Art!

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    Bickett, Marianne

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses rock art which was the very first "art." Rock art, such as the images created on the stone surfaces of the caves of Lascaux and Altimira, is the true origin of the canvas, paintbrush, and painting media. For there, within caverns deep in the earth, the first artists mixed animal fat, urine, and saliva with powdered minerals…

  18. MATH156/157 Intro Economics

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    Gering, Jon C.

    MATH156/157 or MATH186 MATH198 Calc I MATH263 Calc II MATH264 Calc III ECON205 Intro Economics ECON of MATH330 Exam 1 - Probability Exam 2 - Financial Mathematics Math330 Mathematics of Finance VEE/MATH330 For more information on being an actuary see www.beanactuary.org MATH330 is offered during even

  19. WADGE HIERARCHY OF OMEGA CONTEXT FREE LANGUAGES

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    Finkel, Olivier - �quipe de Logique Mathématique, Université Paris 7

    WADGE HIERARCHY OF OMEGA CONTEXT FREE LANGUAGES Olivier Finkel Equipe de Logique Math'ematique CNRS. E Mail: finkel@logique.jussieu.fr Abstract The main result of this paper is that the length of the Wadge hierarchy of omega context free languages is greater than the Cantor ordinal '' 0 , and the same

  20. Abstraction and art.

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    Gortais, Bernard

    2003-01-01

    In a given social context, artistic creation comprises a set of processes, which relate to the activity of the artist and the activity of the spectator. Through these processes we see and understand that the world is vaster than it is said to be. Artistic processes are mediated experiences that open up the world. A successful work of art expresses a reality beyond actual reality: it suggests an unknown world using the means and the signs of the known world. Artistic practices incorporate the means of creation developed by science and technology and change forms as they change. Artists and the public follow different processes of abstraction at different levels, in the definition of the means of creation, of representation and of perception of a work of art. This paper examines how the processes of abstraction are used within the framework of the visual arts and abstract painting, which appeared during a period of growing importance for the processes of abstraction in science and technology, at the beginning of the twentieth century. The development of digital platforms and new man-machine interfaces allow multimedia creations. This is performed under the constraint of phases of multidisciplinary conceptualization using generic representation languages, which tend to abolish traditional frontiers between the arts: visual arts, drama, dance and music. PMID:12903659