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

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    Reissman, Rose; And Others

    1994-01-01

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

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

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    Guam Public School System, 2003

    2003-01-01

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

  3. 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…

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

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    Berrong, Darren Andrew

    2012-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  7. Language Arts.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    The language arts course content guides presented in this manual cover English, oral communications, and journalism in grades 9-12 and provide a framework from which a curriculum can be built. Within each subject area and at each grade level, skills are identified at three instructional levels: basic, developmental, and extension. The basic skills…

  8. Language Arts.

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    Keener, Paul L.

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  10. 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…

  11. Enriching Music and Language Arts Experiences

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    Flohr, John W.

    2006-01-01

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

  12. Innovative Math for Liberal Arts Majors

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    Strasser, Nora

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Language Arts Topics Papers.

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    Bailey, Jane M.; And Others

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

  14. LANGUAGE ARTS LABORATORY.

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    ROBERTS, HERMESE E.

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

  15. Marilyn Burns on the Language of Math

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    Instructor, 2006

    2006-01-01

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

  16. Language Arts - Spanish Grammar.

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    Andrade, Magdalena; Sones, Mary

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

  17. Language Arts Tutorial Handbook.

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    Dorsey, Mary E., Comp.

    This handbook is designed for tutors in a language arts tutorial program for migrant students who are deficient in reading and language skills. Introductory materials discuss the special problems of migrant children, point to programs developed to meet their needs, and explain the basic design of the tutorial program. The handbook then discusses…

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

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    Orosco, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

    2009-01-01

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

  20. Chimera: Experiencing Language Arts.

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    Paul, Rebecca K.

    1991-01-01

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

  1. Language Arts Philosophy.

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    [Dolch, E.W.

    This document articulates a philosophy of language arts that is based on the teacher's recognition of the need for an idividualized rate of growth for each child. Writing is presented as a personal and practical means of communication, and writing skills are listed that should be taught in the writing program. The goals for an effective creative…

  2. 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…

  3. Language Arts Project.

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    New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe.

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

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

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    Hubbert, Beth

    2009-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. INDIVIDUALIZED LANGUAGE ARTS, WHY NOT.

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    NORTHROP, MARGERY V.

    THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM CAN BE INDIVIDUALIZED BY ANY TEACHER WHOSE PUPILS HAVE ACQUIRED CERTAIN BASIC SKILLS IN READING AND WRITING. WORKING WITHIN ONE LARGE BLOCK OF TIME DAILY, THE LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER FIRST ENSURES THE PROVISION OF WORTHWHILE INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL STIMULATE THE CHILDREN'S…

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

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    Pottle, Jean; Rutley, Mary

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

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

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    Westphal, Laurie E.

    2007-01-01

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

  11. Language Arts Goals and Objectives.

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    Cherry Creek School District 5, Englewood, CO.

    Recognizing that the enrichment of the child's language arts experience is a prime educational responsibility, this booklet presents language learning materials which focus on teaching as developing awareness, widening the pupil's breadth of understanding, correcting poor habits, and cultivating positive attitudes toward language learning.…

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

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    Christensen, P R

    1985-01-01

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

  13. Journalism. Language Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    As part of the language arts curriculum framework developed in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this journalism curriculum framework contains the goals, concepts, and terminal objectives for journalism courses in grades 9-12. Following an introduction, a description of the…

  14. Listening and the Language Arts.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    This paper emphasizes the connections between listening and the language arts. It lists advantages of students who are good listeners, such as students can learn more when listening well, and students learn to be polite by listening. In addition, the paper lists the following conditions which improve student listening: teaching and learning…

  15. Differential and Long-Term Language Impact on Math

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    Chen, Fang; Chalhoub-Deville, Micheline

    2016-01-01

    Literature provides consistent evidence that there is a strong relationship between language proficiency and math achievement. However, research results show conflicts supporting either an increasing or a decreasing longitudinal relationship between the two. This study explored a longitudinal data and adopted quantile regression analyses to…

  16. Language and the Performance of English-Language Learners in Math Word Problems

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    Martiniello, Maria

    2008-01-01

    In this article, Maria Martiniello reports the findings of a study of the linguistic complexity of math word problems that were found to exhibit differential item functioning for English-language learners (ELLs) and non-ELLs taking the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) fourth-grade math test. It builds on prior research showing…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. Reflections: Language Arts for ALL Children.

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    Brown, Rexford; And Others

    1980-01-01

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

  20. 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.

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

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    Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

    2009-01-01

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

  2. Assessing the Effect of Language Demand in Bundles of Math Word Problems

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    Banks, Kathleen; Jeddeeni, Ahmad; Walker, Cindy M.

    2016-01-01

    Differential bundle functioning (DBF) analyses were conducted to determine whether seventh and eighth grade second language learners (SLLs) had lower probabilities of answering bundles of math word problems correctly that had heavy language demands, when compared to non-SLLs of equal math proficiency. Math word problems on each of four test forms…

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

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    Powell, David V.

    2004-01-01

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

  4. Oral Language Needs: Making Math Meaningful

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    Pace, Michelle H.; Ortiz, Enrique

    2015-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. Language Arts Concepts for Elementary School Teachers.

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    Burns, Paul C., Ed.; And Others

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

  7. Language Arts Guide; Composition and Language Study. Junior High School.

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    Dade County Board of Public Instruction, Miami, FL.

    GRADES OR AGES: Junior high school (grades 7, 8 and 9). SUBJECT MATTER: Language arts; composition and language study. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide has three main sections: 1) oral composition--individual preservations and group activities; 2) language study--the nature of language, varieties of language, history of the English…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. IMPROVING LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION THROUGH RESEARCH.

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    MULRY, JUNE GRANT; SHANE, HAROLD G.

    A GENERAL VIEW OF LANGUAGE ARTS RESEARCH AS IT RELATES TO THE SCHOOL IS PRESENTED. THE BOOK IS DIVIDED INTO 11 CHAPTERS, EACH OF WHICH SURVEYS A SPECIFIC AREA OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM. READING IS TREATED UNDER SUCH TOPIC HEADINGS AS GENERAL TRENDS, PARENTAL OPINION, READINESS, VOCABULARY STUDIES, AND PHONICS. HANDWRITING, COMPOSITION,…

  12. Language Arts Curriculum Framework: 9-12.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    Developed by a statewide committee of language arts educators in accordance with "Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards" of the Tennessee State Board of Education, this curriculum framework contains goals and terminal objectives for language arts courses in grades 9-12. The framework covers the disciplines of standard English, English as a…

  13. Linguistics and the Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Language, reading, and math learning profiles in an epidemiological sample of school age children.

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Prevatt, Frances; Proctor, Briley

    2003-01-01

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

  1. New Directions--In Language Arts

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    Loban, Walter

    1978-01-01

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

  2. Listening in the Language Arts

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Engeser, Stefan; Baumann, Nicola; Baum, Ingrid

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Engeser, Stefan; Baumann, Nicola; Baum, Ingrid

    2016-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Disciplinary Literacy in English Language Arts

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    Smagorinsky, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the complexity of learning the literacy practices and conventions in the discipline of English language arts. Literacies are explored in the areas of writing/composition, reading/literature, and language/grammar, with attention to the situated nature of proper expression and understanding with respect to each. The author…

  8. Figurative Language Represented in Art

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    Wallach, Michele

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

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

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

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    Butler, Frederick; Butler, Melanie

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Grammar and the Language Arts.

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    Faulkner, Janice H.

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

  12. Japan: Images and Words. An Interdisciplinary Unit for Sixth-Grade Art and Language Arts Classes.

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    Lyons, Nancy Hague; Ridley, Sarah

    This packet, written for teachers of sixth-grade art and language arts courses, is designed to inspire creative expression in words and images through an appreciation for Japanese art. The selection of paintings presented are from the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interdisciplinary approach, combines art and language arts.…

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Language Arts in the Rural School.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    The background experiences of the rural student provide a wealth of ideas that can be expressed through poetry writing. Poetry forms which can be taught in the language arts class, or throughout the curriculum are: (1) the couplet, which contains two lines with ending words rhyming; (2) the triplet, which contains three lines with all ending words…

  18. Revitalizing Language Arts Instruction through Inquiry Projects

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    Robertson, Joanne Marie

    2008-01-01

    This descriptive narrative presents a university/school partnership that led to an inquiry-based approach to language arts instruction, resulting in increased opportunities for reflective teaching and learning, students' environmental awareness projects, the integration of science, and the individualization of instruction at the middle school…

  19. Cooperative Learning Activities for Language Arts: Challenging.

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    Jasmine, Grace; Nader, Lillian

    Designed to introduce teachers to cooperative learning techniques in the language arts, this book presents 24 activity units--12 on outer space (including the exploration of space and its many adventures), and 12 on "inner space" (the mind, the emotions, and the brain). After an introduction and overview, the first section of the book gives…

  20. 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,…

  1. Conversations about Visual Arts: Facilitating Oral Language

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    Chang, Ni; Cress, Susan

    2014-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. Technology Use in Language Arts Instruction.

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    Strech, Lorie L.

    The use of technology in language arts instruction directly impacts students (now and in the future), the role of the teacher, and the role of the school in a changing society. The idea of utilizing motivating materials such as CD-ROM story books, closed caption television, interactive communications, and digital media may lead some to think that…

  4. Science Fiction. Language Arts Mini-Course.

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    Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

    This language arts minicourse guide for Lampeter-Strasburg (Pennsylvania) High School contains a topical outline of a science fiction course. The guide includes a list of ten course objectives; an outline of the major themes and types of science fiction covered in the course; a description of the course content with emphasis on defining and…

  5. Language Arts Guide, Grades Kindergarten-9.

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    Sycamore Community Schools, Cincinnati, OH.

    This curriculum guide provides a systematic sequence of experiences in the language arts for students in kindergarten trhough the ninth grade. The guide is organized in two main sections: (1) A Continuum of Skills, with divisions on decoding, critical skills in factual material and literature, handwriting, spelling, and grammar; and (2) Child…

  6. Teaching Language Arts: Learning through Dialogue.

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

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

  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. 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)…

  9. NAEP Math Performance and Test Accommodations: Interactions with Student Language Background. CSE Technical Report.

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    Abedi, Jamal; Hofstetter, Carolyn; Baker, Eva; Lord, Carol

    This study compared the performance of 946 8th-grade students with different language proficiencies (limited English proficient [LEP], fluent English proficient [FEP], and initially fluent in English [IFE]) and language backgrounds on a 35-item math test (from the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 8 Bilingual…

  10. The Art of Language Teaching as Interdisciplinary Paradigm

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    Peterson, Thomas Erling

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Imhoof, Maurice

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

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

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    Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

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

  13. 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…

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

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    Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Grosso Richins, Liliana

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Berkowitz, Peter

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Garrett, Rachel; Hong, Guanglei

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-11-01

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

  18. New Mexico Language Arts Content Area Standards and Benchmarks.

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    Martinez, Paul

    This guide states that New Mexico's Language Arts Content Standards and Benchmarks are built upon the Competency Frameworks adopted by the State Board of Education in 1992. The guide further states that the first two content standards are comprised of Unifying Concepts that represent universal language skills that apply not only to language arts,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Art Education, Literacy, and English Language Learners: Visual Arts Curriculum to Aid Literacy Development

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    Renish, Angela J.

    2016-01-01

    Nineteen students whose first language is not English (English Language Learners, ELL) participated in an action research study that focused on the marriage of an art education curriculum and literacy practice. The study introduced students to the consistent use of language in art education as a means to discuss, inform, explain, and demonstrate…

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

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    Pottle, Jean L.

    1998-01-01

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

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

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    Wade, Marcia

    2016-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade 4.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

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

  7. Language Arts Curriculum Framework: Sample Curriculum Model, Grade 3.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

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

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

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    Ramnarain, Taramattie

    2013-01-01

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

  9. 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…

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

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    Swander, Alice Jane

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

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

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    Oxford, R L

    1985-01-01

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

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

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

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

  13. Simplified Language as an Accommodation on Math Tests

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    Johnson, Evelyn; Monroe, Brandon

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Henry, Denfield L.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Mack, Edward B.

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

  17. 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.…

  18. Artful Language: Academic Writing for the Art Student

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    Apps, Linda; Mamchur, Carolyn

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  20. Brain Growth Periodization and Its Implications for Language Arts.

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    Horst, Bill; Johnson, Rebecca Kelch

    1981-01-01

    Suggests changes in the English-language arts curriculum at the junior high and middle school levels as a result of research and theory on brain growth periodization and levels of cognitive development. (RL)

  1. "Palisades": An 8th Grade Language Arts Project.

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    Shelley, Jandira

    1987-01-01

    Describes a magazine project developed by students in seventh and eighth grade language arts classes. Discusses the formation of small work groups, group dynamics problems, peer tutoring, learning interview skills, and selling the magazine. (SV)

  2. Integrated Language Arts in a College Communications Course.

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    Schuster, Nancy J.

    1997-01-01

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

  3. 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

  4. Florida: State of the Foreign Language Arts.

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    Valdes, Gabriel M.

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

  5. Teaching about China Using Language Arts and Social Studies.

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    Shen, Wenju; Emrick, Susan

    1994-01-01

    Asserts that multicultural education is an integral part of the school curriculum. Describes a three-week interdisciplinary unit on China combining social studies, language arts, mathematics, the arts, and computer skills. Includes a list of children's literature, a sample lesson, and a map of China. (CFR)

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

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    Melvin, Mary P.

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

  7. [Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum for Language Arts: Grade 5.

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    Beauchamp, Laura; Butler, David L.

    Designed to assist bilingual teachers in providing a coordinated program of studies for students in the Connecticut Migratory Children's Program and others whose native language is Spanish, this language arts curriculum guide for fifth grade is one of a series for pre-school through fifth grade. The overall focus is on Puerto Rican history and…

  8. 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…

  9. Exploring and Teaching the English Language Arts. Fourth Edition.

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    Tchudi, Stephen; Mitchell, Diane

    Presenting a consistent, integrated approach to the English/language arts, this book describes integrated, research-based principles for the teaching and learning of language, accompanied by numerous examples drawn from either the author's own experiences in the schools or from the professional literature. New and expanded features in this fourth…

  10. 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,…

  11. Language Arts/Arts: Adopt-a-Letter

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    Soloway, Rhoda K.

    1978-01-01

    Describes a five-week project in which elementary students chose a favorite letter as the main character of a 25- to 30-page book for practice in language skills. The book each child made was composed of more than 20 learning activities that stimulated students to review and practice skills, parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms and alliteration as…

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

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

    2012-12-01

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

  13. Native Language Arts-English as a Second Language Program for Optional Assignment Pupils.

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    Stern, Rhoda

    The Native Language Arts English as a Second Language Program for Optional Assignment Pupils in New York City 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 their own tongue was not adequate to permit them any degree of success in school.…

  14. Spelling Lessons for Gifted Language Arts Students.

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    Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.

    1993-01-01

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

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

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    Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

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

  16. 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,…

  17. The Use of Authentic Assessment to Report Accountability Data on Young Children's Language, Literacy and Pre-Math Competency

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    Gao, Xin; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    This validity study examined the validity of Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System, 2nd Edition (AEPS®), a curriculum-based, authentic assessment for infants and young children. The primary purposes were to: a) examine whether the AEPS® is a concurrently valid tool for measuring young children's language, literacy and pre-math skills for…

  18. 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…

  19. Language Arts: Exceptional Child Education Curriculum K-12.

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    Curran, Teresa; And Others

    The Exceptional Child Education (ECE) program of Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, presents this language arts curriculum for use with K-12 students who have learning problems. The ECE program uses the curriculum and materials of the general education program whenever appropriate, but has access to special instructional…

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

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    Mullican, James S., Ed.

    1976-01-01

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

  1. Picture Books in the Language Art Curriculum, K-8.

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    Diamond, Joan; Beckman, Judy

    Language arts activities for use in conjunction with 83 children's picture books are contained in this K-8 guide. Following a list of the 83 books presented alphabetically by author, the bulk of the guide consists of a page devoted to each book. These pages, also in alphabetical order by author, give the publisher's name, the publication date, a…

  2. Video Production in the English Language Arts Classroom.

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    Lund, Donna Joan

    1998-01-01

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

  3. Law and the Teacher of English and Language Arts.

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    Spicer, Harold O., Ed.; Mullican, James S., Ed.

    1975-01-01

    This special issue of the "Indiana English Journal" focuses on the law and the teacher of English and language arts. Included in the issue are the following articles: "The High School Press and Prior Restraint" by Roy Colquitt, "What's Obscene in Indiana? The New Law, the Miller Decision, and the Teaching of English" by Peter Scholl, and "The Law…

  4. Alberta Language Arts (Reading and Writing) Achievement Study. Executive Summary.

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    Canadian Inst. for Research, Calgary (Alberta).

    To determine specific objectives for language arts programs in Alberta schools, a study was conducted in which a comprehensive list of specific objectives was compiled for use in developing tests of reading and writing in grades three, six, nine, and twelve. Measurable objectives were ranked in terms of their importance to the total program, and…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Language Arts CCA Basic Skills Curriculum. Instructor's Guide.

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    Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.

    Designed and programmed by the staff of the Courseware and Curriculum Applications (CCA) Group (a unit of the Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), this instructor's guide describes a computer-based language arts curriculum intended to move adult and adolescent students performing at the…

  9. 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…

  10. Teaching where We Are: Place-Based Language Arts

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    Lundahl, Merrilyne

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses building ecoliteracy through place-based education (PBE) within English language arts: some ideas of what PBE is, why it's important, and examples of how it might be applied. The author contends that observing nature and creating personal metaphors from the natural world can help students develop keener writing skills and…

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

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

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Reflective Practices among Language Arts Teachers: The Use of Weblogs

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    Ray, Beverly B.; Coulter, Gail A.

    2008-01-01

    Reflection is considered an important aspect of teacher practice. Researchers examined 21 teacher-created language arts blogs to determine whether randomly selected entries within the blogs demonstrated reflection on professional practice. In addition, entries were examined to determine the depth of reflective practice. The amount and depth of…

  15. Integrated English Language Arts Curriculum, Grades K-12.

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    Chatel, Regina G.

    Based on the philosophy that a high school graduate is a young person who has become a fluent communicator and reflective thinker whose knowledge and skills meet the high standards necessary to interact in a rapidly changing world, this language arts curriculum is designed to foster the development of literacy abilities by providing experiences in…

  16. 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;…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. Enhancing Students' Responses to Art through Qualitative Language

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    Tollifson, Jerry

    2011-01-01

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

  20. 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"…

  1. 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…

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

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    Combs, Martha, Ed.

    Articles in this yearbook cover a variety of topics in the field of language arts instruction, such as applying recent metacognition theory in reading instruction; using of journals, videotapes, and humor in the classroom; training reading teachers; and improving students' speaking and listening skills. Articles and their authors are as follows:…

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

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

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

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

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    Hekmatpanah, Lyra

    1993-01-01

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

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Visual Education and the Language Arts: Toward the Incorporation of Visual Concepts and Skills in the Secondary Language Arts Program.

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    Wood, David Robert

    The purpose of this study was to develop a rationale for and to organize sequences of visual education concepts and skills that could function as a part of a secondary language arts program embodying the approaches of James Moffett. The literature on visual education was studied to identify those factors related specifically to professional…

  11. ESL Students in the English/Language Arts Classroom. An Annotated Bibliography for the Regular English/Language Arts Teachers.

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    Soter, Anna O.; Yodzis, Linda

    This bibliography lists 43 citations of articles, reports, books, and chapters of interest to English and language arts teachers who teach both native and non-native speakers of English. The works cited include information on writing instruction, peer tutoring, student labeling and tracking, instructional materials, mismatch between home and…

  12. 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)

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

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    Rademaker, Adriaan

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Rademaker, Adriaan

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Eastman, Denise Nicole

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Literature circles book club for science and language arts

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bombard, Britain

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

  17. (Un)covering the Ideal: Investigating Exemplary Language Arts Teachers' Beliefs and Instruction of English Language Learners

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    Pass, Charlotte; Mantero, Miguel

    2009-01-01

    This study examined the self-reported strategies of exemplary language arts teachers during their day-to-day interactions with second language learners. Descriptive, case study methodology was used to reveal those strategies employed by exemplary secondary language arts teachers working in mainstream classrooms with limited English proficient…

  18. Art Integration and Cognitive Development

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    Baker, Dawn

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Integrating Physical Education and Language Arts: What Literature Do Physical Education Specialists Use, and How Are Physical Education and Language Arts Integrated?

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    Schumacher, Joy

    This study investigated the literature physical education (PE) specialists used and how they integrated PE and language arts. The researcher kept a journal to record books, poems, and ideas of ways to integrate to two disciplines. She sent a survey to 10 PE teachers that asked what books they used and how they integrated language arts and PE. She…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

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

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    Berney, Tomi D.; Alvarez, Rosalyn

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 =…

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

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    Rosenbusch, Marcia H., Ed.

    2000-01-01

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

  7. 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…

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

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    August, Diane; Artzi, Lauren; Barr, Christopher

    2016-01-01

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

  9. On Teaching the Language Arts to Culturally and Dialectally Different Children: Teaching the Teacher First.

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    Smith, William L.

    It is essential that language arts students in teacher education programs learn more than just facts about language, such as grammar, dialect, and so on. Future teachers must be taught how language, especially the child's language, affects the teacher, the child, and the child's achievement in school. These prospective teachers should learn what…

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

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    Eakle, A. Jonathan

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    O'Connor, Mary; And Others

    1993-01-01

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

  12. 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…

  13. Arts-Infused Learning in Middle Level Classrooms

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    Lorimer, Maureen Reilly

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Westphal, Laurie E.

    2007-01-01

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

  15. Math and ELA Meet at the Common Core

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    Gardner, Nancy S.; Smith, Nicole

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

  17. 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…

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

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    Michael, Gary; Sliger, Mary

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

  19. 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…

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Whitmer, Jean E.

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

  3. The Effect of Beginning Shorthand on Learning in Selected Language Arts Skills.

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    Johnson, Jack E.

    Eleventh-grade students from 11 high schools participated in this study of the effect of beginning shorthand on language arts skills. Pre- and posttests drawn from the California Achievement Test for Language Arts were administered to experimental groups and control groups in September and April of the 1974-75 academic year. Results indicated that…

  4. A Guide for Developing Language Arts Curricula (A Plan for Program Development). Bulletin No. 5.

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    Jungwirth, Martha, Ed.; And Others

    Designed for use by local schools in developing language arts programs, this guide presents a sequence of skill development for each of four areas of interest: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. The first part of the guide relates the principles of building a language arts program, discusses the development of communication skills, and…

  5. Causing Students to Choose More Language Arts Work: Enhancing the Validity of the Additive Interspersal Procedure

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    Meadows, Sadonya F.; Skinner, Christopher H.

    2005-01-01

    Research on the additive interspersal procedure was extended by exposing seventh-grade students to curricula-based (e.g., educationally valid) language arts assignments. In Experiment I, each student was given a control language arts assignment containing 20 discrete target items and an experimental assignment containing 24 equivalent target…

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

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

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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:…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. 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…

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

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    Bender-Slack, Delane; Young, Teresa

    2016-01-01

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

  12. 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…

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

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

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

  14. 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…

  15. Handbook for Language Arts; Grades Five and Six. Curriculum Bulletin, 1972-73 Series, No. 8.

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

    Developed around the concept that a modern language arts program is planned to help students use language and understand the nature of language, this curriculum guide for grades five and six offers pedagogical approaches to comprehending ideas through listening, observing, and reading, and to expressing ideas through speaking and writing. Sections…

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

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    Cahnmann, Melisa

    2006-01-01

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

  17. 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…

  18. Foreign Language in the Elementary School: The State of the Art. Language in Education: Theory and Practice 62.

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    Schinke-Llano, Linda

    This state-of-the-art review explores types of foreign language (FL) programs, the rationale for early FL study, research evidence, program development, evaluation issues, and areas for further development. Chapter 1 outlines the various types of early FL programs that have been implemented, such as foreign language experience (FLEX) programs,…

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

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    DeBoer, George; Carman, Elaine; Lazzaro, Christopher

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    1998-01-01

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

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Santeford, Deborah; Vidor, Constance

    2002-01-01

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

  3. The Art of Math

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    Kim, Una; Stabley, Angela

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Dulaney, Margaret Anne

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Davis, Susan J.; Johns, Jerry L.

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

  6. Teaching and Learning Language Arts: From Campus to Classroom and Back Again

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    Heller, Mary F.; Wood, Naomi J.; Shawgo, Mary

    2007-01-01

    Professional Development Schools (PDSs) can potentially affect the quality of teaching and learning of students in Grades K-16. The authors describe the collaborations among teacher education, arts and science, and K-12 classroom teacher faculties involved in a 5-year PDS partnership at Kansas State University. A 15-member language arts team…

  7. Early Childhood Language Arts: Meeting Diverse Literacy Needs through Collaboration with Families and Professionals. Second Edition.

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    Jalongo, Mary Renck

    Synthesizing information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education, this book underscores what is being emphasized in early childhood teacher accreditation programs--responding to the increasingly diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, working with parents…

  8. 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…

  9. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 10, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Kits 37-40 of the bilingual (Spanish-English) language arts strand present reading, language analysis, and creative expression activities similar to those found in earlier kits of this spiral curriculum. Basic theme of unit 10 for grade three is communities around the world. Focus, objective, and materials are listed for each activity; assessment…

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

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    Smutny, Joan Franklin

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

  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. 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…

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

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    Byfield, Lavern Georgia McLeary

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

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

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    Online Submission, 2004

    2004-01-01

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

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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

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    Crane, Jean; Rains, Annette

    1996-01-01

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

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

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    D'Amato, Laura; Small, Esther

    2003-01-01

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

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

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

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

  3. The Foreign Language Department in a Liberal Arts College.

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    Beyer, Thomas R., Jr.

    2001-01-01

    Highlights challenges faced by foreign language and literature department chairs. Suggests significant changes have occurred in the perception of language primarily as a skill or tool in support of other interests, in the growing implementation of technology, and in the changing faces of students. (Author/VWL)

  4. Tapping Potential: English and Language Arts for the Black Learner.

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    Brooks, Charlotte K., Ed.; And Others

    Intended for teachers of black students at all levels, this book presents teaching approaches and methods that are known to be appropriate for blacks and that are based on both research and practice in the areas of language, reading, writing, and literature. Among the topics discussed in the 43 essays are the following: (1) language and the…

  5. 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…

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

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    Graham, Carolyn

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

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

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

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

  8. 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…

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

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    Fry, Richard

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Chang, Mido; Singh, Kusum; Filer, Kimberly

    2009-01-01

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

  11. "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…

  12. 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…

  13. 2000 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts.

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    Language Arts, 2000

    2000-01-01

    Describes 30 children's books published in 1999 selected by the National Council of Teachers of English's Children's Literature Assembly as being notable for their potential to enhance language awareness and usage among children in grades K-8. (SR)

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

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    Chapman, Susan N.

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Lee, Kenneth Kong

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Ekiss, Gale Olp

    2005-01-01

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

  17. An Investigation of the Effects of Math Anxiety and Sex on Computer Attitudes.

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    Gressard, Clarice; Loyd, Brenda H.

    The effects of math anxiety and sex on computer anxiety, computer confidence, and computer liking were investigated with 161 junior high and high school language arts students; 119 community college mathematics students; and 76 college students residing in dormitories. The Computer Attitude Scale (Loyd and Gressard, 1984) was used to measure…

  18. Curriculum Design: Whole Language through Music and Art.

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    Mambo, Marjorie; Wheatley, Susan

    The pilot project described in this report involved the development of an integrated art and music curriculum model for elementary grades. In this discussion, an example of one integrated unit is described for each of grades one through six. The curriculum units are centered around literary or musical themes that incorporate a variety of…

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

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    Mathews, Sharleen; Sipe, Bonnie

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

  20. "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…

  1. 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…

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

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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)

  6. 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"…

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

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    Dover, Alison G.

    2016-01-01

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

  8. The Marriage of Clio and Shakespeare: Correlating Language Arts and Social Studies.

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    Carter, John Marshall

    Both literature teachers who take the time to teach historical background and history teachers who take the time to incorporate literature into their classes will help students to discover that life is multidimensional. Some practical activities are required to correlate language arts with social studies. One such activity involves assigning…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

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    Cawley, Carol; And Others

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. Reading Comprehension: Effects of Individualized, Integrated Language Arts as a Reading Approach with Struggling Readers

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    Thames, Dana G.; Reeves, Carolyn; Kazelskis, Richard; York, Kathleen; Boling, Charlotte; Newell, Kavatus; Wang, Ying

    2008-01-01

    This study examined the effects of individualized, integrated language arts as a reading approach on struggling readers' comprehension scores obtained from oral narrative, silent narrative, and silent expository passages at three levels: below-grade, on-grade, and above-grade levels. Students (N = 93) in grades four through eight, who were reading…

  15. 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.

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

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    Alvermann, Donna E.; Xu, Shelley Hong

    2003-01-01

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

  17. Identifying Methods for Implementing Differentiated Instruction in Middle School Language Arts/Reading Classes

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    Pierre, Linda

    2014-01-01

    Students enter school with a range of abilities and learning styles. Many of these diverse learners are in need of academic support and assistance from educators in reaching grade-level competency within the academic area of language arts/reading. Differentiation addresses the possibility of assisting each of these students academically. The…

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

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    Oldakowski, Timothy J.

    2011-01-01

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Mythic-Archetypal Methods for the Language Arts. Hot Topic Guide No. 54.

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    Stewart, Richard D., Comp.; Smith, Carl B., Ed.

    This "Hot Topic Guide" on mythic-archetypal methods for the language arts (which address students' inner lives to promote sharing of feelings, intuition, and imagery production in the classroom) is designed for implementation either in a workshop atmosphere or through individual study. Included are suggestions for using the guide as a professional…

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

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    Warpinski, Robert

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

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

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

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

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

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

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

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

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

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

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

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

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

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

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    Rochester Public Schools, Minn.

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

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

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    Doerfler-Dall, Mary

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

  10. Organizing and Managing the Language Arts Workshop: A Matter of Motion.

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    Kaufman, Douglas

    2001-01-01

    Takes the position that the organization and management of successful, progressive language arts programs play a role fundamentally different than the one they play in classrooms that might be called "traditional." Notes that in progressive classrooms, organization and management serve to promote and channel independent student movement, whereas…

  11. Language Arts Grades 8 and 9. Teacher Resource Manual. Integrated Occupational Program. Interim-1989 Curriculum.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    Developed to assist classroom teachers in implementing the Grades 8 and 9 Integrated Occupational Language Arts program, this teacher resource manual is intended for use as a practical planning and instructional tool and has been designed for a minimum of 150 hours of instruction at each grade level. It contains: further information about the…

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

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

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

  13. [The Corbett Report on Non-Graded Language Arts, Functional Mathematics Option, and Introductory Physical Science.

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    Blaser, John W.

    In order to meet the needs of the students in a small rural school (Corbett High School in Oregon), 3 projects have been instituted which are geared to individual student interest, vocational choice, and ability. The first project, a non-graded language arts program, was developed by existing staff. Students in grades 9 through 12 are grouped by…

  14. 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…

  15. Patterns of Rhetorical Organization in Canadian and American Language Arts Textbooks: An Exploratory Study

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    Shi, Ling; Kubota, Ryuko

    2007-01-01

    In order to examine the value of explicating genre and rhetorical rules for teaching, this study explores the level of consistency between the linear, deductive discourse pattern recommended for school writing and the actual structure of reading materials selected from seventh- and eighth-grade English language arts textbooks. We focus on 25…

  16. A Theoretical Model for Integrating Language Arts and Locomotor Movement Skills.

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    Kurth, R. J.; Palmer, R. M.

    Body movement can be successfully integrated with language arts skills through the following six-step model: (1) begin with the auditory channel (chant the poem to the child and emphasize the sounds); (2) add rhythm (clap the beat, stressing the accents); (3) add movement (watch the execution); (4) add meaning (discuss each phrase, and use imagery…

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

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    Goodman, Yetta M.

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

  1. Are Texas' English Language Arts and Reading Standards College Ready? Issues & Answers. REL 2010-091

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    Rolfhus, Eric; Cook, Gary; Brite, Jessica L.; Hartman, Jenifer

    2010-01-01

    This study compares alignment of the ACT and the American Diploma Project (ADP) national college readiness standards sets with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English language arts and reading (TEKS ELAR) standards for grades 9-12 and analyzes their cognitive complexity. It finds that a majority of the content in the ACT and ADP…

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

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    Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Assaf, Lori Czop

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Murphy, Jo-Anne

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

  4. Elementary Core Curriculum Standards, Levels K-6, Reading/Language Arts. Revised.

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    Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

    This paper presents the revised Core Curriculum standards (the essential ideas, concepts, and skills) for the K-6 reading language arts required of students in Utah. It notes that the Core should be taught with respect for differences in learning styles, learning rates, and individual capabilities without losing sight of the common goals.…

  5. Rationale and Content for English-Language Arts. Survey of Academic Skills: Grade 12. Preliminary Edition.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    As a preliminary version of the rationale and content for the English-language arts portion of the "Survey of Academic Skills: Grade 12," this booklet describes elements of the new reading and editing tests to be used to complement a direct writing assessment in this part of the 1987-88 California Assessment Program (CAP). After a brief…

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

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    Evans, Michael A.; Gracanin, Denis

    2009-01-01

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

  7. 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…

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

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    Fabienke, Shonika

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Mental Health Stigma Prevention: Pilot Testing a Novel, Language Arts Curriculum-Based Approach for Youth

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    Weisman, Hannah L.; Kia-Keating, Maryam; Lippincott, Ann; Taylor, Zachary; Zheng, Jimmy

    2016-01-01

    Background: Researchers have emphasized the importance of integrating mental health education with academic curriculum. The focus of the current studies was "Mental Health Matters" (MHM), a mental health curriculum that is integrated with English language arts. It is taught by trained community member volunteers and aims to increase…

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

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    McCormick, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Lefkowits, Judith W.

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

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

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    Ratliff, Gerald Lee

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

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

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    VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Johnsen, Susan K.

    2016-01-01

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

  18. Confessions of a Canon-Loving Multiculturalist. School Reform and the Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Fairbrother, Anne

    2000-01-01

    Bitter ideological battles exist over hegemonic control of classroom exchange in high school language arts classes. Discusses the debate over the selection of literature that students will read, noting the influence of the dominant culture, the resistance to inclusion of multicultural literature in these classrooms, and the importance of promoting…

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

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    Borthwick, Arlene Grambo

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

  20. Computer-Assisted Instruction in Mathematics and Language Arts for Deaf Students.

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    Suppes, Patrick; Fletcher, John Dexter

    The Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University has operated a three-year computer-assisted instruction (CAI) network for hearing-impaired or deaf students; the effectiveness of the two main curricula in the program, elementary mathematics and language arts, was evaluated. The computer network spans the United…

  1. [The Computing Teacher. Selected Articles on the use of Microcomputers in Language Arts Instruction.

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    Computing Teacher, 1985

    1985-01-01

    This document consists primarily of a compilation of nine articles, on the use of microcomputers in language arts instruction, that have been extracted from 1983-1985 issues of the journal "The Computing Teacher". Also included are various software reviews from the same period. The articles include: "Keyboarding Skills: Elementary, My Dear?"…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. A Working Paper on Teaching Language Arts Skills to Disadvantaged Children.

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    Galloway, Elizabeth B.; Gray, Gordon W.

    This document defines culturally disadvantaged students as those students who have not had the environmental advantages that middle-class students have enjoyed, although not all such children are from homes of the poor. In viewing the research in the teaching of language arts skills to the culturally deprived, certain generalizations emerged. Some…

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

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    Cardarelli, Aldo F.

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

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

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

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2016-01-01

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

  9. 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…

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

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    Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Roberts, Patricia L.

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

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

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    Jackson, Tambra O.

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Minimum Performance Test: Language Arts Grade 3, Item Specifications. Blue Prints for Testing.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Developed as part of the Arkansas Minimum Performance Testing Program (MPT), these item specifications relate to the third grade language arts minimum performance test. There is one item specification for each instructional objective included in the MPT. Item specifications are intended to provide an overview of the general content and format of…

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

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    Meehan, Anna, Comp.

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

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

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    Monaco, James

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

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

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    Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas; Flood, James

    1999-01-01

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

  19. The Creation and Support of Dialogic Discourse in a Language Arts Classroom

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    Sosa, Teresa; Sullivan, Mary Pat

    2013-01-01

    This exploratory study examined the complexity and interrelatedness of dialogic discourse, disciplinary literacy, and the social environment necessary for student learning. Taking place in an urban school in a large Midwestern city, analysis of three 8th grade language arts lessons indicated that dialogic discussion was sustained and supported by…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Kiefer, Barbara, Comp.

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

  2. Language Arts & Science Sample Career Education Activities, Grades 7-12. Community Resources.

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    Marion County Educational Service District, Salem, OR.

    Designed to infuse career education with language arts and science, these teacher-developed activities for grades 7-12 are based on one of seven teacher competencies identified by an Oregon task force (see CE 019 665 for the project description). The activities in this document are based on teacher competency number 3: help students identify and…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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

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    George, Marshall; Pope, Carol; Reid, Louann

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Morrison, Kathy; Dittrich, Tina

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

  8. Survival Skills Curriculum in Language Arts for 0-4 Level Adult Basic Education Student.

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    Leopold, Joan Y.; Anstine, Carolyn G.; Greene, Margaret P.

    A project was undertaken to develop a realistic survival skills curriculum in language arts for adult basic education (ABE) students that could be used with predischarge residents in institutions for mentally ill individuals in Pennsylvania. After identifying 28 predischarge residents at the Harrisburg State Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,…

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

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    Colwell, Jamie; Hutchison, Amy C.

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Armistead, M. Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

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

  11. 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

  12. Singapore Math

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

    2009-01-01

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

  13. 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)

  14. 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…

  15. Where's the Math?

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    Texas Child Care, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Offers examples of materials and activities that promote and guide math-learning opportunities in all areas of the classroom. Materials and activities relate to: (1) art center; (2) science and discovery center; (3) blocks; (4) library and writing centers; (5) music and movement; (6) manipulatives; (7) dramatic play; (8) outdoor play; and (9)…

  16. 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

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

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    Van de Cavey, Joris; Hartsuiker, Robert J

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Greenwell, Sabrina Marie

    2009-01-01

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. Believing the Truth IS Out There: A Science and Math School Uses Language as the Heart of Its Curricular Connections.

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    Thompson, Michael

    1997-01-01

    Describes how the popular TV show "X-Files" was used as a model to develop an in-depth semester-length project, in which 10th graders integrated history, math, science, and English as they worked in investigative teams to develop evidence dossiers, memos, and presentations following stringent requirements yet allowing students considerable freedom…

  2. Oral Language and Reading: Papers Collected from the 1967 Spring Institutes on the Elementary Language Arts.

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    Walden, James, Ed.

    This book deals with the topics of how oral language is related to reading and how the English teacher can effectively exploit this relationship. The contents of the book are papers from the 1967 NCTE spring institutes for elementary teachers and supervisors. Walter J. Moore examines the role of the reading teacher and points out the value of this…

  3. 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…

  4. Culture and math.

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    Tcheang, Lili

    2014-01-01

    Cultural differences have been shown across a number of different cognitive domains from vision, language, and music. Mathematical cognition is another domain that is an integral part of modern society and because there are a fixed number of ways in which many math operations can be performed, it is also an apposite tool for cultural comparisons. This discussion examines the literature on mathematical processing in accordance with culture, summarizing the brain regions involved across various mathematical tasks. In doing so, we provide a clear picture of the anatomical similarities and differences between cultures when performing different math tasks. This information is useful to explore the possibility of enhancement of mathematical skills, where different strategies may be applicable in accordance with culture. It also contributes to the evolutionary development of different math skills and the growing theory that anatomical and behavioral studies must account for the cultural identity of their sample.

  5. Culture and math.

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    Tcheang, Lili

    2014-01-01

    Cultural differences have been shown across a number of different cognitive domains from vision, language, and music. Mathematical cognition is another domain that is an integral part of modern society and because there are a fixed number of ways in which many math operations can be performed, it is also an apposite tool for cultural comparisons. This discussion examines the literature on mathematical processing in accordance with culture, summarizing the brain regions involved across various mathematical tasks. In doing so, we provide a clear picture of the anatomical similarities and differences between cultures when performing different math tasks. This information is useful to explore the possibility of enhancement of mathematical skills, where different strategies may be applicable in accordance with culture. It also contributes to the evolutionary development of different math skills and the growing theory that anatomical and behavioral studies must account for the cultural identity of their sample. PMID:24090438

  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. Parrot Math.

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    O'Brien, Thomas C.

    1999-01-01

    Parrot math (memorization) seeks to control children through external rewards and punishments, rather than harness their intelligence and curiosity. Recent standardized test results document parrot math's failure. Activities-based approaches, supported by a constructivist philosophy (involving classifying, inferring, generalizing, and…

  8. 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…

  9. 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)

  10. Critical Literacies: Negotiating Powerful and Pleasurable Curricula--How Do We Foster Critical Literacy through English Language Arts?

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    Comber, Barbara

    All over the world educators work towards social justice in a variety of classroom projects. How might teachers of English language arts be informed by this variety of projects--all of which involve young people and their teachers exploring relationships between language and power? Theoretically, protagonists of critical literacies have many…

  11. Asia and Australia: Language Arts around the World, Volume III. Cross Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.

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    Fuchs, Lucy

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)

  15. Into the Curriculum. Art: A Path to Monet--Following in Linnea's Footsteps [and] Reading/Language Arts: Legends about Humanity's Acquisition of Fire [and] Reading/Language Arts: Analytical Book Reviews [and] Science/Art: Build a Beautiful Butterfly [and] Science: Life Processes of Plants [and] Social Studies: Community Helpers: Fire Fighters.

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    Schultis, Cathy; Troisi, Andrea; Vidor, Constance; Rostek, Andrea; Linsky, Melissa Carruthers

    1998-01-01

    Presents six curriculum guides for art, language arts, reading, 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,…

  16. Elementary Teachers' Past Experiences: A Narrative Study of the Past Personal and Professional Experiences of Elementary Teachers Who Use Science to Teach Math and Reading

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    Acre, Andrea M.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated the experiences of four elementary teachers who have elected to use science to teach math and reading/language arts in an attempt to identify what motivates them to do so. Identifying what experiences have motivated these teachers to go against the gain and teach elementary science in this current era of…

  17. Relationship between the TCAP and the Pearson Benchmark Assessment in Elementary Students' Reading and Math Performance in a Northeastern Tennessee School District

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    Dugger-Roberts, Cherith A.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there was a relationship between the TCAP test and Pearson Benchmark assessment in elementary students' reading and language arts and math performance in a northeastern Tennessee school district. This study involved 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The study focused on the following…

  18. The Relationship between Music and Visual Arts Formal Study and Academic Achievement on the Eighth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Test

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    Baker, Richard Allen, Jr.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the policy implications allowing administrators to exempt a student from required arts instruction if the student obtained unsatisfactory scores on the high-stake state mandated tests in English and mathematics. This study examined English language arts and math test scores for 37,222 eighth grade students…

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

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    Moore, S. W.; Rogerson, T. M.; Chambers, L. H.; Fischer, J. D.; Oots, P. C.; Lewis, P. M.

    2009-12-01

    Science can serve as an authentic motivational and instructional vehicle for instruction in language arts. Two NASA educational outreach programs provide ample opportunity for strengthening vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills, through the integration of authentic activities and scenarios in the context of a real-time NASA mission. The NASA CERES Students’ Cloud Observation On-Line (S’COOL) project is a hands-on project that supports NASA research on the Earth’s climate. Students are engaged in identifying cloud-types and levels and sending that information to NASA. If the students’ observations are within +/-15 minutes of the CERES satellite-based instrument passing over their location, this is designated as a “match”. The participating teacher is sent an e-mail asking the student-observers to consider the various aspects of the match, including the interpretation of a graphical aid, using the correct terminology to express level of agreement, and writing comments to describe their “matches”, all of which contribute to strengthening skills in language arts. To further integrate the language arts, the S’COOL website provides several teacher-authored on-line lessons that integrate reading skills, vocabulary, and composition. The Mentoring and inquiry using NASA Data on Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) project is a project to enable K-12 teaches and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the Earth from space. Opportunity for addressing literacy is integrated into several teacher-authored on-line lessons. Scenarios present students with a problem requiring the reading and comprehension of the scenario, understanding of terminology, the ability to read and understand a written technical procedure, and composition of related conclusions. In addition, students are provided opportunities to analyze a data-set and/or data plot, then

  20. 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.…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Primary Level A = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, primaria, nivel A.

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

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

  7. Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Primary Level C = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, primaria, nivel C. (Grade 1).

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

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

  8. 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)

  9. 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…

  10. Impacts of a Discussion-Based Academic Language Program on Classroom Interactions in 4th through 7th Grades

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    LaRusso, Maria; Jones, Stephanie M.; Kim, Ha Yeon; Kim, James; Donovan, Suzanne; Snow, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents an exploratory analysis of treatment-control differences in the quality of classroom interactions in 4th through 7th grade urban classrooms. Word Generation (WG) is a research-based academic language program for middle school students designed to teach novel vocabulary and literacy through language arts, math, science, and…

  11. 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

  12. Art.

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    Arviso, Kathern; And Others

    Designed as a helpful guide and "how-to-do-it" outline for those on the Navajo Reservation who work with children, this guide is arranged to offer quick reference and simple projects requiring the minimum of materials. The projects are designed to meet the Navajo child's art needs based on the belief that the art program of the elementary school…

  13. 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…

  14. Developing Professional Teacher Researchers: Transforming Language Learning through Discourse Analysis

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    Troiano, Beverly

    2012-01-01

    I conducted a two-year case study of a cohort of two middle school mainstream teachers, one a mathematics and science teacher and the other a language arts teacher, and one elementary teacher involved in the LSciMAct ("Transforming Literacy, Math and Science Through Participatory Action Research") professional development project. The…

  15. 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.

  16. Decision Making: An Imperative for Language Learning; Highlights of the Annual Language Arts Conference of Memphis State University (7th, Memphis, June 12-14, 1974).

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    Rakes, Thomas A., Ed.; Brotherton, Sophia, Ed.

    This document presents nine papers which were originally prepared for the 1974 Annual Language Arts Conference at Memphis State University. Included are: "Proxemics" by Dale F. Baltus; "Reading and Study Skill Hints for Intermediate and Secondary Teachers" by Stuart W. Bray; "A Reading Game License" by Flora C. Fowler; "Teach Kids to Think" by…

  17. Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts/Art: Using Amelia Bedelia Books to Teach Figurative and Literal Meanings [and] Reading/Language Arts/Mathematics: Create an Internet Pizza Cafe that Serves Pizza, Poetry, Technology, and More! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Finding Secret Words: Beginning Dictionary Skills [and] Science: What Big Teeth You Have! Alligators All Around [and] Science: Rube Goldberg and Simple Machines [and] Social Studies: Folklore--An Integrated Unit.

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    Wood, Eve; Maggi, Barbara Hall; Napier, Marion; Troisi, Andrea; Heiser, Pam; Rinehart, Sharon

    1998-01-01

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

  18. Into the Curriculum. Dramatics/Reading/Language Arts: Jellyfish Jiggle and More; Reading/Language Arts: Birthstone Folklore; Science: Jellyfish FAQ; Science: Minerals in Caves; Social Studies: Mapping the Oceans.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003

    2003-01-01

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

  19. 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)

  20. Situating Language Production within the Matrix of Human Cognition: The State of the Art in Language Production Research

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    Goldrick, Matthew; Costa, Albert; Schiller, Niels O.

    2008-01-01

    A summary of recent work in language production is presented, focusing on the "Third International Workshop on Language Production" (Chicago, USA, August 2006). The articles included in this special issue focus on three overlapping themes: language production in dialogue (Arnold; Costa, Pickering, & Sorace); multilingual language production (Costa…

  1. Pidgins and Creoles as Models of Language Change: The State of the Art.

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    McWhorter, John H.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the interface between language change and Creole studies. Discusses the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis, the Creole continuum, Creoles and grammaticalization, theoretic syntax, creole prototypes, and second language acquisition and language change. (Author/VWL)

  2. 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)…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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)…

  6. Correlation between Grades 4th, 8th, and 11th English Language Arts Scores and High School Graduation

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    Parese, Errin C.

    2014-01-01

    The focus of this research was on students' low graduation rate in a New York State high school, investigating a possible correlation between students' longitudinal English Language Arts (ELA) exams and their graduation status. In the 2010-11 school year, 25% of the students at the high school of study failed to graduate, a rate which was 5% lower…

  7. The Relationship between English Language Arts Teachers' Use of Instructional Strategies and Young Adolescents' Reading Motivation, Engagement, and Preference

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    Varuzza, Michelle; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert; Blake, Brett Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Conducted at 10 schools in four communities, this study investigated relationships of young adolescents' reading motivation, reading preference, and reading engagement as influenced by their English Language Arts teachers' use of instructional strategies. Students in eight sixth grade (N = 196) and nine seventh grade (N = 218) classes completed a…

  8. In the Curriculum. Health: Mental Agility and Memory; Reading/Language Arts: The Writer/Reader Connection; Science: Stars.

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    Robinson, Alice A.

    2003-01-01

    Provides six library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in health, science, language arts, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills and curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation guidelines, and follow-up activities. (AEF)

  9. Handbook for Language Arts: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades One and Two. Curriculum Bulletin, 1965-66 Series No. 8.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.

    This handbook for pre-kindergarten through grade 2, one of a series of five language arts guides being developed (see also TE 000 798), specifies materials in listening, speaking, writing, reading, and literature. The program is aimed at urban children and attempts to provide for student differences by suggesting ways to adapt instruction and…

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

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    Venzen, Marc A.

    2011-01-01

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

  11. "You Get to Be Yourself": Visual Arts Programs, Identity Construction and Learners of English as an Additional Language

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    Wielgosz, Meg; Molyneux, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Students learning English as an additional language (EAL) in Australian schools frequently struggle with the cultural and linguistic demands of the classroom while concurrently grappling with issues of identity and belonging. This article reports on an investigation of the role primary school visual arts programs, distinct programs with a…

  12. 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…

  13. Students' Perceptions of Teachers' Abilities to Provide Certain Facilitative Conditions and Their Relationship to Language Arts Achievement Gains.

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    Robinson, Edward Hamilton

    This study sought to determine whether students who perceived their teachers as more effectively providing facilitative conditions (warmth, empathy, genuineness, and concreteness) achieved greater language arts gains than did students who perceived their teachers as being less facilitative. A statistically significant difference was found in…

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

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    Dobson, Teresa

    2002-01-01

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

  15. 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…

  16. Failing to Meet the Standards: The English Language Arts Test for Fourth Graders in New York State

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    Hill, Clifford

    2004-01-01

    This article examines two kinds of problems associated with the English Language Arts test at the fourth-grade level in New York State: (1) problems that inhere in the test itself and (2) problems associated with its use. As for the test itself, three kinds of problems are analyzed: (1) the use of multiple-choice tasks to assess reading…

  17. Analysis of the Language Arts Comprehension Curriculum: Grades 1-5. Research Report No. 87-19.

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    Griffith, Priscilla L.

    This report examines student performance on a test composed of items developed to be aligned with the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Language Arts Comprehension Curriculum. The report contains a data analysis section that explains the relationship between two basic concepts of the Rasch measurement model, item difficulty and student…

  18. ''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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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

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    Crossett, Becky F.; And Others

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

  2. Constructing Exemplary Practice in the Teaching of Writing and Professional English Language Arts Standards: Implications for Novice Special Education Teachers

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    Hardy, Sandra L.

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative dissertation research explored the case studies of four novice special education teachers who were the primary instructors for English language arts for students in grades three through eight with an I.E.P. This study addressed the teachers' perspectives, beliefs, practices, and related induction needs concerning their…

  3. Improving Preservice Elementary Teachers' Attitudes and Knowledge Concerning the Use of Science as a Contest Vehicle for Language Arts Instruction.

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    Steinruck, Yvonne Siu; Hungerford, Harold R.

    This study was designed to measure preservice teachers' confidence concerning interdisciplinary strategy, competence in using science as a content vehicle for teaching Reading/Language Arts (R/LA), and knowledge of components critical for integrating science and R/LA instruction. Elementary and/or special education juniors and seniors from three…

  4. Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards: A Literacy Practices Approach for 6-12 Classrooms

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    Beach, Richard; Thein, Amanda Haertling; Webb, Allen

    2012-01-01

    As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and…

  5. Letting the Text Take Center Stage: How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction

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    Shanahan, Timothy

    2013-01-01

    With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts. To that end, teachers will need to support students in paying closer attention to such texts. Instead of focusing on pre-reading activities…

  6. Teachers' Needs and Predesigned Instructional Practices: An Analysis of a Reading/Language Arts Coursebook for a Second Grade Class

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    Ajayi, Lasisi

    2005-01-01

    Coursebooks are an indispensable tool of the language arts instruction in elementary schools across California State. They are designed for teachers with precise indications of instructional practices, classroom social and participatory structures. However, these pre-designed practices are hardly evaluated for their appropriateness to meet…

  7. Teacher as "Shape-Shifter": Exploring the Intersection of New Times and the Teaching of English Language Arts

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    Hallman, Heidi L.

    2015-01-01

    This article explores how the current era in which we live, "New Times," a term used to characterize the changing social, economic, and technological conditions of our current era, both affords and constrains the identities of future teachers. The case of Anna Cunningham, a pre-service English language arts teacher, is highlighted as a…

  8. 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…

  9. The Diffusion of Innovations in Education: A Study of Secondary English Language Arts Teachers' Classroom Technology Integration

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    Thayer, Kelly Keener

    2013-01-01

    This study explored secondary English Language Arts teachers' experiences using digital technologies in their classrooms, as presented in two key journals in the English Education field: the "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy" ("JAAL"), sponsored by the International Reading Association, and "English…

  10. 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)…

  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. 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…

  13. The Impact of Online and Traditional Homework on the Attitudes, Achievement, and Learning Styles of Sixth Grade Language Arts Students

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    Nordstrom, Hope McGee

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the use of online homework as one way to bridge the gap between how students live and the diverse ways they learn by focusing on the attitudes, academic achievement, and learning styles of sixth grade language arts students. Students in the treatment group completed online homework, while the control group…

  14. 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)…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. What Teachers Want: A Statewide Survey of Reading and English Language Arts Teachers' Instructional Materials, Preferences, and Practices

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    Lenski, Susan; Larson, Mindy; McElhone, Dot; Davis, Dennis S.; Lauritzen, Carol; Villagómez, Amanda; Yeigh, Maika; Landon-Hays, Melanie; LeJeune, Marie; Scales, W. David

    2016-01-01

    This study reports the results of a survey of a representative sample of 1,206 elementary reading and English Language Arts teachers in Oregon to learn (1) what materials are currently being used, (2) what materials teachers would prefer, and (3) what instructional practices teachers use. Qualitative data included 365 comments and 34 interviews…

  19. Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

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    Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects ("the Standards") are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and…

  20. State of the Art of Language Learning Design Using Mobile Technology: Sample Apps and Some Critical Reflection

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    Bárcena, Elena; Read, Timothy; Underwood, Joshua; Obari, Hiroyuki; Cojocnean, Diana; Koyama, Toshiko; Pareja-Lora, Antonio; Calle, Cristina; Pomposo, Lourdes; Talaván, Noa; Ávila-Cabrera, José; Ibañez, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna; Jordano, María; Arús-Hita, Jorge; Rodríguez, Pilar; Castrillo, María Dolores; Kétyi, Andras; Selwood, Jaime; Gaved, Mark; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, experiences from different research groups illustrate the state-of-the-art of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (henceforth, MALL) in formal and non-formal education. These research samples represent recent and on-going progress made in the field of MALL at an international level and offer encouragement for practitioners who are…

  1. 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…

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

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    Falk, Ylva; Bardel, Camilla

    2010-01-01

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

  3. Into the Curriculum. Art: Web Page Design with "The Wizard of Oz" [and] Family Living: What I'm Going to do on My Summer Vacation [and] Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Suitcases Packed [and] Reading/Language Arts/Music: Traveling across America [and] Social Studies: Learning about America's Patriotic Symbols.

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    Wallace, Kimberly; Hostetler, Linda; Cuthbertson, Gail Beth; Wright, Kay

    1998-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. Improving Language Arts Assessment of Language Minority Students in Cooperative Learning Settings. Project 2.1. Designs for Assessing Individual and Group Problem Solving. Report of Preliminary Study on Cultural and Linguistic Influences on Group Interaction during Problem Solving.

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    Duran, Richard; Szymanski, Margaret

    Ensuring that new forms of assessment are fair and valid for language minority students is essential for research on assessing the performance of Latino language minority elementary school students engaged in a cooperative learning language arts curriculum in Spanish and English. Strategies for developing performance assessments are described, and…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  7. 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.

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

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

    2014-02-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Taking Math Anxiety out of Math Instruction

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    Shields, Darla J.

    2007-01-01

    To take math anxiety out of math instruction, teachers need to first know how to easily diagnose it in their students and second, how to analyze causes. Results of a recent study revealed that while students believed that their math anxiety was largely related to a lack of mathematical understanding, they often blamed their teachers for causing…

  12. Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action

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    Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    Why should your school have a Family Math Night?: (1) Help students learn essential math concepts; (2) Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and (3) Promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)

  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. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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;…

  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. An Approach to Teaching Language Arts in the First Year at School.

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    Gow, Marilyn

    1983-01-01

    Describes a language program for first-grade students incorporating the following strands: writing, poetry, reading, group cloze activities, the Scott Foresman Reading Scheme, recreational reading, handwriting, phonics, and language games. (MM)

  1. 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…

  2. "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…

  3. 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.

  4. Experimental Effects of Word Generation on Vocabulary, Academic Language, and Perspective Taking in High Poverty Middle Schools

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    Jones, Stephanie M.; Kim, James; LaRusso, Maria; Kim, Ha Yeon; Selman, Robert; Uccelli, Paola; Barnes, Sophie; Donovan, Suzanne; Snow, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    Word Generation (WG) is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program consists of weekly units that introduce 5 high-utility target words through brief passages designed to spark active examination and discussion of contemporary…

  5. "I'm a Writer. But I'm an Artist, Too. Look at My Artist's Notebook": Developing Voice through Art and Language

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    Leigh, S. Rebecca

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines how elementary children develop voice in a classroom where art and language have equal import from four different contexts: group, guided, table, and independent shares. Specifically, this paper highlights one child in particular: Rebecca, a writer who discovers art as a way of knowing and develops a greater appreciation for…

  6. Alternative Assessment of Performance in the Language Arts: What Are We Doing Now? Where Are We Going? Proceedings of a National Symposium (Bloomington, Indiana, August 27, 1990).

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    Smith, Carl B., Ed.

    This book presents the complete proceedings (written presentations as well as transcriptions of oral presentations and group discussions) of a national symposium on alternative assessment in the language arts. Oral presentation titles are: "Current Issues in Alternative Assessment" (Roger Farr); "Whole Language and Evaluation: Some Grounded Needs,…

  7. Towards a Well-Being Focussed Language Pedagogy: Enabling Arts-Based, Multilingual Learning Spaces for Young People with Refugee Backgrounds

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    Frimberger, Katja

    2016-01-01

    The following article explores the conceptual background and pedagogical realities of establishing a well-being focussed language pedagogy in the context of an informal educational event called "Language Fest". The event was organised as part of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded large grant project "Researching…

  8. Science education reform in an elementary school: An investigation of collaboration and inquiry in a school with an emphasis on language arts and fine arts

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    Martini, Mariana

    This investigation was framed within the science education reform, which proposes to change the way science is taught and promotes the implementation of inquiry-based teaching approaches. The implementation of inquiry science teaching represents a move away from traditional didactic teaching styles, a transition that requires change in the assumptions underlying the philosophy of traditional science instruction. Another theme in the reform literature is the establishment of collaboration between teachers and researchers or scientists as a way to implement reform practices. Situated within this reform climate, this research aimed to investigate science education at an elementary school with a history of implementing reform ideas in the areas of language arts and fine arts. I employed an ethnographic methodology to examine the nature of a teacher-researcher relationship in the context of the school's culture and teachers' practices. The findings indicate that change was not pervasive. Reform ideas were implemented only in the areas of language arts and fine arts. Situated within a district that promoted an accountability climate, the school disregarded science education and opposed the use of constructivist-based pedagogies, and did not have a strong science program. Since science was not tested, teachers spent little (if any) time teaching science. All participants firmly perceived the existence of several barriers to the implementation of inquiry: (a) lack of time: teachers spent excessive time to prepare students for tests, (b) nature of science teaching: materials and set preparation, (c) lack of content knowledge, (d) lack of pedagogical content knowledge, and (e) lack of opportunities to develop professional knowledge. In spite of the barriers, the school had two assets: an outdoor facility and two enthusiastic teachers who were lead science teachers, in spite of the their lack of content and pedagogical science knowledge. Collaboration between the researcher

  9. Chinese Language Study in American Higher Education: State of the Art. Language in Education: Theory and Practice. No. 30.

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    Eddy, Peter A.; And Others

    A study was undertaken in order to provide current data and comprehensive information about Chinese language instruction in United States higher education. This report is based on the responses to a survey in 1979. In addition to the discussion of the survey responses, an examination of changes that have taken place since a previous report in 1969…

  10. Using a Networked Mac Lab To Facilitate Learning in Art, Foreign Languages, and English.

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    Brutchin, Patricia; And Others

    These presentations examine the use of a new Macintosh Lab in Commercial Art Technology, Spanish, and English Composition classes at Clark State Community College. The first paper describes the Commercial Art Technology program at the college, highlighting the use of the Mac Lab installed in September 1993 and discussing the Electronic Publishing,…

  11. Mapping Disciplinary Values and Rhetorical Concerns through Language: Writing Instruction in the Performing and Visual Arts

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    Cox, Anicca

    2015-01-01

    Via interview data focused on instructor practices and values, this study sought to describe some of what performing and visual arts instructors do at the university level to effectively teach disciplinary values through writing. The study's research goals explored how relationships to writing process in visual and performing arts support…

  12. Math Achievement and Self-Efficacy of Linguistically and Ethnically Diverse High School Students: Their Relationships with English Reading and Native Language Proficiency

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    Son, Elena

    2015-01-01

    The under-preparation in math at the high school and college levels, as well as the low participation of ethnically and linguistically diverse individuals in STEM fields are concerning because their preparation for work in these areas is essential for the U.S. to remain competitive in the innovative knowledge economy. While there is now a…

  13. 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…

  14. Handbook for Language Arts: Grades Three and Four. Curriculum Bulletin, 1969-70 Series, No. 6.

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

    This curriculum guide is intended to aid teachers and supervisors in elementary schools by providing them with practical, specific information on how to help children learn the nature of the English language, organize and express their own ideas, and use language to acquire knowledge. An overview of the program for grades 3 and 4 indicates methods…

  15. State-of-the-Art in the Development of the Lokono Language

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    Rybka, Konrad

    2015-01-01

    Lokono is a critically endangered Northern Arawakan language spoken in the pericoastal areas of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana). Today, in every Lokono village there remains only a small number of elderly native speakers. However, in spite of the ongoing language loss, across the three Guianas as well as in the Netherlands, where a…

  16. Spanish Language Materials for the Spanish Speaker: An Overview of the State of the Art.

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    Clarkson, William M.

    The field of Spanish language instruction for bilingual Chicanos has been an area of pedagogical neglect within most college and university language departments. In the past, teachers wishing to implement a significant modification in their approach and methodology found the task virtually impossible because of a scarcity of commercially prepared…

  17. Language Testing: The State of the Art. An Online Interview with James Dean Brown

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    Brown, James Dean; Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

    2015-01-01

    In this interview, JD Brown reflects on language testing/assessment. He suggests that language testing can be seen as a continuum with hard core positivist approaches at one end and post modernist interpretive perspectives at the other, and also argues that norm referencing (be it proficiency, placement, or aptitude testing) and criterion…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Word-Problem-Solving Strategy for Minority Students at Risk for Math Difficulties

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    Kong, Jennifer E.; Orosco, Michael J.

    2016-01-01

    Minority students at risk for math difficulties (MD) struggle with word problems for various reasons beyond procedural or calculation challenges. As a result, these students require support in reading and language development in addition to math. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a math comprehension strategy based on a…

  1. Art: An International Language for the Year of the Child. . .and Always.

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    Eliott, Marion L.

    1979-01-01

    Since 1976, the students of Yuma District #1, Arizona, have been participating in an art exchange project with schools in many other countries, as a way of developing international understanding. (SJL)

  2. Advanced Math Equals Career Readiness. Math Works

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    The equation is simple: No matter their background, students who take challenging math courses in high school get better jobs and earn more money throughout their entire lives. This paper stresses that: (1) Higher-level math opens doors for any and all postsecondary programs and keeps it open for advancement beyond entry-level jobs; and (2)…

  3. Math and Beyond.

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    Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA.

    THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: MATH AND BEYOND is a schoolwide math incentive program designed to encourage students--and their parents--to investigate and explore the world of mathematics beyond those experiences provided during the school day. The program focuses on experiences and activities in seven different areas of math:…

  4. Solving America's Math Problem

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    Vigdor, Jacob

    2013-01-01

    Concern about students' math achievement is nothing new, and debates about the mathematical training of the nation's youth date back a century or more. In the early 20th century, American high-school students were starkly divided, with rigorous math courses restricted to a college-bound elite. At midcentury, the "new math" movement sought,…

  5. Using Math Menus

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2016-01-01

    Math education consultant Marilyn Burns finds that teachers ask her the same three questions so often she's named them "The Big Three": What can I do with students who finish their math work more quickly?, How can I free up time to work with kids who need extra help?, and How can I differentiate math learning experiences? Burns, who…

  6. Math Skills Assessment

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    Hartel, R. W.; Adem, M.

    2004-01-01

    A math review exam, written and administered in conjunction with the Quantitative Assessment Program at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, is used at the beginning of the 1st food engineering course to evaluate math skills needed for successful completion of the course. Students who do not score well on the math exam are targeted for individual…

  7. 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)

  8. Integrated, Independent and Individual Learning Activities, First and Second Grades. Summer Learning Activities, Second and Third Grades. Boston-Northampton Language Arts Program, ESEA - 1965, Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.

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    Baldwin, Virginia

    The purpose of this document is to help teachers stimulate children and provide successful learning experiences in order to develop positive self-concepts. Part I contains lists of suggestions of activities for unsupervised work at the following centers: (1) language, (2) chalk, (3) math, (4) measuring, (5) music, (6) games, toys, and puzzles, (7)…

  9. 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)

  10. Computer Based Technology and the Language/Liberal Arts: Stepping into the Electronic Universe.

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    Adams, Dennis M.

    The need for the liberal arts curriculum to incorporate new technology in order for education to reach its potential is examined in this paper, which also looks at the potential for computer-based telecommunications to extend continued education for professionals. A survey of applications of computer-based telecommunications in reading and writing…

  11. Limitations of Language: Developing Arts-Based Creative Narrative in Stories of Teachers' Identities

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    Leitch, Ruth

    2006-01-01

    This paper is based on a multidimensional study employing a heuristic methodology termed "creative narrative" that combines arts-based methods with narrative inquiry. Six female teachers' narratives of identity are explored through artistic, visual images to illuminate if and how they story "unconscious". The creative narratives, illuminated…

  12. 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…

  13. Man and His Environment: To Perceive and to React: Language Arts. 5111.13.

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    Bermudez, Lynne L.

    A course which is an investigation and appraisal of prose, poetry, fine arts, and music which reflects the environment's effect on man or man's effect on his environment is presented. Performance objectives include the following: (1) Students will formulate a definition of what constitutes man's environment; (2) Students will examine the reactions…

  14. Expressive Language and the Art of English Teaching: Theorizing the Relationship between Literature and Oral Narrative

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    Juzwik, Mary M.; Sherry, Michael B.

    2007-01-01

    How do teachers in diverse classrooms enact a transactional mode of literary response in their orchestration of classroom conversations about literature? This paper proposes that a theory of expressive language is central to answering this question and that the discourse genre of oral narratives may hold critical importance in accomplishing this…

  15. Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric: An Inquiry into the Art of Legal Language.

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    Ranney, Frances J.

    1999-01-01

    Describes research creating a feminist, rhetorical analysis of legal language by examining in detail both the "Plain English" and the "Law and Literature" movements. Examines legal texts that construct the "reasonable woman," asking how that hypothetical legal subject is construed by judicial discourse and what its impact may be on everyday…

  16. The Effects of Teacher Inquiry in the Bilingual Language Arts Classroom

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    Dresser, Rocio

    2007-01-01

    In the United States in the last few years, a considerable amount of attention has been given to literacy programs as a way to close the academic gap between English-only (EO) students and English language learners (ELL). Teacher education programs around the country have been dealing with issues of academic inequity for some time. There are no…

  17. An End to Foreign Languages, an End to the Liberal Arts

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    Corral, Will H.; Patai, Daphne

    2008-01-01

    Is foreign-language teaching at the college level simply a numbers game? Put another way, should administrators follow the feet of students as they make their wishes known by the courses they choose? Sure, if universities conceive of themselves as trade schools preparing their students for employment. If that is really the aim, administrators…

  18. ENGLISH AND THE LANGUAGE ARTS, A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR GRADES K-12.

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    Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.

    THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR GRADES K-12, ISSUED BY THE WYOMING STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, IS BUILT AROUND TWO MAIN IDEAS--(1) THAT A LASTING EDUCATION DEVELOPS DELIGHT IN GOOD READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING, AND (2) THAT LANGUAGE NOT ONLY COMMUNICATES OUR THOUGHTS AND IMPRESSIONS, BUT ALSO HELPS TO PRODUCE AND SHAPE THEM. THE…

  19. Service-Learning: Using the Language Arts to Make a Difference

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    Shanklin, Nancy

    2009-01-01

    The benefits of service-learning are numerous, and some are hard to come by any other way. Service-learning projects help teachers and students come together in new ways, demonstrate how language skills can help accomplish real-life tasks, and engage students in a way that spurs them to learn more thoroughly and quickly. The lessons can last a…

  20. 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.…