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Building An Effective Learning Environment For Chinese Language Learners, Wen-Yu Chang 2019 Utah State University

Building An Effective Learning Environment For Chinese Language Learners, Wen-Yu Chang

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This portfolio is a compilation of papers that the author originally wrote during her study in the program of Master of Second Language Teaching at Utah State University. While pursuing the Master’s degree, the author also served as an instructor, teaching assistant, and research assistant in the Chinese program. Thus, this work is framed by the author's personal reflection accumulated from her day-to-day teaching experiences and class observations.

The portfolio consists of three major sections: (1) teaching perspectives, (2) research perspectives, and (3) an annotated bibliography. With the aim to identify the elements of an effective and communicative ...


Annotated Literature Review - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke 2019 James Madison University

Annotated Literature Review - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This resource is a draft of a literature review composed by an undergraduate student and annotated by faculty and peer consultants at the James Madison University Writing Center (UWC). It points out the writer's key organizational choices, as well as the writer's adherence to common literature review conventions, like synthesizing sources. This resource appears on the UWC website.


Literature Reviews Overview - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke 2019 James Madison University

Literature Reviews Overview - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This handout provides an overview of the genre of literature reviews. It defines literature reviews, distinguishes between types of literature reviews, diagrams a typical literature review structure/organization, and includes advice on synthesizing sources. The product of a genre-focused professional development group for peer consultants at the James Madison University Writing Center (UWC), the handout now appears on the UWC website.


Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird 2019 Iowa State University

Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

To equalize access to science learning across genders and demographic groups, access to the disciplinary language of science is one place to start. The language of science is highly challenging and specialized, and difficulties acquiring this language contribute to disparities in science achievement across diverse student groups. This study used a pre-post design to analyze effectiveness of a brief classroom science vocabulary assessment designed to assess receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge across multiple sections of one 7th grade science teacher’s class. Vocabulary was selected and analysis conducted by an interdisciplinary research partnership including the science teacher, a literacy ...


Editorial Review Board Rh V.58 N.2, 2019 Western Michigan University

Editorial Review Board Rh V.58 N.2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

No abstract provided.


Examining Elementary Students' Purposeful And Ancillary Prior Knowledge Activation When Reading Grade Level Texts, Courtney Hattan, Daniel L. Dinsmore 2019 Illinois State University

Examining Elementary Students' Purposeful And Ancillary Prior Knowledge Activation When Reading Grade Level Texts, Courtney Hattan, Daniel L. Dinsmore

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Prior knowledge activation is a crucial component of reading comprehension. Previous studies have examined students’ prompted (or solicited) purposeful knowledge activation, which occurs when the explicit goal is to activate knowledge, as well as ancillary knowledge activation, which is when students indirectly use their prior knowledge to fill in gaps in the text, form an opinion, or question the author. However, little is known regarding elementary students’ unprompted (or unsolicited) purposeful and ancillary activation of prior knowledge while reading grade level texts. The purpose of the current study was to (a) examine differences between third and fifth grade students on ...


Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsey M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael McManus 2019 St. Catherine University

Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsey M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael Mcmanus

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In an era of increased accountability, it is important to understand how exemplary teachers navigate the demands placed on them by their schools, districts, and states in order to support student learning aligned with their beliefs of effective instruction. To understand these negotiations, tensions facing exemplary literacy teachers were examined through a qualitative interview study. Participants included nineteen experienced PK-6th grade teachers from across the U.S. Results of the study indicate that teachers experience discrepancies between their beliefs and state and local mandates, and they discuss a variety of strategies for negotiating these discrepancies. Findings suggest that schools can ...


The Impact Of External Audience On Second Graders' Writing Quality, Meghan K. Block, Stephanie L. Strachan 2019 Central Michigan University

The Impact Of External Audience On Second Graders' Writing Quality, Meghan K. Block, Stephanie L. Strachan

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The overarching purpose of writing is to communicate; as such, the intended audience is a critical consideration for writers. However, elementary school writing instruction commonly neglects the role of the audience. Typically, children are asked to compose a piece of text without a specific audience that is usually evaluated by the classroom teacher. Previous studies have found a relationship between audience specification and higher quality writing among older children; this study examines the impact of audience specification on young children’s writing. Using a within-subjects design, the study compared writing quality when second-grade students wrote for internal versus external audiences ...


Affective Variables And Motivation As Predictors Of Proficiency In English As A Foreign Language, Michaela Cocca, Armando Cocca 2019 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Affective Variables And Motivation As Predictors Of Proficiency In English As A Foreign Language, Michaela Cocca, Armando Cocca

Kinesiology Faculty Publications

English has become a key subject of educational systems worldwide. Thus, researchers have centered their attention on psychosocial processes that influence English proficiency in EFL settings. The aim of our study was to investigate the relation between affective variables, motivation and proficiency and assess which attitudinal/motivational domains can better predict English proficiency. Mini AMTB and English Proficiency test were employed to a sample of 354 university students. Our findings showed that students’ achievement was significantly associated with their motivational intensity, their attitude towards learning English and their desire to learn it, as well as with their opinion of English ...


Literature Review Rubric - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke 2019 James Madison University

Literature Review Rubric - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This rubric is based off of one used by the Engineering Department at James Madison University. It was adapted by Lucy Malenke, Laura (Schubert) Miller, Paul Mabrey, and Jared Featherstone to evaluate literature reviews written by Communications students as part of a study of tutor expertise in the James Madison University Writing Center.


The Effects Of The Vocabulary Scenario Technique- English Learner Peer Protocol On Ninth Grade English Learners Who Struggle With Literacy, Kimmerly Harrell 2019 University of Central Florida

The Effects Of The Vocabulary Scenario Technique- English Learner Peer Protocol On Ninth Grade English Learners Who Struggle With Literacy, Kimmerly Harrell

Dr. Kimmerly Harrell

Recent data have shown that only 34% of eighth graders and 37% of 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency (NAEP, 2015). A total of 21% of Hispanic eighth graders were reading at or above proficiency, and only 25% of Hispanic 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency. Of African-American students, 16% of eighth graders and 17% of 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency. In order for adolescents to become successful and productive adults, they need to acquire advanced literacy skills. Many of these demands require an education beyond high school (Rothman, 2012). Concern for English ...


The Talkabroad Case: Addressing Intercultural Communicative Competency In Fren311, Ana Conboy 2019 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Talkabroad Case: Addressing Intercultural Communicative Competency In Fren311, Ana Conboy

Forum Lectures

In fall 2017, the online interactive exchange platform, TalkAbroad, was integrated into the curriculum of Introduction to Contemporary French Culture (FREN311). Twelve students independently conducted three 30-minute conversations with native speakers from six different Francophone countries to discuss cultural dimensions, in conjunction with in-class activities. As a final assignment, students collaborated in pairs to analyze information gathered during the exchanges, and to create oral presentations about the country of their interlocutors. The project employs three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretational and Presentational), as described by the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It creates meaning in the classroom ...


Reflexión En La Apertura Del Xiv Congreso Latinoamericano Para El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y La Escritura 28 De Setiembre 2017, Guiselle Garbanzo Vargas 2019 Universidad de Costa Rica

Reflexión En La Apertura Del Xiv Congreso Latinoamericano Para El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y La Escritura 28 De Setiembre 2017, Guiselle Garbanzo Vargas

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

No abstract provided.


Cómo Mediar El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y Escritura A Través De Hacer Visible El Pensamiento, Angela K. Salmon 2019 Florida International University

Cómo Mediar El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y Escritura A Través De Hacer Visible El Pensamiento, Angela K. Salmon

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Este artículo se fundamenta en teorías que sugieren la importancia de nutrir el pensamiento para promover la lectura y la escritura. A través de ejemplos provenientes de experiencias de investigación acción en salones de clase, la autora da crédito a teorías científicas que sostienen la importancia de estimular el lenguaje oral como base para el desarrollo del lenguaje escrito. Por otro lado, se enfatiza la estrecha correlación entre lenguaje y pensamiento para reflexionar sobre la importancia de estimular el pensamiento para generar en el niño la necesidad de hacerlo visible a través del lenguaje oral y escrito. Se propone ...


Las Prácticas De Escritura Académica De Estudiantes De Psicología De Dos Universidades Públicas, María Eugenia Martínez Compeán, Gerardo Hernández Rojas, Maricela Vélez Espinosa 2019 Universidad Autónoma de México

Las Prácticas De Escritura Académica De Estudiantes De Psicología De Dos Universidades Públicas, María Eugenia Martínez Compeán, Gerardo Hernández Rojas, Maricela Vélez Espinosa

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Conocer las prácticas de escritura académica que realizan las distintas comunidades universitarias reviste particular importancia porque permite, por un lado, determinar las formas específicas en que cada comunidad disciplinar se comunica y genera el conocimiento y, por otro, facilita proponer una serie de medidas que promuevan la enculturación académica en los códigos, discursos y convenciones disciplinares, como una forma específica de alfabetización que las instituciones de educación superior deberían garantizar para que sus estudiantes puedan ser miembros activos de sus respectivas comunidades profesionales (Castelló, 2014). El objetivo del trabajo es indagar las prácticas de escritura que realizan los estudiantes ...


Desarrollo De La Lectura Comprensiva En El Programa De Estudio De Español De Primer Ciclo: Un Análisis Desde El Enfoque Psicolingüístico, María de los Ángeles Carpio Brenes 2019 Asociación Costarricense Consejo de Lectura

Desarrollo De La Lectura Comprensiva En El Programa De Estudio De Español De Primer Ciclo: Un Análisis Desde El Enfoque Psicolingüístico, María De Los Ángeles Carpio Brenes

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Este artículo de análisis documental tiene por objetivo establecer la concordancia entre el procedimiento para la enseñanza de la lectura comprensiva que propone el Programa de Estudios de Español de I Ciclo de la Educación General Básica (Ministerio de Educación Pública, 2014) y los niveles de procesamiento cognitivo para la lectura comprensiva que establece el enfoque psicolingüístico. La información se presenta en tres apartados: antecedentes, referentes teóricos, análisis comparativo y conclusiones. Del estudio se desprenden, como recomendaciones fundamentales, que el profesorado de primaria debe recibir capacitación sobre los procesos psicolingüísticos que intervienen en el aprendizaje de la lectura, y ...


Cuentos De Hadas En El Siglo Xxi, Vigencia En Medio De La Incertidumbre, Carlos Rubio Torres, Ana Coralia Fernández Arias 2019 Universidad Nacional / Universidad de Costa Rica

Cuentos De Hadas En El Siglo Xxi, Vigencia En Medio De La Incertidumbre, Carlos Rubio Torres, Ana Coralia Fernández Arias

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Se presenta, en este artículo, un acercamiento a la definición de los cuentos maravillosos o los cuentos de hadas. Tal como lo han confirmado estudiosos como Propp y Todorov, son textos que tienen su origen en la antigüedad. No se sabe, con certeza, dónde se narraron las versiones originales. Durante siglos se transmitieron por medio de la oralidad y fue hasta, aproximadamente, tres siglos que empezaron a difundirse, convertidos en escritura e impresos en libros. No solo son obras destinadas a la niñez pues representan características de todos los seres humanos. En el siglo XXI, los cuentos de hadas ...


Calidad De La Educación Y La Enseñanza De La Lectura Y La Escritura, Gilberto Alfaro Varela 2019 Asociación Costarricense Consejo de Lectura

Calidad De La Educación Y La Enseñanza De La Lectura Y La Escritura, Gilberto Alfaro Varela

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Todo proceso educativo de calidad está orientado a promover una educación integral. Los procesos de lectura y escritura son aspectos esenciales en el aprendizaje cuando la intención es que los aprendices continúen aprendiendo siempre. Este trabajo pretende aportar una orientación, basada en la experiencia personal y sustentada teóricamente, para reflexionar en torno a la forma en que los docentes en todos las áreas y niveles educativos pueden favorecer procesos de lectura y escritura, acordes con la naturaleza de las disciplinas o asignaturas que enseñan. La intención es iniciar la reflexión e inducir de manera progresiva a que los docentes ...


Editorial Volumen 4, Editorial volumen 4 Marta Eugenia Sánchez González 2019 Comité Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo de la Lectura y la Escritura

Editorial Volumen 4, Editorial Volumen 4 Marta Eugenia Sánchez González

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

No abstract provided.


Serving The Less-Commonly-Trained Teacher: Perspectives From Arabic Instructors, Dustin De Felice, Amanda Lanier, Paula Winke 2019 Michigan State University

Serving The Less-Commonly-Trained Teacher: Perspectives From Arabic Instructors, Dustin De Felice, Amanda Lanier, Paula Winke

The Qualitative Report

As proficient speakers of less-commonly-taught languages seek to meet the demand for qualified instructors, they face a range of personal and professional challenges. In an effort to understand the perspectives of these instructors and their particular educational experiences and needs, we conducted a phenomenological case study of two aspiring Arabic teachers. Specifically, we sought insights into their lived experiences, their motivations for pursuing a graduate degree, their attempts to connect coursework with pedagogical practices, and their needs in terms of professional development. Our findings illuminate the intersecting objectives these instructors must achieve. They need to position themselves as qualified candidates ...


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