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Teaching sight words: a study of two methods for sight word retention in kindergartners
A rapid recall of a large sight word bank is essential to fluent reading and comprehension. Despite well crafted teacher instruction, many students still struggle to memorize these words and recall them quickly. In these ...
Using book talks and choice to increase reading motivation
The purpose of this action research was to show how book talks and student choice can have an impact on students' motivation to read. A book talk is when a teacher or student tells the class a little bit about the book ...
Preparing for literacy: engagement for 6-12 month old 'readers'
Expecting parents often hear how babies should be read to from birth and even while in the womb. However, these reading experiences are about more than just reading a book cover-to-cover hoping to create an early love of ...
Our chance to fly
Audio recording and lyrics for Our Chance to Fly, a UWRF Spirit Song written and performed by Phyllis Goldin in 2010.
Close Reading: A Closer Look at its Impact on Nonfiction Comprehension
In the world of education today, many teachers are asking their students to "closely" read a text. This focus on "close reading' could be a response to the Common Core Standards'(National Governors Association, 2010) ...
Community Supported English (CSE)
Implementing a socio-cognitive approach to English learning in a localized context means creatively adapting plans to include lessons in the community and the classroom. A complementary approach to traditional approaches ...
Wisconsin agricultural and natural resource sector labor survey report: 2009
The primary focus of this survey was to document the current and anticipated demand for workers in four sectors of Wisconsin's agricultural and natural resources industries: horticulture, agricultural finance, and forestry. ...
Resilience Levels in Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Families and parents of children with disabilities have been identified as resilient, yet have shared many stressors and threats to that resilience. Limited data attempts to investigate resiliency levels in siblings of ...
When technology no longer enhances learning
This article was written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Education - Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. The purpose of this study was to see in the ...
Effects of sensory experiences on science literacy learning and retention
Our senses help shape how we behave and react to our environment. They also provide input about our environment and help us encode what we learn into our memory. Much of the knowledge that we receive through visual, oral, ...