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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 ...
Sustainable living in Western Wisconsin
(Wisconsin Public Radio-Eau Claire, 2008-05-13)
May 13, 2008 broadcast of The West Side with Mary Jo Wagner on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Eau Claire. In the hour long program, Mary Jo interviews Dr. Kelly Cain, director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development ...
Making the transition : we can't control everything, but we can control some things
Following class discussion of two photo journalism articles sourced from “Mother Jones” magazine on physical rehabilitation in the aftermath of soldiers’ return from serving in Iraq, research was conducted regarding a ...
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 ...
Sustainability-UW River Falls
(Wisconsin Public Radio-Eau Claire, 2007-05-15)
May 15, 2007 broadcast of The West Side with Mary Jo Wagner on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Eau Claire. In the hour long program, Mary Jo interviews Chancellor Don Betz of UWRF, Dr. Kelly Cain - UWRF Professor and director of the St. ...
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) ...
Collecting trip to the Vulcan Materials Company Quarry, Racine, Wisconsin
(St. Croix Rockhounds, Stillwater, MN, 1997)
How fast can crystals grow?
(St. Croix Rockhounds, Stillwater, MN, 2004)