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The Six-Trait Writing Model as an Effective Strategy in Writing Instruction
By supplying a set of specific criteria for thinking and communicating about writing, the Six-Trait Writing model offers a practical and successful technique for teaching, implementing, and assessing effective writing. This paper reviews selected research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of using the Six-Trait Writing model to enhance student achievement in writing and language arts.
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Teaching Academic Vocabulary Through Direct Instruction
Most research on vocabulary instruction has focused on teaching general use vocabulary. More recently attention has been given to a special class of vocabulary called “academic vocabulary.” This paper reviews selected research studies that demonstrate the importance and value of teaching academic vocabulary through direct instruction.
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The Use of Practice as an Effective Teaching Strategy: Language Arts
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children language arts skills. This paper explores Daily Language Review in context of the research: “frequent, focused practice leads to mastery and retention of the skills practiced.”
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A Review of Effective Phonics Instruction
To ensure solid skill acquisition, effective phonics instruction should provide multiple practice opportunities for students to use what they have just learned by decoding and encoding words and, gradually, connected text. Daily Phonics provides teachers with a systematic and explicit format to teach students fundamental phonics skills.
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The Use of Practice as an Effective Teaching Strategy: Math
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children mathematics skills. This paper reviews Daily Math Practice and Daily Word Problems in this context.
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Teaching Reading Comprehension
In order to develop reading comprehension, students need sufficient practice in research-based strategies and skills. This paper presents key reading comprehension strategies and skills, and examines how Daily Reading Comprehension builds and reinforces strong reading habits that will generalize to any core curriculum.
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Science Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
According to recent research, a holistic approach to science and reading instruction results in improved student achievement in both areas. Daily Science helps teachers effectively integrate science instruction into the reading curriculum. This paper reviews the effectiveness of using engaging content-area instruction of scientific concepts and direct instruction of science content vocabulary.
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