Social and Academic Status of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Elementary School Children

Social and Academic Status of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Elementary School Children

Date: August 1940
Creator: Hartman, H. R.
Description: This study is the result of an examination student social skills conducted at two elementary schools to determine kindergarten necessity.
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The Great Debate continued: Does daily writing in kindergarten lead to invented spelling and reading?

The Great Debate continued: Does daily writing in kindergarten lead to invented spelling and reading?

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Date: May 2003
Creator: Pierce, Laura Boehl
Description: Many children in the United States cannot read on level by fourth grade. Traditionally, teachers have delayed reading instruction until first grade. However, involving children sooner in literary activities may provide skills needed to enable them to read on grade level. The purpose for this study was to determine the extent to which daily writing in kindergarten influences the development of invented spelling and learning to read. Five teachers modeled writing with 78 kindergarten children who wrote every day or almost every day for 20 weeks. There were 51 children in an experimental group, and 27 in a control group who were given a pretest and a posttest using the Observation Study (Clay, 1993). Results from a mixed model ANOVA indicated a significant difference between the control group and the experimental group on the Dictation Task F (1, 76) = 11.76, P≤ .001 and the Writing Test F (1, 76) = 4.33, P≤ .01. Results from a z-Test of dependent proportions indicated there were significant differences in the reading levels of the control group from the pretest to the posttest (z = 7.51, P ≥ .05) because (z = 7.51, Zcv = 1.96). The experimental group results from pretest to ...
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Mass media in the writing process of English as a second language kindergarteners: A case study examination

Mass media in the writing process of English as a second language kindergarteners: A case study examination

Date: August 2001
Creator: Melton, Janet Moody
Description: Mass media such as television, video players, video games, compact disks, and the computers are commonplace in current American culture. For English as a Second Language children, television may be the only source of English in the home serving as models of grammar, syntax, story structure. An investigation was made using English as a Second Language (ESL) kindergarteners, the classroom writing center, participant-observation, teacher as researcher, and case study methodology to investigate the following questions: Do ESL kindergarten children use media in their writing? If so, how do they use media in their writing? Upon examination of the data, it was found that all these ESL children did use media in the writing process. The function and form of the media references varied from child to child. Media was a cultural context for the childrenÕs social interactions. Oral language (with and without media references) not only informed the writing for some, but also served: to initiate, participate in, and sustain social relationships with peers. Findings indicated that two case study subjects used social dialogue as a separate operation from the production of a written story. Language informed the writing but it also had a socialization function in addition to what ...
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Kodaly and Music in Elementary Schools

Kodaly and Music in Elementary Schools

Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Navarro, Mandy Jo
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the way two Texas schools teach music to students between kindergarten and third grade based on the philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly.
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A Comparative Study of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in the First Grade

A Comparative Study of Kindergarten and Non-Kindergarten Children in the First Grade

Date: 1949
Creator: Syler, Rachel Lu
Description: The problem of this investigation is to make a comparative study of first-grade children to determine, if possible, whether the child who attends kindergarten has any advantages over one who does not attend.
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An Evaluative Study of the Public School Kindergartens in Texas

An Evaluative Study of the Public School Kindergartens in Texas

Date: August 1965
Creator: Gardner, Eva Delores
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the present status and effectiveness of the Kindergarten programs in the public schools of Texas.
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