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Reading Readiness as Related to the Mental, Physical, Personal, and Social Factors of a Group of Low First-Grade Pupils of Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the First Five Months of 1949-1950

Description: This study was selected to determine the relation of reading readiness to the mental, physical, personal, and social factors of a group of low first-grade pupils of the Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the first five months of the school year 1949-1950. This study involves consideration of (1) mental readiness, (2) physical readiness, and (3) personal and social readiness as factors of child development.
Date: 1950
Creator: Evans, Tommie
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine Factors Associated with Reading Difficulties, Remedial Procedure and Results of Remedial Instruction for Twenty Second-Grade Pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas

Description: This study is an attempt to show the extent of and the probable causes for reading difficulties, to give remedial procedure, and to record results for twenty second-grade pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas. An intensive study of the twenty children was made with emphasis upon the improvement of reading ability. This study deals primarily with the investigate of factors in the creation of reading disabilities.
Date: 1950
Creator: Williams, Eurilla Green
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to make a comparative study of compiled data obtained from the results of three standardized tests that were given to six classes of pupils enrolled in seventh-grade arithmetic and to determine, within the limits established for this study, the relative effectiveness of each of the two teaching methods employed: traditional and experience.
Date: 1951
Creator: Burrus, Aleta H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Nesting Ecology of the Dickcissel (Spiza americana) on a Tallgrass Prairie Relict in North Central Texas

Description: Eighty-three species of vascular plants were inventoried on the prairie relict during peak dickcissel nesting. Based on foliar cover and occurrence frequency, the five dominant plants were heath aster (Aster ericoides), eastern gammagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), sensitive briar (Schrankia roemeriana) and meadow dropseed (Sporobolus asper). Sixty-one percent of dickcissel nests were constructed on or immediately next to three plant species: eastern gammagrass, sensitive briar and green milkweed.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Steigman, Kenneth Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Reading-Readiness Program in the Elementary Schools of Collin County to Determine the Extent to Which it is Planned to Meet Present Educational Theory

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the reading readiness program of the elementary schools in Collin County, Texas, to determine whether the program is planned in accord with modern theories of education, or administered in the traditional manner of considering the subject.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bothwell, Tommie Jean Dobie
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Jet ace honored]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about McKinney, Texas paying tribute to Air Force Captain James Jabara.
Date: June 20, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 20, 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, Charles's property in Texas, and the military. Henry writes that he joined the Cavalry company from Collin County under Jim Throckmorton and discusses their preparations for war. There is an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Rocky Bayou, Izard County, Arkansas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas, July 27. According to the handwritten note in the top left corner, the letter was received on August 6, 1861. The envelope has been torn in several places.
Date: July 20, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Lavon Dam]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the dedication of the Lavon Dam in Collin County.
Date: October 28, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, November 16, 1898]

Description: Letter From Charles B. Moore to his daughter, Linnet, giving her advice on her education and describing life in their household to give her a picture of home. He tells an amusing story of sleeping on his cot at night and waking up at 4:00 AM. He is able to start the morning fire, "shod, breeched, and coated" himself without ever leaving his chair. He talks about prohibition and how wonderful it will be when it happens in Texas.
Date: November 16, 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

Description: Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, local elections, farming, and the weather. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, the letter was received on September 12, 1861.
Date: September 1, 1861
Creator: Wilson, Addison
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from H. S. Moore to J. and Ziza Moore, February 8, 1850]

Description: Transcript of a letter to J. and Ziza Moore. Henry has written to Solomon and Sabina, but has not heard from Charles. He talks about the weather and the dances he has been attending. He mentions that his Aunt is going to visit Mary Ann and George Wilson is happy with his land. People are trying to start up businesses of hauling logs. He has to cancel his trip to visit because of the hard economic time he is having. He then goes into detail about the engine he has. Henry then writes to Ziza Moore an anecdote about a man trying to please everyone.
Date: February 8, 1850
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from H. S. Moore to J. and Ziza Moore, February 8, 1850]

Description: Transcript of a letter to J. and Ziza Moore. Henry has written to Solomon and Sabina, but has not heard from Charles. He talks about the weather and the dances he has been attending. He mentions that his Aunt is going to visit Mary Ann and George Wilson is happy with his land. People are trying to start up businesses of hauling logs. He has to cancel his trip to visit because of the hard economic time he is having. He then goes into detail about the engine he has. Henry then writes to Ziza Moore an anecdote about a man trying to please everyone.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News brief - fire]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a fire that destroyed the residence of J. C. Wells in Collin County. J. C. Wells is the mayor of the community of Renner.
Date: November 27, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Lavon dam work near completion]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Army engineers nearing the end of construction on the Lavon Dam on the Trinity River, intended to provide water to nearby communities and create a lake for recreation.
Date: November 14, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Electricity in Rural Areas of North Texas

Description: "This study shows three things: (1) a precedent for the expenditure of public funds to teach electricity in our public high schools has already been established by the school system in the larger school systems of Texas, (2) the rural families living on electrified farms in the North Texas area want instruction of this type given to the boys and girls in their communities, and (3) both the rural people and the professional people of the North Texas area believe that instruction dealing with the use of electricity and electrical equipment had spread until by 1935 more than twenty-one million homes, about eighty percent of the total in America at that time, were electrified, only eleven American farms out of every 100 had central-station electricity. More than five million American farms lacked electric service. "--leaf 50.
Date: January 1949
Creator: Greathouse, Charles Simmons
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Preparation and Work of High School Teachers in Collin County

Description: "The aim of this study is to examine some of the factors and conditions underlying the preparation and work of the high school teachers in Collin County for the year 1936-1937 only. In finding and tabulating the existing factors and conditions, it is hoped that this will be of help in making improvements in the present schedule for the training of high school teachers."--leaf 2
Date: August 1937
Creator: Alexander, Mabel Parker
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of McKinney's School System with Reference to the Financial Status, the Educational Plant, the Educational Staff and the Pupils

Description: "The purpose of this study is to determine the present status of the McKinney school system in regard to the financial ability, the school plant, the teaching staff, and the pupils by making a profound comparison with general practices and statndards set up by accepted authorities and offering constructive criticism and recommendations that are needed, as obviously shown by comparison."--leaf 2
Date: August 1937
Creator: Alexander, Arlin Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries