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Effects of Montessori Education on Reading Comprehension of Kindergarteners - Montessori education has been proven through recent research to be better than traditional schools and more exciting for students (Biswas-Diener 2011). Maria Montessori started the first Montessori school in the early 1900’s. She believed that children were capable of learning things on her own, and that a teacher in the classroom should act as a guide for students. According to the Montessori philosophy, the students’ have work time that occurs in an uninterrupted block of time, usually for around three hours....   [tags: reading comprehension skills]
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Helping Children Struggling With Comprehension - ... working memory, are also fully participating in higher levels of reading comprehension, whether they are assessed or not (Perfetti & Adolf, 2012). For instance, Nagy and Scott (2000) estimated that a reader has to know the meaning of 90% of the individual words in the text in order to be able to comprehend it. While these components are not explicitly measured in comprehension questions, the performance on the test requires it nonetheless. Verhallen et al. (2006) opted to measure children’s understanding of the text by their ability to recall a brief segment of the text when prompted with pictures....   [tags: reading, interventions, images] 2322 words
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Comprehension in Early Literacy - Comprehension is one of the most important components when it comes to reading no matter what age. As much as it is important for children to understand the words they are reading they should also be able to understand what they are reading. Reading comprehension is something many students have trouble with throughout their school years, and this can possibly lead them to discouragement and disliking reading all together. Reading is used for every subject and a skill and asset we will need for the rest of our lives so it is important that children enjoy and want to read....   [tags: Literacy ]
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Comprehension Instruction - In classrooms around the Untied States students have a difficult time understanding the written material within a textbook, but comprehension instruction is a way to help both students and teachers with this problem. Learning and understanding from textbooks are part of every subject area and this type of instruction can be used in all areas. The problem is it does not occur enough in classrooms because teachers have little knowledge on how to incorporate comprehension instruction strategies into teaching due to not having the correct or any information on this type of instruction....   [tags: Education]
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Reading Comprehension - Reading Comprehension In any interaction with a text, the text is pretty much useless unless the reader can comprehend the meaning of that text. Since narrative, expository, and poetic texts all have different reasons for being written, and different forms of presenting the text, different strategies are needed to comprehend these texts. There are also many reading strategies that can be used for all of these types of text. In order to describe strategies to help develop activities that facilitate comprehension of narrative, expository, and poetic texts one must first have an understanding of what comprehension means, they then need a better understanding of how the human brain works....   [tags: Education]
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Literature review:Reading Comprehension - In this information–driven age, preparing students to read a variety of texts with complete understanding should likely be one of our educational system’s highest priorities. Understanding is more than just the ability to produce information on demand (knowledge) or the ability to perform learned routines (skills). “Understanding is the ability to think and act flexibly with what one knows.” (Active Learning Practice for Schools, n. d.) A review of the literature in the area of reading comprehension of elementary-age students shows two principle areas of focus....   [tags: Education]
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Comprehension Instruction at Different Grade Levels - The reading selections for this week provide a historical perspective of comprehension instruction at various grade levels. The authors describe characteristics of learners at various grade levels, examine previous instructional goals and discuss the goals for the future, examine previous learning contexts and what learning contexts should become and how assessment strategies can be improved to meet the challenges of learners at various grade and proficiency levels. It is important to note the influence of multiple literacies and the challenges of integrating conventional discourses and nonconventional discourses in the learning context....   [tags: learning style, reading, literacy] 729 words
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Which Comprehension Strategies Are Most Effective? - ... By learning the conditions under which strategies can be used, strategies can be applied to novel contexts (Paris et al., 1983). By having a teacher provide cues regarding declarative, procedural, and conditional knowledge, students can learn to be come strategic readers. (Pilonieta, 2010) When students first learn a reading strategy, the teacher usually takes on a large part of the responsibility. As students become more fluent in performing the strategy, they inherit more of the responsibility for the strategy until they can do it solely on their own....   [tags: reading, skills, instruction, tools, performance] 1921 words
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Reading Comprehension: From Research to Classroom - Language plays a central role in almost all aspects of our lives. This paper will focus on examining the cognitive processes that are involved in using and understanding written language. Because language almost always involves units of language larger than an individual word or a single sentence, it is important to emphasize how people understand connected discourse, such as stories. Understanding these central cognitive processes will help school psychologists understand how to facilitate reading comprehension in the classroom setting....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Class Obervation on Reading Comprehension Skills - ... She seems to be creating a positive environment in which to learn. After the students discussed these questions in groups, they share their ideas with the rest of the class. The instructor goes around the room and each student answers one of the questions. The instructor elicits more responses with each student. If the students make any errors, she doesn’t correct them so as not to embarrass them. It also seems like she’s more interested in having them speak freely than correctly. In another example the instructor gives students a handout for word problem ....   [tags: math, skills, strategies, discussion] 1073 words
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Teaching Comprehension in the Elementary Years: Annotated Bibliography - Block, C. C. Teaching Comprehension: The Comprehension Process Approach. Boston, This informative text provides explicit reading comprehension lesson plans and activities based best practices. The author includes detail lesson plans correlating common core curriculum. These lesson plans can be implemented in all grade levels and with various reading ability levels. The author addresses how to use technology in the 21st century classrooms, to improve comprehension instruction in it, to improve comprehension instruction in Kindergarten - Twelfth grade....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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Instructional Unit Analysis: Improving Students' Reading Comprehension - What I Did If you think of the most important thing that a student learns in elementary school it would be reading. Reading is a lot more than just decoding the words on a page. Reading is understanding or comprehending what you read. In the classroom, it is the hardest thing to teach to students because of this I developed a unit on comprehension. This taught students how to remember what they read so that they were able to re-tell their favorite stories to other people. I created this comprehension unit using different lessons to help teach different comprehension skills to the students....   [tags: Elementary Education, literacy, early childhood]
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The Effects of Reading e-books on Reading Comprehension - In today’s world, people are no longer confined to reading print books. Many people are embracing the digital world they live in by accessing reading materials through electronic devices. Over the last couple of years, e-reading capabilities have shifted to become available through devices like smart phones, tablets, computers, and e-book readers. While many individuals have noted the physical differences between reading print versus reading electronically, few have studied if the use of e-readers alters the manner in which material is read....   [tags: print books, electronic devices]
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Children's Comprehension of Television Messages - Children's Comprehension of Television Messages The literature surveyed so far regarding children's attention to television has relied on observation of visual attention by the child viewers. Measures of visual attention alone do not provide an indication of what aspects of the message children are extracting from the television screen. In order to acquire indications of this, researchers have relied on post-viewing measures of children's recognition and recall of information from the program....   [tags: Children Television Media Essays] 9804 words
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The Connection between Sentence Comprehension and Motor Representations - ... One concern is that objects can be primed by another word that proposes using the object or moving the object. Therefore, as V- and F-context can prime a certain action. Secondly, moving an object either toward or away from the body can be congruent or incongruent depending on the motor representations elicited by the target word. For example, the word thirst requires one to move an object (e.g. cup) towards their body. The action of moving the cup towards the body is a context-dependent action, which is congruent with the prime word thirst; however, this action would be incongruent with the prime word sink....   [tags: language tasks, cognitive psychology] 1329 words
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Sociology Research and Comprehension - Sociology Research and Comprehension The phrase 'the welfare state is the nanny state' would be inaccurate in M'Calman's view, as she regards welfare as an important aid to underprivileged people who are finding it difficult to survive in current social and economic conditions. M'Calman states that 'the welfare state has been derided as the nanny state.'1 She is saying that 'nanny state' is intended as a derogatory term used to ridicule the welfare state, whose job is to assist people who genuinely require financial assistance in order to better the quality of life for themselves and their children....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1972 words
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Addressing Challenges on Acquisition of Reading Comprehension to Second Language English Speakers - Addressing challenges on acquisition of reading comprehension to second language English speakers. Where does the gap lie. Background to the study In our country, South Africa, we know that we are faced with so many socio-economic issues Some of these issues are poverty, high crime, HIV/AIDS epidemic, child-headed families, abuse in the family, illiterate parents and alcoholic parents just to name a few. These social make it even harder for us as teachers, how do you teach learners when they are hungry, the parents are employed and there’s no food in the house....   [tags: teaching English as a Foreign Language]
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Implementing an Effective Reading Comprehension Strategy for Students with Autism in the Classroom - Introduction The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an effective strategy for teaching reading comprehension for learners with autism that can be implemented in a public school classroom. As an autistic support teacher for six years, I have seen students with autism struggle with reading comprehension. Hours are spent on implementing direct instruction in order that students will be able to decode text on grade level. Often some students will be able to decode text at their instructional grade level, but are unable to answer a question about what happened in a passage they just read....   [tags: Education, Reading, Autism]
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Improving Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking Skills in Middle School Students - Determine a topic and develop specific questions At the school that I work at reading classes are only required in sixth grade. In seventh and eighth grade reading classes can be taken as an elective class. I strongly feel that all students in middle school still need guidance and continuous practice with reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Students who are beyond a sixth grade reading class are not getting these reading skills that can be applied in all other academic classes. As a teacher I can not change the fact that the school principal has decided that students in seventh and eighth grade are not required to take a reading class....   [tags: Education ]
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Instructional Research Project : Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills to Third Grade Students - CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION Discussion Purpose of Project The goal of this project was to test a unit of instruction designed to teach 3rd grade students comprehension strategies to help them become better readers. The formative evaluation investigated whether the unit was effective at teaching ten comprehension related objectives and identified areas for improvement in the unit. Evaluation Methodology Subject Matter Expert (SME) Phase. The subject matter expert read and evaluated the unit using a checklist of characteristics, and then shared her thoughts with the researcher in a questionnaire using the checklist to help guide her....   [tags: teaching, elementary education, literacy] 1277 words
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How are Literacy, Fluency and Reading Comprehension Affected by Using Oral Reading Methods in the Classroom? - Literacy, fluency and reading comprehension all play a crucial role in determining how learners acquire skills within the classroom. This paper will review a number of scholarly literatures that give more details about fluency and reading comprehension. Over a long period of time, the ability of a learner to read educational materials fluently has been taken as the most thorough learning method through which the learner can acquire literacy. Kuhn, Schwanenflugel and Meisinger (2010) argue that reading fluency should not only focus on automatic word recognition as a way to assess the ability of a learner (p....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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The Dynamics of Representation and the Bases of Structure of Comprehension of the East in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane - Introduction This essay shall look into the dynamics of representation and the bases of structure of comprehension of the ‘East’ in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003). The paper argues that while the characters are alienated from the Orient in their stereotypical rendering through a majorly Occidental lens, the negotiation of the same with the Occident is a rather realistic and variegated experience, and calls for an examination of marginal subjectivities of the immigrant experience as a global phenomenon....   [tags: Conformist Immigrants, Feminist Discourse]
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Teaching Children to Read By Giving Them Something Worth Reading - ... Clay, M. M. (2000a), explains, “through experiences in their homes and communities, young children learn that print carries meaning and that reading and writing are used for a variety of purposes” (p.109). At this point in time, children notice menus in restaurants, symbols like Mcdonald’s, as well as listening to stories they are interested in, and noticing letters from parents or relatives. Depending on the culture and community, not all students enter school with a strong foundation in literacy....   [tags: background knowledge, comprehension, imagination] 1445 words
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Basic Reading Skills Analysis Report Concerning the Learners - Instructional Problem Basic Reading Skills are the biggest problem that Third Graders face. Reading Skills are vital to the academic success of students in the classroom. This in return affects a student’s life dramatically depending on the reading grade level of that student. Reading Fluency and Comprehension are two of the biggest problems. These two play a major role in academic achievement in the classroom as well as achievement on state test. Both Reading Fluency and Comprehension give support to Grade Level Reading Skills....   [tags: students, success, fluency, comprehension] 895 words
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The Key Components of Successful Reading - ... Reading is not an easy task, but oral language does help with the process. Additionally, oral language would also help with the recognizing and association of words to text that is being read. There may be a situation in which the student is reading about for which they can relate too. This could be due to their prior oral language development. Associating words that are recognized in their vocabulary with words that are in the text creates a link that the student can expand on. This would give the student motivation to read because they are relating and understanding what they are reading....   [tags: phonological, comprehension, fluency] 1680 words
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Case Files for Two Students - ... Accommodating reading content for Dustin by insuring that it is interesting, particularly in the initial stages will provide him with the necessary scaffolding to develop comprehension. Comprehension is only possible when a student possesses, what Hirsch refers to as domain knowledge (2003, p.17) in order to support the text. Therefore, as Dustin's instructor it will prove advantageous to explicitly frame unfamiliar texts with graphic representations such as, photographs, diagrams, or flow-charts to provide such scaffolding....   [tags: educattion, instructor, comprehension] 663 words
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Strategies for Test Taking and Their Effects - ... According to Beidel, Turner, Ferreira (1999) test taking strategies can be defined as ways which are applied for the purpose of improving learners’ and test takers’ ability to deal with testing procedures more easily which may result in a better test performance and school achievement. Cavallaro & Meyers (1986) argued that the result of test-taking strategies can be seen more on the performance of students who already possess good study habits (as cited in Beidel, Turner, Ferreira 1999). Pourdana, et al (2012) maintained that use of strategies mainly in reading comprehension help learners to deal with complicated and unfamiliar vocabularies which may lead to comprehension failure....   [tags: comprehension, language, anxiety] 1037 words
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Using a Student's First Language in Teaching - 3. USING FIRST LANGUAGE IN TEACHING More than twenty years ago, a study done by Atkinson (1987) raised the debate of the role L1 plays in classrooms. In the light of previous discussions, the teaching system has seen an increasing effort in promoting the use of L1 as a tool to assist foreign language learning and teaching. In order to achieve the highest efficiency, we must understand how and when to integrate the L1 tool into the learning, and teaching process. 3.1 WHEN TO USE L1 IN THE CLASSROOM Before using the learner’s L1 in classrooms, teachers should know the criteria for deciding whether the adoption of L1 will be the best choice....   [tags: efficiency, comprehension, learning] 2076 words
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Knowledge of Vocabulary Creates Classroom Success - Vocabulary knowledge is highly correlated with reading comprehension and general academic success. Oxford Dictionaries defines vocabulary as “the body of words used in a particular language” (Oxford Dictionaries, 2013, para. 1). Vocabulary knowledge can be demonstrated in two ways: receptively or expressively. Knowledge of the words we see and hear would be described as the individual’s receptive vocabulary. Expressive vocabulary consists of the words that are used to convey information, by either writing or speaking....   [tags: comprehension, education, reading] 658 words
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Increasing Children’s Academic Self Esteem - ... So the study did not show the improvement in reading skills or comprehension just an increased desire among students. In order for children to have an increased desire to read and have a better attitude about reading they must learn to read for meaning. Reading Rockets (2009), discussed ways in which parents and teachers can help students learn to comprehend. As soon as students know why they are reading they will enjoy it more and it will make more sense to them. The article gives helpful hints on how to increase students prior knowledge, how to keep students engaged while reading and how to retain what has been read....   [tags: reading comprehension, motivation, students] 943 words
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The Effect of Technology on Student Learning - ... The stories were read during silent reading time. This study did not find any significant gains in vocabulary, but did find an increase in motivation. They found that children in the iPod group were excited to use the iPod, which motivated them to engage in silent reading. They observed that the children in the iPod group were more likely to sit for the whole story and answer comprehension questions about the story, as opposed to children in the control group who were usually distracted from their own book as evidenced by their talking to peers and paying attention to things other than their reading book....   [tags: motivation, comprehension, ipad, tablet]
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Reflection of Reading and Decoding Video - The topics of the first video clip were reading and decoding. This man talked about how many students in first grade are confused with reversals, such as: b, p, d and q. I remember when I was in elementary school, I would always mess up my bs and ds when I was writing, and I still find myself messing them up sometimes when I am reading off or listening to my students read off the answers when I am tutoring at Huntington. He talks about how before we enter school, we have learned that spatial orientation does not change an object, and he demonstrates this concept by positioning a watch in different ways, but in the end it is still a watch....   [tags: letters, comprehension, perception] 767 words
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The Relationship Between Health Literacy Levels and the Health Outcomes in the Heart Failure Population - To better understand the relationship between health literacy levels and the health outcomes in the heart failure population, Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, RN, ACNP1, Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH2,3, Kimberly A. Broucksou, MSW, MPA2, Victoria Hawk, MPH, RD, LDN2, David W. Baker, MD, MPH, Dean Schillinger, MD6, Bernice Ruo, MD, MAS5, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD6, George M. Holmes, PhD2,4, Brian Erman, BA, MS2, Morris Weinberger, PhD4, and Michael Pignone, MD, MPH2,3, conducted a literature review of the current studies....   [tags: medications, habits, comprehension] 1073 words
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The Visual Learner in Me: Analyzing Different Learning Styles - ... Visual learners remember best what they can see. Such as images, sketches, graphs, outlines, tables, and illustrations (Felder & Soloman, n.d.). I agree with this determination. The second quiz I have taken is called “Learning Style Inventory”, this quiz determined I am a visual learner. A description of my personal assessment states; I would benefit by examining all study materials. Using graphic representation, drawings, photographs, and writing notes on index cards for easy memorization....   [tags: comprehension, material, assessment, results]
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Collaborative Strategic Reading and Reciprocal Teaching - ... Collaborative readings can be more helpful because each student has the opportunity to pay more attention to what the teacher is reading. When teachers assign small groups of students, they can help each other better comprehend the unknown words in the reading. Therefore, the Phono-Graphix program is a good choice for children who need to be able to reach the reading goals expected in elementary school programs. Collaborative Strategic Readings (CSR) One of the most important questions that parents and teachers want to answer is, what the causes of children’s reading disabilities are....   [tags: reading problems, comprehension skills] 1919 words
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Reading: Learning a Second Language - 1.0 Introduction Reading is one of the most important skills in acquiring a second language. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the development of the process of reading. Reading was seen as a receptive language process where learners do not need to produce any form of language. This means that a reader is given a passive role whereby they only receive input such as opinions, new information or sense of enjoyment and try to understand it. no form of interaction with the text occurs....   [tags: Interactive Approach, Comprehension]
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Difficulties in Teaching Language Arts - Chapter One Introduction Background of the Problem Teachers have been given the task to positively mould and shape the lives of our students. Nevertheless, at the same time, we are faced with an increasing challenge, to educate students in such a way that will stimulate their interest and willingness to learn. Teaching Language Arts is no exception to this challenge. According to Moore (2009), Language Arts has been a major problem for students globally, especially areas where learning English is their second language; as most of these students have difficulty remembering the vast number of rules that apply to the subject area....   [tags: reading comprehension, vocabulary] 1568 words
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Learner Analysis: Students Interest - Learner Analysis Demographics The instructional setting includes 28 second grade students in a rapidly growing suburban Elementary school in Utah. The school has more than doubled its population in the last three years. The population of this school is over 950 K-6 students with over 4% being ethnically diverse. The largest ethnic group of students at the Elementary is White. This is followed by Hispanic (1.5 %), Black (0.6 %), Mixed Students of two or more ethnicities (0.4 %) and Asian (0.2 %) (2011)....   [tags: education, comprehension, non-fiction] 1041 words
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Human Communication and Vocabulary - Vocabulary is the very basis of all human communication. We start building our vocabulary from the day we are born. An individual’s vocabulary is the words or signs of their language that they are familiar enough with to understand and or use. Acquiring a large vocabulary is indispensable to comprehension and communication. Of the many different vocabulary banks one person can reference, the two most relevant are receptive and active. We have a degree of knowledge for each word within your vocabulary banks....   [tags: language, communication, comprehension] 1496 words
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Analysis of Reading Strategies - Analysis of Reading Strategies In this paper, I will analyze reading strategies for the content area of language arts in a fifth grade class. Reading comprehension is one of the most critical skills a student can master. Without a firm grasp on the comprehension process, learners will struggle in every subject they encounter, whether it’s science, math, or social studies as well as everyday living skills. The content areas typically included disciplines like science, social studies/history and math, but any area outside of English literature instruction constitutes a content area....   [tags: comprehension, students, learning] 1714 words
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Literacy Models and Instructional Reform for Educators - ... Used correctly, balanced literacy has the potential to meet the needs of all students at their own individual level. All components of reading, including phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, speaking and listening, and writing are taught using this framework. Balanced literacy provides instruction by various methods. The use of read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, word study, and writing are all used to provide students with a release of responsibility model in which they go from guided to independent work (Frey, 2005)....   [tags: reading comprehension, common core, leadership ]
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A Cruelty Beyond Comprehension: The Bombing of Hiroshima - In the late summer of 1945 the decision was made to vaporize over 70,000 Japanese civilians with a single nuclear payload dropped on a city possessing virtually no strategic value. It is estimated over 100,000 more civilians died as a direct result of this bombing in the years that followed. The rationalizations and excuses made to justify the act are myriad. Some say that it saved lives, that it shortened the war. Others say it was justified revenge for the Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor....   [tags: WWII, history, nuclear warheads]
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What is reading - What is reading. At a very tender age, when I first learned to read words, I was excited because I was now a reader but was I really reading or just lifting words off paper. Even though this is necessary for reading, reading is more complex than just recognizing words. The reader has to make sense of the words base and their context. While engaged in reading, the prior knowledge is activated along with personal connection, ideas, and opinions. Unfortunately, children will develop reading problems if they do get the necessary stills that will allow them to function on a higher level and succeed in life....   [tags: Word Recognition, Reading Comprehension] 666 words
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What´s Social Psychology? - Social psychology is a scientific-based study which is used to examine and explain how an individual’s thoughts and feelings affect their behaviour within a society; how the members socially interact, including their motives; and what influences these members have on each other. This essay will endeavour to introduce the key psychologists, their theories and the idiographic research they conducted. In particular, it will focus on the features and definition of conformity and the investigations into the views on conformity....   [tags: Comprehension: Human Social Behavior]
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Industrial Risk Policy in the Noida & Ghaziabad Industrial Belt - OBJECTIVE OF STUDY • To study the Awareness level and comprehension about industrial all risk policy among Industrial units in Noida & Ghaziabad Industrial Belt. • Does it suit their requirement fulfill a package policy. • Provide suggestions and recommendations to tackle the situation for the future. SCOPE OF THE STUDY • It is being done on factories and industries only. • This study helps to understand the awareness of the policy. • Industrial units beneficiary/availing from the industrial all risk policy....   [tags: Study, Awareness, Comprehension, Industrial Unit]
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The Importance of Coprehension for Successful Reading Skill - Reading is one of the most fundamental skills required to be an active successful member of our society. While much emphasis, especially in early grades, is placed on decoding and fluency, without providing students with the ability to understand and comprehend what they have read these efforts fall fruitless. Simply put, comprehension transforms the act of decoding words on a page to reading. In recent years, researchers have turned their focus towards comprehension and it many facets in order to help support educators as they help students to develop their ability to comprehend texts....   [tags: literacy, instruction, decoding] 1895 words
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Literacy Skills Are Scarce: Can We Save Them? - ... It is more difficult working with students only a few times a week than in primary schools where the students are not on a block schedule. The scheduling and time management required make these programs more difficult to work into higher education. That being said, there hasn’t been a lot of research done about helping older students and not every student has gotten the help that was intended (Brozo 280). These flaws can be easily fixed though. If more research was done in secondary schools than in primary schools, researchers could find ways around schedules and figure out how to make this program more effective for high school students....   [tags: reading comprehension, high school, writing skills]
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Homework: Because 7 Hours of School Isn’t Already Enough - Did you know that the average high school student in today’s society has the same levels of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s. According to psychologist Robert Leahy, school these days can get a little tough– especially when most students’ first response to a heavy backpack full of homework is to worry over whether or not it can be done. In the past decade, Leahy and other psychologists have noticed a steady nationwide increase in the amount of stress caused by schoolwork among high school students (Slate Magazine)....   [tags: Subject Comprehension, Social Lives]
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Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders - Auditory and Visual Processing Disorder Often within classroom environments, as well as at home, children learn through visual and auditory perception. Visual and auditory processing are key ways to learn; they are used for recognizing and interpreting information taken from the two senses of sound as well as sight. So clearly it is understood that having this disorder can make it a bit more difficult and troublesome to learn through vision and hearing, but definitely not impossible. Visual Processing Disorder, also known as Perceptual Disorder, is defined as “a hindered ability to make sense of information’s taken in through the eyes.” (National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) 1999...   [tags: interpreting, spacial, comprehension] 980 words
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Joheva Buried, Satan Dead by E. E. Cummings - Poetic and rhetorical devices are used to create the tone of a poem. With a defined and structured tone, the meaning of a poem can be more clearly and effectively conveyed. The poem “Jehovah buried, Satan dead” by E.E. Cummings has a distinct meaning that has been heightened by its tone. The tone is also accented through the use of rhetorical and poetic devices. A few of these devices include onomatopoeia, conceit, slant rhyme, the form, sound, and repetition. Starting with an evaluation of the meaning, the tone and rhetorical and poetic devices become identifiable....   [tags: Poetry comprehension] 750 words
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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act - The superfund program, which was better known as just the superfund, is also known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability act (CERLA) of 1980 was developed by the federal government as a way to preserve the ecosystem and to clean up toxic, uncontrolled, abandoned hazardous waste sites. The Superfund program cleans up any hazardous waste, be it abandoned, accidentally spilled, or illegally dumped; any of which may pose a threat to future or current health or the environment....   [tags: Comprehensive Environmental Response] 867 words
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Comparing Incremental and Comprehensive Analyses - Incremental Analysis vs. Comprehensive Analysis The decision making process is considered to be one of the most complicated business process. This is mainly because of the procedures that managers use to come up with a decision. Managers must take into consideration many aspects of the organizations before coming to a conclusion. In addition, they must weigh the different alternatives available and choose one that is in line with the company’s vision and mission. The best alternative is not necessarily the cheapest one available but one that offers the greatest benefits with few or no limitations....   [tags: decision, cost, finances] 580 words
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Comprehensive Plans - Throughout the western world once the need for urban planning was recognized albeit gradually there had been many stages of improvement in the way Planners approached urban problems. Various time periods saw evolution of different methodologies and strategies in the way planners plan. The paradigms shifted from focusing initially on large plans and city beautiful movements to more neighborhood based community improvement plans today. However, the most important change that had occurred over the period of time in planning thinking should be the way the focus had shifted from physical aspects of a city to community participation and intermittent process involved in making a plan....   [tags: Economics ]
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Comprehensive Sexual Education - The birds and the bees is the quintessential “sex talk” that most parents give to their children when they think the time is right. However, the typical sex talk in schools is quite different than what most parents prefer. Seventy five percent of parents want their children to be taught using the comprehensive sexual education curriculum. Only 15% of parents support abstinence only education (Kelly). Goldman writes in his article, Sex Education, comprehensive education is much more than what many people think....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Comprehensive Sex Education - Human sexuality can be fascinating, complex, contradictory, and sometimes frustrating. Sexuality is interwoven into every aspect of being human; therefore, having knowledge about sex is as essential as having education about human anatomy. However, it is highly recommended to pay close attention when sex education is delivered to youths. (Donatelle 171) What and when do American parents want their children to be thought about sex. This is an ongoing question that parents seek to find the best answer, to be able to inform their kids about sexuality in order to build up a strong foundation for sexual health....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Comprehensive Sex Education - One of the most polarizing and highly debatable topics concerning adolescent health is the type of sexual education they should receive in school: abstinence-only or comprehensive. Both sides have taken strong, polarizing stances claiming that their sex education program is better. While both types of sex education have their strengths and weaknesses, I believe that comprehensive sex education is a better choice than abstinence-only for several reasons. Abstinence-only sex education teaches one main concept: to refrain from all sexual activity until marriage....   [tags: Adolescent Health, Contraceptive Use]
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Benefits of Comprehensive Sex Education Classes - There are classes for every subject you can imagine ranging from simple subjects to farfetched theories. However, some people refuse to recognize the need for one class and that is sexual health education. I absolutely believe sexual health education is needed to better the quality of life for students today. While these classes should not encourage teens to participate in sexual acts, they should be accurate and state only facts about sex. Currently, a nationwide national curriculum is nonexistent, but federal money is being used to fund abstinence only programs (Mackler)....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Determiners: A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language - In this essay I intend to investigate how differently one of the closed word classes, determiners, are approached in a series of pre and post corpus-based English grammar reference books, course books and practice books. And the theme of my investigation is how corpus affects the development of English teaching materials. The grammar reference books I intend to analyze and compare are “A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language” (ACGEL) and “Cambridge Grammar of English” (CGE). The former is an indispensable grammar reference book first published in 1985, which has been widely consulted in researches in relation to English linguistic studies, while the later offers clear explanations of...   [tags: grammar, books, teaching]
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Abstinence vs. Comprehensive Sex Education - It has been almost thirty three years since the first federal funding was put to use in “. . . sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches . . .” according to the article “Sex education” (2010) published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues. Since then a muddy controversy has arisen over whether that is the best approach. On one hand is the traditional approach of abstinence (not having sex before marriage), and on the other is the idea that what is being done is not enough, and that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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