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Action Research Projects:

From Concept to Practice: Beginning Teachers' Reflections on the Education of Linguistically-Diverse Students

Volume One

Action research projects in Volume One focus on issues of language, literacy, reading, and writing.

  1. Make a Movie in Your Head: Visualization with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learning Disabled Students in the Reading Classroom
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    Marlene Afzal
    Glasgow Middle School
  2. How Do I Teach My Students to Paraphrase Academic Content in Order to Improve Their Reading Comprehension?
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    Michelle Ahn
    J.E.B. Stuart High School
  3. Developing Independent Writers
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    Katherine G Anderson
    Glen Forest Elementary
  4. Engaging Language Minority Students through the Multiple Intelligences in Ninth Grade English Classes
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    Nicole Beaulieu
    Wakefield High School
  5. Moving ESL Students from the Concrete to the Abstract: Deriving Meaning from Words
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    Hendrick Booz
    J.E.B. Stuart High School
  6. R.A.T. R.O.A.R.S.: Read-Along Tapes Rescue Our At-Risk Students
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    Gordon Brown
    Glasgow Middle School
  7. Improving Second Language Learners' Reading Comprehension through the Use of Graphic Organizers
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    Jennifer M. Cavanaugh
    J.E.B. Stuart High School
  8. What Do You Want to Write? Creating Opportunities for Student-designed, Standards-based Assignments as a Means to Increasing Student Motivation to Write
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    Carolyn Chang
    Bell Multicultural High School
  9. Increasing Word Power for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Greek and Latin Roots
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    Michelle Clayton
    Ellen Glasgow Middle School
  10. Using Quality Children's Literature to Increase Language Minority Students' Reading Levels
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    Marybeth Coleman Morosco
    Glen Forest Elementary School
  11. How Should Two Easily Confused Words Be Taught in an ESL Classroom?: A Look at the Effect of Transfer on Language Learning
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    Allison Copeland
    Annandale High School
  12. How Does Explicit Vocabulary Instruction in ESL/HILT
    Third Graders Affect their PALS Scores?
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    Meredeth R. Dash
    Randolph Elementary School
  13. Using Word Their Way with a Balanced Literacy Program to Improve the Reading and Writing of Second Grade Students
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    Beth Dearnley, Janet Freeman, Tanyalee Gulick & Laura Neri
    Randolph Elementary School
  14. Excited Students Are Motivated Students
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    Damon L. Derbyshire
    Gunston Middle School
  15. Imagery: An 'I Get It' Approach to Teaching English as a Second Language
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    Janet Bosworth Dower
    Ellen Glasgow Middle School
  16. Using Read Alouds in the Art Classroom to Help English Language Learners Make Connections between Concepts and Language
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    Cynthia A. Gunnerson
    Randolph Elementary School
  17. Building Bridges to Literacy
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    Kathy Hermann
    Annandale High School
  18. Developing Literacy Skills for ESOL Students
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    Kathy Hermann
    Annandale High School
  19. Using Student-Centered Activities to Increase English Language Learners' Involvement and Achievement in Literacy
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    Sarah Horst
    Glen Forest Elementary School
  20. Attention to Audience in the Writing and Speaking of Spanish Fluent Speakers
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    Felicidad Hunt-Branch
    Annandale High School
  21. Strategies for Improving Student Writing in an Ethnically Diverse High School English Class
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    Katie Ingwersen
    Annandale High School
  22. Keeping a Classroom Environment Safe While Building Prior Knowledge to Increase Vocabulary Comprehension
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    Katherine Lawrence
    Gunston Middle School
  23. How Puppetry Helps the Oral Language Development of Language Minority Kindergartners
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    Allyson N. Lepley
    Glen Forest Elementary
  24. Non-Fiction for Non-Readers
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    Suzanne Lotharius
    Glasgow Middle School
  25. How Do the Reading Strategies of Soar to Success Affect the Reading Levels of Sixth Grade Students?
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    Chris Miller
    Ellen Glasgow Middle School
  26. The Joy of Writing: Creating a Class Culture for Writing
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    Derek O'Halloran
    J.E.B. Stuart High School
  27. How Do Competitive or Interactive Games Effect Language Acquisition in an ESL Classroom?
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    Debra Parnigoni
    Annandale High School
  28. The Photo Essay Project: "You Mean I Have To Write, Too?"
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    Michelle Picard
    Annandale High School
  29. Writing and Dramatic Possibility in the Classroom
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    Tom Rackmales
    Wakefield High School
  30. The Effects of L2 Pleasure Reading on High School ESOL Students' Reading Comprehension and Motivation
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    Audrey Reiter
    Annandale High School
  31. What Happens When Direct Grammar Instruction is used to Develop Oral Proficiency in a Spanish Immersion Classroom?
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    Lisbet M. Rodriguez with Patty Avent
    Glasgow Middle School
  32. Out Loud Reading: Is it Beneficial?
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    Deborah Saenz
    Glasgow Middle School
  33. A First Year ESOL Teacher's Reflection on Vocabulary Learning and Teaching
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    Lisa L. Shum
    Ellen Glasgow Middle School
  34. Using a Class Newspaper to Improve Writing Skills in a Multicultural Classroom
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    Julie Simpson
    Ellen Glasgow Middle School
  35. How Does Phonemic Awareness in ESL Learners Impact Reading and Writing?
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    Anthony S. Terrell
    J.E.B Stuart High School
  36. Individualizing Instruction through the Writing Workshop: How to Meet the Needs of Diverse Abilities in the Same Classroom
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    Angela Ting
    Gunston Middle School
  37. Language Accommodation in Physical Education
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    Lee Wilson
    Gunston Middle School
  38. Negotiating a New Curriculum: Using Independent Reading to Increase Comprehension and Effect Positive Changes in Attitudes about Reading
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    Ellen Idaleen Walls
    J.E.B. Stuart High School
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