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An Examination of the Reading First Program at a Southeastern Virginia Elementary School and the Impact on K–2 Student Reading Achievement

Leslie Ford Lippard
Reading First was a federal initiative aimed at improving reading instruction and implementing programs and strategies grounded in scientifically-based reading research. The legislation was predicated on research findings that high-quality reading instruction and intervention in the primary grades significantly reduces the numbers of students who experience difficulties in later grades. This study examined the Reading First program at an elementary school in southeastern Virginia from 2006-2008. Specifically, the researcher investigated the impact of the independent...

“This Intense Desire to Know the World”: Factors Influencing the Selection of Multicultural Children's Literature

Kasey L. Garrison
Multicultural children's literature offers readers the opportunity to experience new perspectives and cultures or reaffirm and develop their socio-cultural identity (Boston & Baxley, 2007; Yokota, 2009). The availability of diverse titles for youth is critical in enhancing 21st Century literacy and social skills (AASL, 2007; Common Core, 2010; Krashen, 2004). The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing collection development and the selection of multicultural children's literature in public library collections in geographically...

Effects of Ammonia, Salinity and Oxygen on the Growth and Energetics of the Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio

Ahmad Mohammed Altayaran
The growth and energy budget of juvenile grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, were examined under various combinations of ammonia, salinity and dissolved oxygen. Experiments were performed to determine the effects of multiple stresses on the growth and physiological processes of the shrimp. The experimental design also allowed an evaluation of the effectiveness of several techniques for determining the productivity potential of aquatic animals exposed to stress. A flow-through system was used to produce combinations of ammonia...

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