Graduate Research Papers

 

This collection contains graduate research papers by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The Graduate Research Paper is a non-thesis paper or project, which can be considered the capstone of the graduate program. For the paper, students synthesize information they have learned throughout the program and apply it to the field experience. To view the Award Winners, click here.


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Submissions from 2023

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Diversity in Collections Utilizing Accelerated Reader Programs, Leah Cahill Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parent Perceptions of Support from the School Library, Heather Garrett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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No One Will Love You If You Are Fat, Mary Lynn Gerzema Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Communicating Emotions Through Art and Conversation, Paige E. Kayvan, Samantha R. Doyle, Payton Cannon, and Traci Jolley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Elementary Children Through the Use of Quality Picture Books: A Content Analysis, Shauna Mostek Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Writing a Short Science Fiction Novel for Young Adults, Cheryl Robson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Van Buren County Mothers as Readers and Role Models for Tomorrow’s Literate Children, Kristin Anne Steingreaber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Stereotypes of the Native American Found in Young Adult Literature, Kim D. Zelhart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An Examination of the Criteria for the Iowa Children's Choice Award List, Jessica Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading Interests and Attitudes of the Iowa Governor’s Summer Institute Participants, 1991, Rosemary Cortright Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2022

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Building an understanding of the Common Core state standards and complex texts, while supporting upper elementary readers with complex text through shared reading, Joanna Mae Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Relationship between decoding and writing with early readers: An action research study, Nicole M. Henningsen Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Vocabulary strategies in elementary science - A self-study, Katherine Hooey Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Partnership to grow effective readers: professional learning for interventionists and classroom teachers, Jennifer Lane Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarian influence on students' self-selection of books, Elizabeth A. Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Native Americans and Native culture in children's picture books, Janace Nester Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Pleasure reading workshop: Meeting SEL competencies based on sustained (and maybe not so silent) reading, Lora Sink Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of book talks on reader engagement in fourth grade students, Jennifer Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A case study of the impact a pleasure reading curriculum has on students' passion for reading, Danielle M. Wolfe Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Hey! That's how I feel! A qualitative content analysis of anxiety in middle grade literature, Heather M. Wood Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2021

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Mental illness representation in young adult literature, Ashley Aberle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of characters with autism in picture books, Tara Amundson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teaching race through multicultural children's literature, Kaley Bailey and Maiya Duthoo-Wolpert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining diversity in the Iowa Goldfinch Award, Jill M. Doyle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of book club conversations on reluctant or struggling readers, JaDee Jo Gloede Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining teacher librarians' impact on students' self-selection strategies, Sarah Gunsolley Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The portrayal of fathers in children's literature, Kate A. Hite Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Inspiring students to take action in order to make positive change through the integration of social studies themes in children's literature, Morgan Ives, Taylor Marsho, Ashtyn Riley, and Deidra Rudd Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Diverse representation within secondary-level state consortium-provided e-books, Jill McDonald Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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A case study of the impact of teacher librarian collaboration in the instruction of information literacy and digital citizenship on student achievement in inquiry skills, Abby M. Mussmann Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The historical and cultural accuracy of the Japanese internment camps in children's literature, Zoey Perrigo Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Portrayal of females in notable science trade books for children, Carolyn Proesch Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Examining the impact a teacher librarian has on students' self-selection strategies, Stefanie Throndson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2020

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Representation of Native peoples in picture books about Christopher Columbus: A literary analysis, Mari Butler Abry Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Elementary school library program integration with art, literacy, and STEAM through makerspaces, Kristi Baldwin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of characters with physical disabilities in picture books, Emily Biederman Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Using mentor texts to enhance the teaching of reading comprehension and writing, Alexandra Jordyn Cushman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Diverse Family Structures in Children's Literature, Beth Grafft Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of the use of mobile computing on vocabulary learning in the language classroom, Lorena Harger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Characterizing protagonists in graphic novels for teens, Danielle Lahr Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of immigration in fiction for grades 4-6, Melissa N. Marwedel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Three cases of makerspace integration in school library programs in conjunction with district initiatives: Literacy, design thinking, and STEAM, Sara Pflughaupt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influence of book clubs on reading motivation for third through fifth grade students, Allyson Reister Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Trauma in children's literature, Kyra Ross Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of ADHD in middle grade and young adult literature, Sydney Schuler Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Representation of LGBTQ characters in 2019 young adult literature, Janelle M. Snyder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gazing at scattered stars: Immigration through the lens of elementary graphic literature, Jennifer K. Stanerson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Three cases of makerspace integration in school library programs in conjunction with district initiatives: STEAM, design thinking, and literacy, Lisa Tegels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Culture in transitional chapter books: Assimilation or inclusion, Jeanette P. White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2019

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Teacher perceptions of understaffed school libraries, Amanda Bonjour Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of gamification on student motivation, David A. Brahn Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of gamification on student engagement and motivation, Sara Butcher Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Computer science is elementary: Comprehensive plan for computer science implementation at the elementary level, Erin Chute Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using critical literacy and emotionally responsive teaching to discuss racism in a literature circle unit, Autumn Rose Den Boer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student engagement within the use of graphic novels, Melissa Felsenthal Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Best practices in assessment and evaluation of literacy at the secondary level, Meaghan Kathleen Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Is there a correlation between oral reading rate and social conversational speaking rate?, Sarah C. Mason Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of females in agriculturally themed children's books, Malinda Mick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of a makerspace curriculum on the 4C's in education, Staci Novak Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of text-to-speech on students with reading disabilities, Melissa Oberembt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Representation of Controversial Materials in Middle School Library Collections in Iowa, Danielle Ramsey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of digital game-based learning on student learning: A literature review, Katrina Serrano Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development design, Katie Stull Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effectiveness of using intelligent tutoring systems to increase student achievement, Tedi Swanson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting early social-emotional development with wordless picture books, Kayla E. Takatsuka Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of computer coding on elementary students, Cassidy Winslow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2018

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Embracing New Experiences: Young Adult Literature About the Immigrant Experience, Ashley Hoppenjan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring the effects of web-based parenting support on access to information and resources for rural families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The role of virtual environment and virtual reality for knowledge transfer, Michelle Rice Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Depression and Anxiety in Current Middle Grade Fiction: Finding Quality, Authentic Portrayals for Use in Bibliotherapy, Tonia Sandersfeld-Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Information Literacy: Expectations of High School Students in Joint Enrollment Courses, Steven Witmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2017

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Taking university business courses online: An instructional designer's perspective, Zachary P. Benton-Slocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Ultrasound simulators: Determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Vocabulary matters : why vocabulary instruction is important and how to implement quality instruction in preschool, Melanie Blocker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students, Lori J. Bower Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Defying the odds: A research based reading program project guide, Megan Casey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Invented spelling and its effect on kindergarten students' reading and writing abilities, Kelli A. Daly Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining student selection behaviors with library fiction collections, Katie Delaney Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The value of inquiry-based science instruction for elementary students, Jessica Renae Enger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Book selection approaches and the middle school student, Sara Fischer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens to Create Empathy: A Functional Criteria, Elizabeth Good Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Dungeons and Dragons and literacy: The role tabletop role-playing games can play in developing teenagers' literacy skills and reading interests, Stefanie L. B. Kaylor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of touchscreen devices to support writing development of preschoolers, Celeste Mortvedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Collaboration between School and Public Librarians, Elizabeth Pearson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Prep-kindergarten teachers' beliefs : basic skills versus child-centered orientation, Katie Stundahl Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parent-child interaction : how it impacts language and literacy skills, Angie Thurman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Benefits of movement for academic achievement and classroom behaviors, Alison A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Recreational reading in secondary schools through book clubs, Briana White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effect of flipped instruction on student learning : perspectives from students and teachers, Britta Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fostering reading with a summer literacy unit for elementary students, Diane M. Bahrenfuss Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development and support of geometric and spatial concepts in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, Laura J. Becker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development for teachers : read-alouds in the middle level, Kelly Ann Behmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Increasing vocabulary and oral language skills of pre-K English language learners through shared storybook reading and take-home literacy bags, Angela Butler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using interactive read-alouds to support students' comprehension, Emily D. Chaffin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How can a child's fluency be improved and provide support for comprehension?, Sharon Marie Collins Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of specific interventions on child engagement in a preschool classroom, Sarah Elizabeth Farber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital storytelling for fourth graders' literacy learning, Benjamin J. Feight Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of flipped learning on students in secondary education, Abigail M. Fish Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Word study and its importance to reading and writing in the primary classroom, Korie Frazier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Sign language in the preschool classroom : a self-study, DiAnna Geiger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A unit design : learning to code with Finches, William V. Gruman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Critical literacy and digital technology with a novel unit, Brandon Harrison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of augmented reality on curriculum and training design, Destery K. Hildenbrand Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Enhancing student motivation and success in reading through learning clubs, Sarah Pamela Jackman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strengthening early mathematics in early childhood classrooms : a professional development project, Jennifer Lynn Jansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Empowering elementary teachers to explore critical literacy through drama-based instruction, Courtney J. Jensen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Utilizing local project experts to provide professional development for early childhood educators : a professional development project, Dawn Janette Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cinematherapy in gifted education identity development : integrating the arts through STEM-themed movies, Timothy Carl Kangas Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The attitudes of typically developing young children toward their peers with disabilities : a review of the literature, Sara Elizabeth Kayser Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing a self-directed gamified professional development course for technology integration, Rebecca J. Kinnander Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The design of a professional development program for technology integration, Dana M. Lampe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The rise of close reading, Jayne E. Larsen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Changing early intervention provider practices to a coaching model through self-study and distance mentoring model : family-guided routines-based interventions and the key indicators, Cindy Lefeber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The advantages and disadvantages of school- and center-based preschool programs : implications for early childhood policy, Christy Martin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Methods for Supporting 21st Century Learning in School Library Spaces, Ashley McGrath Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using digital writing tools in supporting student writing, Sarah McKee Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sound : the study of differentiating pitch and volume with preschoolers, Jennifer Lyn Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effects of gamification on motivation and engagement in secondary curriculum, Matthew J. Molumby Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of serious gaming on elementary student learning, Amanda Moritz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-study of one to one reading conferences in a third grade setting, Angel Munson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gender stereotypes in children's literature, Christine C. Nebbia Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Differentiated reading instruction through guided reading : a framework for effective reading instruction in the primary grades, Kara L. Neville Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A professional development plan to increase student motivation through the analysis of three motivational components : student, teacher, and accountability measures, Ashley Ann Oleson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using sign language in the infant room, Sara Paar Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Picture Book Biography of Jessie Field Shambaugh, Kimberly Peterson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The transition of flipped instruction : from professional development to classroom, Alison J. Sauter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A New Vision for a 6-12 Library Science Curriculum, Jacqueline Leigh Seidl Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What relationship between preschool class sizes and student behaviors do teachers report?, Lindsey Steen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A journey of designing and beta-testing a game-based unit, Renee E. Thomas Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using running records data in planning for literacy instruction, Tabitha A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using comprehensive literacy instructional modules for literacy instruction with students with disabilities, Amanda M. Wasylik Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Extending mathematic learning beyond the classroom through online discussion and reflection, Linsey Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Closing the knowledge gap between virtual design and product manufacturing : using 3D printing for the ninth grade, Jeremiah D. Cooper Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Coaching stances : changing practice through self-reflection, Patricia D. Foster Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Best Practices for Adoption of an Inquiry Learning Model in K-5 Education, Michelle M. Kruse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining variations in technology use for K-12 students of different gender and socioeconomic status, Nikki Lyons Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development for elementary teachers : creating dialogic classrooms to improve reading comprehension, Amanda J. Mroch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of online and blended learning environments : measuring approach and learning outcomes in corporate settings, Meghan B. O'Neal Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Annotated Bibliography of Thematically Related Historical Fiction Picture Books and Nonfiction Pairs, Katherine Seibel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty's Effect on Students' 21st Century Skills Acquisition and Learning Experiences, Anne Sellers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Public Library Experience: Choosing Books to Read from Predetermined Levels and Its Implications, Amy L. Seufert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The effectiveness of flipped classroom learning in higher education : a literature review from 2009 to 2014, Samir Taha Amin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An investigation of adolescent boys' dispositions toward leisure reading, Julie Barnett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Affordances of flipped learning and its effects on student engagement and achievement, Jarod Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining professional history as context for instructional meaning, Kristie L. Beyer Campbell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of on-line math games and e-books use on elementary student achievement, Mel Carnahan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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To complete or not complete : Student persistence in post-secondary education online courses, Amy Christian Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Why don't they read?, Cynde Duncan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How fifth grade elementary students select books, Tiffany Evans Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling : the impact on student engagement, motivation and academic learning, Mindy Foelske Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of the effects of computer-based reading programs on middle school students, Ann Hansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating iPads into the elementary physical education curriculum, Tyler M. Hellmann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Usefulness of Graphic Novels as Information Sources for Nonfiction Reading, Sarah Holub Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of interactive videoconferencing on elementary literacy : collaborative learning environment, Heather A. Klenke Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of Web 2.0 pedagogy on student engagement, collaboration, and achievement, Kelsey Lage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of blogging on K-12 student learning: engagement, self-expression, and higher-order thinking, Brian McGurk Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology's Role in Inquiry-Based Learning, Melissa Mulder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Determining the benefits and designing an externship program for medical office students at Marshalltown Community College, Kristin Murphy Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of game-based learning on middle school students' academic achievement, Marija-Lisa Musselman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Resource to support teaching local history in Baxter, Iowa, Greg Pickett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Resource to Support Teaching Local History in Baxter, Iowa, Greg Pickett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The implementation of problem-based learning for adults: Student, instructor, and organization leader challenges, Randon Ruggles Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective implementation of 1:1 computing : benefits and teacher readiness, Kirstin Thompson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Video modeling : play skills for students with autism spectrum disorder via peers, Ashley Ulin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effectiveness of blended learning on student engagement, Tyler Youngers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Reader's workshop: A new approach to integrating literacy, Ashlea M. Ahrenholtz Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Improving multiplication fact recall; Interventions that lead to proficiency with mathematical facts, Brandon J. Bauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cold Shoulder: An Alaskan adventure, Christine C. Berlin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What are the effects of integrating technology into student literacy?, Lauren A. Bitetto Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Getting graphic: Exploring the inferential thinking skills that are required to comprehend graphic novels, Angela Brauns Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary instruction : becoming word conscious to support reading comprehension, Amy Evelyn Bries Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Building empathy through literacy: A review of classroom literacy practices, Alyssa J. Bruecken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using TPACK to promote effective language teaching in an ESL/EFL classroom, Wilson M. R. Bugueño Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using readers theaters to help students develop reading fluency, Adrianna D. Cavanaugh Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of explicit writing instruction, Christine M. Clark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Comparison of student achievement, understanding, enjoyment, and motivation in mathematics units for high-achieving fifth graders with and without creative problem solving games, Kalyn Jon Cody Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Latinos in young adult fiction, Jennifer Cole Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A training guide and reference handbook for elementary school library secretaries in the Iowa City Community School District, Lisa Collier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Library instruction designed to support core curriculum, Julie Courter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology, toddlers and vocabulary development, Gwendolyn Dayton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective comprehension strategies in the elementary classroom, Melissa Ann Determan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The uniqueness of the English language learner : Research based strategies for English language learners, Carolyn Lindgren Dietz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using the instructional coaching model to implement positive behavior supports in early childhood special education programs, Heather Donoho Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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College freshmen dispositional readiness: Examining the perceptions, Jennifer Dovre Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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College freshmen dispositional readiness: Examining the perceptions, Jennifer Dovre Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Literature circles and technology : a study of students' attitudes, Laura Ann Edwards Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effect of student choice on acquisition of alphabet knowledge, Lindsey L. Fonkert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of STEM inquiry practices on English language acquisition in a first grade classroom in Thailand, Rebecca J. Fuhrman-Petersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Transition to kindergarten : a project for the Grinnell-Newburg School District, Donna Godar Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of peer-conferencing on writing revisions in a second grade classroom, Emily C. Guetzlaff Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A WebQuest for the Instruction of Appropriate Online Behavior, Susan Heilig Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Books, blogging, and boredom : the impact of one-to-one computing on student engagement and literacy, Amanda M. Hudson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Iowa core technology integration: A resource for kindergarten through second grade teachers, Shalyn Huerter Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Investigating the use of an interactive whiteboard to teach literacy in the early childhood classroom, Laci A. Hummel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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How elementary students can apply self-guided learning strategies in the classroom, Nicole Ivers Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Gifted student achievement and motivation levels related to participation in gifted programming, Stacey M. Jambura Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A comparison of print and e-book texts with 4th grade students to evaluate comprehension and motivation, Sarah Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Misconceptions of the Teacher Librarian Role, Mary Junker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Collaboration of the Teacher Librarian and the Classroom Teacher to Incorporate Literature and Information Literacy Skills into a Sixth Grade Social Studies Unit, Susan A. Klett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Library Paraeducators' Training: Assumptions or Facts?, Virginia H. Knapp Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of agriculture in children's literature: Contemporary stories in picture books, traditional tales, and nonfiction, Kathryn S. Koller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Making Historical Fiction Appealing to Young Adults Through Book Trailers, Chelsey Kolpin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A professional development program for balanced literacy, Sheila Charlene McCullough Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How educators and parents can collaborate to improve student reading fluency, Jackie M. McDermott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated bibliography of materials recommended for junior high classrooms regarding resistance during the Holocaust, Katharine Mulfinger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Young Adult Memoir Dealing with Alcohol, Abuse, Infidelity, Violence and Poverty, Kelly Reinhold Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using virtual worlds in medical and health education, Amy J. Renze Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Early Childhood Library Resources and Support, Lisa Catherine Riese Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining the benefits of technology in training, Nelson Rokke Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of Characters with Disabilities within K-6 Fictional Literature, Katie Roling Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary acquisition in kindergarten for English language learners: Ventriglia's Rule of 3, or Marzano's Six Steps to Effective Vocabulary Instruction?, Danielle Marie Rose Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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101 books for youth that feature hunters & hunting, Leann Seddon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrated curriculum in the elementary classroom, Katherine Decker Simpson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Scheduled library visits and reading achievement, David Stanfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Improving 21st century literacy skills and student engagement by integrating digital storytelling across the curriculum, Sandra J. Steinfadt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student, Teacher and Parent Perceptions of the Role Accelerated Reader Plays in Elementary Students' Reading Motivation, Jannette Thrane Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A need for motivation : increasing engagement to bolster success, Libbie M. Willert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Facilitating transfer for adult learners through cross-cultural e-learning, Min Zhang Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2012

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Understanding and meeting the needs of the millennials in the classroom: A literature review, Amanda Alexander Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing a family involvement project in early childhood classrooms, Elizabeth Barrett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teens Read book trailers, Jill Besler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teachers' perceptions of skills needed for children's entry into kindergarten, Jessica Blohm Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Early Algona: A digital story, Kathy Bottaro Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Leadership of identified gifted compared to high-potential students studying Iowa's natural history, Katie E. Broeg Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Lecture capture technology : does it make a difference on college student achievement?, Debra S. Bruxvoort Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parental perspective on technology integration in PK-2 in a rural community school, Stephanie L. Callan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development and social media technologies' potential for enhancement, Jami J. Elliott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Professional development for the library para educator: Developing a guide to answer questions about school libraries in the 21st century, Tifini Foglesong Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting English language learners in today's early childhood classrooms, Katie Furlong Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing electronic storybooks and the effects on reading achievement at the elementary level, Chelsey Heidemann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Storybook for Children with Celiac Disease, Heather A. Hope Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth graders' discussions of graphic novels facilitated by de Bono Thinking Skills, Kimberly Ann Jennings Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The inverted classroom : a literature review, Jennie Kies Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Comparing fossil instruction with and without analogy use for gifted middle-school students, Tabatha J. Klopp Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Concept-Based Picture Books for Mathematics, Miranda E. Kral Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling : building 21st century literacy skills in the secondary classroom, William P. Lammers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The role of the school principal in technology integration : a literature review, Lance Lennon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Building 21st century business skills in high school business classrooms using digital games and simulations, Stacy Marcus Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Universal Design for Learning at the University of Northern Iowa, Marty Mark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School Libraries: Developing a Valuable Resource for Gifted Learners, Corinn K. Matheson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective in-service professional development for child care providers, Tina McCullough Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Invented spelling and its value in kindergarten, Michelle J. McDonald Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS) in early childhood, Megan Merkel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Differentiated instruction : learning profiles, assessment, and professional development, Sharon Kay Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects new literacy and digital learning have on our youth, Joshua L. Mitchell Sr. Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using social technology in professional development: a literature review, Catherine M. Olson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary acquisition in preschool English language learners, Leann Perkins Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher education protocol : how social media improves connections between teachers and students, Darcel Pledge Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating literacy into the math classroom : a staff development for innovative educators, Kathryn Pollina Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Social bookmarking in the classroom, Sara Richardson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Try to See Me as Me: Understanding Autism in Children's Literature, Brandee Roelfs Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of nonfiction with early childhood aged children, Lacy J. Rose Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Decoding Hollywood: An instructional design module for visual literacy of race, ethnicity, & cultural portrayals in Hollywood films, Derek A. Sallis Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Kindergarten transition and parent communication, Jessica Rae Sandboth Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Measuring depth of understanding when using smartphones as cognitive tools in the elementary classroom, Lisa Westcott Schaa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The new literacies: Transitioning the secondary writing workshop classroom, Laura Schafer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Boy's Recreational Reading in a One-to-One Computer School, Michaela Seeman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Peer coaching in early childhood, Michelle Silvera Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of pretend play on cognitive and academic development of kindergarten students, April Marie Thelen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Observation as a formal assessment tool in early childhood classrooms: A professional development module, Kathleen M. Thornton-Lang Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher Librarian Evaluation in Small Districts in Four Iowa Counties, Marci Titera Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What About the Girls? The Female Fantasy Protagonist in Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Christine M. Tomlinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Beyond the dictionary : what teachers can do to help build struggling readers' vocabularies, Stefanie Van Heukelom Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital gaming as a learning tool : a literature review, Seth Weylin Vickers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Library and Technology Combined Curriculum for Kindergarten/First Grade Common Core, Dyann K. Vilez Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The role of teacher belief systems in technology integration, Joni M. Walvatne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using serious games in an educational setting, Angela Webb Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant literacy, Tera Weber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teaching perfectionism through cartoons compared to bibliotherapy for primary grade students, Miranda L. Zousel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2011

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Supporting student learning through scientific inquiry, Allison J. Barness Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Accelerated reader and sustained silent reading's impact on students' motivation to read, Amy Benedict Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Kindergartners can read and understand : emergent reading strategies at work, Kacey Lynn Beyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Homework : Providing quality activities that engage the students and extend the learning from the classroom, Angella M. Blatz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Connecting children's quilt literature with the Iowa Core Curriculum social studies standards, Suzanne D. Burris Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The presence of gender stereotypes in children's picture book illustrations, Jenahlee Chamberlain Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teaching poetry writing in the primary grades, Staci Cramer-Wilkinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Immigration as portrayed in literature for youth, April A. Crowder Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' workshop in the elementary classroom, Alaina Terese Daters Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Surveying the online classroom : Student reactions to e-learning, Jordan Dierks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment, Lisa Doering Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Misconceptions in middle school life science and strategies teachers can use to change them, Jody L. Fairbanks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Middle school students' reading motivation for a school summer reading program, Tricia Fleagle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The implementation of a flexible schedule in an elementary library setting, Carrie Foell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A History of the Pigtail Bridges in South Dakota, Krystol R. Frerking Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Homework : burden or benefit?, Mandy Glawe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Social discourse of literature circles with a focus on gender, Laurie Hornor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children with cerebral palsy and early intervention services, GenaLee Horsfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Information Literacy, Library, and Technology Curriculum Delivered on a Fixed Schedule for Library and Computer Facility Access, Brenda Husak Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Motivating struggling readers, Tawnie Kerska Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student motivation and No Child Left Behind, Tiffany Kleckner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Curricular integration in the elementary classroom, Jill Leibold Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging emergent writers with anchor lessons, Jamie Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities within the Library Setting, Alicia J. Patten Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School uniforms, Nicole Waytenick Reuter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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No child left behind: Advantages and disadvantages, Kelly M. Rohlfsen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of one-on-one peer tutoring with below-grade-level seventh grade readers, Kelsi Salter Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An Environmental A to Z Book: An Educational Resource for the 21st Century, Nicolette Smith Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Hope and Despair in Young Adult Science Fiction, Erin Stohlmeyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Content Analysis of American Civil War Historical Fiction for Upper Elementary Grades, Gwen L. Van Dee Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Is She Real or is She Wonder Woman? Finding the Authentic Woman in Graphic Novels and Comic Strips, Michael Welch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student motivation : encouraging children to read in school, Kelly White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development of musical improvisation in second grade children, Akiko Yoshizawa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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Design practices business organizations employ to deliver virtual classroom training, Rebecca L. Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The unforgettable June 2008 Cedar River flood, Keri Annis Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A research project contributing to African American children's literature based in the 1950s time period in Midwestern culture, Paula Noelle Bolander Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Welcome to the Iowa Early Learning Standards : a professional development opportunity, Tammy R. Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of grandparents as caregivers in young adult fiction, Susan Christine Bunch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Essential assessment for quality online learning in higher education, Shu-hsiang Chen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cyber-communication : can virtual server technologies serve as effective media delivery tools for human performance enhancement?, James E. Dorris Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Developing personal learning networks through social media as an effective learning strategy across generational demographics, John A. Engelhart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing and developing online instruction for the adult learner : learning theories, motivational models, and e-tivities, Krystal Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Facilitating maximum benefit for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in distance education, Rodd Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Hidden Alphabet on the Farm: Can you Find it? A Research Project, Sandra Greufe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Interaction and social learning : keys in distance education, Delmar Hafermann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Need for Picture Books Showing Girls Playing Organized Team Sports, Lisa A. Heiden Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Hull Iowa: Yesterday and Today, Lisa Jansma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Role of the Teacher Librarian Engaged in Collaboration with a Classroom Teacher During Implementation of a Pilot Iowa Core Curriculum Unit, Mary Beth Janssen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing effective multi-user learning environments to enhance game-based learning, Brian C. Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Katelyn's Story: Using Fiction to Combat High School Dropout, Cecilia La France Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Laughter and Tears: A Qualitative Content Analysis, Apra Loomis Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of instructional strategies for assisting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the preschool classroom, Michelle Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What is really happening when I teach? : A self-study in a secondary English classroom, Margaret Christensen Mnayer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Constructivism and distance education : meeting the needs of adult learners in distance education, Kimberly D. Nicholson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using mobile devices in education, Jennifer N. Nitchals Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Importance of Reader's Advisory Interview in Graphic Novel Promotion, Lori Petersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Talking about Death, Laura Dostal Reicks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strategies for Efficient and Effective Collaborative Practice in the School Library, Ann E. Reynolds Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Professional development: Integrating technology into professional learning communities, Debra Robinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Beyond just reading the words: Interacting with text using literature response journals, Lisa L. La Rue Sage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School size and academic performance, Jennifer J. Schlomer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Virtual field trips, Jill R. Stannard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Rigor, Relevance, and Authentic Learning: A Quest to Align Projects and Activities with the Dubuque Community School District Information Literacy Standards., Cindy K. Wagner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Research Process with Primary Students, Michelle Walker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School Library Facilities, Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Disabilities, Nicole Willard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting a Desire to Read with Graphic Novels, Alexis Woodward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parental Perceptions of a Midwest Public Library: An Exploratory Study of Chinese-Speaking Residents, Lingxin Ruth Yan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Electronic portfolios : tools for authenic formative assessment, Melissa Yocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A mixed-methods research study comparing observations during integrated curriculum lessons with traditional single-subject lessons for primary-age students, Ksenia Sergeevna Zhbanova Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2009

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Reading instruction at the secondary level, justified or unjustified? : real strategies for content area reading instruction with applications for social studies, Bridgette Pohlman Andersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of homework on academic achievement of diverse learners, Jed Batterson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging and motivating young readers, Alisha Briggs Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing supplemental course material websites for higher education technology courses, Mark W. Bromwich Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Creating an accessible child development resource for family home child care providers focusing on child-initiated play, Paula Buck Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The portrayal of teenage sexuality in young adult literature, Carolyn Marie Carr Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The benefits of family literacy, Cassandra Cate Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 4-1-1 on adolescents' attitudes toward the 5-0 and the portrayal of law enforcement officials in young adult literature, Amy Chopard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A portrayal of the modern day dairy farm in children's literature, Bridget Donlon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Graphic practice : a strategy for developing fine motor skills in the early childhood setting, Kathleen A. Eichelberger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A content analysis of Holocaust fiction for young people, Teresa Ann Evans-Winfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Only One Quarterback, Stacey Galles Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective writing strategies for primary grades, Rebecca Gardemann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children's Picture Book Biography of the Historical American Woman, Amy Gochenouer Gardner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Distance education : Is the classroom becoming obsolete?, Randall M. Gilbert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Networked learning in an educational environment, Garey Gill Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing K-12th technology training : technology mentoring program, Robert J. Gingery Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using podcasts to support distance education for adult learners, David Graw Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Childhood Grief: The Resilience of Loss, Brenda A. Haskin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star: the effects of using music with young children, Eileen Heck Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Interactive writing in a kindergarten classroom, Amy Henze Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of differentiation strategies on student achievement, Angela Naomi Hileman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Remember me always, love you forever: A mother's memory book, Katie Houselog Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Second language development and guided reading, Emilia Alejo Hummel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using sign language with hearing preschool children, Jamie E. Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The influence of high-quality early childhood education programs on at-risk children's literacy and language development, Gwendolyn M. Kellen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What every kindergarten teacher should know about spelling, Gjoa King Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Class size : appropriate student-teacher ratios in early childhood classrooms in relation to student achievement, Brian D. Kingrey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School readiness : what it means to be "ready" for kindergarten, Brian D. Kingrey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Reading intervention support for the older struggling reader : a desk-reference for reading interventions, April L. Kleinschmidt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cooking : mixing and measuring with young children, Aimee Marie Klostermann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating and implementing literacy in a toddler classroom, Emily Knutson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology-enriched learning environments : creating a classroom environment for the 21st century, Megan Lahey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Meeting academic needs through explicit vocabulary insturction, Ann D. M. Langenfeld Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of character education programs and their impact on student performance, Cara Marie Ludemann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Literature circles and improved comprehension in struggling readers, Christine Lynn Marxen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Iowa State Fair in Iowa's History, Leann Matlage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Princesses persevere: Seeking representations of gender equity in modern fairy tales, Erin Becker McConnell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Listening to learn : the academic achievement of auditory learners, Rae Ann McLean-Dickinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Family involvement strategies at the Meskwaki Settlement school, Carol Gary Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling, Erin Alynn Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strategies to improve the comprehension of struggling readers and the elementary level, Melissa Mueller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Preschool Spanish speakers who are learning English : factors related to later reading success, Debra S. Negley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of volunteer firefighters in children's literature, Jamie Noack Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Using online rubrics to make project grading more standardized and efficient, Sandra Ann Groff O'Brien Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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"I can do it" and you can, too : toddlers and autonomy in a multicultural classroom, Chelssi Lynn Michelle Parrott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Forest city: The City on the Hill, Teresa Pietsch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Not enough non-fiction literacy material in early childhood, Melani L. Piscitelli Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Time for books : motivating children through choice, change, and chances to read, Amy Prime Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Constructivist practices that positively impact literacy development and motivation in young children, Sara Pruss Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Portrayal of Attention Deficit Disorder in Children's and Young Adult Literature, Ambri Refer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective family literacy practices, Stefanie Naumburg Riepe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of the Iowa Reinstatement of the Professional Teacher Librarian Requirement on School Libraries, Kelly Schaufenbuel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of technology on primary students' phonemic awareness achievement, Joy Marie Schirmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of oral language activities in preschool on reading competence in kindergarten and beyond, Melissa Sifert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children with cleft lips and/or palates in early childhood classrooms : overcoming obstacles and misconceptions, Angel Simons Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The importance of differentiation for the struggling reader, Christine M. Troyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher-Child Relationships in Early Childhood Classrooms, Michelle Tuttle Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sign language and gestures in young early childhood, Donna Uhlenberg Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Instructing for fluency in the first grade, Kim Vierkant Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of instructional materials on the motivational of struggling readers, Kimberly Weeks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Best grouping practices for reading instruction, Stacia Ann Weisskopf Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effects of applied behavior analysis on teaching social skills to young children with autism, Michelle Yeggy Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2008

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Rapid eLearning : its impact on instructional design in the corporate world, Stephen W. Acheson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Preparing instructors of adult learners to address the needs of minority students, Travell Unique Brock Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gaming towards academic and physical success, Eric Burt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Determining if the use of certification goals in Accelerated Reader impacts student selection of books, Randy J. Crawford Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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21st century teaching, learning, and one-to-one computing, Sarah Davison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians, Allison Emery Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Importance of teaching reading comprehension with nonfiction texts, Valeria Jo Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A case study on the effectiveness of Kurzweil software on improving participation and comprehension with special education students in the science classroom, Christina Glaub Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Visual Perceptions: A Study of How Children Can Learn Through Pictures, Melody L. Gustas Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Comparison of the Portrayal of Evil in Fairy Tales and Contemporary Fantasy Fiction, Donna Gwinnup Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children’s Web Site: History of Elkader, Iowa… for kids, Nancy Healy Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The History of the Iowa Teen Award, Joni K. Hoing Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Janesville CSD K-12 School Library: A Facility Design and Development Study, Christine Jacobs Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How teacher-librarians can effectively support technology integration in 21st century schools, Holly L. Karlen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An herbal ABC book: A contribution to information available to children and adults, Linda Jo Kirkland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cooperation or Irritation: The Relationship Between Teacher-Librarians and Public Librarians in the North Central Iowa Library Service Area, Joette L. Kofoot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology integration within the elementary classroom setting, Krista K. Krebsbach Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Mississippi River Towns: From Dubuque, Iowa to Hamilton, Illinois, Bonnie Jean Lawhorn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Bullying in America's middle schools : identifying factors that affect school environment, Marnie M. L. Leiferman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective e-learning environments for adult learners, Lois A. Lindell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Web 2.0 technology to support collaborative learning in distance education, Sarah E. Ling Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Music and the brain, Kimberly D. Madison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Motivating middle level students : strategies to help reach and teach middle level students, Lisa L. Munsey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School librarians are teachers too!: University of Northern Iowa teacher education majors and their perceptions of the role of the school librarian, Colleen Nelson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Barriers of technology integration in kindergarten through fifth grade, Theressa Northouse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology integration into the elementary school curriculum, Yulia Vladimirovna Koreshkova Poblete Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing electronic portfolios, Courtney Rogne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Promoting student success in online courses, Cecilia Ruhlmann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teenage Life in the Fat Lane, Kristi Shreffler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective homework in the middle school, Kelly J. Simon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Restructuring a Secondary Business Curriculum for the 21st Century, Eric Springer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The Impact of the National Board Certification Process on the Instructional Practices of Teacher Librarians, Deanne Thiede Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of bullying in young adult fiction novels, Deanna L. Weber Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2007

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Use of learning styles in the selection of instructional strategies : Does pedagogy lead to practice?, Roger E. Baker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP) : a model for English language learners, Edith L. Bakley Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Family literacy nights : factors for success, Crystal Betts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Advisory programs : organization and implementation, Angela Ruth Black Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Home and school literacy partnerships : building stronger tomorrows hand in hand, Tera Bockenstedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fathers as readers : A program for African American fathers and their children, Amber Nicole Boyd Open Access Graduate Research Paper