Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Developing and implementing an after school choir program for at-risk elementary students, Colleen Lynn Pederson

Designing and implementing social stories for young children with autism spectrum disorder, Jill Pennings

Therapy dogs in schools, Elizabeth Sara Peterson

Developing a positive learning experience for the student identified with Asperger autism, Jessica Peterson

Learning to care: creating community in an elementary classroom, Pamela Jean Phillippi

Creating a community of responsible learners, Linda Pieper

One man's journey to undercover the place of grammar, William D. Pocernich

How do I set up and implement writer's workshop in my fifth grade classroom, Kathy Jean Powers

Asian American students' experiences of secondary United States history course work, Steven R. Powers

After-school programs: making the grade, Russell J. Purdy

Developing self-esteem and success: snapshots from an ALC, Maria L. Quehl

Using nonfiction literature to teach reading strategies in a sixth grade classroom, Karen Louise Quirk

Developing an interdisciplinary team in middle school, Lisa Reiter

Kindergarten and ESL: a collaborative model to scaffold oral language development : an ESL teacher's perspective, Mary Ann Renner

Does using inquiry increase student interest in learning science and increase student achievement in the classroom?, Kelly Reynolds

Increasing phonemic awareness with struggling readers using systematic multisensory instruction, Anne Robinson


The Core Knowledge Sequence: An Alternative to Retention and Social Promotion, Bruce Allen Rodgers

Creating a learning environment for K-3 Latino immigrant students: the voice of Latino teachers, Liliana Christina Rodriguez

Rhythm kitchen in the hood: one teacher's cultural journey, Jody Rohweller

How can I teach character education through children's literature by enhancing the curriculum I already have?, Kathryn Renae Rouw

The effect of service learning on student feelings of connectedness to their community, Jo E. Rudnitski

Community enhancement in the third grade classroom through literature circles and read-aloud, Marie Claire Ruhme

Writing strategies for English language learners, Guy W. Rybarczyk

Creating a third grade science project based on Gardner's multiple intelligences, Paula Sammons

A balanced literacy program in the primary multi-age classroom: focus on shared writing, Sarah L. Samuelson

Guided reading: an approach to meet the diverse literacy needs of urban primary students, Sarah Joy Scheller

Reading comprehension: strategies for students with developmental cognitive delays, Lisa Schenkelberg

Active learning strategies implemented in a high school mathematics class, Lisa Mae Schimelpfenig

Effective assessment in the primary multiage classroom, Krisdena Schroeder

Community in the high school classroom: how students perceive community in a ninth grade orientation course at a large urban high school, Keri A. Schultz

Active learning in the middle: developmentally responsive instruction for early adolescents, Janice Schulz

A writer's notebook: building a successful community of writers, Lynn Searle

Creating timelines to provide ongoing support for volunteer programs, Susan Lynn Sedro

Literature circles in the third grade classroom, Brandi Jean Sharp

Using music to teach reading to first grade students, Carolyn R. Slater

Choice, reading, and achievement, Kimberly A. Smith

Evaluation and revision of a middle level gifted education program in rural Wisconsin, Karen A. Solverson

Figurative language, Jennifer Sorenson

Dreams for our daughters: Hmong women's description of generational changes in female gender roles, Tanya Marie Spilovoy

An odyssey in comprehension: what can I teach my students to help them understand and think more about what they are reading?, Joni L. Springer

Prospero's [sic] portfolio: A magical journey through the land of learning and assessment in the English/language arts classroom, Kathleen Stalnaker

Creating community in an intermediate classroom, Jennifer Ann Steffes

Hope floats: exploring the powerful impact of literature of hope, Rachel R. Steil

Guided reading, Leslie Stokka

Implementing guided reading in a third grade classroom, Debra K. Stortz

How can I support the transitional readers in my classroom to read with meaning and become lifelong readers?, Sarah Sukup

Writing and the six trait analytical model for instruction and assessment in a fifth grade classroom, Nicole Lynn Sundt

Using picture books to enhance the sixth grade reading curriculum, Chris Thompson

Changing student attitudes toward reading, David Jon Tollefson

Using read alouds to develop the comprehension skills of primary students, Michele M. Toner

Developing student writers, Susan Ellen Vaillant

Increasing reading fluency, Jamie L. VanDenEinde

Reading assessment in an intermediate multiage classroom, Debra Volkenant

Poetry matters: how will reading and understanding poetry influence a student's writing of poetry?, Kai-Michael Walther

Implementing literacy centers in a first grade classroom, Sherri L. Watkins

How principle-oriented coaching impacts my teaching: six principles that guide and inform, Christian Way

How can I devise a curriculum unit that would introduce Arthur Costa's Habits of mind to a class of seventh grade advanced math students?, Teresa Louise Weise

Effectiveness of total physical response storytelling in teaching a foreign language, Deborah P. Wendt

Parker Palmer's principles and practices of teacher formation: my experience, Teresa Widen

Creating effective visual supports for students with autism spectrum disorder, Vicky Wilken

What are the important elements of an instructional plan for implementing literature circles for intermediate-age readers?, Amy R. Wise

Are Minnesota teachers interested in school finance & what resources are available to them?, Tania Wolverton-Falk

Setting up and implementing a successful reading workshop, Kristi Carmel Wood

Implementing a successful guided reading program in first grade, Jill Woodruff

Effective middle school advisory programs, Deanna Rose Wuotila

The unspoken child, Ka Yang Xiong

Effective strategies for developing third grade writers, Lisa Youngbauer

Meaningful family involvement, Joan Catherine Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Whole-group instruction vs. differentiated instruction: what are the advantages and disadvantages?, Lisa Beth Abramson

Is it polite to read with your hands?, Lisa Marie Adams

Constructivism in athletic training, Steve Ahlvers

Adult memories of teachers and their life-long influence, Mary Anakkala

Education and empathy: sowing the seeds of empathy while cultivating children's minds, Mary L. Andert

Motivating students beyond Brown bear, brown bear, Mary Louise Archer


Exploring How Peer Feedback Affects Achievement and Mindset in the Middle School Art Room, Katie Bacon

Learning about language: a program for parents of preschool age children, Nadi Bajda

Teaching English language learners in an inclusion setting, Julie Barich

The journey to inquiry: one school's process of shifting to inquiry-based teaching, Frances Becquer

Breaking with tradition: one school's perspective on converting to a year-round calendar from a traditional calendar, Maurice R. Berg

Differentiating a literature unit through brain research and literature circles, Nicole Berwanger

How can character education be implemented school wide in a middle school setting?, Catherine Bittner

Focused fun: the integration of hands-on activities into an urban junior high Spanish classroom, Paula A. Boe

Making the grade: preparing students to make the transition from elementary school to middle school, Nicole Dyan Cagley

Assisted writing activities as a tool for increasing emergent writing skills in kindergartners, Kari Marie Cardille

Motivational strategies: a third grade multiplication curriculum, Adrian Champine

Reaching more students using a layered curriculum approach in a fifth grade social studies unit which integrates brain based research and multiple intelligences, Catherine Jean Cocker

Independent reading activities for readers in the early phase of the First Steps developmental reading continuum, Amy Czech

A look at English as a second language: secondary newcomer programs, Charlotte Ann Czech

Guided reading: a developmental approach to teaching reading to young children, Deborah Lynn Davis

Using advisory programs effectively in the middle school, Melissa DeGidio

Independent reading activities for readers in the early phase of the First Steps developmental reading continuum, Laura Jean Dickinson

Learning styles: how do I, as an elementary classroom teacher, adapt my lessons to make sure I am teaching to each student's learning style?, Jeremy Jonathon Doesken

Personal and career exploration curriculum for eighth grade students, Megan Dols

Parent involvement: involving parents of reading recovery students, Kathleen M. Elliott

Using children's literature with ESL students to increase reading and writing skills, Mary Elliott-Smith

Phonemic awareness: a key component in reading development, Kathleen N. Elton

Primarily poetry, Betty Jean Erickson

Brain research: how does movement enhance learning?, Barbara Joyce Farley

The ancient path: considering classical education, Sarah M. Fink

Learning to read through writing: an exploration of writer's workshop, Beth Flottmeier