Research and scholarship by Masters students in the Ralph Wilson School of Education at St. John Fisher College. This chiefly consists of Masters theses.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Behavior Management, Rebecca Rappold

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Differentiated Instruction for All Students in English Language Arts, Philip M. Zola

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Pull-out or Push in? Impact on Students with Special Needs Social, Emotional, and Academic Success, Kasey Barton

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Engaging all Students in Ongoing Discussion around Writing: How Teachers Can Best Utilize Dialogue Journals, Courtney K. Betar

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Dual Language and ENL Comprehension: A First Grade Study for Students at Risk for Delayed English Language Development, Meghan Case

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Strategies for Struggling Readers to Increase Reading Comprehension in Fourth Graders, Ceceilia Cassata

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The Impact of Preparation Programs on Pre-Service Teachers, Kayleigh Caswell

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Translanguaging and Bilingual Learners: A Study of How Translanguaging Promotes Literacy Skills in Bilingual Students, Molly J. Champlin

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The Overrepresentation of African American Males in Special Education Classroom: Advantages of Single Sex Education, Emily J. Cloonan

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Students with ADHD: Can They Find Success in the Classroom?, Adina G. Collins

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How Multicultural Literature Effects African American Students' Literary Responses, Samantha L. Davis

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Critical Literacy with Young Adult Literature and Students’ Perception of Race: A Study of How Critical Literacy with YAL affects the way Students Perceive and Talk about Race, Sarah Diakogiannis

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Teachers’ Impact on Guiding Students with Dyslexia toward Proficiency in Reading Comprehension, Jillian M. Eckert

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Opportunities for English Language Learners and Their Struggles in Schools Today, Morgan E. Garlick

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Google Translate as a Resource for Writing, Timothy R. Giannetti

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Guided Reading and How It Affects Reading Comprehension in Struggling, Middle Level, and High Level Readers, Kathryn E. Hansen

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The Effects of Sight Word Instruction on Students' Reading Abilities, Colleen Hayes

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The Effects of Read Alouds on Student Comprehension, Kelly Hazzard

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Depression’s Connection to Self-Harming Behavior in Adolescents, Michael T. Hendrick Mr.

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The Use of Graphic Novels to Support Struggling Fifth Grade Student Story Writing, Adam Johnson

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Incorporating Critical Literacy Strategies Through the Use of Music/Song Lyrics to Enhance Social Studies Instruction, Connor J. Julien

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A Research Review of the SIOP Model: Its Definition, Factors Affecting its Success, and Challenges Faced by Educators, Rebecca Koc

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Literacy: Buzz Word on the Back Burner, Kieran Murphy

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Students’ Reading Interests Impact on Reading Comprehension Abilities, Kayleigh O'Flynn

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eBooks and Print Books Can Have Different Affects on Literacy Comprehension, Cayley Reid

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Response to Intervention:Literacy Instruction for Meeting Standard Students, Jessica Steubing

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Learning Styles and Their Impact on Sight Word Achievement: A Focus on Students with Disabilities, Margaret Tone

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Assistive Technology for Students with Multiple Disabilities, Emily Allen

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The Effects of Explicit Code-Switching Instruction on Student Writing Performance for Students Who Speak Non-Standard Forms of English, Jeffrey R. Allen

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Students with Disabilities in Self-Contained Classrooms: Strategies Improving Phonics in Reading, Elizabeth A. Armes

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How Does Executive Function Deficits Affect Individuals With Autism And What Strategies Can Educators Use That Will Benefit Those Individuals, Richard Arsenault

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Adaptive Technology in Special Education: How does it Help our Students?, Lisa Balme

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The Impact of Canine-Assisted Therapy and Activities on Children in an Educational Setting, Katie R. Beck

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An Examination of Race and Sexuality Perspectives of High-School Students through Narrative Writing, Anthony Benson

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Reading Comprehension in Deaf Education: Comprehension Strategies to Support Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Lisa M. Bickham

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Modified Literature Circles as an Effective Comprehension Strategy: A Focus on Diverse Learners, Holley Boor

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A Closer Look at Rochester Charter School A: Factors that Contribute to the School's High Performing Status, Katie Burch

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Implementing Literacy Strategies and Activities to Help Math Students in Geometry, Amanda Cappelli

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Technology’s Influence on Student Comprehension, Jessica Clar

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Literature Circles and Their Improvement of Comprehension, Lauren Coccia

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Using Technology with English Language Learners in the Classroom, Megan Cutter

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Consequences of High-Stake Testing, Lindsey Fitzgerald

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Best Practices for Transitioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder into Adulthood., Lindsay Frank

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Life with Cortical Dysplasis. A case study of a sixth grader., Brittany Gerlach

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Online Learning Revealing the Benefits and Challenges, Brittany Gilbert

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Coping with Emotional Disturbance: Issues with Intervention Plans, David Helling

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The Effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis, Megan Kehoe

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Using manipulatives in the Chemisty classroom as a tool to increase the understanding and knowledge of the law of conversation of matter, Jamie Kirk

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Solving the Achievement Gap in Mathematics: It's Not Just a Numbers Game, Renee Perreaud

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ADHD, Prescribed Medication, and its Effect in the Classroom and on Individuals, Tristin Rider

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The Impact of Differentiated Instruction on Student Reading Level Throughout the Response to Intervention Model, Rachel M. Simmons

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Impact of Children's Literature on Family Structures and Children's Perceptions of Family, Lindsey M. White

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Effects of Multicultural Literature on Children’s Perspectives of Race And Educator Implementation of Multicultural Literature, Elyssa Youngs

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Impact of Parent Established Home Literacy Experiences on Early Childhood Literacy Acquisition, Mary Beth Boyle

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The Response to a Daily, Structured Literacy Intervention and its Effect on Struggling Readers‟ Comprehension, Amanda Bradshaw

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A Look at Home Literacy Experiences and Parental Support: A Case Study, Stephanie Bullock

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Pull-Out or Push-in Service Delivery Model: Conducive to Students or Teachers?, Stacey M.L. Dawson

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A Look into Current Reading Instructional Practices: Close Reading Versus Guided Reading, Amanda Robinson

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Using Book Clubs to Study the Difference in Student Discourse and Persona in Face-to-Face Versus Online Discussion of Literature, Alexandra Zornow

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Guided Reading Instruction: How Literacy Candidates Understand and Instruct Using Guided Reading in a Literacy Clinic, Nicole Ackerman

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Guided Reading Instruction: How Literacy Candidates Understand and Instruct Using Guided Reading in a Literacy Clinic, Nicole Ackerman

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The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Students, Cass Beasley

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Struggling Adolescent Writers: The Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and Creating Written Text, Holly Bibens

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The Response to Intervention Model and Its Influence on Student Reading Success, Elizabeth Blum

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Effective Implementation of Technology, Jeanne Canough

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Qualities of Effective Transition Leadership in a Changing School Landscape, Eric Christensen

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The Use of Technology to Support Vocabulary Development of English Language Learners, Megan Clark

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Sensory Integration and Negative Behaviors, Lindsay Clifford

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The Effects of Comprehension Through Close Reading, Caitlin Dakin

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Best Practices for Successful In School Suspension Programs, Morgan DiMino

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How the Medium of the Portrayal of a Historical Event Affects Students' Perception of the Event, Andrew R. Episcopo

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Instructional Choices and Boys’ Motivation to Read: A study of Instructional Choices and Their Influence on Boys’ Reading Motivation, Amanda Galvan

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Necessity of Classroom Community for the Academic Success of Students in an Alternative Education Program, Courtney Gates

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Vocabulary and Word Study to Increase Comprehension in Content Areas for Struggling Readers, Leslie Glende

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Writing Strategies for Struggling Writers, Christine Keeler

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Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education, Kelly Kreskow

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Multicultural Literature: The Impact it has on Today's Students, Michelle Lawson

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Sensory Integration: Helping Students with Autism Incorporate Sensory Integration Techniques, Mackenzie Lee

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The Disproportionality of African Americans In Special Education, Michelle Lott-Daley

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Students with Learning Disabilities: The Effectiveness of Using Assistive Technology, Andrea Messmer

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Video Games: Exploring the Impact of New Age Products on the Future of Education, Tim Penrose

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The Portrayal of Gender in the Secondary English Texts and its Effects on Students, Kailee Plucknette

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Academic Intervention Services, David Rodgers

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Response to Intervention: Should it be used?, Mark Smith

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The Impact of Computer Applications on the Development of Students' Literacy Skills, Sarah K. Swartout

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Effective Classroom Management in Student-Centered Classrooms, Deena VanHousen

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Impact of Home Literacy Environments on Students from Low Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds, Diana Van Vechten

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Theatre Therapy for Children with Autism, Courtney Wheater

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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How Crucial are Multi-Cultural Texts to Social Awareness and Acceptance in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Setting?: A Study on Views on Family Structure, Elisabeth Addyman

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Using Read-Alouds to Reinforce Comprehension in Second Grade Students, Melissa Alessandra

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Teacher Preparation and Practices of Writing Instruction, Meghan Baggott

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Using Explicit Strategy Instruction to Improve Reading Comprehension, Abigail K. Ballou

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Hand-on Strategies to Help Assist Children in Letter Formation and Letter Recognition, Kylee Bilodeau

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Beginning Readers and the Use of Rime Analogies in Word Recognition, Lauren Carnevale

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Best Practices for Improving the Vocabularies of Students Who Live in Poverty, Justine Cipura

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The Home Literacy Environment Impact on a Struggling Reader and Emergent Reader's Readiness for a Pre-Kindergarten Program, Ashley Colarocco

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The Impact of Traditional Vs. Interactive Instruction, Laura Connell

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How Does Exposure to Mulitcultural Literature Benefit Children's Thought Processes about Race?, Timothy Coon

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Understanding the Relationship between Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension: Fluency Strategies as a Focus for Instruction, Jennifer Cotter

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Pets in the Classroom: The Difference They Can Make, Ashlea Dancer