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  • An analysis of dollhouse story themes and related authentic learning activities 

    Rule, Audrey C. (2005-09)
    This article presents an analysis of the themes in children's literature for preschool through middle school readers involving dollhouses with dolls that come alive or act out stories imagined by their owners. Recurrent ...
  • Authentic interactive presentations in a graduate education research class 

    Ayotte, Alison; Duncan, Beth; Fasulo, Jennifer; Hahn, Carri; Hudson, Shae; Hunt, Taylor; Irizarry, Natasha; Masucci, Samantha; Perry, Austin; Schlegel, Timothy; Searle, Tracy; Searles-Fairey, Sheila; Rule, Audrey C.; Segar, Caitlin; Springer, Rebecca; Stilwell, Sabrina; Thibado, Nichole; Walls, Melissa; Wolowik, Heather; Wooding, Aimee (2006-08)
    A content analysis of nineteen interactive final presentations by graduate students in an education research class highlights effective models for others wanting to implement authentic learning activities as culminating ...
  • "Bee" an entomologist! 

    Barnhardt, D.J.; Howard, Heather; Kahn, Valerie; Kempf, Tara; Leo, Jessica; Rule, Audrey C. (2005-11)
    Literacy activities including hand and kinesthetic rhymes, a craft to construct an insect of body parts from recycled plastic lids, and six easily constructed sets of materials that allow preschoolers to emulate the skills ...
  • The components of authentic learning 

    Rule, Audrey C. (2006-08)
    This editorial reports the results of a qualitative analysis of a selection of recent journal articles addressing authentic learning in different contexts, identifying overarching themes to guide teachers and potential ...
  • The effect of perceived qualities of curriculum materials on mathematical performance 

    Rule, Audrey C.; Sobierajski, Mickey Jo; Schell, Robert E. (2005-11)
    A qualitative and quantitative study of the effects of perceived beauty, motivation, distractibility, and legibility upon the mathematical performance of preservice teachers (N=76; 66F, 10M) and fourth graders (N=67; 36F, ...
  • Learning vocabulary through morpheme word family object boxes 

    Long, Darlene; Rule, Audrey C. (2004)
    Vocabulary instruction is an important part of literacy. This paper reports the results of a small pilot study that investigated two instructional approaches to the use of morpheme or root word families in teaching vocabulary ...
  • Object boxes for tutoring in a literacy lab at a year round elementary school 

    Rule, Audrey C.; Stewart, Roger A.; Haunold, Jill (2005-09)
    A tutoring program at a year-round public school coordinated by a certified teacher and staffed with preservice teacher tutors enrolled in a college class followed best practices and featured unique tutoring materials ...
  • Preschoolers dive in for authentic learning of marine science 

    Chase, Lesley; Chetney, Allison; Faulkner, Lindsey; Schwartz, Sara; Smithers, Bridget; Rubas, Stephanie; Rule, Audrey C. (2005-11)
    Preservice teachers created integrated activities for preschoolers that simulated skills used by marine biologists. Each activity addressed marine biology content appropriate for young children; incorporated a foundational ...
  • Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Reflective Insights from Teaching Mathematics during an Authentic Early Practicum Experience 

    Rule, Audrey C.; Arthur, Scott C.; Dunham, Eric; Miller, Ryan; Stoker, Jonn; Thibado, Nichole (2007-06)
    This content analysis examined 1,710 statements made in post-lesson reflections of elementary education preservice teachers (N=120) after their first and second unassisted lessons during an early practicum experience that ...