• Literary Onomastics in Poland

      Czopek, Barbara (2014-10-21)
    • Literary Onomastics of Fear

      Alvarez-Altman, Grace; The College at Brockport (2014-10-16)
    • Literary Onomastics Typology in Manuel Rueda's Dramas

      Alvarez-Altman, Grace; The College at Brockport (2014-10-20)
    • Literary Onomastics Typology: Analytic Guidelines to Literary Onomastics Studies

      Alvarez-Altman, Grace; The College at Brockport (2014-10-21)
    • Literary References to British County Names

      Bowman, Walter P.; The College at Brockport (2014-10-21)
    • Literary Terms: Limitations of Naming

      Burelbach, Frederick M.; The College at Brockport (2014-10-16)
    • Literature and Film: Preparing Students for a Media-centric Future

      Giblin, Thomas R.; Landers, Mike; The College at Brockport (2013-12-23)
      This project addresses the issue of preparing 21st century students to be critical thinkers and media-literate individuals in the consistently evolving world. This project first examines the changing nature of our media-centered society and current uses of film in the English Language Arts classroom as an effective instructional tool. Afterwards, a curriculum for an elective class that integrates film study alongside literature analysis is then presented as a resource for teachers. This class specifically uses young-adult films for film study as a way to enhance instruction and develop the skills needed to effectively read, analyze, and discuss literature.
    • Literature Circles and Their Effects on Student Motivation and Reading Comprehension

      Covert, Katie; The College at Brockport (2009-12-01)
      Literature circles promote social interaction and cooperative learning, help target various learning styles, and promote student inquiry. Reading groups encourage reluctant readers and allow the opportunity for students to read, write, think, and talk about what they are reading. This thesis project examines the effectiveness of using literature circles as an intervention to improve interest and understanding. It evaluates the importance of student motivation and comprehension on reading competencies. The research study was conducted on two six student groups in a fourth grade classroom – a test group and a control group. Students took a pre and post survey about their reading motivation and how they viewed themselves as readers. Prior to the study they were instructed on the idea of literature circles and their individual role within the groups, which were based on reading ability. Houghton Mifflin Comprehension worksheets that accompanied the reading selections were administered post group discussion to determine whether or not the literature circles increased student comprehension. Conclusions indicate an increased motivation and comprehension by students engaged in the literature circles.
    • Literature Healing

      Giblin, Thomas R.; Robinson, Courtney; The College at Brockport (2019-12-16)
      Using young adult literature (YAL) as a tool to bring awareness to mental health can provide a solution for the concerning rise of mental health issues being experienced by adolescents. It is evident that students need guidance and conversations about dealing with struggles they face such as depression, suicide, sexuality, and bullying. In order to use YAL as an effective tool, educators need access to texts that include characters experiencing mental health and psychological issues. Along with training, educators need to know how to convey and connect the information within the texts due to the density of the topics being covered. Educators may also benefit from having a resource guide filled with texts, films, and poems to use as a means to address mental health and create awareness within the classroom and the school.
    • Little Sodus Bay Cayuga County, New York

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Nowak, Matthew J.; The College at Brockport (2010-01-01)
      Little Sodus Bay is a 728-acre embayment on the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, located in the Town of Fair Haven, New York. The bay has a mean depth of 22 feet, a maximum depth of 37 feet, and is not fed by any major tributaries. Little Sodus Bay connects to Lake Ontario through a narrow channel located in the northwest corner of the bay. The watershed surrounding the bay is composed of land roughly 20% agricultural, 18% developed land (mostly limited development), 61% forest, 1% wetlands, and 0.1% quarry (The Camdus Group 2007). Little Sodus Bay has nuisance algae and weed problems that impact water recreation. Northern and Eurasian Milfoil are a particular problem and are so dense in some shallow areas of the bay that boat navigation is hindered. Diquat dibromide was applied to control aquatic growth in the 1980s, and in the 1990s the Cayuga Soil and Water District started a weed harvesting program. Fish spawning in the bay has been identified as stressed, the result of benthic anoxia caused by cultural addition of nutrients (Makarewicz 2000). This short report provides a synopsis of data collected monthly from May through September (2003 to 2009) on the water quality of Little Sodus Bay and the lakeside (swimmable depth) of Lake Ontario near the bay.
    • Little Songs of Long Ago: A Concoction of New and Old Verse

      Kelsey, Mel; The College at Brockport (2012-08-21)
      “Little Songs of Long Ago” offers commentary on reproductive rights, specifically abortion, by co-opting traditional children's nursery rhymes for satirical purpose. This is an attempt to exaggerate the juvenile status given to women seeking to make their own reproductive choices. In consideration of the multitude of proposed State bills seeking to limit the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, women's autonomous roles to make reproductive choices for themselves is challenged.
    • Little Things

      Hirsch, Jeannie (2015-01-01)
    • Livestock Waste Management

      What Do You Do with a Regulation? (p. 209) A National Perspective for Livestock Waste Management (p. 211) Ecopsychorrhea (p. 213) Controlling Water Pollution from Nonpoint Source Livestock Operations (p.215) Application of New Technologies to Livestock Waste Management (p. 218)
    • Living Environment Field Trips in Wyoming and Genesee Counties, New York

      Veronesi, Peter; Hummel, Breanna; The College at Brockport (2017-05-07)
      The purpose of field trips is to engage students in hands on or real world learning opportunities. Science fairs and field trips are two examples of how students can experience out of classroom activities. Through these activities, students may understand or practice an aspect of a topic as experienced in the real world, outside of the school setting (Tal, et. al., 2014); exploring skills and physical beings, having discussions with historians or scientists, and synthesizing or analyzing information (Rohlf, 2015). Especially in science, new technology and knowledge is ever changing. Field trips allow students to practice or use technology that many schools or organizations are unable to purchase for student use. Many students’ families cannot provide or support students’ learning by taking them to outside learning events or activities (DeSouza, 2016). Through expeditionary learning, or field trips, that are available to students in school or through after school programs, all students are able to experience how individuals of all races and backgrounds can work together to form a successful scientific environment. By having students attend field trips, they not only are learning about science, but are practicing other life skills such as communication (Bozdogan, 2012). Students not only need to communicate with each other during tasks or about observations, but often need to communicate teachers or research guides. Communication skills are essential for all students whether they enter the science field after the completion of high school or not. Furthermore, field trips allow students to pursue areas of interest and may influence their entrance into the STEM field post- high school (Schmidt & Kelter, 2017). Field trips allow students to experience aspects of learning that are not able to be practiced in the classroom setting (Rohlf, 2015). Although all of the aforementioned are beneficial for students and their learning, field trips are often still questioned for their integrity. Learning, balanced with fun, is the basis of the concern; do students actually learn on field trips or does the fun atmosphere overtake student learning?
    • Living the Dream of my Father: A Memoir

      Negrea, Sherrie; The College at Brockport (2001-05-08)
      This memoir is an account of the dream my father had for me and the way I eventually came to embrace it after years of rebellion. My father was a Romanian immigrant who lived through the Holocaust, a facet of his life that I never questioned as a child. It was not until nearly twenty years after his death that I began a journey to discover more about my father's past and what it meant to me. As a child, I rejected my father's view of the role women should play in the world-the 1950s version of the housewife who stayed at home rearing children. I was determined to do something else with my life, and eventually I became a journalist. But after finally marrying at the age of thirty-five, I found that my life seemed empty without a family. Fulfilling my father's dream, though, became impossible as infertility problems conspired against me. My desire to have a child finally led me back to my father's corner of the world-Eastern Europe-to adopt a seventeen-month-old orphan from Russia. The memoir is divided into two sections. ''The Proud American" chronicles my father's life in Romania, his escape from that country after the Communists took control in 1944, his emigration to Canada and then America, and my childhood in Florida. "Fulfilling the Dream" covers my career as a newspaper reporter, my struggle with infertility, and my tortuous path toward adopting a child from an orphanage in Moscow. With my return to Eastern Europe, the memoir traces how I finally completed the circle my father began when he left Romania as a young man with no money, education or family, but simply with the dream of a better life in America.