Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary)--Computer-assisted instruction; Microsoft PowerPoint (Computer file);
This paper describes action research integrating Microsoft PowerPoint with reading fluency instruction in a group of 6 first grade students. Included is a literature review examining multimedia, hypermedia and reading fluency. Students used CD-ROM storybooks as models for reading fluency, received direct fluency instruction, and wrote stories they developed into "talking storybooks" with Microsoft PowerPoint. Results showed students improved overall reading fluency, except reading rate. Expression and prosody were most positively affected.
A rating scale measured student attitudes towards the instruction. Results showed a positive reaction. In addition, it was found that students might have been indirectly motivated by the technology. The study concluded using PowerPoint created talking storybooks was an effective integration strategy for reading fluency, writing, and technology.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary C. Herring
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©2007 Gretchen R. Lawyer
Lawyer, Gretchen R., "Using PowerPoint created talking books for reading fluency instruction" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 1064.