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Keywords

Reading (Primary)--Computer-assisted instruction; Microsoft PowerPoint (Computer file);

Abstract

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

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Mary C. Herring

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Date Original

2007

Object Description

1 PDF file (viii, 67 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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