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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Language arts (Kindergarten)--Computer-assisted instruction;

Abstract

This review investigates skills vital to early literacy instruction, technology use in early childhood classrooms, and software available to enhance early literacy skills of kindergarten students. Letter naming, phonological awareness, concepts about print, and language development are early literacy skills vital to a student's future reading success. Studies have shown that technology has been used in early childhood classrooms as an effective teaching tool, to promote active student involvement, and as a tool for motivation, showing that computers can be utilized successfully with young students. Research indicates that early literacy software used to supplement teacher instruction has great potential to have a significant positive effect on student literacy skills at the kindergarten level.

Year of Submission

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Terri Lynn McDonald

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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