Graduate Research Papers
Using computer software to enhance instruction of early literacy skills in the kindergarten classroom
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language arts (Kindergarten)--Computer-assisted instruction;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Terri Lynn McDonald
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©2003 Janann Dostal
Dostal, Janann, "Using computer software to enhance instruction of early literacy skills in the kindergarten classroom" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 550.
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