ERIC Number: ED248461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research and Instructional Issues Related to the Enhancement of Children's Decoding Skills through a Microcomputer Program.
Roth, Steven F.; Beck, Isabel L.
The efforts to develop and study the effects of a microcomputer program to enhance children's decoding and word recognition skills are described in this paper. The first section of the paper discusses theory and research in the area of cognitive psychology upon which the program, "Construct a Word," is based. The second section describes the instructional goals of the program, and the third provides a description of the components. The fourth section discusses the use of a digitized speech component used in the program for corrective feedback, while the fifth reviews the various materials and activities used to develop decoding and word recognition skills. The remaining sections of the paper discuss a field test of the program, which indicated that it increased the level of decoding efficiency for students whose reading abilities were below grade level. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).