ERIC Number: ED349538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-4
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Achievements of Pre-School, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Children Using a Computerized Reading and Language Arts Program.
Loar, Dorothy M.
"Your Word Box!" is a computerized reading and language arts implementation of "In Context!", a comprehensive reading method which provides a multi-media approach to teaching children how to read and understand grammar. The method attempts to furnish a rich environment with a wide variety of teaching modes, in a contextual approach combining graphics, text, animation, and human voice. A study employing "Your Word Box!" examined the reactions and achievements of pre-school, kindergarten, first, and second grade children using the program. Results indicated that the program: (1) captured the children's attention because it combined pictures, human voice, and text while allowing them to actively participate with their hands and with verbal responses; (2) satisfied their innate curiosity; (3) provided them with the discovery of organization in verbal material; (4) helped them to distinguish between graphic displays of objects and letters; (5) increased their attention span, powers of concentration, and perception; and (6) presented and reinforced relationships among the learned nouns, verbs, and adjectives. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Your Word Box
Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (20th, Flagstaff, AZ, August 3-4, 1992).