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ERIC Number: ED245192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Beginning Reading Instruction; Using the LEA Approach with and without Micro-Computer Intervention.
Casey, Jean M.
A study examined two contexts in teaching a language experience approach (LEA) reading lesson to kindergarten children. The five children--Black, Hispanic, and White students of varying ability levels--first developed a group story of their own using the Van Allen language experience approach. The teacher recorded the story, and the students wrote their original contribution on kindergarten-lined paper. In the second context, the same children again developed their own group story, but also used a microcomputer with a speech synthesizer and special software. Each child typed in his or her contribution and then received a copy. The story was also repeated to them by the speech synthesizer. Findings indicated that the use of the microcomputer with speech synthesis enhanced beginning reading instruction using LEA. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Reading Conference of the International Reading Association (10th, Reno, NV, March 1-3, 1984).