ERIC Number: ED295643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
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Effects of New Computer Technology on Increases in Children's Word Recognition Automaticity.
Greene, Elinor C.; And Others
This study compared the effectiveness of two computer-based techniques for improving word recognition automaticity in children with mild reading difficulties. One of the techniques provided practice in identifying individual words out of context, while the other technique, referred to as repeated reading, provided practice reading specific words in context. Subjects were third and fourth graders with reading skills at approximately the 18th percentile. All children experienced practice using both techniques applied to different sets of words. The repeated reading technique was more effective than the context-free method in increasing the number of words in the children's sight vocabularies under both the context-free and the within-context assessments. The repeated reading technique also required less time per word to reach a specific mastery criteria, and thus was a more efficient instructional method. The text is supplemented by three tables. (EW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Clues, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Pretests Posttests, Reading Difficulties, Reading Research, Word Recognition, Word Study Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, LA, January 14-19, 1988. For the complete proceedings, see IR 013 331.