ERIC Number: ED320333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Pilot Study of the Writing To Read System.
Case, Elizabeth J.; Christopher, Marty
The paper describes the Writing to Read instructional system and its implementation in five Albuquerque (New Mexico) public schools with kindergarten, first grade, and special education students. The Writing to Read System is a multisensory, multimedia literacy program and involves five types of materials: a computer-based instructional program; correlated student work journals; word processing; language-development activities; and use of read-along tapes of children's literature. Students use the program for 1 hour each day. Pretests and posttests given 2 months apart were used to evaluate the program. Major findings indicated that, on standardized reading tests, kindergarten and primary special education students receiving the Writing to Read instruction progressed almost five times faster than did students in the comparison group. In addition, the Writing to Read System proved to be an effective intervention strategy for students who had been referred for special education testing but who had not yet been tested or placed. Contains nine references. (DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Multisensory Learning, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Referral, Teaching Methods, Word Processing, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/64510
IES Cited: ED499236