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ERIC Number: ED432734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 41
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Curious George Meets Herman: The Effects of Commercially Produced Phonics Software on Phonemic Awareness.
Bowman, Lynne Michele
A study examined the effects of commercially produced phonics software upon the phonemic awareness of students studying reading with the Herman Method for teaching reading. Participants were 13 middle school students in a self-contained or comprehensive developmental special education classroom. The control group of six students did not use the software, while the treatment group of seven students did. Pretests and posttests were given to each student. Every student received 25 minutes of reading instruction along with 25 minutes of handwriting instruction every day. Every student also received 25 minutes of computer time each day, with the treatment group using the interactive software program "Curious George Learns Phonics" three times a week. All of the students benefited from receiving instruction in the Herman Method, as shown by an increase in scores on each of the subtests. The treatment group did not show a significant difference from the control group when statistical comparisons were made. All students, however, should have access to commercially produced phonics software within the classroom; students who used the software appeared to have less difficulty with rhyming words than those students who did not use the software. (Contains 6 tables of data and 19 references. Appendixes contain software requirements and charts of mean scores.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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