ERIC Number: ED447409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Read in Culturally Responsive Computer Environments. CIERA Report.
This report is a description and evaluation of two computer-based learning environments, Rappin' Reader and Say Say Oh Playmate, that build upon the lived literacy experiences African-American children bring to classrooms as scaffolds for early literacy instruction. When Rappin' Reader and Say Say Oh Playmate were used with low-socioeconomic-status African-American first to fourth graders attending after school tutoring/mentoring programs, students made substantial gains on literacy measures such as sight word knowledge. The results suggest at least modest benefits from using culturally responsive reading materials and a computer-based learning environment in literacy instruction. Contains 37 references, 6 tables and 5 figures of data. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Beginning Reading, Black Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Low Income, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction
CIERA/University of Michigan, 610 E. University Ave., 1600 SEB, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259. Tel: 734-647-6940; Web site: http://www.ciera.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor.