ERIC Number: ED447486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Write On! Teaching Reading and Writing in the Kindergarten Classroom.
Students entering first grade are not prepared to read. They lack the readiness skills that provide the foundation for success. Learning to read and write is a struggle, particularly for those students who have not had a variety of experience with reading and writing prior to entering school. In an effort to increase the readiness skills of at-risk kindergarten students, a strategic intervention using a combination of multilevel reading and writing activities was implemented in the instructional curriculum. Although much of the curriculum is fashioned around the concepts of Hall and Cunningham, additional strategies provided daily supplemental activity. The intent was to determine to what extent the addition of writing exercises led to improvement of reading readiness in the targeted population. The results of this study conclude that students had improved letter recognition and phonemic awareness. Advancements in concepts of print, recognition of sight words, color words, in addition to an increased vocabulary were among the achievements. The participants demonstrated an increased enthusiasm toward reading and writing. Contains 2 figures of data. Appendixes contain the parent questionnaire and assessment instruments. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Research Project, Saint Xavier University and SkyLight Professional Development.