ERIC Number: ED452550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-20
The Effects of Breakthrough to Literacy on Oral Language Development at the Kindergarten Level.
Tancredo, Dana E.
The software "Breakthrough to Literacy" was introduced in kindergarten classrooms in a suburban school district in 1999 and focuses on oral language development. Through observations, the author studied the effects the software had on individual children's oral language and pre-reading readiness skills. Along with reading skill development, oral language and thinking skill development were also observed. The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of the software on both the reading and oral language development at the kindergarten level. The population involved three children selected at random. Results indicated that the software provided the children with a strong reading base. Results also showed that oral language development and reading skills had continued to grow and develop. When the study was completed, the three children were interviewed separately. Each child spoke positively about the software and was excited to be reading. (Contains 13 references and 5 tables of data. Appendixes contain 3 additional tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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