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ERIC Number: ED474065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Beginning Reading in Kindergarten with Independent Writing.
Waiser, Marlene; Whiteley, Jan
A research project sought to raise reading achievement among senior Kindergarten students at Doncrest Public School (York, Ontario, Canada) to enable them to reach the Kindergarten reading standard and to maintain this level of reading over the summer months. In response to assessment data, the literacy program in Kindergarten was adapted to include opportunities to strengthen knowledge of high frequency words in reading and writing. Elements of a balanced literacy program which were being used in the Kindergarten classes were maintained. Kindergarten teachers added regular independent writing opportunities to the literacy program and scaffolded the children through the process of writing. Building on the reciprocity between reading and writing, attention was directed toward accessing high frequency words previously introduced in guided reading and interactive writing lessons, to secure these high frequency words for use in reading. Gains were made in word recognition and reading levels, and most of these gains were maintained over the summer months. Gains were not made in knowledge of words for writing. Reasons for this were examined and future programming considered. Includes observation survey results and Kindergarten and Grade 1 reading results. Contains a 3-item bibliography and the Kindergarten writing rubric. (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada