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ERIC Number: ED502410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
Breakthrough to Literacy. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Breakthrough to Literacy" is a literacy curriculum for preschool through third grade that introduces students to a book-a-week throughout the year. Students gain exposure to the book-of-the-week through multiple formats: a Big Book, a Take-Me-Home Book, an audio book, and a computerized version. The book-of-the-week serves as the basis of classroom and independent learning activities, including: (1) teacher-led whole group instruction; (2) teacher-led small group instruction; and (3) independent learning activities including individualized computer instruction that allows students to progress at their own pace. Activities for preschoolers are designed to teach oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and concepts of print. Professional development activities for teachers are designed to help incorporate the curriculum into day-to-day activities and to improve classroom management skills. No studies of "Breakthrough to Literacy" that fall within the scope of the Early Childhood Education review meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of "Breakthrough to Literacy." (Contains 1 footnote.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes